OBITUARY: Robert Arthur Colvin, Jr.
Robert Arthur Colvin, Jr. of Topaz Lake passed away in Reno, NV on March 14, 2012 at the age of 61. Bob was born August 4, 1950 in Pontiac, MI, raised in Orchard Lake, MI and spent the last 35 years in the Reno-Tahoe area.
Bob was in the U.S. Navy from 1968 through 1971, serving as a Sonar Technician. After being discharged from the Navy, he moved to Las Vegas where he attended UNLV.
In 1976 Bob moved to Lake Tahoe and started his career at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe as a dealer and pit boss. He furthered his gaming career at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and Harvey’s in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He moved back to Lake Tahoe in 2002 and worked as a real estate agent for Century 21 and Coldwell Banker.
In 2010 Bob accepted the job as Casino Manager at the Siena Hotel in Reno. He was active in the Tahoe-Douglas Rotary and served as President in 2007.
Bob is survived by his daughters Ashley and Sydney Colvin of Lake Tahoe; Trisha Crockett and her husband Brian of Discovery Bay, California; son Alvy Vollmer and his wife Andrea of Ohio; brother David Colvin and his wife Janice of Las Vegas; sister Christie Carlyon and her husband Bob of Flushing, Michigan; grandchildren Jocalyn Vollmer, and Kaya and Zeke Crockett. He is predeceased by his son, Robert Arthur Colvin, III and by his parents, Dr. Robert Colvin, Sr. and Lillian Colvin of Orchard Lake, MI.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Edgewood Tahoe at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to the Tahoe-Douglas Rotary “Water for People” project, a cause that Bob was passionate about. Please mail all donations to Tahoe-Douglas Rotary, P.O. Box 533, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448.
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