OBITUARY

William Robert James

February 3, 1932January 27, 2014
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William (Bob) Robert James was born in Colorado Springs Co. On February 3rd 1932 to his father Clarence B. James of Las Angela's California and his mother Caterina Katheryn Fontana of Picerno/Basilicata Italy.

Bob is survived by his wife Bonnie J. James. His children Laura, Linda, Robert, Lane, Marcy and Lena. Bob is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Bob was raised in Pape Town, a small Italian community in northwest Colorado Springs. He joined the Air Force in 1949 and is a surviving veteran of the Korean War. During his tour in action Bob received many medal including 12 battle stars, 1 Bronze star and many accommodations to include the 5th Air Force and the Sigman Reed Citation. Bob was Honorably discharged and returned home in December 1952.

After returning home, Bob worked for many years for Aircraft Mechanics as a Machinist supervisor in the tool and dye department before returning to his life long passion in the golf industry as a golf club repair man. Bob retired as a certified Club Master from World Golf and Sand Creek Golf Course in 2001.

Bob married his wife Bonnie on April 23rd 1991 after perusing her for many years and remained happily married for 23 years this April.

Bobs greatest lesson to his children and those that knew him was family values. Bob was a family man and took great pride in all his children, family abroad and friends and always held close the importance of family.

Bob's services will be presented by Reverend Jim Deitrick at 2:00pm on Friday January 31st at the Chapel of Memories located at 829 S. Hancock Ave. Viewing will be available for a short period of time prior to the services and a reception will be held at the same location immediately following his committal at evergreen cemetery where Bob will be receiving military honors.

God rest our husband, father and friend!

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, January 31, 2014
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Ray Musto

February 10, 2014


Bonnie, my sincere sympathy to you and to
all your family. I am so sorry for your loss, I'll be ever grateful for the two of you. As you know Bob and I were together in Korea in 1952 in a tent with others for a year and in a sense we became brothers. Many years later when my grand daughter was at the Air Force academy I called upon Bob and you for some help. As I expected Bob said, absolutely and the two of you opened your hearts and made a home away from home for Jennifer. This I just knew I could expect from a brother from a far away country and half a century ago. God bless you and your families.

Love, Ray

Janet Mitchley

February 4, 2014

May he rest in peace.

Janet Mitchley

February 4, 2014

Bonnie I am so sorry. I know Bob was the love of your life. How both of your eyes lit up when the other came into the room. To have found a man that loved you so deeply and that you also loved is so special and such a blessing to you. I am thankful I got to meet him wow when we both worked at one place. There are no words that can be said to make the pain less. Just know you are so loved and we want to help in anyway possible.I know the love you give your family will see them though this as they will be there for you. Both of you were private people you helped so many. One day you will be together again. I love you Bonnie my prayers are with you. Janet Mitchley

February 2, 2014

My condolences to the James family. Had I known I would of attended services. Take good care. Ella Cobb

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