Robert Leon Melanson
September 15, 1962 – October 10, 2020
Robert “Bob" was born in Atwater, CA and lived in several places throughout his childhood, before settling down in Longmont, CO. Bob’s passions in life, aside from his loving wife, Cindi, were cars and racing. Bob taught a performance driving school and owned Grand Prix Racing in Mead, CO prior to becoming a Sales Manager for AER Manufacturing in Denver. Bob could make anyone laugh and become anyone’s friend in an instant.
Cindi was born in Denver, CO and stayed in Colorado. Like Bob, Cindi was passionate about cars and racing as well and was never afraid to get her hands dirty turning wrenches or hanging out in the “boys club”. Cindi even surprised everyone by playing the drums at her own wedding. Cindi was soft spoken, gentle and often wore floral tops, but fit right in with mechanics and beer brewers. For the last several years, Cindi performed accounting duties, at Specialty Products in Longmont, CO where she was everyone’s friend.
Bob and Cindi never had children in the literal sense, but everyone knew their pets were just as special as little humans. Cody the dog, Lola the cat and most recently, their beloved cat Risa all preceded them in death. Cindi and Bob were longtime givers of the Longmont Humane Society and wished for this to continue after their passing.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Richard Melanson and survived by his mother, Aurelia “Rita" Melanson (Aberasturi), brothers Richard (Rick) and Thomas (Tom) Melanson, sisters Denise Ramirez and Laurie Murphy, and nieces and nephews, Jennifer Hart (Murphy), Michael Murphy, Emily Ramirez and Alexander Melanson.
Cindi was preceded in death by her father, Charles (Chuck) Mosconi and survived by her mother Gail Mosconi (Argo) and her bother Charles (Scooter) Mosconi, as well as nieces and nephews, Taelour Plant, Connor Mosconi and Rebecca Mosconi.
Arrangements will be handled by Howe Mortuary in Longmont and the service will be private. There will be a celebration of life for friends and colleagues on Sunday, November 1st at 1pm in Dacono, CO with an appearance from the “Frankenrat”. Please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melanson-memorial-tickets-125532459967 to rsvp and stay updated in case of inclement weather.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Longmont Humane Society. When filling out the form, donors are asked to name who the donation is in memory of: https://www.longmonthumane.org/?q=making-memorial-or-tribute-gift or people can call to make a donation by calling: 303-772-1232 x288, or by mailing a check with the In Memory of name at the bottom of the check: Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Robert Leon Melanson
October 19, 2020
Really going to miss you guys thanks for everything
October 19, 2020
It is difficult to absorb this tragedy. But the best we can do is celebrate their lives, recognize how lucky we were to have them as part of our lives, and keep Bob & Cindi in our hearts forever. These were two wonderful people – fun, kind, and loving. My sincerest condolences to their families.
October 17, 2020
I worked for Bob and knew Cindy I will miss them .
All I want to say tell your family and friends you love them,you just
October 15, 2020
Bob and Cindi will be missed. Lots of memories, more good times fixin cars, sitting around and havin a beer, or Bob’s favorite a shot of tequila. Bob always had a project to work on or ideas to make it faster. Wow still cannot believe this happened. It’s all in the lords hands now and in a happier place. So long you two, we will meet again!!! Lee and Niki Stevenson
Ada and Whitey Olsen
October 14, 2020
We were both so sad to hear of Bob and Cindi's passing. Such a great couple to visit with. Knew them thu work connection and personal level for several years when visiting in Albuquerque, Angel Fire and Colorado. We have such sweet memories to hold dear in our heart. They were always so gracious and kind when we had opportunities to visit. Our sincere condolences to their families.