Bob Hill of Colorado Springs, CO died peacefully on Sunday, June 9th of natural causes. He was born May 29, 1940 in Chicago, IL to Robert John Hill and Elaine Taylor Hill. Bob spent his childhood in both the United States and Europe, where he graduated high school from Institute Montana in Zugerberg, Switzerland. Bob attended the University of Maryland, Munich, before graduating from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Bob also completed postgraduate work at the University of Rennes, St. Malo, France and The New York Institute of Finance in NYC. In 1963 Bob married Cynthia Bellini. During their marriage, Cynthia and Bob were blessed with their three daughters, Tamara, Kimberly and Courtney. In 1978 Bob married his second wife, Connie Zulkosky. Connie and Bob shared 32 years of marriage. They made their home in Snowmass Village, Colorado before moving to Colorado Springs, CO in 1984. Bob and Connie welcomed their daughter, Lindsay, into their lives during their marriage. Since 1999, Bob has served as Founder and CEO of Cooperative Health Services, Inc. Bob was a vivacious entrepreneur with an eternal light-hearted and optimistic spirit. Bob was an avid world traveler and was fluent in French, German and Spanish. He was a talented musician with an ear for the piano, guitar and harmonica. Bob was also a gifted skier, tennis player, fisherman and golfer. Bob was a wonderful friend and confidant. He will be remembered for the love, friendship, advice, knowledge, and humor he shared with his friends, daughters and seven grandchildren. He blessed his survivors with many great memories, love and joy. Bob is survived by Tamara & Rich Zimmerer of Newcastle, CO, Kimberly & Dan Brewster of Edwards, CO, Courtney Hill-Frackowiak & Alan Frackowiak of Steamboat, CO and Lindsay Hill of San Francisco, CA. He is also survived by grandchildren Kali Grubaugh, Zach Grubaugh, Ashtyn Dodero, Jadyn Zimmerer, Haley Brewster, Gavin Brewster, and Sam Frackowiak. Memorial services are pending.
Published in The Gazette on Jun. 16, 2013.