Robert Taylor Hill
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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.

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Published in The Gazette on Jun. 16, 2013.
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June 27, 2013
Although you go on in another life and in our hearts, there is a silence in mine. I will always hold you so close by and hope you know how much you meant to all of us. I love you dear Dad.
Courtney Hill
June 27, 2013
Bob was just a really good guy and I liked him a lot. I am shocked and very sorry to hear of his sudden passing. My condolences to his whole family.
Richard DuCharme MD
June 20, 2013
Bob has been one of my closest friends and associates for most of our lives. One of the reasons I kept coming back to Colorado Springs after moving to Miami was to engage in stimulating conversations on current events with him. It is hard to find folks as well informed (and opinionated) as he was. Our discussions always reminded me of our debates at the Delta Phi Epsilon frat house while we were it Georgetown in the 1960's. At the 50th reunion of our graduating class earlier this month I was bombarded with questions about "Brother Hill". It is comforting to know that I was able to pass along to Bob greetings from his many friends, extending from college through the years, in our last conversation just before he passed away.
Ken Bleakley
June 19, 2013
Skiing in Colordo - 1961
With Bob's passing, I have lost a close friend and associate of over half a centrury. For two wonderful years (1958 - 1960), we were classmates at the Munich Branch of the University of Maryland where we were both active in student government and campus activities. Those were years never to be forgotten with with studying, skiing, travelling and generally enjoying the experiences of being college students in the cultures of Europe. In the intervening years Bob and I have kept in close contact with each other and with others from those early Munich years. We've enjoyed visits and frequent calls, sharing our business, family and other experiences. I shall miss our philosophizing, reminiscing and just hanging out together. I'm a better person for having known Bob. Keena joins me in expressing our feeling of loss and sympathy to the family and all others who will miss him.
Kent Price
June 18, 2013
Every morning Bob used to say: "Think a good thought before you get out of bed this morning". Bob enjoyed each day, and he loved "his trip here on planet earth". We miss you Bob, you left a hole here in the planet when you left, though.
Connie Hill
June 16, 2013
My dad will always be remembered for his optimism and outlook on life. He will be greatly missed but also left an inspiration behind on how to live ones life! We love you and will hold you in our hearts forever.
Courtney Hill - Frackowiak
June 16, 2013
We have heavy hearts right now but we will always remember grandpa bob with light hearts and a smile.
Playing the harmonica with his daughters on his laps and later with his grand kids. We miss you dearly. Your loving daughter, kimberly
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