Bob was born in Philadelphia on July 7, 1929.
He served in the Army as a communications specialist in Japan, and returned home after the war to work for Bell of Pennsylvania. He transferred to Mountain Bell in Cody in 1974 where he met and married his wife Carol, and was blessed to also gain four teenage stepchildren. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1980.
Bob and his wife started, owned and operated Cody Telephone. They were happy to retire a second time when they sold the company 10 years later.
He loved camping and spent many years on the North Fork and at Buffalo Bill State Park.
Bob also loved his shop where he worked endlessly with wood and made horseshoe lamps with his friend Mario.
After a stroke in 2013, he lost his ability to drive. His wife and friends then drove him to and from Rawhide Coffee to have coffee with his friends.
Bob loved all of his family and friends unconditionally.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Janet Ehly, and his beloved stepson Stacy Hiltz.
Bob is survived by his wife Carol of 36 years; brother Erle of Pennsylvania; stepson Jack Hiltz, Jr., (Wanda Wishon) of Phoenix; stepdaughters Penny Hiltz and Patti Berg of Cody; grandsons Ryan Hiltz of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Aaron (Ashley) Berg of Chinook, Montana; granddaughter Cheyanne Berg of Cody, daughter-in-law Janet (Ed) Clark of Cody, special companions Mario and Appey, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at Ballard Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mary Barbee officiating.
Memorial donations to the family may be sent to Ballard Funeral Home at P.O. Box 2136, Cody, WY 82414 or to Spirit Mountain Hospice, 808 Canyon Avenue, Cody, WY 82414.