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Obituary: Robert John Koechlin Jr., aka 'Bobby'

Beloved husband, father, friend and neighbor, who lived life to its fullest, died Nov. 24 in Truckee.

  • Deceased's Name:
  • Age: 45
  • Date: Nov. 24, 2012

He was born Aug. 24, 1967 in Cincinnati, OH to Sue and Robert J. Koechlin Sr. His childhood was filled with the joy of having three sisters and one brother with many adventures.

He was a graduate of the business school at the University of Florida and married Nilufer J. Koechlin on July 14, 2001 in Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. They have one daughter, Kiana, born Feb. 7, 2008.

He lived in Los Gatos for 13 years and was an avid cyclist and skiier who always wished he had more time for sports and even more time to donate to help others through philanthropic efforts. 

He's survived by his parents and grandmother Rosella Walsh of Springfield, OH as well as his siblings Kathleen Koechlin, Mary Cammarota, Carolyn Homer and Matt Koechlin.

He had many friends and a dog he loved named Picabo, who always made him take him to pee right after he sat to have his scotch!

Anyone would tell you he was an incredibly happy person that lived life to its fullest by doing the things he loved most: playing endless hours with his daughter and wife, cycling, skiing, spending time in Lake Tahoe, hanging out with friends having great conversations, drinking his scotch and an occasional cigar, and generally being silly and happy without taking life too seriously.

He cared about humanity and making the world a better place in any way possible.

In his memory and celebration of his life, you may donate to local charities of his choice by going to his memorial registry on the justgive.org website.

We wish him a happy life on his bright star in the heavens.

Ed Dee November 30, 2012 at 04:03 PM
very sorry to read this. :(
Laura Ness November 30, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Our deepest sympathies to all of Robert's family and friends. What a beautiful place to enjoy your last moments, though...we were up in Truckee for Thanksgiving and the weekend as well...savoring life.
Esmée St James November 30, 2012 at 08:47 PM
My deepest sympathy to Robert's family and friends.
Dwight Paulding November 30, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Of course there are no words but in time we will always remember that Bobby was a great friend,father,brother,and son.I will never forget no matter who I brought to Mass on X-mas he was always very friendly as if he'd known them for years.You guys know that I love each of you as my own family as I'm truly sorry that God needed Bobby more than we did...
Sue December 30, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Dwight, We deeply appreciate your words of comfort. We also appreciate your visit to our house and wish we could have spent more time. Your friendship to our family means a lot. Sue

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