Obit: Robert (Bob) Ticha

Robert (Bob) Ticha: Sept. 5, 1943 – June 13, 2014

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Robert (Bob) Ticha, 70, joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Pathways Hospice Care Center in McKee Hospital, Loveland, Colo., after a 12-year battle with cancer.

Bob was born on Sept. 5, 1943, to William and Vena Ticha in Boston, Mass. On April 4, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Blaul, at Skokie, Ill. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year in Arizona.

Bob worked as a manager for Jewel Food Stores in Chicago, Ill., until 1976 when they moved to Colorado. In 1977 he purchased the Berthoud Standard Service Station where he worked until he retired in 2001. Bob cared for his customers and called many of them his friends. He felt very honored when named Berthoud’s “Favorite Mechanic 2001.” His love of cars and motorcycles continued through his retirement years.

Bob is survived by his wife, Kathy, Loveland; son, Thomas (Joanne), Englewood, Colo.; brother, Skip (Kathy), Twin Lakes, Wis.; sister, Ginger (Rick) Brown, South Elgin, Ill.; sister-in-law, Cynthia (Vince) Korp, Ft. Collins, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful caring friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 620 E 50th St., Loveland, Colo. His ashes will be scattered in the mountains near Cripple Creek, Colo. In lieu of flowers, Bob requested donations be designated for Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Friends may leave condolences for the family at www.kibbeyfishburn.com.