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Obituary: Robert Leland Nordyke

Robert Leland Nordyke

Robert Leland Nordyke

Robert "Bob" Leland Nordyke, age 86, passed away on Dec. 14, 2010, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born on April 27, 1924, in Bishop, Calif., to Milton and Theodosia (Roberts) Nordyke.

Bob graduated from high school in Riverside, Calif., and, one year later, he joined the U.S. Navy in December of 1942. After the military, Bob worked in Southern California as the area manager for the Edison Co. He retired after 36 years. Bob felt community involvement was very important. He was on the organizing board that started Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, Calif. He was a member of the Rotary with 28 years of perfect attendance. Bob was also a member of the Masons for 52 years. His hobbies included photography, building outdoor "G" gauge model railroads, and he loved to travel. His sense of humor was well known by all who knew him. His greatest love was his family.

Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dolly; his son, Greg (Sharon); daughter Shelley (Frank) Buschbacher; grandchildren Autumn, Todd, Jeff, Aubree, Merissa, Adam, Josh, Hans and Erick; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Bob will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave., Prescott, Ariz. The family suggests that donations be made in Bob's name to the Disabled American Veterans, 730 N. 5th Street, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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