Robert B. Dunlop |

Robert B. Dunlop

Robert B. Dunlop of Basalt peacefully passed away at his home on the morning of Thanksgiving.Bob was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Denver, the son of Dr. Stuart and Dorothea Dunlop. He attended his junior year at Basalt High School and then graduated from George Washington High School in Denver. He graduated from Western State College in Gunnison with a degree in history, education, and business. While at Western State, he met and married his best friend and loving wife, Doreen. In 1969 they moved to Aspen, where he was a student teacher at Aspen High School before commencing his trade in the construction business. Bob was fortunate to have owned and operated three businesses over 29 years and was very proud of his contribution to the growth of Aspen and the surrounding valley. He also served with the board of examiners and appeals in the 1980s. He was the consummate perfectionist who took great pride in his work and expected the same of those he worked with.Bob was an avid supporter of the Aspen Junior Hockey Association. He loved to participate in many facets of the hockey association, including being a fantastic supporter and fan of his two sons while they played. Following their graduation from the ranks of junior hockey he continued to support Aspen Junior Hockey by coaching young children. Bob also enjoyed participating in many different sports. He was an avid gun collector and an amateur photographer; these activities provided him with a great deal of happiness and many fond memories. Bob is survived by his wife of 37 years, Doreen, who loved and cared for him throughout their years together. His sons, Bryan of Kalispell, Mont., and Colin of Mesa, Ariz., also survive him, along with his daughters-in-law, Julie and Lara. Bob also leaves behind four loving grandchildren, Samantha, McKenna, Kieran and Elizabeth, who he loved and cherished. His brother Dennis, of Denver, also survives him.His friends and family will miss Robert Dunlop tremendously. He will always be remembered as a gracious and selfless father who would give anything for “his boys” and their families. Although they are young, Granddad left an indelible impression on his grandkids. His memory will be in all our hearts forever.A private family memorial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4. The Dunlop family will host a celebration of Robert’s life between 2 and 5 p.m. the same day at his home, 235 Columbine Court, Basalt. The family asks that any donations be made to the Aspen Junior Hockey Association Robert Dunlop Scholarship Fund.