Selvey, Robert L.
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88, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on December 7, 2013. Mr. Selvey was retired from Chas. Roberts Air Conditioning where he worked for 31 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who frequently hunted big and small game throughout Arizona, and loved boating, fishing, riding ATVs and hiking in remote areas of the state. As a young man, he built racing engines used in some of the early racecars at PIR. Mr. Selvey served with distinction in the US Navy in WWII. He saw combat in the south pacific, participating in 17 invasions for which he was awarded medals for the American Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with five bronze stars. Mr. Selvey is survived by his sister, Betty Merchant, brothers Norris and Don Selvey; five children, Phyliss McDaniel, Jane Simpson, Cathy Patty, Dr. Don Selvey, and Dean Selvey; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Imogene, his parents and a sister. A graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern, Glendale, Arizona.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 10, 2013