Robert "Bob" Neal Coniglio, 64, of Bozeman went to be with Jesus on Saturday, July 18, 2009.
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Bob was born on Oct. 21, 1944, in Amarillo, Texas, to Robert Sr. and Bernadette (Krausse) Coniglio.
He grew up in the Bay Area, and at the age of 20, while serving a tour in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, he met Jacqueline Young, who became his wife of 43 years.
Bob's love for life was felt by all who knew him. He was immensely devoted to his family, and took great joy in watching his three children marry and begin families of their own. He loved the game of soccer, and at one point or another coached each one of his children's teams, as well as high school teams in Boise, Idaho, and a college team in Wellington, New Zealand. He also loved to travel, garden and work on lowering his golf handicap.
Always welcoming with a smile, Bob made friends wherever he went. Throughout his 44 years in the work force, Bob was a successful purchasing manager in Silicon Valley, Calif., Boise, Idaho, Bozeman, and Wellington, New Zealand.
Although we are so saddened by the loss of this special man, we take ultimate comfort in knowing that his faith has now become sight, and he lives eternally in heaven, glorifying Jesus … truly home.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Jackie; daughter, Emily Coniglio (Mark) Tellvik; sons, Bryan (Cara) Coniglio, and Nicholas (Angie) Coniglio; four grandchildren, Tristan James, Eliza Lou, Charles, and Abraham; and an untold wealth of people who loved him.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, with a reception to follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 21, 2009