Robert-Colvin-Obituary

In Memory Of

Robert H. Colvin

Carbondale, Illinois

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bonnie reisin

April 18, 2014 | Carterville, IL

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

April 14, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you Barbara.

betty williamson

mary and steve knight (yelenosky)

April 13, 2014 | Austin, TX

I am so sorry for your loss. It was nice to meet your family and spend time with you all at Colonial Gardens. Dr. Bob was a special man and well-loved. Take care.

faith steinberg

April 10, 2014 | Austin

Bob brought humor, song, and wit to our Circle of Friends sessions, and I was always so disappointed when he was absent. I am sure he is serenading the angels with his glorious rendition of "Sioux City Sue." Love and condolences to the whole family. I will always hold him in my heart.

timothy roberts

April 10, 2014 | Champaign, IL

I owe my medical career to Bob Colvin. I was seriously thinking of dropping out of medical school during my second year at SIU. I was flown from Springfield down to Carbondale and was told to meet with Bob. He taught me that "Freedom is simply the number of options that one has!" He convinced me to stay in school and I have shared that same advice with many of my patients over the years. I will never forget Bob's warm and caring manner and would not be a psychiatrist today if it...

sonia mininni

April 09, 2014 | Clarendon Hills, IL

This is news. Dr. Colvin was an inspiring teacher and a wonderful person.

david sizemore

April 09, 2014 | Fairbanks, AK

I hadn't thought of Dr. Colvin for decades but warm feelings and a smiling image of him in the C'dale hallway immediately came to mind as I read of his passing. Wish I'd thanked him better for his contribution to my life and career. Bye, Bob. Thanks...

john pohlmann

April 09, 2014 | Carbondale, IL

Bob was a wonderful colleague. My heart goes out to the Colvin family.

mary pohlmann

April 08, 2014 | Carbondale, IL

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our heart-felt sympathies to you, Barb, and the rest of the family.

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Robert's Obituary

COLVIN , Robert H.Robert H. Colvin died Tuesday, April 1, at age 83. He had lived in Austin with his wife of 61 years, Barbara, since 1997. The Colvins moved to Austin after Bob retired from a 22-year career on the faculty of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, of which he was a...

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