Robert Thomas Orman

Robert Thomas Orman

"Another Marine reporting, sir..." Indeed he has. Robert Thomas Orman completed his final campaign in this life at the age of 88. He passed away peacefully at home, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was in the company of his wife and family when the angels summoned him to Heaven.

Robert (Bob) Orman was born on October 5, 1924 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Bert and Frieda (Hork) Orman. The family moved west to Los Angeles where Bob attended Roosevelt High School. He proudly enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately after Pearl Harbor. As part of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Division. He made the landing on Tulagi, and celebrated his 18th birthday in Guadalcanal. Following WWII, Bob remained in the USMC later serving in Korea.

In 1950, Bob met the love of his life, Harriet Rose Glickman whom he soon married. Bob about that time joined the Pasadena Police department where he remained until retiring from a service related injury in 1963. He next moved his family to Coquille, OR where he owned and operated Coquille Sporting Goods until 1965. After a number of years with serveral retailers investigating check fraud and security. Bob and Harriet retired (almost) and moved to Reno, NV to be near family there. Bob enjoyed dealing & playing poker at Boomtown and Circus Cirus until finally retiring for good.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother Irving, sister Jeanette, and son Kevin.

Those left to cherish Bob's memory are his wife of 62 years Harriet; sons Michael (Mary Ann) of Channel Islands, CA, Fred of Reno, and Joseph (Phyllis) of San Diego, CA; grandchildren Melinda (Sam) Masson, Marilyn, Nathan, Michael, Spencer, Ryan, Sasha, Jacquelyn, and many much loved family and friends.

Celebration of life and burial with USMC Military honors will be August 28, 2013 at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, NV. In lieu of Flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a .




Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 27, 2013