Robert 'Bob' E. Nyman


Posted: Friday, December 05, 2003

Lifetime resident Robert "Bob" E. Nyman, 60, died Nov. 30, 2003, at his home in Juneau.

He was born Nov. 27, 1943, in Juneau. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1962. He was a member of the National Guard from 1962 to 1966 and helped out after the Anchorage earthquake of 1964. He was the co-owner and operator of the fishing vessel Mar-Jo II for 30 years, in partnership with his brother, Ron Nyman. He was a hunter, a fisherman and he built his own airboat.

He was a member of the Elk's for 32 years, a member of the Airboat Association and a member of the Alaska Trolling Association.

His family wrote that he was known for his "support and love of his nieces, and known by everyone for his generosity to all. Bob donated to many organizations and children's groups, and he never turned down a school raffle ticket."

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his parents, Lillian and Robert Milton Nyman.

He is survived by his brother, Ron (Judy) Nyman of Juneau; sister, Bonnie (Dave) Adams of Riverside, Calif.; nieces, Lee-Ann and Carolyn Nyman of Juneau, Kristen and Kari Adams of Riverside, Calif., and Kelly (Chris) Pavez of Riverside, Calif.

A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Centennial Hall. A remembrance will follow at 5 p.m. at the Elk's Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Helping Hands or any local charity of the donor's choice.

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