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ROBERT H. COLLINS Robert H. "Bob" Collins, 75, of Henderson, passed away peacefully March 28, 2017, of medical complications. Born in New Jersey, Bob completed high school at age 16. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, he served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant. Upon the completion of his military service, Bob earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin when he met his loving wife, Diane. They were married 42 years. Bob began his formal teaching career as a Professor at Oregon State University in the School of Business. He was recruited to be the Hilton Distinguished Professor and Department Chairman at UNLV in 1987 where he taught Sales and Marketing. A love of research, publication and education led Bob to being recognized by the Western Marketing Educator's Association as Marketing Educator of the Year and a recipient of the First Lifetime Achievement Award by the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Marketing Assoc. Since retiring, Bob enjoyed volunteering at the Henderson Libraries in various capacities. He and Diane travelled extensively and especially enjoyed their cruising together. Bob is survived by his wife, Diane; son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Alison; and grandchildren, Kelli and Kolby of Florida. A memorial service to be held at a later date.
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