Obituary: Robert (Bobby) Steedle July 23, 2016


Robert (Bobby) Steedle, 50, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on July 23, 2016 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Russel and Jean Steedle; and his maternal grandmother, Martha Jean Billings. He is survived by his loving fiancé Marilou Wallace, who took such good care of him during his illness and the 12 years they spent together previous to his diagnosis.

He is also survived by his parents, Jim and Jeannie Steedle; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Jason Leeches; nephew, Koby Leeches; Uncles, George Steedle and Edward Steedle; Aunts, Nancy Shubert and Rosemary Fajen, maternal grandfather, Richard Billings; numerous cousins and friends. In addition, he is survived by Marilou’s family (which became his family), daughters Tash Gregory and husband Tyron Gregory and Roma Wallace; grandchildren Kiana Cruz, Josiah Wallace, Tony Gregory, and Danyella Gregory.

Bobby graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1984 and New Mexico State University in 1989. He called Las Vegas, Nevada, home for the past 26 years and enjoyed all the city had to offer. Bobby enjoyed fishing and golfing. He could often be found with either a pole or a club in his hand. He also enjoyed traveling. Together with Marilou, they had many extraordinary adventures, which took them all around the world. He especially enjoyed going to the Philippines, which is Marilou’s home country. Bobby enjoyed watching sports and lived long enough to see his beloved Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup.

If you knew Bobby, he considered you a friend. He was always there to lend a hand, celebrate a victory, or just enjoy a good Barbeque. Bobby enjoyed a good joke or a funny story. He loved nothing better than making others happy–which he did daily.

There was nothing that Bobby enjoyed more than good food and good wine with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you enjoy a good meal and some drinks with your loved ones in his honor. Raise a glass and toast his memory.

Bobby will be forever in our hearts and we eagerly await the time when we will all be reunited in Heaven. Until then, we will cherish his memory and all the good times he gave us,

A celebration of life will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at Harrah’s casino on Thursday, July 28, at 2:00 pm. A funeral mass will take place in Los Alamos, New Mexico on Thursday, August 4, at 10:00 am, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. All those who knew Bobby are invited to share memories and friendship.