Obituary: Summit County remembers paramedic Bob Mosbaugh
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FRISCO – Longtime Frisco local Bob Mosbaugh died Saturday at his home on Frisco Avenue. He was suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease and advocated for ALS awareness. He was 62.
“I was honored to have him as my friend and neighbor,” said local woman Deb Helton.
Mosbaugh moved to Frisco in 1979 with his wife, Lynne, after receiving both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Adams State College in Alamosa. The couple met in Alamosa while Mosbaugh was working as a ski patrolman at Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area in the 1970s.
Throughout his tenure in Frisco, Mosbaugh worked for Copper Mountain Resort and then for Summit County Ambulance Service. He was known to have mentored many medical personnel, and he saved many lives.
“Bob was one of our most gifted and calm paramedics,” said Summit County Ambulance Service director Marc Burdick. “We could always count on him to be the calmest and most competent guy around.”
Mosbaugh served with the Summit County Ambulance Service for 18 years and retired in 2008.
And, according to Lynne, the EMS community was his extended family.
“He really enjoyed life,” she said.
In his free time, Mosbaugh enjoyed hiking, biking and skiing with his wife and their friends. He was an avid outdoorsman, and he graduated from Wyoming’s National Outdoor Leadership School.
“A laconic New Englander with a dry sense of humor, Bob made many good friends and kept them,” stated an obituary released by his family.
Born on Oct. 18, 1947, Mosbaugh was raised in West Chesterfield, N.H. and graduated from high school in Brattleboro, Vt. After some college, he served in the United States Air Force from 1966-1970 as a photo intelligence analyst in Thailand.
Mosbaugh is survived by his wife, Lynne, his brother Jay (Lee) of Keene, N.H., his brother-in-law Kent McDonald (Patricia) of Longmont, five nieces in New Hampshire and Colorado, numerous grand-nieces and nephews, and his extended EMSfamily.
Contributions can be made in him name to:
– ALS Association-Rocky Mountain Chapter, 7403 Church Ranch Blvd., Suite 109, Westminster, CO 80021.
– National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), 284 Lincoln St., Lander, WY 82520-2848
– The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 6014, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9984
– Bristlecone Health Services, P.O. Box 1327, Frisco, CO 80443
Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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