Robert Craig Bacon, longtime resident of Idaho Springs, passed away on July 17, 2012, at the age of 62. 

Bob was born in Denver, the son of the late Arthur E. Bacon Jr. and Jane Dorothy (Duckels) Bacon, both of Denver. Bob is survived by daughters Melanie Bacon and Stephanie Bacon, and six grandchildren, all of whom live in Denver. Bob has two surviving brothers, Kenneth Bacon of St. George, Utah, and Ronald Bacon of Austin, Texas.

Bob was an individual who made a difference in the lives of others. He lived his life with strength, grace and dignity. He was known throughout the community as a humble, kind and considerate person. 

Friends and family delighted in his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.

Bob was one of the founders of KGOAT in 1994 and served as the station’s studio engineer until his death. KGOAT, its mission and its people were the passion in his life. He loved the joy that rippled from the station throughout the community. His technical expertise enabled the station to grow from its initial duct-tape-and-bailing-wire operation to the sophisticated media outlet it is today.

He had a gift for efficiently adapting KGOAT’s operations to the always-changing technology of radio.

For many years prior to his association with KGOAT, Bob owned and operated Idaho Springs TV, a television repair company, while raising his beloved daughters in Idaho Springs.

A memorial will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8, 2012, at KGOAT.