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Robert Wayne "Bob" Facinelli


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Robert Wayne "Bob" Facinelli

Robert Wayne "Bob" Facinelli passed away at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City following a lengthy illness. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Rock Springs.

He was born Oct. 13, 1954, in Rock Springs the son of William Facinelli and Barbara Wright Facinelli.

Facinelli attended school in Rock Springs and graduated from the Rock Springs High School in 1974.  

He married Teresa Marie Swets in Virginia City, Nev., in 1984.

Facinelli was employed by Tronox formerly known as FMC for 44 years as a powerhouse boiler operator. 

His interests included spending time with family especially loved his wife, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed the outdoors, Denver Broncos football, the Wyoming Cowboys, motorcycles, camping and the great outdoors. He especially loved Rock Springs and all of its people.

He is survived by his wife Teresa Marie Facinelli of Green River; his father William Facinelli and wife Margene Facinelli of Rock Springs; two sons, Shawn Ferguson and Shannon Fisher both of Green River; two stepsisters, Debbie Smith and husband Tom of Rock Springs and Karla Perez and husband Paul of Rock Springs; four grandchildren, Aspen Ferguson, Hakan Ferguson, Keyleigh Fisher and Briana Fisher; two nieces, Dana Facinelli Whalen and husband Dave of Rock Springs and Lindsey Facinelli DeJunker and husband Devon of Boise, Idaho, and several cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; mother Barbara Facinelli, brother William Facinelli and sister Debra Facinelli McGarvey.

Following cremation a celebration of life will be conducted at noon Aug. 1 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2350 Hall at 88 North 2nd East in Green River.

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