Robert (Bob) James was born August 16, 1961, in Crescent City, California. He moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 1986. Bob went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 2, 2021, surrounded by family and friends. Growing up he had a love and passion for the great outdoors. He was born to hunt and fish. He enjoyed the hunting trips with his dad, family, and friends. In addition to hunting, he had a passion for fishing on clear running waters. No matter the subject, Bob always had a story to tell. Whether hunting or fishing, carpentry or life, he could tell stories like no one else with his attention to detail and his animated nature. When Bob told a story, people wanted to listen. Bob worked in many occupations with much success. He was a skilled logger for many years. Later, he became a master craftsman. The pride he took in his work was evident. Bob had a positive influence on everyone he met. There were few who came in contact with him that didn’t learn something from him. He had a way of touching someone’s heart with an everlasting impression. Bob was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. His faith was infectious. He spurred others on in their walk with Christ. One of his last words to everyone was “keep the faith“. Family was very important to him; he loved his family. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Stan and Dorothy Nuszkiewicz, brother Gerald (Jerry) Nuszkiewicz, and his wife, Jan Nuszkiewicz. He is survived by his sons Christopher (Chris) and Anthony (Tony) Nuszkiewicz, daughters Jody Teter, Lynn Morrow, and Jenny Smith, grandchildren Lacey Easton, Kylea Smith, Jadyn Smith, Kenza Smith, Ashlyn Morrow, Zeke Nuszkiewicz, Zoey Nuszkiewicz, and Carter Nuszkiewicz, and great grandchildren Kaedyn Schifano and Kashtyn Schifano. He is also survived by his siblings Thomas (Tom) Nuszkiewicz, Linda Langlois, Karen Inokuchi, Gail Hemmingsen, Diane Clausen, and Denise Huff. Nephews, (grand nephews), nieces, and (grand nieces) include: Michelle Blum (Bryan, Kevin and Matthew Blum), Jon Nuszkiewicz (Casey Nuszkiewicz), Timothy Nuszkiewicz, Jim Langlois (Ryan and Kaia Langlois), Steven Langlois (Barrett and Gracie), Billy Langlois (Morgan and Logan Langlois),Trisha Davenport (Marli and Jaden Davenport), Gary, Alisa, and Douglas Hemmingsen, Chad and Jake Clausen, Megan and Weston Huff.
A celebration of life was celebrated for Bob on November 6, 2021 in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. A celebration of life will be held for Bob in Crescent City on July, 3, 2022.