Robert L Collyer, 91, passed peacefully at his home in Lee’s Summit MO on March 4, 2018 surrounded by three generations of family. He was born on December 13, 1926 in Pueblo, CO. Bob attended Centennial High. Like many other young men and women, he quit school to serve his country during WW2. Enlisting in the US Navy he served on the USS Sibley, an attack transport ship assigned to Amphibious Forces in the Pacific Theatre. Bob participated in several campaigns, including the invasion and victory at Iwo Jima. Returning to Pueblo, he married the love of his life, Phyllis Rotramel on July 20, 1946. Together they raised three children. Bob was a lifelong patriot and student of The Constitution. He loved teaching and challenging students to think for themselves at Centennial High School for 32 years prior to retirement in 1987. Many of his students became lifelong friends and communicated with him consistently over the decades. In 2011, Bob and Phyllis moved to Lee’s Summit, MO to be near family. Survivors include Mike (Bobbie Slack) Collyer, Diane (Tim) Bratz, Jerry Collyer, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Honoring his directive, there will be no service. Bob requested cremation with a copy of The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, a 48 star American Flag, and his Centennial High School cap upon his chest.