Robert William Stong (August 30, 1937 – January 10, 2003) and Norine Christine Hoffman Stong (January 26, 1941 – September 8, 2002) | PostIndependent.com
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Robert William Stong (August 30, 1937 – January 10, 2003) and Norine Christine Hoffman Stong (January 26, 1941 – September 8, 2002)

Robert William Stong died of cancer on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, in Aspen. He was 65.

Norine Christine Hoffman Stong died of Alzheimer’s disease on Sept. 8, 2002, at Grand Junction Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 61.

Mr. Stong was born Aug. 30, 1937, in Monterey, Calif.



Mrs. Stong was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

They were married for 41 years.



They moved to Aspen in 1972 with their daughters.

They worked as hair stylists for Amelia’s, and then opened their own salon, The Hairloom, in Snowmass Village, where they cut and styled hair for villagers and tourists for 20 years.

Mr. Stong was preceded in death by his father, Harold Francis Stong.

Mrs. Stong was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Helen Matilda and Oscar Dahl.

Mr. and Mrs. Stong are survived by daughters Carrie Stong and Heather Stong; and by a son, Luke Stong.

Mr. Stong is survived by his mother, Roberta Wagner Stong; by a sister, Jackie Stong; and by brothers Mike Stong and Peter Stong.

Mrs. Stong is survived by a brother, John Hoffman.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Snowmass Chapel, followed by a celebration of their lives at the Daly Tavern in Snowmass Village.

Memorial contributions may be made in their names at any Alpine Bank.


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