Marshall Fire victim identified as 69-year-old man

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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The human remains found in unincorporated Boulder County on Wednesday have been identified.

Robert Sharpe, 69, perished in the Marshall Fire that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and burned more than 6,000 acres in Boulder County last week. The cause and manner of his death are still being determined.

A woman in Superior remains as the last reported missing person from the fire.

Sharpe family statement

The family of Robert Sharpe is grateful for the outpouring of support as we try to cope with the loss of our family member. Robert will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a long-time resident of Boulder and was active in community affairs. Robert was a naturalist and was concerned with children’s rights. He worked in the construction industry for many years.

Robert is survived by three brothers, one sister, and many nieces and nephews.

The total devastation of this event has shocked and impacted so many in the community. Our hearts go out to the many others who have suffered losses.

The family wishes to thank Deputy Sam Yaffe and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for their untiring efforts and sensitive concern during this chaotic crisis. We will be forever grateful for their diligence, compassion, and understanding as they spared no effort to find the missing.

At this time, we ask for privacy as we grieve this loss. For those who may wish to make donations in Robert’s memory, we ask that they do so to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Thank you.

Family of Robert Sharpe

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