Bob Violette was one of the Lewiston Maine mass shooting victims killed on October 25, 2023.
Bob, 76, died trying to shield children from the shooter.
For numerous years, Bob Violette served as the youth bowling coach at Spare Time, leaving a lasting impact on the community.
He was a keen bowler, and played in a couple’s bowling league with his wife when they retired.
Bob Violette also set up a youth bowling league at Sparetime recreation – which was one of the places targeted in the mass shooting last night.
Violette spent his time coaching kids at bowling, and he was remembered as someone who ‘passed away doing what he loved.’
Our research indicates that Bob had a background in the Military.
Violette was born and raised in Lewiston, and married his wife Lucy almost 50 years ago.
They shared three sons, Andrew, Tom, and John, and six grandchildren.
Other victims of Lewiston, Maine mass shooting
At least 18 people were killed when Robert Card, a 40-year-old retired military officer went on a shooting spree in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday at a bowling alley and restaurant.
Seven people died at the bowling alley, Just in Time Recreation, and eight at Schemengees Bar and Grill, said Col. William G. Ross of the Maine State Police.
Three more people died at local hospitals.
Among the victims were managers, bowling coach, cousins, siblings, daughters and sons.
Maine State Police says 8 of the 18 victims have been identified.
Tom was a bowling alley manager.
He died while trying to take down the gunman.
Thomas Gilberti survived.
He was shot while letting children into the pin setter area.
He took many bullets to his legs while children ran towards him to hide.
Tricia Johnson Asselin
She was killed while trying to call 911.
Tricia Johnson Asselin held positions as a Front Desk Associate at Bowling Encore and served as a Service Manager at Atlantic Great Dane.
She previously worked at JS McCarthy Printers.