Robert George Pallas of Idyllwild, a longtime letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, died of heart failure on Sunday, July 26, at the age of 96.

Mr. Pallas was born Sept. 10, 1901, in Omaha, Neb. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and a postal service employee for 40 years in Omaha. He and his wife, Minna, retired to Largo, Fla., where they lived for more than 30 years.

After Mr. Pallas' wife died in 1990, their daughter, Sharlene Hitchings of Idyllwild, moved him to Idyllwild. He lived here for a few months before moving to Village Health Care in Hemet, where he died.

Interment was at Serenity Gardens in Largo with Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet handling funeral arrangements.

Mr. Pallas is survived by his daughter and one grandson, David Hitchings, who is currently moving to Idyllwild.