Robert (Bob) Skowronski, 81 years of age passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Moses Lake, Wash., with his family by his side.
Bob was born June 10, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisc. to Bill and Lorraine Skowronski. He grew up involved in the Cub Scouts and often could be found tinkering in the shop with his dad on various projects. He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger sister Nancy.
Bob met his wife Margaret (Maggs) almost 44 years ago when he was her pilot – which happened to also be Maggs’ first airplane ride. This sparked a long life together of adventure, laughter and shared love of aviation.
Bob was a veteran of the Korean War, selflessly serving his country in the Air Force. His time in the Air Force sparked his passion for aviation, launching his career in several professions, all connected to aerospace. Bob’s longest profession was working as an airplane mechanic for 62 years.
Bob was best known for his sense of humor, being a fantastic storyteller, a great listener and trusted friend. He always loved a good practical joke and could often be found doing pranks on his family and friends – all with a twinkle in his eye of mischief and fun. Bob was a fantastic cook and faithfully prepared breakfast on Saturdays for the Men’s Breakfast at Lakeview Missionary Church, in which he and Maggs have been a part of for many years.
He loved to travel, go fishing, gold panning, do anything related to aviation, visit with family and friends and of course play the local Santa.
Bob touched many lives. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
Bob is survived by his wife Maggs; daughters, Laurie, Rhonda, Susan, Yvonne, and son Steven; nephews David and Tim, grandchildren Jan, Tom, Mickey, Nicole and Jackson; and great grandchildren Josie, Kadyn, Malcolm and Daniel.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Medical Lake at 1:30 p.m., immediately followed by a gathering for friends and family at the Longhorn Barbecue in Airway Heights.
Please sign the online guestbook or leave a note for the family at www.kayserschapel.com. Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel & Crematory.