Robert (Bob) Skowronski

Print Article

Courtesy photoFor Robert Skowronski obit photo

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.

Print Article

Read More Obituaries

Antonia (Toni) Moreno

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald July 20, 1927 – November 6, 2018 Antonia (Toni) Moreno, 91, a resident of Quincy, Wash. passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born July 20, 1927 at Doctor Arroyo, Me...

Comments

Read More

Peter Doumit

November 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald March 26, 1950 – November 10, 2018 Peter George Doumit left this life on Nov. 10, 2018. He was at home in Moses Lake, in peace, and surrounded by those who loved him. Coach Doumit was 68 years old. ...

Comments

Read More

Larry Robert McCourtie

November 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald December 29, 1939 – November 6, 2018 Larry Robert McCourtie was called home to the House of our Lord on November 6, 2018. He was born December 29, 1939 in Centralia, Wash., the first child of Wanda ...

Comments

Read More

Samuel Michael ‘Mike’ McPheters

November 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald April 13, 1943 – November 10, 2018 Samuel Michael “Mike” McPheters left this life and began his greatest adventure on Nov. 10, 2018. Mike touched countless lives with his ability to become fast frie...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X