Robert D Jankulov

March 16, 1950March 29, 2014

Robert “Popcorn” Jankulov, age 64, passed away March 29. Beloved son of the late Matt and Mary; loving brother of the late Richard “Jank”; good lifetime friend of the McElroy family-Bob, Bill, Nancy, Cindy and the late Jimmy. Memorial Services Thursday 11 AM at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 14768 Lorain Ave. where friends will be received one hour prior to service. A popular and unique individual, Popcorn was a familiar sight for over 30 years in Cleveland’s West Park area. An avid bike rider, Robert was often seen riding his bike throughout the far west side neighborhoods. A 1969 graduate of John Marshall High School, Robert was so well known for his bike riding, that the school newspaper featured him in an article entitled “Bike traveling senior peddles many a mile.” A Cleveland policeman was quoted as saying “We see that kid on his bike everywhere.” After graduation, Robert went to work for the City of Cleveland Water Treatment Department until 1992 when he took an early retirement due to many health issues. Even in retirement, Robert continued riding his colorful bike and later switched to a four wheel motorized cart. He would regularly travel up and down Lorain Avenue near W. 140th Street. In 2002, Robert moved to the Patrician Skilled Nursing Center which is now the Diplomat, located in North Royalton. The Diplomat remained his home where he quickly became friends with the nurses, attendants and staff. Popcorn leaves behind many friends who remember him from his early days in West Park. Whenever he was asked what his plans were for the future. His response was always the same “Keep Going!”


  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 3, 2014

Robert D Jankulov

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Brenda Rayno

June 15, 2014

May you rest in peace and enjoy being reunited with Aunt Mary, Uncle Matt and the rest of our family. We will keep you alive in our memories.
Your Aunt Edna and cousins in MD.


May 11, 2014

I grew up on W. 140th Street. Popcorn was as much a part of West Park as anyone/anything I can think of. Kind of a local legend. I saw him on 140th--and everywhere else for that matter, all the time. I never even knew his real name. RIP Robert AKA Popcorn. God Bless You.

Bob B

April 22, 2014

To the family and friends of ' Popcorn.' My sympathies to you on your loss. He was a unique person and he will be missed. He certainly was the Good Will Ambassador of West Park. May his memory be eternal as he rides in peace.

Johnny Brennan

April 9, 2014

Popcorn was a constant presence for so many of us back in the 70's. Thank you Popcorn for teaching all of us (with eyes to see) the value of simplicity.

Sandi (Kovarbasic) Lilly

April 7, 2014

Popcorn, you touched so many. You have gone that last mile here and I wish for you many miles, smiles and rest in Heaven, where you surely are!

April 6, 2014

"Goodbye to you our trusted friend ..." The road rose to meet you, Popcorn and heaven has gained another keeper. Thinking about you now brings a smile to my face as I recollect sitting around Garfield park, on the lawn, you were always slightly off to the side of the circle but always a part of the whole. You were the first person I saw returning home from out of state in 1969 - riding down West 140th. I beeped - you waved. I watched you slowly fade from my view through my rear view mirror - you were a constant in the lives of so many of us - we were blessed to have known you ........

Mary Gallagher

Kevin P

April 5, 2014

Walking to the store up on Emery, we shouted you waved. On the way to Little League up at Gunning, we tooted the horn, you waved. Later as teenagers, you peddled by. We always shouted out. You always waved. EVERYWHERE we went, there you were…the original Forrest Gump.

john Krepop

April 5, 2014

if everyone was like popcorn, the world would be a much better place. however, with his passing, it just got a little darker. God, you got one of the good ones, to help you look after us.
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Janet Coleman

April 4, 2014

Robert, we have been friends for a long time. From Garfield to Marshall. You were always smiling. Always happy. We saw each other a lot at Nancy's (McElroy) house. You did a lot with helping with Nancy's brother who was in a wheelchair. I always felt that you really were part of the "McElroy" family. Thank you for being a friend. Will always remember the "Garfield Boys". Tell "Jank" (Richard) I will always remember him too. Thank you for being a friend. Janet (Brutvan) Coleman

Joyce Cotman

April 4, 2014

Dear proved that it isn't what you drive, what you wear, or how you travel...Your life was a two-way street with your generous greetings to all. You are a legend of West Park and when I hear bicycle wheels or a distant'll be checking in on us from on high. Peace to you our boulevard hero. See you on the other side. Joyce Bill Cotman