OBITUARY

Robert Wesley Legato

June 13, 1931March 12, 2019
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Robert Wesley Legato, age 87 of White Lake, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Bob is survived by his children Kim (Linda) Legato, Jayne (Donald) Barnes, Terri (John) Crum, Dean (Judy) Legato, Beth Ann (Calvin) Crum, Paul (Jennifer) Legato, Nancy (Orville) Rigsby, Tracie (John) Bailey, Sueann (Mike) Marx, 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren, siblings Arthur (Donna) Legato, Francine (George) Becker and Girard (Sharon) Legato, his partner of 20 years, Barbara Workman. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Roberta Ann Schlereth Legato of 46 years and his son Dennis (Jamie) Legato. Bob was a faithful member of Church of Holy Spirit and the Knights of Columbus Council 8500. He retired as an engineer from Ford Motor Company after 25 years of service. Bob had a passion for music. He played the saxophone, clarinet and accordion. He sang in the Big Chief Choir. Bob was a member of the Huron Valley Optimist club and volunteered for many events throughout the area. In his youth Bob worked for a bakery and continued baking throughout his life. He even baked and decorated several of his children’s wedding cakes. Bob enjoyed staying active, skiing, playing racquetball and working around his farm. He always had a story to tell and will be missed by his family and many friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Highland, MI 48356. Rev. Fr. Wayne Ureel will officiate. Bob will lie in state at the church on Monday from 9:00 am until the time of service. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Rosary at 3:00 pm under the auspice of the Knights of Columbus) on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 East Highland Rd., Highland, Michigan 48356. Interment will be in Highland Twp. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Angela Hospice.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kim Legato
  • Dean Legato
  • Paul Legato
  • John Crum
  • Don Barns
  • Calvin Crum

Services

  • Funeral Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Knights of Columbus Rosary Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • In State at Church Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Robert Wesley Legato

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Suzanne Gabli

March 17, 2019

Thank you for all your love, talks, and memories. You’ve made a difference to so many. I can still hear your voice and how much you would talk so lovingly of your beloved Barbara. With love from you fellow Optimist and all of us at Building Blocks. You all are in my thoughts and prayers, Suzanne Gabli

Jenn Hikade

March 16, 2019

I can’t explain how much Papa Bob meant to me, he was my second father I never had, he always guided me in the right direction of life, he gave me the best advice he could as if I was his daughter, he shared all of his bad experiences to me to make me a better person, All of this was 28 years ago when I saw him at my moms moms funeral. he guided me to a better further and not to rely on anyone but your self. He showed me family value and unconditional love, he welcomed me into his family and showed me the importance of being independent. He made me laugh as I never thought I could , he made me care as I never wanted to care as much , he gave me hope , I believed and never stoped. I can’t imagine him not imagine him not apart of my life any more, I will pray and still hope that he will always be there for me. I thank god he was there for me for 28 years of my life. I was blessed. I have beautiful memories and stories, you will always be in my heart Papa Bob

Jenn HIKADEHIKADE

March 16, 2019

Jenn HIKADE

March 16, 2019

Jenn Hikade

March 16, 2019

Jenn Hikade

March 16, 2019

Jenn Hikade

March 16, 2019

Jenn Hikade

March 16, 2019

Jenn HIKADE

March 16, 2019

Jenn Hikade

March 16, 2019

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Biography

Robert Wesley Legato, age 87 of White Lake, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Bob is survived by his children Kim (Linda) Legato, Jayne (Donald) Barnes, Terri (John) Crum, Dean (Judy) Legato, Beth Ann (Calvin) Crum, Paul (Jennifer) Legato, Nancy (Orville) Rigsby, Tracie (John) Bailey, Sueann (Mike) Marx, 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren, siblings Arthur (Donna) Legato, Francine (George) Becker and Girard (Sharon) Legato, his partner of 20 years, Barbara Workman. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Roberta Ann Schlereth Legato of 46 years and his son Dennis (Jamie) Legato. Bob was a faithful member of Church of Holy Spirit and the Knights of Columbus Council 8500. He retired as an engineer from Ford Motor Company after 25 years of service. Bob had a passion for music. He played the saxophone, clarinet and accordion. He sang in the Big Chief Choir. Bob was a member of the Huron Valley Optimist club and volunteered for many events throughout the area. In his youth Bob worked for a bakery and continued baking throughout his life. He even baked and decorated several of his children’s wedding cakes. Bob enjoyed staying active, skiing, playing racquetball and working around his farm. He always had a story to tell and will be missed by his family and many friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Highland, MI 48356. Rev. Fr. Wayne Ureel will officiate. Bob will lie in state at the church on Monday from 9:00 am until the time of service. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Rosary at 3:00 pm under the auspice of the Knights of Columbus) on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 East Highland Rd., Highland, Michigan 48356. Interment will be in Highland Twp. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Angela Hospice.