OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Skellenger

February 21, 1932March 6, 2013
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My Darling Husband of 39 years, Robert (Bob) Thomas Skellenger, 81, gained his angel wings on March 6, 2013 in Katy, Texas. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, Sylvia, family and our special friend, Cherry. We are devastated and know that our lives will never be the same.

Bob was born on February 21, 1932 in San Francisco, CA to Mervyn J. and Annette M. Skellenger. He enlisted in the US Navy and served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953 at USNAS, Corpus Christi, TX.

He married Emma Jo Pearce in 1951. They had four children, Linda Ann, Katherine Marie, Anthony Joseph and Thomas Pearce. In 1973, Bob re-married to Sylvia Romero and together they raised their four legged kids; Sammy, Tatter and Goldie.

Bob retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone; during his 32 year tenure he received numerous sales awards for his outstanding performance. In addition, Bob's passion for the movies lead him to work at various movie outlets. He was particularly known for his infectious sense of humor and positive outlook on life in general; which was continous up to the end.

Bob is survived by his four children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079. Final interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, CA.

Special thanks for our family in California for their continuous thoughts, prayers and support during this difficult time; you made the journey tolerable.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes Memorial donations be made in Robert Thomas Skellenger's name to the American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, March 11, 2013
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Sylvia Skellenger

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April 9, 2014

I miss you every day, Dad. I love you and adore you!! xoxoxo. Linda

Sylvia Skellenger

April 9, 2014

Acknowledgements

My heartfelt thanks to Family and Friends who kept in contact during Bob's last month's of his life on earth. The calls, the cards, the emails, the never ending prayers, the donations to American Cancer Society, the beautiful flower arrangements, and the overwhelming attendance at Bob's Celebration of Life is Greatly Appreciated and will Always be remembered.

I would like to pay tribute to the many people who have given freely of their time, hearts, and resources to support me during a very difficult time in my life.

Azzy and Michele, for the Eulogy: a true representation of Bob's Life.

Cherry, for your tireless support!

My dear sisters, Elvira (Shorty) and Carmen, for your love and for being by my side when I needed you the most.

Tony, Linda, Kathy,and Tom, for your kind words and concern.

Home Health and Houston Hospice, for the relentless care and compassion you gave Bob.

Judy Bushnell, for the continuous uplifting emails, and taking care of getting Bob's name on the Headstone!

All the California Family, for attending Bob's gravesite service and the Beautiful Funeral Spray.

The Honor Guards who played Taps and presented the United States Flag.

Terry Loving, Matthew Godfrey, and the entire staff at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery for handling the arrangements with dignity and respect.

Legacy.com; Amanda, Christine, Linda, Melanie, Melissa and Tracie for your patience and compassion, regarding postings to Bob's Legacy Book entry!


“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
~John F. Kennedy

Sylvia Skellenger

April 8, 2014

As Bob would say, "you can call me Bobby, you can call me Bob, you can call me Dad, you can call me Sport, you can call me Grand Daddy, you can call me Papa Bob, you can call me Senor Bob, you can call me ding-dong Daddy or you can call me Big Bad Bob, BUT YOU DON'T have to call me Robert”

If by some slight chance you did not know him, he was:

R – real
O – one of a kind
B – benevolent
E – effervescent
R- relaxed after a night cap
T –traveler

T. – Thankful to God for all his blessings

S – sociable
K – kind
E – entertaining
L- loved cross word puzzles
L- loved old movies
E – enlisted in the US Navy
N – non-judgmental
G – gregarious/genuine
E – enjoyed life to the fullest
R – respected by all he met


What a Man!

March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014