OBITUARY

Robert (Bob) Sego

July 2, 1933March 17, 2020
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Robert (Bob) Franklin Sego, 86, passed away on March 17, 2020 surrounded by family and loving hearts. Bob was born July 2, 1933 and was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Katie Sego, brother Harold Sego, sisters Bernice Barber Craven and Maxine Combs, wife Darlyne and son Patrick. Bob married Darlyne Brennan on December 1, 1956 and had four children who were the center of his world: Anna, Patrick, Pam, and Paula. He will be greatly missed by his extensive family which includes his children: Anna Cavanaugh, Pam (Steve) Goldammer, and Paula (Bill) Petroshak, his nine cherished grandchildren: Rachel (Nelson) Nieves, Jennifer Sego (Travis Hargadine), Brent Cavanaugh, Danny (Lindsay) Goldammer, Stefanie (Brady) Voth, Bethany (Cedric) Schofield, Natalie (Sam) Downs, Jessica (Robert) Thompson, Tyler Petroshak and his beloved great-grandchildren: Cayden, Chloee and Cooper Goldammer and Penelope Downs. Bob was anxiously awaiting the arrival of two additional great-grandchildren Callahan Robert Downs and Cora Rose Goldammer. He is also survived by his sister Agnes Cornett Everett and extended family.

Bob was a man who believed that hard work got you where you needed to go in life, as evidenced through his extensive work history. Bob was raised on a farm in Denver, MO, and learned the fundamentals of hard work from sunup to sundown. Not only a farmer, he was also a member of the FFA Cattle Judging Team. Bob moved to Kansas City in 1951 and was employed at Glover Manufacturing Company (where he met Darlyne). Bob joined the United States Army where he served for two years (1953-1955) and was stationed in Germany during The Korean Conflict.

Bob returned to Kansas City in 1955 and began working at Honeywell (formerly Bendix Corporation and Allied Signal) where he spent 34 years and retired in 1990 as a Manufacturing Supervisor. Bob and the family moved to Raytown, MO, in 1964 and as a family they had great times with neighbors and so enjoyed their time on 57th Street. He was an 8-year member of Boy Scout Troop 560, where his son earned the rank of Eagle Scout, past secretary and treasurer, and Mic-O-Say tribe.

As if a family of four and working a full time job were not enough for Bob, he also served the community of Raytown for 18 years in the Missouri State House of Representatives from 1974 to 1992. Bob was a member of the Raytown Chamber of Commerce since 1980, served on the board of directors for three years and was named Volunteer of the Year several times. The chamber honored him with a Lifetime Membership award, a recognition rarely bestowed to a volunteer. He was also the recipient of the 2000 Truman Heartland Community Foundation Award for the city of Raytown. Bob was a co-sponsor of a Raytown Parks Department softball team for many years. He also volunteered extensively at Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP).

Bob made lifelong friends wherever he went, whether it be at the Capital in Jefferson City (affectionately called “Papa’s Castle” by his grandchildren), the Raytown Chamber of Commerce or REAP. Bob was a hard worker and devout family man who went by many titles: son, brother, husband, dad, papa, grandpa, and great-grandpa. Those who knew him by these titles knew he would do anything to help make anyone’s life better. Bob was also quite the inventor and made several resourceful tools while tinkering around on his tool bench in the garage (with many worthy of a patent). While working at his daughter and son-in-law’s company after retirement, Bob saw a need and got it done-no matter what it took, which was a philosophy he took to heart. Knowing the importance of family, he never let an opportunity go by to celebrate the smallest victories in everyone’s lives. Bob also loved to teach life lessons along the way which included: never let your gas tank get below half full, make sure you’re proud of your yard, and you can always fix it yourself.

While the family will miss his unwavering love and support, they take comfort in knowing he is reunited with so many loved ones. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to REAP.

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JayJay Crabtree

March 25, 2020

I can’t ever remember a time when I saw Bob that he didn’t have a smile on his face. Bob was good man with an uplifting personality that I enjoyed being around! Bob was always very kind and inviting to me. I didn’t know Bob as well as other family members of mine but I know he meant the world to those around me and for that he will always have a place in my heart and he will be greatly missed.

Sincerely,
JayJay Crabtree

Gary Crabtree

March 25, 2020

Gratitude - that's the word that comes to mind when I think of my relationship with Bob.
I met Bob when I was 17. He quickly became a great father figure, mentor and buddy. We shared a lot of time over the years - from yard work, watching sports, working on my rust-bucket vehicles, trips to the state capitol, carpooling to Bendix and most importantly to me...family time.
I will forever be grateful to Bob for taking an interest and believing in me. His guidance, compassion and leadership helped me grow and become the man I am today. I am full of gratitude for the relationship we had and will miss him welcoming me and always sharing a laugh....or two! Thank you Bob!

Al Maddox

March 23, 2020

I am glad I had the opportunity to have Bob as a part of my life in Raytown. The Sego family has been a big part of the Raytown area and he as left us with many great memories and these will be with us forever.

Gregg Bedell

March 23, 2020

As I sit here pondering what to say about Bob, so many things come to mind that it's hard to mention just one; he was a dear family friend, substitute father while I was at their house two doors down from my own home, constantly working on a car or his property (BOTH which were the envy of the neighborhood) and yet every time I would see him, he always stopped and wanted to know just how I was getting along in this thing called LIFE! He was a great man....one that my parents greatly respected and admired. He was a good State Representative...that I was honored to help put up yard signs, and pass out pamphlets for. He actually knew me since the day I was born.....Godspeed Bob...my deepest sympathy and love to the entire family...Bob is at home with his wife and son, helping to prepare paradise for the rest of his family (and it will be exactly how Bob wants it) and what memories you will have for the rest of your lives until you meet again in Heaven. God Bless you all.

John Birch

March 22, 2020

Bob Sego was the personification of an honorable man. He never
forgot where he came from. John Birch State Representative Platte County 1978-94.

Sara Woodrow

March 22, 2020

My uncle Bob was very special to me. After the death of my father in 1975 he spent countless hours being a pillar to my mom in Independence when I lived out of state. Through the years when I would visit, it was always a special time to be surrounded by his family and to see the wit and wisdom in him that he shared with my dad. I will miss him so very much.

Jim Barnes

March 20, 2020

Bob was a good man who helped so many people. He was well respected by his colleagues in the Missouri House. A strong advocate for families and for children with developmental differences.

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