Robert Wayne Bridges

November 10, 1940April 14, 2012

Robert Wayne Bridges, 71, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 19th, at McGilley State Line Chapel, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, April 20th, 12:00 p.m., at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO, 64105 or to the Sierra Club, 440 NW Richards Road, Kansas City, MO, 64116. Bob attended Hogan High School, received a BA in Economics from UMKC and completed a Masters at KU in Public Administration. Between degrees, Bob served four years in the United States Marine Corps and spent two years in the Peace Corps assisting with Agriculture Development. Bob retired as City Administrator of Clinton, MO, with crowning achievements including conception and completion of the Clinton Community Center, Police Station and City Hall. After marrying, Mary C. Oddo and Bob raised four boys, Frank, Scott, Michael and Bobby. Bob currently has seven grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by Lester Bridges, Leona and George Hilditch and Barbara Aulgar.

He will be missed.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2012
  • Memorial Mass Friday, April 20, 2012

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Beth Salvador

August 4, 2012

Bob was one of the best friends I've ever had. I am at a loss for words. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be missed.

Denver Bridges

April 22, 2012

I love you and miss you, Papa. I loved when I got to see you.

April 19, 2012

We'll meet again at the Nu Way in the sky, high school friend...Marilyn Hanrahan Freeland....

Garrick Bridges

April 19, 2012

Thank you for being the greatest grandfather ever! I love you and miss you so much.- Garrick

Paul Bolda

April 19, 2012

Scott and Family,
I'm sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Joanne Greeley

April 19, 2012

Dear Scott & Family - please know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers at this. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Joanne

Sandy and Sharon Scarcello

April 19, 2012

We want you and your family to know you our in our prayers.


April 19, 2012

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Bridges. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Frank Bridges

April 18, 2012

Thanks for being such a wonderful dad and grandfather. You made all our lives richer. Love you and miss you.

Vikki Hinkle

April 18, 2012

Mary and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.