Bob Jubelirer passed away Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born June 18, 1948, in Milwaukee to the late Melvin Jubelirer, and to Carmen Kania. Within days of his high school graduation, Bob entered the U.S. Navy where he served in the Caribbean region from 1966 to 1969. He returned to Milwaukee where he attended UWM for two years.
His restless energy and spirit of independence led him to a series of jobs involving the out-of-doors and vehicles. He worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Greenfield, until his early retirement due to PD.
After retirement, he moved to Sturgeon Bay to live near his son, Brandon, the joy of his life. Door County fit Bob like a glove. He loved the state parks, fishing, nature walks, bird feeding and watching, strawberry picking, live music, all forms of yard work, and more. He had a lifelong fascination with cars and as a young man rode his motorcycle with friends to Washington State.
Bob is survived by his mother, Carmen Kania of Las Vegas; his son Brandon, of Milwaukee; and his loving partner, Janice Galt, of Green Bay. He is also survived by Elena Santiago, Donna Murphy and Marion Nelson of Sturgeon Bay; and many friends and neighbors, in particular, Rich Hehn, of New Berlin; and the Bauer family of Franklin. Bob had friends of all ages, from 3 year-old Crosby to 90 year-old Bette. For many of us, he was the most generous person we have ever known. Despite the pain and losses of recent years, he always said, "I've had a great life."
Bob's life and friendships will be celebrated at the Green Bay Area Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 1641 Commanche Dr. on Sat. Dec. 14th at 11:30 a.m. with a memorial service and luncheon served by fellowship members and friends.
Published in Door County Advocate on Dec. 7, 2013