Kirkpatrick, Robert "Bob" Burns Jr.
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63, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on December 12, 2012. Bob was born in Cleveland, OH to Col. Robert B. and Elizabeth R. Kirkpatrick. After traveling extensively in the U.S. and Europe, he settled in Phoenix in 1968. He served as an Army medic from 1969 to 1971. He worked for over 20 years in the entertainment and staging business in the valley, owning his own staging business at one time, Professional Staging Services. Later in life he worked part time as a self-taught computer technician. Bob was the consummate hippie and Dead Head; "peace and love" being his everlasting message. He had a passion for music, art, science, and anything creative and beautiful in life; a truly kind and unique man. He was remembered by anyone who met him and will be missed greatly by all who had the privilege of knowing him. A devoted husband, he is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda. He was a loving and tender father to daughters Molly Ann Kirkpatrick and Kate Elizabeth Dube (John). He leaves behind three grandchildren, Liberty, Abraham, and Talia. Siblings include Patricia Israelson, Elizabeth Pixley, and James Kirkpatrick. Contact Molly at (602) 696-3347 for memorial gathering information. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the family.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 23, 2012