Robert Peter Birsic October 2, 1968 - September 24, 2012 Robert was born in Landskrona, Sweden. He enjoyed the sea and working closely with his Dad Ivan. His Dad introduced him to the world of Gas Turbines Rob later went on to study Aircraft Gas Turbine theory and Overhauls at British Columbia Institute of Technology. In 1992, Rob left Sweden for Canada to visit family and snow ski. He spent ten years there working for General Electric and Trans Canada Turbine. In 2002, he jumped on an opportunity to transfer to Bakersfield, California. This is where he met and married his best friend Kathy. Robert's 25 year career in the Gas Turbine Industry, took him all over the world that gave him the many experiences he loved sharing with family and friends. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic in whatever he was doing. his passion was the sea and fishing. he loved fast motorcycles and cars. He was a social spirit but cherished his alone time with his wife Kathy. Robert is preceded in death by his mom and dad, Ivan and Weislawa Birsic and uncle Milko of Sweden. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Katharine (Evans) Birsic and son Matthew Lugo who lovingly referred to him as Bobby; aunt and uncle Rolf and Krystyna Roos, cousin Kszysztof Smetek of Sweden, Aunt Aleksandra Nelerska, cousin Jerry and wife Alina Stevens, cousin Margaret Koralewski and her three boys, all of Vancouver B.C. You will remain in our hearts until we meet again. Your loving family and friends. Interment will be private. Sleep Well My Love www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on October 7, 2012