Robert Sordi, 83, of Bozeman passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Livingston Memorial Hospital. He was born April 28, 1928, in Aberdeen, S.D., to John and Caroline (Buckenberg) Sordi.
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Bob was raised and educated in Aberdeen. Following his graduation from high school, Bob served our country in the Army, serving in Japan just after World War II.
When he was honorably discharged he returned to South Dakota and attended Northern States Teachers College.
He married Lucille Braun on Nov. 22, 1955. Following their marriage they lived in Snoqualmie, Wash., and Missoula, before moving to Bozeman in 1959. Together they had three daughters, Dorine, Susan, and Cyndi. The couple later divorced.
In Bozeman Bob worked for the Bozeman Chronicle as a typesetter for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1981.
In his earlier years Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking and camping.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ruth; and his grandson, Michael.
Survivors include his daughters, Dorine Sordi of Bozeman, Susan Sordi of Albuquerque, N.M., and Cyndi (Michael) White of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his sister, Dorine (James) DeFrancisco of Florida; mother of his children, Lucille Mohr; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his very close, longtime friend, Janet Norris.
At his request no services are planned.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001; www.alzfdn.org/donate.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 1, 2011