Robert P. "Bob" Szczesny Sr., 84, formerly of Erie, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin, Fla. He was born in Erie on Oct. 18, 1928, the son of the late Stanley and Gladys Stefankiewicz Szczesny. He was a quality control inspector and union president at Copes Vulcan until his retirement. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, bowling, boating and fishing. He was leader for Troop 67 with the Boy Scouts. He was in the 43rd Infantry with the United States Army. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years Kathryn A. Szczesny, one sister Rita Donikowski, three sons, Robert P. Jr., (Kathleen) Szczesny, Greg M. (Christine) Szczesny, Richard A. (Pamela) Szczesny, three grandchildren Holly Jackson of New York, Michael Szczesny of Utah and Sara Szczesny and two great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Holy Family Church, 913 Fulton St., Erie, Pa., at 10 a.m.
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Published in the Erie Times-News from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27, 2012