DALLAS – Robert B. Pogorzelski, 73, passed away May 22, 2014, at Robin Johnson House.
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He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Waterbury, Conn., to the late Stanley and Hedwig Lyuchenska Po-gorzselki.
He is preceded in death by his late wife Shirley Hubble Pogorzelski of West Palm Beach, Florida. His eldest brother Stanley and his sister, Harriet Mooney.
Robert served in the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Navy moved to West Palm Beach, Florida and op-erated a glass business; Custom Glass and Mirror of the Palm Beaches. He later moved to Gastonia to open the The Franklin Glass and Mirrors, Co., later worked with his son, Paul at Custom Glass and Mir-rors in Gastonia.
Survivors include his loving sons, Paul and wife Rose of Dallas, NC and Robert Jr., presently in Nau-gatuck, CT; brothers, Conrad Pogorzelski of Gastonia, NC and Edward Pogorzelski of Waterbury, CT and a sister; Theresa Frappier of New Port Richie, Fla.
A celebration memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service with visitation from 4 to 5 p.m. prior to the service.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to North Carolina Right to Life Inc., PO Box 9282, Greensboro, NC 27429-0282.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 25, 2014