Nekolny, Bohumil George
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July 29, 1923 - Aug. 24, 2012
Bohumil George Nekolny, born in Chicago, Illinois 89 years ago, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012. He is survived by his wife Julia Chandler Nekolny, of Frostproof, Florida; his children, Pamela Nekolny Haring and Bob George Nekolny; daughter-in-law Marilyn Ruzek Nekolny; and grandchildren David Douglas Haring, Brett Matthew Nekolny, and Samantha Ryanne Nekolny.
Born of immigrant parents, Bohumil Joseph Nekolny and Rose Broz Nekolny, both from Cechy (presently the Czech Republic ), Bob attended school and later worked in the family bakery with his brothers George Bohumil, Edward Joseph, and Miles Edward Nekolny.
Bob's passion was flying. He served in the US Air Corps and US Air Force during WW II and in the Korean Conflict. After more than 23 years of military service, Captain Nekolny retired from the USAF Reserves.
Bob was dedicated to his work, whether as a Pilot, Baker, Salesman, Special Agent for the US Treasury Department, or Division Chief of IRS's Manhattan District, from which he retired in 1989. But he was even more dedicated to family, fulfilling a multi-decade promise when he brought Julia back to her home state of Florida to retire.
They have enjoyed the camaraderie of family, friends, and neighbors in Sarasota over the past 20 years. Bob and Julia celebrated their 67th Anniversary last February with their Silver Eagles' friends from St. John's United Methodist Church. This church will be the site of Bohumil's Service on Wednesday, August 29th, with burial at the Sarasota National Cemetery, Veteran's division. Friends may pay their final respects to Bob on Tuesday at Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the
Published in Herald Tribune from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2012