Robert John Karbonic (SK Bob) age 56 of South Daytona passed to his eternal resting place on March 30, 2013, after a courageous and valiant battle with lung cancer. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 7:00 P.M., Thursday April 4, 2013, at Baggett & Summers Funeral Home. The family will receive guests for a Visitation prior to the service from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. He was born to John and Marion Karbonic on December 28, 1956 in Newington, Connecticut, where he graduated from Newington High School. Bob was a life long resident of Connecticut, until June of 2007 when he moved to South Daytona, Florida. He was employed most of his life as a truck driver until he joined his wife at John's Appliance and Bedding in Daytona Beach where he also became part of the extended family of the Hinton's and all their employees. The most significant day in his life was when he met his future soul mate Peggy Rolls. She would become the true love of his life. He was so sure of that after meeting her. They soon became Mr. & Mrs. Robert Karbonic. Bob had many passions in his life first and foremost was his beloved Peggy but he also loved NASCAR modified stock car racing. Bob was not a NASCAR fan, he was a NASCAR racer. He and Peggy owned their own car. It was a NASCAR SK modified that Bob drove himself for many years. He was also much more than that, he was a crew member, truck driver, and mechanic on the NASCAR Whelen Modified tour where he and Peggy traveled the east coast of the United States racing at dozens of speedways along the way. He also enjoyed speed weeks here in Florida getting a chance to again crew on a NASCAR modified at New Smyrna Speedway.
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Because of his love and passion for both Peggy and racing they were joined together in marriage at the start finish line at the Thompson International Speedway in Thompson, Connecticut. It was a unique one of a kind ceremony so fitting the personalities of them both, a true testimony to describe their special bond. Later in his life Bob returned to one of his earlier passions of playing guitar and joining a group of friends and playing at local establishments in the Daytona Beach area. Bob also had a Harley Davidson motorcycle that he loved to cruise on weekends with Peggy and friends. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Peggy Rolls Karbonic; Son Keith (Beth) Clines, his cousins Ron & Nancy Carlson, and many extended family members, and a special group of friends from Connecticut, and now Florida that loved him dearly and will miss him and will never forget him. SK Bob also known as Al is now and forever loved Nationwide (Naah). A special thanks to all the wonderful people at Hospice, and also John and Darlene Hinton's generosity and heartfelt support. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Robert Karbonic Memorial Fund; 949 Beville Rd, South Daytona, FL, 32119. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Baggett & Summers Funeral Home.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 2, 2013