Robert Charles Bogutsky

Robert Charles "Bob" Bogutsky, 65, of Kannapolis, N.C., died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home, after a lengthy illness, with his family by his side.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 25, at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Richard Graf, Hospice Chaplain Ric Durham; and the Rev. Danny Wilson, officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday before the memorial service.

Bob was born May 22, 1947 in Scranton, Pa., the son of the late Leo Paul and Norbertha Borkowski Bogutsky. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, Penn State and State University of New York. Bob transferred to Charlotte, N.C., with IBM in 1977 and retired in 1997 after serving as a representative for International Marketing and Sales. He was a member of Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church in Kannapolis and a former member of Advent Lutheran Church in Charlotte.

Bob enjoyed reading, science fiction, traveling and refurbishing IBM Laptops and will always be remembered as a very generous person.

He will be greatly missed by those left to cherish his memory including, his wife, Frankie Triece Bogutsky of the home; his daughters, Colleen Bogutsky Fraser (David) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Wendy Baucom Ferguson (John) of Sherrills Ford, NC; and his sons, Jeffrey Bogutsky of the home (girlfriend Tori Nunn); and Christopher Baucom (Claudia) of Charlotte, CBC. His grandchildren are Patrick, Dylan and Heather Weber; Alex Fraser, Abby and Kate Ferguson; Savannah and Ella Baucom; and was looking forward to the birth of a new granddaughter in June.

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuner and memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus Co., 5001 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis NC 28081 or the S. Atlantic Division, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28120.

Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 23, 2013