Robert Christopher "Bobby" Elesky
of Grants Pass, Oregon died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 following a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer.
He was born in Lakewood, Ohio on December 18, 1963 and is survived by his wife, Venera Valieva-Elesky; mother-in-law, Roza Valieva and sister-in-law Djamilya Valieva; and his children: Robby (Alex) Elesky and Austin (fiancé Holly Miller). Also surviving are his mother, Jackie Klapper (Frank); his sister, Dawn Elesky; step brother, Erik Klapper (Connie); and step sister, Terri Hartman. He was a loving grandfather to Dominic, Conner and Samuel Elesky of Cave Junction, Oregon. He was proceeded in death by his father, Robert Casper Elesky, his very special grandmother, Mildred Morton and her spouse Foster B. Morton, grandfather Ralph Zeno Eberly and uncle David T. Eberly and uncle Ralph Edward Eberly. Bobby attended schools in Massillon, Ohio and Buckeye Joint Vocational School as part of Strasburg, Ohio High School. He joined the US Army at age 17 and graduated high school from Juneau, Alaska. While in the US Army he received his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. During his tenure in the Army he was stationed in Texas, Alaska and served with the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in the Sinai. By the end of his service he had earned several ribbons and awards (Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Driver and Mechanic Badge, Sharpshooter Badge with grenade bar, and Marksman Badge with rifle bar). After several years in civilian life he decided to once again serve his country and served as an independent contractor in both Afghanistan and Iraq. It was while serving overseas he met his future wife, Venera while in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She is now a proud citizen of the United States of America. Bobby was indeed a patriot and in his memory would wish any donations to go to supporting veterans who have suffered because of the burn pits as mentioned in the documentary "Delay, Deny, Hope You Die"
Stephens Family Chapel, Grants Pass, Oregon
(541) 476-7900 is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: stephensfc.com