Robert “Bob” L. Papkow Sr.

Robert “Bob” L. Papkow Sr., 57, of Leavenworth, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at his home.

Robert 'Bob' L. Papkow Sr.

He was born July 25, 1954, in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of Karp and Frances (Gabrick) Papkow.

After graduation from high school Bob served in the U.S. Army for three years and three years in the reserves.

On Oct. 19, 1979, he married Janet M. Blakley in Leavenworth. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son , Robert L. Papkow Jr., of Leavenworth; a brother, Charles Papkow of Leavenworth; a sister, Charlotte Schenck of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob worked for Great Western Manufacturing as a machinist for 20 years. He was a member of the Patriot Guard and served on many missions. He was a life-time member of the Harley Davidson Owners Group and the Salvation Army Church.

A memorial service will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Salvation Army Church.