Robert M. Sankovitch

Born: Sun., Jul. 24, 1949
Died: Mon., Mar. 23, 2020

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Sankovitch, Robert M., “Butch”, 70, Central City, died March 23, 2020.  Born July 24, 1949, the son of the late Robert and Sophia (Pasierb) Sankovitch.  Survived by wife, the former Elaine Kralik; daughter, Jill (Joe) Lichtenfels; son, Nathan; grandchildren, Lily, Cole, Jade and Eric; brothers and sister, William, Jeff (Elizabeth), Susie (Greg) Wilk, and Philip (Jody); a number of nieces, nephews and cousins including Joanne Knapp.  Bob was a member of Carpenters Local 1419.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Green Berets.  Private Service will be held at the Mulcahy Funeral Home, Fr. Brian Warchola.   Committal, St. John the Baptist Cemetery.  Military Honors by the Central City VFW and American Legion Posts.

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Richard Sankovich
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
Please know that this news is saddening and our hopes and prayers are with all of you and extended family. Having grown up running through the creeks and woods with him and my brother 60 years ago seems like yesterday. He was always fun to be around and his snarky comments at times did bring on those chuckles that we shared. May he rest in peace and always be remembered for his service to our country and your community. Forever remembered! Rich and Barbara Sankovich

Joseph B Sankovich
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
On behalf of myself, my sister Barbara and her husband George Stiffler we extend our deepest sympathies to Elaine, your childrewn and grandchildren, and the entire family of our Uncle Bob and Aunt Sophie Sankovitch. Our times in Central City, especially during the early 1950s at the swimming pool, and holidays at Grandma's house almost always included a stop where we were always treated to the warm Sankovitch hospitality. While we have not had occasion to be back East and in Central City in the last 10 years, we've always been impressed with Butchie and his drive, his commitment, his humor and joy of life. We pray God welcomes him home with open arms with those coveted words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant. Come and enjoy the place prepared for you from all eternity. May you find consolation in knowing that Uncle Bob and Aunt Sophie are there to meet him, to proudly introduce him to so many of our ancestors as their beloved firstborn.

Dolores and George Pasierb
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
To Elaine and family, With heartfelt sympathy!

Genevieve Pasierb Harwood
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
To Elaine and family, with sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I have many fond memories of growing up in Central City and spending time with Butch. He will be greatly missed by me and my family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Aunt Genny

Joetta & Jim Mincek
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
We are saddened by Bob's passing. May you be comforted by knowing others than family will truly miss him.

Gary and Karin Helsel
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. We will continue to keep you in our thought and prayers. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.

Pete Mishko, Jr.
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Working with Bobby through the Carpenters Union, I gained great respect for him as he always stuck up for the average worker. I will miss our talks at the greenhouse. God Bless you at this sad time.

John D. Wilk
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the family fromm Mary and I. Bob was a great man. Spent a number of years with him in scouts. Hard to believe he's gone.

david m pytel
   Posted Sat March 28, 2020
To Bob's family Bonnye and I express deepest sympathy. To my good friend Bob, fellow eagle scout and Shade alumni of over 50 years may you rest in peace. He was always friendly to Bonnye at the greenhouse. His military service speaks for itself.

Jerry and Judy Yock
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
Dear Susie and Greg and Sankovitch Families, Sending you our sincere sympathy at your loss.