Funeral services for Robert C. “Bob” Biszantz Jr., 64, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, with Chaplain Paul Reed officiating. Cremation will follow the services, and inurnment will be later in Arlington National Cemetery.
Mr. Biszantz died Sunday, January 16, 2011, at his home.
He was born Apr. 19, 1946, in Lakewood, Ohio, the son of Robert C. and Gloria Broadhurst Biszantz Sr.
Mr. Biszantz attended military school from the age of 13 in Gainesville, Georgia. After he graduated he joined the United States Coast Guard, enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years and returned to the US Coast Guard until his retirement in 1992 due to health. He retired after 27 years of service as a CWO4.
He married Patricia L. Roche on Jan 3, 1981. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Heather W. Meehan and husband Tim, Eagle, Neb., and Sandi B. Howard and husband Brad, Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, John Biszantz, Medina, Ohio; three sisters, Susan Galati, Bowie, MD, Marcia Richling, Medina, OH, and Kati Biszantz, Temecula, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Caleb and Micaela Meehan and Robert Howard.
Friends may call Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Assocation, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.