Robert C. “Bob” Biszantz Jr.

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.

Messages & Condolences

From Tony and Beth Ann DeSorbo...

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. A lot of time has passed since we last communicated but it will be impossible to forget the good times we had in Miami. Bob was a unique individual with a special outgoing personality. I will always remember him and he will bring a smile to my face thinking about him adding the screened in porch at the mobile home in Miami. Please know that if there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. Always, Tony DeSorbo

From Bill & Barb Worden...

It’s been way too long since we’ve had contact but please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. The days of living in that mobile home section of Miami Housing will always be remembered as well as carpooling with Bob to the district office. We wish you and the family the best.
Bill & Barb Worden

From Marguerite Kennedy...


We are thinking of you and your family.

From Pete Buel...

Pat and family,

Your extended Coast Guard family is very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We sure had some good times back in the mid-80’s getting the automated pay systems up and running for the Coast Guard. We always worked hard and then played hard, and Bob enjoyed that right along with us junior personnel. His and your service to the Coast Guard and our great country are deeply appreciated. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I had planned on trying to get over Weds night but the weather threw a big curveball. Hugs to all. Very Respectfully, Pete Buel

From Michael McWhirter...

Our sincere condolences goes out to the family and for his military service to our country. Diane & Mike

From Karen and Rick Stadler...

Pat and Family–Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this time. Bob was such a funny guy, and loved to make all those young Coasties think he was such a tough guy. :0) He will be missed, and we will keep you in our prayers. Karen and Rick

From Jesse McWhirter...

A good brother-in-law we will miss you.


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