Robert ‘Bob’ V. Hirschberg

A Celebration of Life for Robert ‘Bob’ V. Hirschberg, 86, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God 360 Church, with the Rev. Rick Burwick officiating.

Mr. Hirschberg died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hosptial.

He was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Topeka, the son of Albert and Mary Opal Wooten Hirschberg. He graduated from Topeka High School and later attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo.

Mr. Hirschberg worked as an engine foreman for Santa Fe Railway, and retired in 1987 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, the United Transportation Union, and DCARSP. He attended Clinton Parkway 360 Church, and enjoyed traveling, reading, and photography.

He married Aleta M. Jones on Feb. 23, 1950, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a sister, Jo Anne Pearson, Gold River, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Don and Leonard, and a sister, Erma Gering.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Bible Society, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044

Messages & Condolences


Thank you for letting us know of the passing of Bob. We had been on vacation and just got home. We pray God’s comfort to you, Aleta, and know you will find help as you rely on Him.

From Chris English...

Aleta, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and Bob in my prayers.


Chris English

From Dailen and Sherry Downing...

Bob was the best! We never met anyone as kind and nice as Bob. Dailen truly enjoyed the talks and time spent with him. Aleta, you are in our prayers and thoughts.

From Heidi Gillette...

Our deepest sympathy is with you at this time. May God be with you and comfort you. Bob will truly be missed! All our love! Dave and Heidi Gillette and girls

From Steve and Selina Graham(Downing)...

Our condolences to you Sis. Hershberg. Brother Hershberg was a good friend to my father. God be with you.

From Dick and Nancy Olson...

Aleta and Iris,

We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s Death. We will be unable to attend the funeral as we are working in the Wyandotte County Fair. Our condolances are with you and your family.

From Cheryl Bolack...

Aleta and family, thank you for sharing the picture of Bob since that is the grin and face I enjoyed seeing around Ark City for so many years. What a blessing he was to so many people. May God be with you during this difficult time. Cheryl Freeman Bolack

From Don and Jean Campbell...

Aleta, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were sad to hear about Bob but have so many wonderful memories. When mentioned in his obit about photography I was taken back 35 years when you invited us into your home to bring our newborn, Chris, to take pictures. I still have the negatives he secured so nicely in an envelope for safe keeping. He was a wonderful man of God. Bless you

From Lawrence & Tiffanny Cowan, Canon City, Colorado...

Dear Mrs. Hirschberg & family,

We are so sorry for your loss, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers today and always.

Lawrence & Tiffanny Cowan
children- Stephan Cowan and Amber Cowan
grandsons- Lawrence & Blake Cowan

From Dave and Beverly Lewis...

We dearly loved Uncle Bob and enjoyed his and Aleta’s many visits to our home. He was a man who loved Jesus and the teachings of Scripture. His love for God, and God’s people, was evident all through his life. Bob taught us essential life lessons: to laugh heartily, to love deeply, and to live life to the full. He had an adventuresome spirit, especially on summer vacations, and he enjoyed good music and good books. Most of all, he loved the Lord Jesus, and his beautiful bride, Aleta. We will miss Bob terribly, but we know he’s having the time of his life in heaven…and completely whole!

From Diana, Ron, Jon and Garrett Poorman...

Uncle Bob was an important person for our family. Our love and prayers are always with you Aleta and we are always here nearby.
Love you

From Charles Yockey, M.D....

Bob was a true gentleman. He had a gentle spirit and I truly enjoyed visiting with him. It was a privilege caring for him as his physician. He will be missed. Aleta- you will be in our prayers.

From Greg and Elaine Dean...

Aleta and family–We are so very sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. May God’s love be your strength and comfort as you remember his life.

From Alan & Sandy Keene...

Aleta and family,

Bob was a wonderful man of God who was an inspiration to us. He was our Sunday School teacher for many years. He was the best teacher ever! His friendship and guidance have impacted our lives and the lives of our two daughters, Jennifer and Alanna. He will always hold a very special place in our hearts, and we are so glad we visited with him last Monday. His wise teachings were a blessing to us. Truly he is missed, but will not be forgotten. He is walking with God now. May that give you comfort.
Alan and Sandy Keene

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