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Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert C. Biszantz Jr. 1946 - 2011 Lawrence

Funeral services for Robert C. “Bob” Biszantz Jr., 64, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the funeral.
Mr. Biszantz died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at his home.
He was born April 19, 1946, in Lakewood, Ohio, the son of Robert C. Sr. and Gloria Broadhurst Biszantz.
Mr. Biszantz attended military school from the age of 13 in Gainesville, Ga. After he graduated, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Biszantz then enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years and returned to the U.S. Coast Guard. He retired in 1992 due to health, after 27 years as chief warrant officer 4.
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, Medina, Ohio; three sisters, Susan Galati, Bowie, Md., Marcia Richling, Medina, and Kati Biszantz, Temecula, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Caleb and Micaela Meehan, and Robert Howard.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.