Robert ‘Bob’ L. Szmanda Jr.
April 24, 1944 – May 2, 2014
Robert “Bob” L. Szmanda Jr., a longtime Waukesha resident, died on Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home at the age of 70 years. He was born in Milwaukee on April 24, 1944, the son of Robert L. and Lucille (nee Dirkman) Szmanda Sr. On May 29, 1965, he married Cathy Ronan at St. Joseph Parish in Big Bend.
He will be sadly missed by wife Cathy and their daughter Jennifer (Chris) Erato, his granddaughter Elle Erato, his mother Lucille Szmanda, his brothers Don (Carilyn Carlson) Szmanda, Jeff Szmanda, Tom Szmanda and Tim (Julie) Szmanda and his sister Margaret (Brian) Vanderwarn. He is further survived by his mother-in-law Shirley Ronan Pelishek, his sisters-in-law Sandy Szmanda and Janann Ronan (Joe) Treuden, his brothers-inlaw Jeff Waller, Patrick (Kathleen) Ronan and Michael Ronan, along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Szmanda Sr., his brother Bill Szmanda and his sister Mary Szmanda Waller.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 9, from 10:00 AM until the time of the 11:00 AM funeral Mass at St. Joseph Parish, S89-W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend, WI 53103. Fr. Dick Robinson will preside.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert’s name are appreciated to the Waukesha Women’s Center, 505 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please contact the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.