Robert J. Kefurt

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Robert J. Kefurt

Robert J. Kefurt Robert J. Kefurt (Bob) 78, a long-time resident of Glendale, AZ was called to heaven on Jan 1, 2019, after a seven-month battle with cancer.
Bob was surrounded by family as his journey on Earth came to an end.
Bob was born in Youngstown Ohio. on April 27, 1940, to Gus and Frances Kefurt. He was a father, brother, uncle and friend to everyone he met and lived life to its fullest.
Bob weathered disappointment during his life, he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and serve in the U.S. Army. Unfortunately, he was denied due to an accident during his teen years.
Bob took his desire to serve to the Knights of Columbus, working in chapters in Ohio and Arizona. He continued to be an example of faith in action when he moved to Arizona, by attending St Helen's Church and joining the St Vincent de Paul Society and serving in any capacity.
One of Bob's life goals was to visit his father's grave in France. He never lost sight of this goal, and before he passed, realized his dream. In addition to visiting his grandfather's grave, he was blessed with a visit to the village his grandfather protected from the invading German Army during the Battle of the Bulge.
Bob is survived by his sister, JoAnne Mihalcin (Lenny); his son, Robert (Bob) Kefurt Jr. (Bernadette); his daughters, Michele Norman (Joel), Mary Kefurt and Christine Zimmermane; eight grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob will always be remembered as steadfast, reliable, loving, thoughtful, compassionate and a light that would shine even on the darkest days.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at St Thomas the Apostle Church, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio. All are welcome to come and reminisce with friends and family.
In recognition of their service to the community and Bob's passion to continue serving others, contributions are suggested to St Vincent de Paul Society, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002-3600.
Published on February 11, 2019
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Judy Kresovich Brown
Feb 15, 2019
mother and Bob's father were siblings. We lost track of Bob but reconnected a short time before he moved to Arizona. We were happy to have shared that time with him.
When he would send me a Christmas card, he always signed it "YourCuz." Always made me smile.
Rosemary Stepanic Roe
Feb 13, 2019
My mother was Theresa Kefurt Stepanic. She was Gus's sister. Uncle Gus was killed before I was born. I am saddened to hear of Bobby's passing. He is a first cousin of mine and it is a shame our families do not know one another. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy on his passing.
I did visit in Valley Forge, PA the place where all Congressional Medal of Honor recipients are honored by states. I saw Gus's name in the Ohio section, but I did not locate the exact marker honoring him. We all have pictures and articles that showed us what a true hero he was. Bobby's memory will live on as does his father's.
John Ulasiewicz
Feb 12, 2019
Thank you Bob for being a good friends. We had many laughs in the Dispatchers office. Full steam ahead Bob. High green signal forever! 🙏🙏🙏