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.
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Published on February 11, 2019
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