Robert J. ‘Bob’ Stanek

April 11, 1945 - Sept. 10, 2018


It is with great sadness that the family of Robert J. “Bob” Stanek, 73, Hollidays­burg, announ­ces his sudden passing on Monday.

He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late Joseph E. and Carrie M. (Reed) Stanek. In 1970, he married Hatsue Shimabuku.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years; a daughter, Janetta Romans in California; a son, Joseph of Hollidaysburg; three grandchildren: Lucy, Nora and Enza; a sister, Carolyn; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph.

Bob served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police after 21 years as a State Trooper.

He was an active member of St. Mary Church, Holli­days­burg, and he volunteered with many local organizations, political campaigns and meal centers.

Bob enjoyed watching Pittsburgh sports and was a car enthusiast, and he especially enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Sorge Funer­al Home Inc., Holli­days­burg, where a vigil service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at St. Mary Church, Hollidaysburg, Father Anthony J. Legarski celebrant. Committal will be at New St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to St. Mary Church, 312 Clark St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.