Robert M. Sankovitch
"Butch", 70, Central City, died March 23, 2020. Born July 24, 1949, the son of the late Robert and Sophia (Pasierb) Sankovitch. Survived by wife, the former Elaine Kralik; daughter, Jill (Joe) Lichtenfels; son, Nathan; grandchildren, Lily, Cole, Jade and Eric; brothers and sister, William, Jeff (Elizabeth), Susie (Greg) Wilk, and Philip (Jody); a number of nieces, nephews and cousins including Joanne Knapp. Bob was a member of Carpenters Local 1419. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Green Berets. Private Service will be held at the Mulcahy Funeral Home, Fr. Brian Warchola. Committal, St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Military Honors by the Central City VFW and American Legion Posts.
Published on March 24, 2020


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Mary Ann Bidner Doerzbacher
Mar 30, 2020
I talked to Bob at the end of January quite by accident. I called Knapp’s Floral, talked to Elaine to order, though I had no idea who Elaine was. I called a few days later to ask about the delivery and Bob answered the phone. He knew who I was (Elaine had told him Mary Ann Bidner called) but I still did not know who I was talking to. He started teasing me about my lack of swimming skills in high school. It finally dawned on me that it was Bob! That led into a delightful long conversation, reminiscing about our days at Shade. It was such a fun talk.
I was, therefore, shocked and terribly saddened to learn of his death so soon after we had talked. My deepest condolences to Elaine and Bob
...s family, children and grandchildren.
I will never forget that nostalgic conversation.
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Rod Rudge
Mar 25, 2020
Bob was a great man. He and I worked together on quite a few projects prior to his retirement. Not sure why but I’d been thinking of Bob in just the last few weeks and planned to give him a call. I really wished I had. God rest your soul Bob and I’ll see you on the other side. Rod