Obituary: Robert F. (Bob) Walkoff
Born on April 19, 1933 in Monterrey Park, California and passed into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 4, 2015. He grew up and lived in Montebello, California.
Bob joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict, not long after graduating from high school, and was honorably discharged on Dec. 9, 1956. He moved to Arizona in 1972. He worked at various newspapers in California as a web pressman and continued working as a newspaper pressman in Arizona at the AZ Republic/Phoenix Gazette.
Bob leaves behind his loving wife Linda, married 43 years;
five wonderful children, Robert (Lucy), Deborah (Patrick), Richard (Laura), Vicki (Rick) and Lori (Zeke); 15 grandchildren, Alexandria, Stormy, Sunny, Thalia, Lucas, Roy, Jillian, Brittany, Maria, Jack, Lindsay, Molli, Katelyn, Danielle and Krystal; and nine great-grandchildren, Kayla, Zack, Tristen, Hayden, Abbi, Avah, Wesley, Travis, Silas, and one more on the way.
Bob (also affectionately
known as Papa and Zetha) was a wonderful man, had a great
sense of humor, loved traveling
camping in the RV and belonged to numerous bowling leagues during his life. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
A Celebration of Life service and social gathering will be at 1 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2015 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look, Prescott Valley, Arizona,
with Pastor Kirk Anderson officiating. Food and beverages
will be catered. Casual
dress. Donations in Bob's memory may be sent to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030 (forms will be at the service) or to a charity of your choice.
Information provided by survivors.