March 4, 1932 ~ December 29, 2004
Masek, Robert ''Bob'' Frank
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Bob Masek died peacefully at home on December 29, 2004, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. A resident of the South Bay for 40 years, his loving family and friends will never forget the lessons learned from the strength Bob showed as he bravely endured his lengthly illness.
Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 4, 1932. Always a patriot, he was very proud of his service in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence Division, during the Korean War. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and was a gifted artist having earned national awards as a graphic designer. He moved to California in 1962 to become Art Director of Purex Corporation. He eventually operated his own graphic art business, R.F. Masek Design, and worked independently until his retirement.
Bob's greatest joy in life was his close knit and loving family. He also enjoyed sports, music and nature. Bob will always be remembered for his unparalleled humor and impeccable timing for ''one liners,'' even in his last days. He was never intimidated, not even by the most daring challenges he confronted throughout his life.
Bob is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary Ann, his daughters, Tricia Lang (Max), Dianne VanArsdale (Scott) and Karin Malinofsky (Brian), his grandchildren, Cheyne and Peyton VanArsdale and Ryan Lang, his sister, Jeanne, and many extended family members.
Visitation Tuesday, January 4, 2005, 1PM until 4PM at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel. Funeral Mass Tuesday evening at 7PM at St. Lawrence Martyr Church. Graveside Service Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 10AM in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: TrinityCare Hospice Foundation, 2601 Airport Drive, #230, Torrance, CA 90505 or The American Cancer Society.
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