Robert ''Bob''
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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  1. God bless your Soul, Bob! We here all remember your whacky sense of humor and your fabulous outlook on life! Your sweetness will be long remembered………

  2. Thank you dad for showing us the definitions of strength and courage. We will continue to feel your love every day 🙂

  3. Please accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of your beloved husband, father,grandfather, and brother. This place called earth has lost a wonderful man, the place called heaven is much richer now that Bob is home. Thank you Bob for serving your country and family with so much love. Forever friends, Mike and Kathy

  4. His smile and laugh will be remembered forever! He will be missed. We are sorry that you must know the pain of such a loss. We love you and oour support is always here! With love and great memories, Christine, Kenny and the kids

  5. I was friends with Jeanne and Bob during our teen years in Chicago. I remember him as a beautiful blue eyed blonde hunk. All the girls were crazy about him. I haven\’t seen him in over 50 years, but I was pleased to read of his accomplishments and happy that he had married and had three daughters. I am still in touch with Jeanne. My deepest sympathy to the Masek family.

  6. Diane, Your Dad sounds like he was such a joy! We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerly, Anne, Kurt, Autumn and Bode

  7. We have very fond memories of Bob going back to before he and Mary Ann were married. We have kept in touch with them over all these years and want Mary Ann to know how much we loved Bob. He was a wonderful man. A very funny man, but also deeply serious. We miss him very much. We will also miss him calling us the “Lindamens.” However, he was always a very loving South Bay “piss ant” to us. With love, the Whittier piss ants.

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