Robert “Bob” Paul Hradsky, age 73, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at the Borgess Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born in Muskegon, MI. on Jan. 26, 1938 the son of Steve and Ruth (Rickerd) Hradsky.
Bob graduated from Grand Haven High School and later attended Alma College where he majored in Business Administration. Mr. Hradsky served his country in the U.S. Air Force before he was honorably discharged. He was employed by Armstrong International for many years in sales and marketing, he was later Vice President of Sales, and eventually retired as Vice President of Special Projects in 2002 after 40 years of service.
Bob truly loved to golf and bowl. After his retirement Bob took great pride in attending and participating in his grandchildren’s events. He enjoyed all sports but especially football and was an avid Tony Stewart fan. He was a member of the Three Rivers B.P.O.E. #1248 and also was a mentor for the T.R.A.M. program.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Mike Hradsky.
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Janet Hradsky, of Three Rivers; two daughters, Lynette (Jody) LeVeck, Renee Hradsky, both of Three Rivers; one son, Kirk Hradsky, of Kalamazoo; step-daughter, Kelly (Mark) Commissaris, of Kalamazoo; step-sons, Troy (Mary Ann) Baker, of Allegan, Trent (Melissa) Baker, of Louisiana, Lance Baker, of Kalamazoo, and Brett Baker, of Three Rivers; two sisters, Judy (Wayne) Kohnke, and Joni (David) Pipple, both of Spring Lake, MI.; ten grandchildren, Mitchell and Bennett LeVeck, Robert Peyton Hradsky, Grant and Aidan Commissaris, Kyle, Allison, Autumn, Kailye, and Camron Baker; sister-in-law, Karyn Hradsky, of IL. Many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor Tim Raakman and Armstrong International Chaplain Dan Lane officiating.
Burial will be held 1:00 p.m. in Pine Hill cemetery, Muskegon, MI., on Thursday, Oct. 27th, 2011.
Memorials may be donated to the American Diabetes Association or the Charity of One’s Choice.