January 21, 1924 ~ January 1, 2004

Born in: McKeesport, Pennsylvania,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Robert A. Sykes, 79, passed away January 1, 2004, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by his loving wife, Grace Sykes; daughter, Valerie (Darrell) Webb; son, Christopher (Gloria) Sykes, all of Pueblo; sister, Hazel Jones, Clearwater, Florida; and grandchildren, Derek and Zack Webb, Kristen and Cassie Sykes. Preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Barbara Sykes; brothers, Joseph, Richard and James Sykes; and sisters, Katherine Compton and Grace Nisson. Born January 21, 1924, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Bob was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and was retired from the Pueblo Documents Distribution Center at the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Bob loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching his old movies as well as rooting for his beloved Washington Redskins, who continually frustrated him to no end. His kindness, generosity and unwavering support for his family will be sorely missed. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 5, 2004, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Reverend Father Thomas Adrians officiating. Reception will follow at the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association through the funeral home.

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  1. Grace and Family:

    Knowing Bob as well as I did, I share your deep sense of loss.

    Bob was a great guy who I enjoyed talking with over the years. We never lost contact with each other and the relationship was beneficial for the both of us.

    We both took something away from our conversations, but in the end I think I took more away than he did.

    I’m sorry for your loss.

    Mike Hudson

  2. I did not know this memorial existed. Bob was my uncle, and he and Grace usually visited us once a year in Florida. They both were always interested in family, theirs and ours, and his sister, Kate, in Clearwater, Fl., and especially their grandchildren of whom they were so proud. Of course he never passed up shopping at the mall and especially one with a Redskins store. On 8/27/04, we also lost his wife, Grace — my aunt. We all loved Grace for her kind ways and gentle humor, even while so ill. She was a sweet lady and I loved to hear her tell tales of the sisters growing up. They will both be missed so very much.

    Carol & Mal Hughes

  3. Im Derek, One of the four grandchildren of Bob and Grace Sykes. I didnt sign anything the first time around and I came back to the site to check things out. There was countless memories of my grandparents. There has not been one day that I havent thought of them. They are sadly missed by all whose hearts were touched by them. Thank you all for your condolences and prayers as you guys are in my prayers. We love you grandpa & grandma

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