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Robert Paul Burkey
1945 2024

Robert Paul Burkey

August 19, 1945 — April 10, 2024

Bob Burkey of Chesterfield, Missouri passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at the age of 78. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Chriss; loving sons, Robert and Brian; daughter in law, Grace; treasured grandchildren, Noelle (Trevor) Keune, Hope Burkey, and Luke Burkey; and dear sisters, Barbara Peggs and Kathleen (Ken) Keith.

Bob was born in Hamilton, OH to Paul and Catherine Burkey. He graduated from the University of Dayton and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. That became his career, as he served everywhere from Vietnam in 1969 to Desert Storm in 1991. He retired in 1992. He spent his retirement years working and playing on golf courses; he loved his time outdoors and on the links with family and friends. Other favorite pastimes included the River Bend Repertory Company, walking his dogs and especially the time he spent with his adored grandchildren. He will be remembered for his big voice and his big smile.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday May 25, 2024 at 9am, at Restoration Community Church, 11971 Borman Drive, St. Louis 63146. Immediately following, there will be a graveside service with military honors, promptly at 11 o’clock, at Bellerive Gardens Cemetery, 749 Mason Road, 63141. A reception at the Restoration Annex, 1860 Borman Court, 63146, will follow. All are welcome.

Bob made a final contribution to the benefit of others with a tissue donation. Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Mid-America Transplant, www.midamericatransplant.org

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

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11971 Borman Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

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