Robert "Mr. Bob"
Robert Kazmerchek of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, age 67, died tragically while cross-country skiing in Wisconsin on February 17, 2021.
He was a 1971 graduate of Marquette High School and attended UWM-Milwaukee. Robert was a long-time employee of Anderson Graphics, helping the company through many transitions and entertaining co-workers with a wicked sense of humor. Later he worked as a paraprofessional teaching assistant at Lloyd Barbee Montessori School, Cass Street School, and MacDowell Montessori School, where he bonded with children and co-workers alike and was affectionately known as “Mr. Bob.” His fascination with the world and all cultures took him to remote spots worldwide, mostly on his bicycle. An avid bicyclist and cross-country skier, he went on long distance bike trips all over the world and participated in a number of the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski races in Wisconsin. He was a life-long learner and lover of all music, who studied Arabic and Chinese and played the ukulele and classical guitar. His wry sense of humor brought smiles to many people.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley Mathias, and a plethora of friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MPS Foundation Lloyd Barbee Montessori Fund.
Memorial visitation to take place Thursday, February 25 2021, from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 S. 84th St., Greenfield, WI. A private family service will follow.