Leonard James Robar, 83, died August 25, 2010, in Mormon Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Friday, September 3, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 825 Klevin Street, Anchorage, with Fr. Bugarin presiding. Pallbearers will be Ben Robar, Jim Robar, Alan Robar, Kurt Robar, Cye Robar, Kevin Robar, Jamie Haines, and Aaron Haines. Interment will follow at Angelus Memorial Park.
Leonard was born August 20, 1927, in Lennox, California to the late Cyril and Jeanette Robar. He proudly served in the Army during WWII, Signal Corp as a communication Specialist in the Philippines and Okinawa. After his discharge from the Army, Leonard moved to Alaska in March of 1947 and he was one of the first to travel the AlCan Highway after it was opened for civilian use. Leonard met Patricia Hamor in Anchorage and they were married November 19, 1949. He worked civil service at Elmendorf, Matanuska Plumbing in Anchorage, and CR Lewis Plumbing and Heating of Anchorage before retiring in 1989. Leonard was an officer of Plumbers and Steamfitter Local 367 bard for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Catholic Church, volunteered for meals on wheels, Boy Scouts of America where he was the 1
His family states, "He was a man of integrity, honor, and devoted personal time through scouting, the union, and church activities to teach these values to others."
Leonard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Ann Robar of Mason, Texas; sons, James (Patricia) Robar, Alan (Karen) Robar, Kurt Robar; daughters, Tracy (Christopher) Haines, Krista (Mike) Bailey; grandchildren, Kevin Robar, Cheryl Hartbauer, Cye Robar, Alana Robar, Jamie Haines, Aaron Haines, Carly Bailey, Amy Bailey, Maggie Bailey; great-grandchildren, Shelby Robar, CyAnn Robar, and Jason Robar; brother, Bernard (Brigitt) Robar all of Anchorage.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations maybe made to Boy Scouts of America, 3117 Patterson Street, Anchorage, AK 99504.
Arrangements are entrusted to Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel of Anchorage. www.akheritage.com
st scout to ear Eagle in Alaska, and co-founder of the Alaskan Chapter RC Clubs.