Robert Edward Byrnes, Sr. 88, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020. Bob was born in Topeka, KS, March 9, 1932. He grew up in St. Mary’s, KS and Kansas City, MO where he graduated from Rockhurst High School in 1951. Bob and Vera L. Cross were married on April 24, 1954. They raised their family in Overland Park and Merriam, KS where they were faithful members of Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. In 1998 Bob and Vera moved to Garnett, KS where they lived their retirement years. Bob was a plastic injection molding machine salesman working many years for Cincinnati Milacron and later forming his own business, Byrnes Equipment & Engineering, Corp. He was a long time Chiefs season ticket holder, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a cherished father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who valued his hometown upbringing and was dedicated to looking out for his family in many ways.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Marie (Koppes) and Edward L Byrnes, wife Vera, brother Tom and infant brother Joseph Byrnes. Survivors include children Jeanne (Ted) Uhler of Garnett, KS, Bob, Jr (Natalie) Byrnes of Olathe, Carolyn (Kim) Keller of Garnett, KS, Mary VanRyn of Overland Park, KS and Joe (Karen) Byrnes of Kansas City, MO. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and his sister, Sue (Jim) Jasperse of Prairie Village, KS.
Services are pending with Signature Funerals.