ROBERT T. SCHWEIGER
Robert T. Schweiger, 80, died Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011 with his beloved wife and daughters at his side. Bob was born May 11, 1931 in Kansas City, MO and was a lifelong advocate for good, practical building design. He enjoyed his Catholic education at St. Peter’s School, where he also earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 118.
He graduated from Rockhurst High School and Kansas City Junior College before earning his architectural engineering degree from Kansas State University. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy for three years where he had the good fortune of traveling the world. Serving in the Korean War, he was assigned to a destroyer, the USS Chauncey. When he returned from service, he entered his family’s construction company and worked in the business for 40 years.
Bob enjoyed his years of involvement with St. Teresa’s Academy, Conception Abbey, the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, Serra Club and his family’s 45 years at St. Elizabeth’s Church. He loved spending time with his family, listening to music, taking photographs, attending grandchildren’s sporting events, studying architecture, and advocating for Union Station to remain a transportation hub. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Barbara (Reitz) Schweiger; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Phil Komoroski and their children, Kevin and his wife Maigul, Tom, Bridget and Mark; daughter and son-in-law Paula and David Holmquist and their children, Robbie and Ryan. He is also survived by his sister Helen Griffin, brother David F. Schweiger and sister-in-law, Catherine Schweiger, and many nieces, nephews and cousins whom he dearly loved. Bob touched the lives of all who knew him, and we will miss him deeply. He is preceded in death by his father, Milton B. Schweiger; mother, Marguerite Nolan Schweiger; and brother, Richard W. Schweiger. Thanks to the healthcare providers at the VA Medical Center and to those at Research who took care of him during his final hours.
Visitation will be at St. Peter’s Church, 6415 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 4:30-6:00pm, followed by 6:00pm Mass. Private family burial. In lieu of flowers, Dad would prefer contributions to St. Peter’s Church or Rockhurst High School.
Funeral arrangements: Signature Funerals, (816) 214-5174, www.SignatureFunerals.com. Signature Funerals; honoring life; honoring death. 8019 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114 (816) 214-5174