Michael Hrober, 85, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in Kingman. He was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Pittsburgh.
His parents, John and Mary Rober, immigrated from Austria through Ellis Island. They bought a farm in Troyville, Pa., and started a family. There, Michael grew up, married Blanche McGauthiar and raised a family.
During World War II he was stationed in the Philippines as a nose gunner in B-24 bombers and was decorated with numerous medals and awards. In August of 1962, he moved his family to Kingman and took a job as an auto mechanic at the old Mohave Motors.
He was a longtime member of the American Legion #14, Eagles Aerie #3744 and the V.F.W. #3516, where he was the post commander in the late 1960s.
He loved hunting and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by two daughters, Sarah K. Brown of Florence and Dixie Burk and son-in-law and best buddy Mitchell Burk of Kingman; and two sons, Michael J. Hrober of Kingman and Richard (Flip) Hrober and daughter-in-law Vicki Hrober of Phoenix. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren. Also, a very special thank you to Bill and Mary Miller, the best neighbors in the world.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Hrober of 51 years of marriage; his parents, John and Mary Rober; brothers, John and George Rober; and sister, Elizabeth Palmer, all of Pennsylvania.
Michael did not want a service. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Donations can be made to Sarah’s House or St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch in Boulder City.
Ruth B. Williams, 87, of Kingman died Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Kingman. She was born July 3, 1918, in Olden, Mo.
A service will be held at the family’s residence. Arrangements are being handled by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.