Longtime Crawford resident Robert Anton Pobirk died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at his home. He was 77.
Graveside services were held Feb. 29 at Bethlehem Cemetery in Paonia.
Mr. Pobirk was born in Crested Butte April 8, 1938, to John and Anna (Rozman) Pobirk. He spent his childhood and attended school in Paonia, graduating from Paonia High School in 1958.
He joined the U.S. Army and later attended Mesa State College.
On June 21, 1962, he married Mary Young in Paonia.
Mr. Pobirk was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Paonia, the USGA and UMWA.
He enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, especially the flowers in his yard, playing basketball and spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Pobirk is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Pobirk of Crawford; a son, Tim Pobirk of Crawford; a daughter, Brenda Florendo of Aurora; his brothers, Don Pobirk of Paonia and Richard Pobirk of Palisade; a sister, Evelyn Morrow of Paonia; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Pobirk and Herman Pobirk.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.