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Obituary for Mr. Robert "Bob" W. Arburn

June 10, 1933 - May 18, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 86


Robert "Bob" W. Arburn, 86, passed away Monday May 18, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born June 10,1933 in Pueblo, CO to Darwin William Arburn and Ethel Marie Rodgers Arburn. Bob was a graduate of Centennial High School in Pueblo, CO and went on to attend the University of Texas Architectural Program. In 1977, his dream was fulfilled in opening Robert Arburn & Associates Architectural & Development Firm. Throughout the years, he was an entrepreneur, heading different businesses, spanning from real estate to healthcare to sports investments.

Bob had a servant's heart. Generous and uplifting, Bob sought to support and mentor those around him. He was extremely proud of his family and their accomplishments. Bob married his college sweetheart, Lavonne Kennedy, and they raised their two children, Don and Ginger together.
Bob was a member of the Masonic Perfect Union Lodge No 10 for over 60 years. He was also a member of The Alzafar Shriner Golf Unit, Rod and Gun Club, The Jesters, Nooners Lunch Club, and The Petroleum Club. Bob was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church, enjoying attending Sunday School classes and partaking in a delicious doughnut.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Joseph Arburn; wife, Theresa "Tess" Morkovsky Arburn; grandson, Nicolas Arburn; daughter-in-law, Jenni Arburn. Bob is survived by his sister Margie Mastrini; son, Donald Joseph Arburn; daughter Ginger Arburn Rogers and her husband, Bill; grandchildren, Abel Garcia Rogers and Rhiannon Rogers; goddaughter Rouchelle Tietz Burdick; nieces and nephews; and his companion, Patricia Mitlyng.

The family would like to thank River City Home Care, Halo Health, Kindred Hospice, and staff members for all of their exceptional care. The family will receive friends from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Trinity Baptist Church.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020
10:30 AM

Pallbearers will be Arturo Suarez, J. Michael Ulmer, Mark Mastrini, Florentino Barajas, John R. Daggett, Brandon Garcia, Gary McCoslin, Louis Mitlyng and Thomas Tatum
A live stream of his service will be available on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. via this link:

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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