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Bob Zdenek

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Bob Zdenek

Colonel Robert Madison Zdenek, 62, of Shalimar, FL, passed away Friday morning, March 11, 2011.

Bob was born Sept. 14, 1948, in Chicago to his parents, Robert and Betty. He was the oldest of five children. He dedicated 31 years to his country in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and received several decorations and medals for his service. On retirement, his fellow servicemen remembered him for his passion for people and insatiable drive for success.

Bob was happily married to Linda R. Zdenek for 39 years. Being on the water was a part of who Bob was. He was an avid fisherman in constant search of the big bass.

Bob is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughters, Ericka, and Samantha and husband Jay Wells; two grandchildren, Katherine Cruz and Corben Wells; his mother, Betty Zdenek-Rosenbaum; his siblings, Dave and his wife Julie, Jim, Jeff, and Jean Zdenek. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Zdenek.

Donations to the American Cancer Society can be made in his honor.