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Robert "Bob" Partogian

November 11, 1934 November 12, 2015
Robert "Bob" Partogian
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Robert Partogian, born November 11, 1934, died November 12, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jane, three wonderful children, Mark (Lisa), Deborah (Nick)Dalbis, and Brian (Lynn), and seven grandchildren, Will, Lynden, and Vincent Partogian, Amelia and Andrew Dalbis, and Contessa and Jake Partogian. He is also survived by his sisters, Eve Topalian, Queen (Peter) Manoogian, Kathy, and brother-in-law, Bob (Linda) Kingins. Born and raised in Detroit, Bob grew up with the mistaken belief that the parades and celebrations for veterans was actually in honor of his birthday. He was a fine athlete in his school years and an avid golfer in his later years, making two holes in one. He was an Army veteran and served in Europe. He retired from General Motors after more than 40 years. While at GM, he was a leader in UAW Local #15 advocating for his fellow skilled tradesmen. He was a great storyteller, a talent he passed to all of his children. He also enjoyed a good story and had an infectious laugh that made others smile. He was someone you could always depend on, which earned him a cadre of many devoted friends. He had a strong, vibrant personality that made people want to be near and with him, whatever the occasion. He will be sorely missed. Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 16 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at O'Brien-Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Ave., Novi (248) 348-1800. Service Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flower memorial donations to Franny Strong Foundation 5767 W. Maple Road, Suite 200, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:00 a.m. ��

O'Brien-Sullivan Funeral Home 41555 Grand River Ave. Novi, MI (248) 348-1800.


Monday, November 16, 2015 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ��

O'Brien-Sullivan Funeral Home 41555 Grand River Ave. Novi, MI (248) 348-1800.

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