Robert Penko

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ROBERT H. PENKO, owner of Kirtland Hardware & Hobby Shop passed away Monday at age 93.

After service on Guam in WWII as AAF Sgt., his skills and kindness found an outlet for 35 years helping people at his shop.  

He bravely endured his first-born having down syndrome and losing his youngest, Scott to AIDS.  

Always with a joke or pun, a gentle quiet man, he lived happily with his wife Josephine for 65 years.

He is survived by sons Charles and Michael, daughters Nancy and Jazirae, sister Ruth.  

Memorial party at Brookdale, 35300 Kaiser Ct., Willoughby, Sunday April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.