Robert Joseph Dziekan

Robert Joseph Dziekan

Sedley, VA
04.25.1947 - 10.02.2018
New York

Robert Joseph Dziekan, affectionately known as Papa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Born April 25, 1947 in Middletown, New York, he was the son of the late John and Ruth McCombs Dziekan. Papa graduated from Goshan High School where he enjoyed playing football and baseball. He was a volunteer firefighter in New Hampton, NY and retired from Verizon after 33 ½ years as a Switchman. He attended Sedley Baptist Church. Papa was a loving and devoted husband, daddy, granddaddy, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Amanda “Mandy” Driscoll Dziekan; daughters, Glenda Stinebough and her husband, Jay, and Maggie Davis; granddaughters, Erika Niles and her husband, Kyle, Savannah James, Brittany Marshall and her husband, Eric, and Amber Brown and her husband, Jacob; great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Elaina Niles and Brantlee and Finnian Marshall; sister-in-law, Sandy Stowe; brother-in-law, Jim Driscoll; several nieces and nephews, as well as many people who thought of him as a father figure, grandfather figure, and friend. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Peggy Jacobs.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 5, 2018 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel from 6 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon, October 6, 2018 at Sedley Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Foreman officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis, TN 38105, or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Glen Allen, VA 23060 in memory of Papa. Condolences may be posted at

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R.W. Baker & Co. funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Highway
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States

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Sedley Baptist Church
17494 Johnsons Mill Road
Sedley, VA 23878
United States


Rosemont Cemetery
18173 VA-646
Sedley, VA 23878
United States


Our sincere condolences on the death of Bob. Many happy times with him & tons of memories growing up together. RIP Bob. God's peace be with all the family.

Linda Levite

I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a good friend and coworker for many years at Verizon. Thoughts and prayers to the family...

Mike Jordan

Mandy and family.... Marsha Cosh is how you would remember me I think.... my sincerest thoughts of peace for you all. Bob was always fun. Bill knows, but he doesn't use the technology... he was very sad for you all... God Bless and keep you all in this most difficult time.

Marsha Tyrrell

Mandy, Marty and I are so sorry for your loss Bob was a great guy. We have many happy memories of you guys. Sending you love and hugs. Nancy

Nancy and Marty Davies

Father figure and awesome example of what a warrior truly is. He was and will always be "Pop" and I will never forget him.

Eddie Harville

I love you Pop, never forget how big you laughed , started cleaning your home & grew truly close in my heart to that crazy loud New York accent & when needed you guys, how you told me , you were gonna be my father, the best you could & if I ran away , you’d simply bring me home. I may have never felt feelings of a father, if not for you, no matter how all went, you meant it from your heart. I bet you could have a match with God.. lol, see who’s louder?& all the questions once had, now you know, you tried love us all & at times that kindness was taken advantage of , you still gave. Good soul & one of a kind heart ?.. always, mags


Mandy, I am so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I remember his beautiful smile, which lit up his face. Rest in peace, Bob. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Mandy and your family. Faith Ralph


So very sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I enjoyed working with Bob at the telephone company and considered him a very dear friend. I will definitely miss his friendship. My condolences to his family.

Bobby Council

Mandy n sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. Just returned from the memorial for James Corcoran and heard about Bob from phone company retiries. I worked with Bob for years, he was a great guy. My deepest condolences.

Rose Albert

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