Robert W. Bibik, 78 Born in Richfield Springs, served in U.S. Navy

In Memoriam

Robert W. Bibik, 78

Born in Richfield Springs, served in U.S. Navy

Robert W. Bibik

Robert W. Bibik, 78, of Fernandina Beach passed away Friday, July 16, 2021, at the Warner Center for Caring.

Born in Richfield Springs, NY, he was a son of the late Edward and Agnes Zilega Bibik.

He served in the U. S. Navy and soon after his discharge he and his wife, Cheryl, moved to Florida.

For 27 years he worked as an engineer for Florida Power and Light. He also worked for Duke Power and Progressive Energy before complete retirement. He and his wife moved to Fernandina Beach from Vero Beach six years ago. He was active member of the Civitan Club for many years.

He was of Catholic faith but due to illness he had not been able to practice in the last few years. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking and was considered a master of jigsaw puzzles. His children have several completed puzzles that have been mounted for display. Above all else he loved and cared for his wife Cheryl who passed away in 2019.

He leaves behind his three children, Scott Bibik and his wife, Pamela, of Cumming, GA, Christine McCowan of Kingsland, GA and Suzanne Draluick and her husband, Matthew, of Woodbine, GA; a brother, David Bibik of Harrisonburg, VA; seven grandchildren, Mary Bibik, Emily Bibik, Joseph Bibik, Sarah Harlow, Jessica Duncklee, Ashley McBride and Joshua Draluck and 7 great grandchildren, Korbin, Sadie, Abbey, Emmy, Everly, Jace and Cole.

A Mass for Mr. Bibik will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Wednesday evening at Oxley-Heard.

He will be with his wife for Eternity.


One thought on “Robert W. Bibik, 78 Born in Richfield Springs, served in U.S. Navy

  1. Bob Jesionowski

    Bob, Dave and Bob’s children.
    Educated with Bob in Richfield, class of ’61’, schoolmate too with Dave and Cheryl. We were many; now sadly diminished in losing Bob. Last saw him and Cheryl at the Lake House for the 50th Anniversary August 2011 – a “Happy Hour” gathering of our Class. (Millstone must have been booked!)
    Distance has kept many of us apart, save for the ‘southern transplanted RS residents’. A bit of thanks to the Internet for giving us a fighting chance to stay in touch. Would like to have spent more time with Bob. Though I’d not seen him in 50 years, it seemed like we never parted; still living in RS, learning to be “grown up”.
    We knew Bob and Dave as Alter Boys at St. Josephs Church too; along with John O’Connor, the Famulares – Joe and Bob, my Brother – Walt. These were the topics of conversation in August 2011.
    Before I forget we’re not sitting together reminiscing, that this is the ‘final’ time we meet (for now). All I can add is GOOD BYE, BOB, you were a great guy, lived and loved life at the highest level.
    Say “HI” to Cheryl for me …
    “Jess”

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