Robert J. Szymkowiak, 68, of Cape Coral, formerly of Philadelphia and Willow Grove, Pa., died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Hope Hospice. He was born Feb. 13, 1946.
He loved the outdoors and nature and spent many years camping, hunting and fishing before retiring to Cape Coral. Because he loved fishing, his hobby was making leaders and rigs.
He is survived by his loving partner in life, Janet M. Watson; his two sons, Robert and Ronald; his sister, Barbara Penman of Arizona; as well as aunts, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph A. Szymkowiak, and his mother, Anna M. Szymkowiak, who died Aug. 20, 2006.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 11, at Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral. Friends and neighbors are invited to attend.