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KIRBACH, Robert 'Bob' Was called to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at the age of 73. He was a beloved husband, loving and supportive father and grandfather, and a faithful friend to many. Bob was born to Arthur Ludwig von Kirbach and Madolin Alice Shafer in Hollywood, Calif., on Jan. 28, 1937. He was known by all as a hardworking man, dedicated to his family and to his Lord. He worked for 37 years at Lockheed Martin, building such planes as the SR-71, the F117A, and the TR (aka U2). He lived his life to help others as he was an Elder of The Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Palmdale, Calif. His legacy was far reaching to over 750 people in the Antelope Valley area by helping organize 'His Hands Extended' food bank through his church. Bob had a love for life and a sense of humor that was enjoyed by all. He loved sports, especially golf, and spending time with his family and friends. Everyone who knew him will dearly miss him. Bob is survived by his wife, Gail, married 52 years, his daughters Kimberly and Kari (husband, Don), his son, Rob, and his grandchildren, Kristina, Tony, Ryan, Adam, Jennifer, Matthew, and Daniel. He is also survived by his brother, David (wife, Barbara), his nephew, Lee (wife, Rosemary), his niece, Madeline (husband, Chris), their children and many loving friends. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 20, 2010, at The Lighthouse Fellowship Church, 38325 10th Street East, Palmdale, Calif. You may email condolences to Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale Directors. Grandpa, Honeybob, until we see you again, may you watch over all of us from Heaven.

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