Robert Juskelis of Arbutus/Catonsville, MD passed on July 11, 2021 after over 77 year residence in West Baltimore, Catonsville, and Arbutus, MD. Preceded by his parents: Anthony Juskelis and Alverta (nee Stavis). He is survived by his loving wife, Anita with whom he celebrated over 55 years of marriage, daughters; Susan Wright and her husband Weldon (Springtown, TX) and Carolyn Vavrek and her husband Karl (Fairfax, CA), four grandchildren (Arden Frye, Avery Frye, Zoe Vavrek, and Max Vavrek), his sister Frances Sikora (Sherman, Texas) and many friends and family.
Bob was a proud 1961 graduate of Mt St Joe High School and initially worked as an Apprentice/Journeyman Plumber. He was employed by Ingleside Plumbing and Heating working in Baltimore County and local suburban areas. In July 1968 he enlisted in the USN in the Direct Procurement Petty Officer Program (DPPO) and assigned to Mobile Construction Battalion 4 (MCB4) home-ported in Port Hueneme, CA. He was immediately deployed to Vietnam (DaNang area (Feb-Aug 1969) and Camp Evans (May-Dec 1969). Upon completion of his military obligation he returned to civilian life in Arbutus, Maryland. Achieving status as a Master Plumber he owned/operated RJ Plumbing and Heating 1970-1989. He completed dual degrees “Building Standards” and “Construction Technology” and worked throughout the Arbutus and Catonsville areas.
In 1989 closed his company to accompany his wife (Anita) on two DOD European field assignments where was challenged to resolve diverse assignments within base operations, direct building construction, and perform specialized maintenance. Upon return from these field assignments he was reemployed at NSA at Fort Meade building maintenance until his retirement in 2009.
An active traveler and hiker he enjoyed hiking and walking throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and even traveled to Antarctica in 2015. A Memorial Mass will take place at Our Lady of the Angels 711 Maiden Choice Ln, Catonsville, MD 21228 on Saturday at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center or Mount St Joseph High School.