Robert Henry Pope, “Pope” 71 of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Whiting, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas. He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years (soulmate since 1976), Christine (nee Yager), his extended family “The 8 Yager Kids”, numerous cousins, and good friends. Robert was also preceded in death by his brother Richard “Dicky” Pope in 2005, his mother Julia Pope (nee Kosalko) in 2004, his father George Pope in 1993.
Robert lived in Whiting until 2005. He retired in 1985 from the City of Whiting Parks & Sanitation. He was a merchant marine on the Great Lakes and had also studied to be a surgical nurse but never finished. Robert was a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1967. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he attended grade school there also. Robert was a long standing member of Sokol Club 269. He loved music, live concerts, Great America, a “Four Deuces Cheeseburger” at Rose and Onnies’, the Vegas life, traveling, and keeping up with the hometown (Whiting) gossip via good friends.
Robert will remain with Chris until her death, at which time they will be both laid to rest at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, just down the row from Robert’s parents, George and Julia. Memorials to the St. John Steeple Renovation Fund, 1849 Lincoln Ave., Whiting, IN 46394 would be appreciated.
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