Canton, OH native, Robert T. Daum, (Bob) son of John and Marie Daum (both deceased) was 92 years old when he died on September 21, 2022
He was the youngest and last of his brothers and sisters: Pauline, Helen, Rose, Carl and John (all deceased)
Bob is survived by his wife, Kathleen Daum, (Kathy) who he was married to for 69 years as well as his children, their spouses and his grandchildren: Darlene Daum Papano (daughter), Peter Papano (son-in-law) and their son Nicholas Papano; Robert T. Daum II (son), Lea (daughter-in-law) and their daughters Lindsey and Madison Daum, and Lisa Daum (daughter), He is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews and their families.
Bob was an Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He had a photograph featured in Life magazine of the first paratrooper dog.
Bob was a member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #94 where he was active as a Plumber/Pipefitter/ Welder for 40 years. One of his career highlights was working as a Welder on the Alaska Pipeline in X Year. He always referred to it as the last American frontier.
Bob had a wonderful deep bass voice and sang with the Canton Hall of Fame Barbershop Chorus and the Saint Peter’s Church choir
Bob and Kathy retired to Bradenton, FL where Bob enjoyed walks on the beach, feeding the geese and having his family & friends visit from out of town.
In his retirement, Bob stayed busy and worked at Publix in Bradenton, FL for 10 years as a bag boy. His line was
always the longest while regular customers waited to say hello and receive his smile and kinds words.
A love note to Bob/Poppy from your family:
Thank you for the many joyful memories - your happy smile, laughter, jokes for every occasion and your eagerness to play with and love your grandchildren. Most of all, thank you for your continuous positive view of life. This is how you will always be remembered - with great fondness and love. We will love and miss you forever.
A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th
St., Overland Park, KS 66213 on Monday, October 3 at 10 a.m. with lunch to follow at the church.