Robert L. “Bob” Poziwilko, 89, passed away on February 7, 2019

Robert L. “Bob” Poziwilko, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center.


A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 11AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Crystal Springs Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 4p.m. until 7p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army in Benton Harbor, Refreshing Fountains Church of Benton Harbor or the charity of your choice. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at


Bob was born on January 15, 1930, Benton Harbor, to James & Laurel (Badgley) Poziwilko. He was a graduate of Benton Harbor High School. Bob worked in the construction industry for more than 60 years. He was a partner in called Superior Home Builders established in 1960…later known as Superior Builders, Inc and currently known as Superior Property Management. Superior Builders was responsible for the development and construction of numerous subdivisions, apartment complexes and condominiums in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren County including Lake Pines Apartments and the Shores Apartments, Camelot Condominiums and Sunset Shores Condominiums.


Bob had many passions in his life including, becoming a pilot, traveling, boating and hunting. He also enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears.


Bob is survived by his children, Elizabeth “Beth” (Joseph) Poziwilko-Wharton of Stevensville and Chalet Sturgeon of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Cody Sturgeon, Nathan Sturgeon, April Thomas and Rebecca Dittmer; great-grandchild Raylan Thomas; siblings, Yvonne Post, Eugene (Linda) Poziwilko, Patrick (Shirley) Poziwilko and Jerry “Dan” Poziwilko; and sister-in-law JoAnne Poziwilko.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents James & Laurel Poziwilko, son Ronald Poziwilko and brother Donald Poziwilko.


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