Robert G. Thirlwell, 87, of Florence, Kentucky passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019.
He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on September 7, 1931 to the late Edward C. Thirlwell and Corinne Skidmore (nee Vittitow).
He was a 1949 graduate of DuPont Manual High School and attended the University of Louisville. Bob served his country honorably in the US Navy during the Korean War where he was a Radarman onboard the James E. Kyes dd 787. Mr. Thirlwell was the owner and founder of Industrial Power Service Co. (IPSCO) until his retirement in 2001. He was a member of various business clubs and organizations and was a member of the Wildwood Country Club and the Hurstbourne Country Club in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Edward C. Thirlwell and Mother, Corinne Skidmore.
Robert leaves behind a loving and devoted family including his beloved Wife of 66 years, Betty A. Thirlwell (nee Parker); Daughter, Robyn E. Dierking-Scheben and her husband Thomas Scheben, Brother-In-Law, James E. Parker and his wife Kitty as well as several beloved nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends all of whom will cherish his memory.
In loving memory of Bob in lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or to the local Hospice Provider of the donors choice.
There will be a memorial service/celebration of life on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at The Olmsted 3701 Frankfort Avenue Louisville, Kentucky 40207.
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