James Robert “Bob” Maske

James Robert Maske, 72, of Waco, known by friends and family as Bob, son of the late Clyde Maske of High Point, North Carolina, and the late Elizabeth (“Lib”) Maske of Hickory, North Carolina, passed away in his home, surrounded by friends and family on March 5, 2019.  Bob was born December 14, 1946 in Hickory, North Carolina.

Service Information: Bob’s memorial will be held on March 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM, at Lakeshore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Road, Waco, Texas followed by a Celebration of Life lunch at El Conquistador in Bellmead.

Bob was united in loving marriage to Sharon Sakser in January of 1966.  They were blessed to have over 53 years of marriage together prior to his passing away. Bob and Sharon’s union was blessed with two children.

Bob was a 21-year veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring at the rank of Master Sargeant. He entered civilian life working for ESI and retired from L-3 Com. after an esteemed career as a leader in the systems engineering field.  Bob took great pride working on military aircraft.

Bob was an avid golfer until his battle with cancer caused him to retire his golf clubs. Bob was also active with the Sul Ross bridge club.Bob and his wife, Sharon, enjoyed their motorhome, including taking trips to Seattle, the Grand Canyon, Florida and more.  He also enjoyed spending as much time with his family though they lived a far, including taking special trips with his grandsons.  Bob was known as someone who once you were blessed with his friendship, you had a lifelong friend.

His honorable life will be forever cherished in the lives of wife, Sharon Maske of Waco; his children, David Maske of Duval, Washington, and Heather (Maske) Aherne of Greensboro, North Carolina; his sons-in-law, Nick Aherne and Steve Danzey; and his grandsons, Collin and Patrik Aherne; and a host of cousins and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Steve Maske of Hickory, North Carolina.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center.

The family would like to thank the staff of Blue Bonnet Hospice.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Woody Anderson

    Thank you Bob for helping to shape my professional life. Prayers of comfort for Sharon and family going out. We love you guys!
    Woody and Agustina Anderson

  2. You were a key player in my career Bob, thanks for the opportunities. Praying for your loved ones.
    Alton Theiss

  3. Linda Brookshire

    I am so sorry for your loss, Sharon! Prayers for peace and understanding to you and your family!

    Linda Brookshire

  4. Cary Zaborowski

    Prayers Sharon and family. It was an honor to work with Bob and I learned a lot.

  5. Charles Courtney

    Sharon, so sorry to hear about Bob. Prayers for you and the family thru this difficult time.

  6. Vernon and Florence

    Sharon, so sorry to hear about Bob, our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our prayers aare with you.

  7. Tracy and Julie Smith

    Bob you will be greatly missed. Your friendship and out going personality has made you someone I will called my friend forever. It has been my pleasure to work with you, and play beside. May your Green Fees all be paid and your drives be true to form.

    Rest In Peace.

    Sharon, Julie and I are here for you always, never hesitate to call or ask of us. Always in our Prays,

  8. Rod and Linda Wheeler

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss.
    Recent surgery prevents our presence at the Memorial Service.
    Our thoughts will be with you and your family.

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