Age 71, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his home. Robert was born April 15, 1943, in Lansing, Michigan, to Joseph and Evelyn (Long) Bofysil. Robert was employed much of his life as an Automotive Sales Rep, which he thoroughly enjoyed. A large part of his life was spent setting records behind the wheel of a Top Fuel Dragster.
Survivors include his 2 sons and 1 daughter, Richard Bofysil and his wife Becki of Jackson, William Bofysil and his wife Kate of Holt, and Bridget Bofysil and her wife Sarah of East Lansing; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Sandy Smith of Holt; 2 brothers, Thomas Bofysil and Gary Bofysil, both of Lansing; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Evelyn; and brothers, James and Joseph.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 5th, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St, Lansing, Michigan 48933, with The Rev. Stephen Ezop officiating. Burial will follow at Deepdale Memorial Gardens in Lansing. Friends may visit from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would graciously accept donations to help with the funeral expenses. Donations can be sent through: Gofundme.com (under Bob Bofysil) or at the time of services.
No formal reception has been planned but a small gathering at the Airport Tavern & Steakhouse will take place immediately following services at the cemetery.