Robert Haitmanek

Robert Haitmanek

Friday, March 20th, 1953 Monday, May 18th, 2020

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Robert Haitmanek, a veteran, skilled craftsman, lifelong explorer and hobbyist —died at his home in Kunkletown, PA on Monday May 18th, 2020. Born in 1953 to a hard-working Hungarian-American family, Robert spent the better part of his life perfecting his skills as a machinist and operating engineer with the International Union of Operating Engineers & Local 68. Throughout his life, his skills and curiosities propelled him to connect with people around the globe long before the internet with amateur radio, build and re-assemble museum-quality firearms from the most enduring conflicts of the twentieth century, and most recently to travel across multiple continents honing his craft of photography. With this life, Robert leaves a legacy for learning, compassion, and connecting with others.

We will plan a memorial and celebration of Robert’s life when the circumstances allow later this year.

Robert is survived by two daughters and sons-in law, Michele & Christopher Wispelwey and Christine & Brian Lezette; four grandchildren, Cameron & Adelaida and Charleigh & Grant; a brother and sister-in law, Richard & Diane Haitmanek; and a countless number of extended loving family members and friends. He was 67.

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Sue & Stan Mieckowski

To Rob's Family . Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Katelin Lezette

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Rob had much love for traveling, photography, spending time with his family, baking, and always bringing the best and most unique cheeses to every family gathering. Many of us will never forget Rob’s amazing photography that he captured over the years. I will always cherish and admire how Rob captured the mood at family gatherings with the wittiest jokes or best stories to tell. He was a fantastic man who loved by many. He will be forever missed but never forgotten, and his memory will live on forever. Love, Kate & Griff
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Kevin Clark

Our thoughts and prayers to Robert's family. I worked with Rob through the Local 68 Training Center. We've spoken a few times since his retirement he really enjoyed his photography and Africa trips. I'm glad he had the opportunity to make time for the things he enjoyed. RIP Rob..
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Linda VanSeters

We love and miss our dear friend Rob ! We spent many hours together, mostly doing photography but also just having fun. He was a great guy who was always smiling and fun to be with. Rob has touched the lives of many people. Don’t know what to say - we are so sad . . . We love you Rob ! Butch & Linda
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Stephen and Frayda Sheoskie

As a friend and fellow traveler, Rob played a special place in our hearts. We miss him. We hope the tree provides solace for humans and wildlife.
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