OGDENSBURG – Funeral services for Robert R. Bjork, 73, of 232 Washington St., will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Bjork passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at the home of his daughter, Tammy Harradine, and surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Bjork is survived by his wife Jane; three daughters, Julie Bjork, Tammy Harradine and her husband, Daniel, and Bobiray Lehnhardt and her husband, Karl, all of Ogdensburg; one sister, Evelyn Brenhan of Syracuse; four grandchildren, Raena, Bianca, Kayli, and Nathan; and one great grandson, Wyatt.
He is predeceased by one grandson, Adam Bjork; four brothers, Alexander, Roy, Lawrence and Joseph; and four sisters, Marianne Bressett, Ethel Gardner, Eva Bjork and Helen Bjork in infancy.
Mr. Bjork was born on June 18, 1937 in Ogdensburg, the son of Axel and Helen Martin Bjork. He received his GED in 1957.
He married Jane Adams on July 14, 1962 at Notre Dame Church with Rev. A.D. Charbonneau officiating.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He first worked at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center where he served in various occupations. He also ran B and J Market on State Street and with his real estate license, he ran the Stout Real Estate office in Ogdensburg. Later he operated an antique store on the corner of Franklin and Canton streets.
Mr. Bjork was very active in the Fort La Presentation project, Toys for Tots, many fishing derbies, as well as Seaway Festival. He also was a bingo caller for many organizations over the years.
He served on the City Beautification Committee and his most notable project was the building and planning of the memorial wall along the Oswegatchie River.
Mr. Bjork was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and Amvets. He was also a past member of the Moose Lodge.
Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.