Robert Glenn Sconci, got in his boat and drifted peacefully to rest on a Super Bowl Sunday evening February 4th, 2018. All the angels surrounded him, calmed him of any fears and soared his spirit to the heavens. He was born in Austin, Texas on August 26th, 1954 to the parents of Sabatino Sconci and Juanita Goertz Sconci. Robert is survived by his brother, Kenneth Ray Sconci.
Robert spent his childhood in Austin and made a lifetime of friends while spreading his contagious smile to all. At the age of 17, Robert began collecting wooden lures, old reels and rods and became a lifetime member of the NFLCC or the National Fishing Lure Collector Club. At the age of 21 he began working for the City of Austin in the Parks and Recreation Department. After 25 years he retired as a heavy equipment operator for Austin Energy. At his retirement age of 46, Robert settled down to his back porch and fishing dock located on Indian Lake in Smithville, Texas. He loved fishing, garage sales, flea markets and occasional trips to Louisiana with his sweetie and common law wife Karen Williams. Robert gave guidance to Karen’s daughter Winona Barrett since a young age of 11. The last 4 years his days were spent with Grandson Leo who called him “My Papa”. They would be seen riding around Indian Lake on the Kawasaki mule spreading cheer and pleasantness to all. Robert also loved his nephew Zac Vasek and niece Sammie Jo Vasek of Houston.
Robert was an enthusiastic person who touched everyone that he met. Always known for helping people, he was quickly given the name as the Mayor of Indian Lake. He was also referred to as the Admiral. People thought the world of Robert as he would help anyone in need. Robert truly lived his life to the fullest.
Robert will be remembered as always having a kind word, by his smile and his happy personality. He will be missed by all who knew him and who loved him.
In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to the Austin Hospice Christopher House, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.
There will be a CELEBRATION OF LIFE for ROBERT SCONCI on February 17th, 2018. at the American Legion Hall in Smithville, Texas. A Pot Luck dinner at 2pm with beef brisket and sausage from Zimmerhanzels. Bring a side dish! You may begin arriving at noon with your utensils, plates, napkins, condiments, can drinks (no bottles), and your stories. Robert would love us celebrating his life!