July 22, 1935 ~ February 13, 2020

Born in: Somerville, NJ
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Robert Frederick Meschko, age 84, Aurora, CO, died at his home Thursday evening, February 13, 2020.

He was born on July 22nd 1935 in Somerville, New Jersey.  He graduated Somerville High School in 1954 and immediately joined the U.S. Air Force.  He was stationed in Denver, CO where he met Charlotte Ewing.  They were married on February 11th 1956.

Robert is a retired Air Force Veteran and continued to serve his country for over 40 years as a Civil Servant in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a founding member, first President and coach of the Aurora Youth League (AYL) baseball and football leagues where he influenced the lives of hundreds of young men.  He was an employee of the National Football League for over 25 years, working on the sidelines of the Denver Broncos.  He was a high school basketball and football official and was the referee for 8 Colorado State Basketball Finals and 16 Colorado State Football Finals.  In the 1980s, Robert was the Highline Park Manager for the Aurora Parks & Recreation Softball Leagues.  Robert Frederick Meschko is Honorably Mentioned at the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame for his contributions to  Colorado’s High School Communities.  He was also an avid fisherman.

His greatest accomplishment is the love and support that he provided as a husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte; son Gary Meschko; son Ronald Meschko (Julie); son Glenn Meschko (Keri); daughter Rae Ann Tucker (Monty); grandchildren Alison Meschko, Tera Meschko, Robert Tucker, Austin Tucker, Grace Meschko, Elijah Meschko.

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son.

Services

Visitation: February 20, 2020 10:00 am

St. Michael the Archangel
19099 E. Floyd Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013

3036906797
http://stmichael-aurora.org/

Recitation of the Rosary : February 20, 2020 10:45 am

St. Michael the Archangel
19099 E. Floyd Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013

3036906797
http://stmichael-aurora.org/

Funeral Mass: February 20, 2020 11:15 am

St. Michael the Archangel
19099 E. Floyd Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013

3036906797
http://stmichael-aurora.org/

Room: Sanctuary

Graveside Service: February 25, 2020 10:30 am

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 761-0117
https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftlogan.asp

Room: Staging Area B

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  1. Dear Meschko Family,
    We would like to send you our deepest sympathy to entire family. Our prayers are with you all
    and may you remember the wonderful precious times you had with him.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Michael, Patricia, Kathleen,Timothy & Karen Cummings

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  2. I have great memories of “Coach” Meschko during my AYL Shamrock years, and as a neighbor. I can actually still hear his voice in my head. My condolences to your family, and my boyhood friend, Glenn. He was a great man.

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  3. Charlotte, Gary, Ronnie, Glenn and Rae Ann. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember playing for the Chamber’s Heights Cardinals against the Shamrocks at Hoffman Park. I ran a QB bootleg and got tackled hard by Keith Yates. I was hit so hard on the sidelines it knocked the wind out of me. I still remember Bob coaching on the Shamrocks sidelines grabbing my waist and telling me, “breath Michael, breath!” He was a great coach and man. My parents both loved Bob dearly and we kids always enjoyed visiting the Meschko’s. God bless Bob and the entire Meschko family.

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  4. I have known Bob for a long time, sorry for your loss. We officiated many football games together it was a privilege to have Bob in the crew.

    Joe Rossi

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  5. Charlotte & Family: Bob was one of the first officials I met when we moved to Aurora. I will say very heartfully, both Bob and you have been some of my dearest friends, and memories will never be forgotten. My sympathy, prayers and support are with you and your family.

    Jim Schaefer

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