Robert James Arko

USN Ret.

1929 - 2007


San Diego, California

Robert James Arko, 77, of San Diego died June 7, 2007

He was born in Chisholm, Minn., and was an aircraft fitter in the aerospace industry.

He was retired from the Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the Korean War.

Robert served aboard USS Skagit AKA 105 from 1952-1953 as a Machinist Mate 1st Class in M Division.

He was a member of the VFW and Moose Lodge of San Diego.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Arko; son, Robert Arko Jr. of San Diego; brother, Richard Arko of Minnesota; and 10 grandchildren.

Services, and inurnment, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Cabrillo Memorial Drive, Point Loma.

Donations: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Arrangements: Humphrey Mortuary.



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