[Article 1103]Vale Bob Paxton.

Gentlemen, Mr Bob “Pako” Paxton passed away on Sunday 26 October 2014.

 

Bob Paxton Order of Service front page,

VALE BOB PAXTON

 

Bob “Pako” Paxton passed away recently & was suitably farewelled by his family & myriad of friends.
A Northern Sydney Men of League member, a Pratten Park Magpies stalwart & a Wests man through & through, “Pako” provided great service to his beloved Magpies over a considerable period.

He was a long serving Wests Committee Member, occasional ground announcer at both Lidcombe Oval & Orana Park & a promotions officer. His on-ground halftime entertainment schemes, particularly at Lidcombe were always innovative & entertaining & included ride-on Victa mower races, nearest the pin golf, boxing exhibitions & sports car displays. With Bill Owens & Graham McNeice, Bob was part of the production team which put together Wests’ successful late seventies performances on television’s Rugby League New Faces including Village People parodies & “Deep in the Heart of Lidcombe”.

Bob was a larger than life character who accomplished much in his working life. He took on & succeeded in an amazing number of fields including but not limited to: panel beating, music & entertainment, journalism, broadcasting, real estate sales, house painting & working as a relief publican. Bob’s “off the field” leisure pursuits were equally diverse, ranging from many years of boating at the Royal Motor Yacht Club at Newport, to cricket, touch football & golf at Palm Beach GC.

A life well lived, “Pako” will be greatly missed.
4 November 2014

 

 

 

Bob Paxton 2

 

Bob Paxton Poem

Bob had a Tribute Day held in his honor back in 2012.

 

Pako standing in front of some old lockers from the Wests dressing room

ex- Lidcombe Oval at the 2014 Magpie Heritage Celebration Night.

Bob Pax back page photo

Rest in Peace Pako.

 



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