“Be generous. Live generously.”
Robert Alfred (Bobby) Kiolbassa was born to Rufus and Juanita Kiolbassa on January 10, 1937, in San Antonio. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1954 and attended St. Mary’s University leaving just shy of his graduation to take over his family’s business, Kiolbassa Provision Company, when his father became ill. In 2003, St. Mary’s University awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Award and in May 2021, conferred an Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree for his lifetime achievement in business and commitment to the San Antonio community.
Bobby led Kiolbassa Provision for over 60 years in various roles from General Manager to President, to his last role as CEO which is the title that he held when he passed away. He became the leader of the company at the young age of 21 after his father became ill and grew the company steadily over the years. His reputation for integrity, hard work, creativity, and generosity drove the company’s success and he was a strong influence in the company until he passed away in July 2021. He was a remarkable leader who put people first in everything he did. He was generous to all who needed help and quick to donate sausage to anyone trying to raise money for a worthy cause. He created a legacy of generosity that will continue to live on through the company that he built.
Bobby’s Legacy is the San Antonio based Kiolbassa Fundraiser and Non-Profit Support Program created in honor. Through this program, Kiolbassa Smoked Meats provides a helping hand to fundraising events and non-profit organizations in San Antonio looking to support their organization through sausage sales.
Kiolbassa will donate one box of Polish Sausage, for every two boxes purchased.
You are eligible to participate in this program if you are:
A product as bold and hearty as Kiolbassa Smoked Meats deserves an equally honest and straight-forward guarantee – and it has one:
“The best sausage you’ve ever eaten, or your money back – guaranteed.”