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Robert J. Stachyra - 75

Grant Park

Robert J. Stachyra. Age 75. Grant Park resident formerly of Beecher and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Attended Fenger High School. United States Marine Corp Vietnam Veteran. Retired Pipefitter after 43 years of services and member of the Local 597 Pipefitters Union. Member of the Beecher Amvets Post 67, Khe Sahn Veterans, Marine Corp League Detachment 1253. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Memorial Firing Squad member for 6 years. Husband for 25 years of Sallie nee Carrier. Father of Lisa (Michael) Gaidar, Nichole (Robert) LaRusso and James (Morgan) Stachyra. Step-father of Amie (Rey) Topete, Tiffanie (Troy) Krumwiede, and Aaron (Erin) Caputo. Grandfather of Michael and Ava Gaidar, Brittani (Dariusz) Obrochta and Andrew LaRusso, Scarlett and Merett Stachyra, Layla, Evangeline and Elijah Topete and Dylan Caputo. Son of the late Helen nee Florek and Theodore Stachyra. Brother of Nancy (Terry) O’Connor and the late Richard Stachyra. Uncle of Bryan O’Connor and the late Christopher O’Connor. Former husband of Marianne Stachyra nee Bernier. Friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday from 1:00 pm until time of services at 6:00 pm. Private burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's name to American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 or lung.org, would be appreciated by the Stachyra family.  Due to the pandemic, 50 people at a time, masks must be worn and social distancing while inside the funeral home. Info 708-481-9230 and panozzobros.com.

17 Comments

  • Timothy Andrew Hofmann

    on 04/21/21

    Rest I peace my friend thank you for friendship and many laughs
  • Frank Stachyra

    on 04/21/21

    Cousin Bob, you've now passed the torch as the Grand Old Man of the Clan, a title I wish you would have held for many more years than you have. It was good to know you these seven decades, and you will not be forgotten. Those were the days.

    Frank

  • Joseph B Panozzo

    on 04/21/21

    Sally, sorry to hear about Bob. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless. 

  • David & Jessica Topete

    on 04/21/21

    Rest in peace Bob! You'll be loved and missed by many! Thanks for all the laughs!
  • Jim Janowski

    on 04/21/21

    A good friend and neighbor. Will miss our frequent visits and laughs. Rest in peace my friend.
  • Andrew Ciarrocchi

    on 04/21/21

    Sally, you have our most sincere condolences, I'll truly miss my bull sessions with Bob.

    Andy & Carol Ciarrocchi

  • Mike and Donna Mullen

    on 04/21/21

    We won't say goodbye , we say until we meet again.   Our lives were graced by Bob's presence.  His great humor and loyal

    friendship will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough  to count themselves amongst his many friends.  Our deepest

    condolence to  Sally, the kids, and his entire family.

  • Kathie Miller

    on 04/22/21

    God Bless you Bob for touching so many lives and serving our Country in so many ways... I always enjoyed family gatherings like the picnics in the summer and seeing you and Sally, I feel very blessed to of known you. Sally I know hard times you have had and are still coming but you are Strong, lean on family now and know you have had so many Great years together but it is never enough, Let good memories fill the void... My Love and Prayers to you and your families

  • Bob Benos

    on 04/22/21

      God bless you Bob and my heartfelt condolences to Sally and to your family. My memories of our friendship go back to grammar school where at St. Salomea we first met and where we eventually graduated in 1959. Subsequently, we chose separate paths. In 1963 after high school, you enlisted in the  Marines while I enlisted in the Army. Nevertheless we maintained our friendship and in recent years, we were able to get together several times. Bob, those memories will not be forgotten, as I truly miss you my friend. Rest in peace. Semper Fidelis...

     

  • Beth Shaughnessy

    on 04/22/21

    So sorry for your loss Sallie, Lisa, Jimmy and Nicole. I have so many fond memories of him during my teen years and early 20s. Makes me smile just thinking of him. I know he is leaving a huge hole in your lives. Love Ranger and you guys :) Sending hugs and love. 

  • Joan Gallagher

    on 04/23/21

    Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing.  I have fond memories of your family as neighbors in Roseland.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Mary

    on 04/23/21

    For 10 + years you not only have been a great neighbor, you have truly been a great friend. How I will miss your fatherly advice, your corny jokes and our endless gossip sessions over a bottle (or two, or three, lol) of wine. I could always count on you if I needed something, and you were so good to myself and all of my family. The kids always knew if they stopped at your house they would get that special treat every time!! I will miss you so much, I already do. Your beloved Sheila always has a dog bed to sleep on at our house and a place to hang out, and we will be sure we bring her back to Sallie all tired out just like you liked. Thanks for all the laughs, advice , being the best drinking buddy, and all you've done for us! Memories I will cherish forever!!
  • Jean Kristufek

    on 04/25/21

    Sally we are so sorry for your loss and for your families loss.  Bob was a great guy and will be missed.  You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Be strong Bob is finally out of pain and watching over all of you.

  • Liz Mitchell

    on 04/25/21

    I will miss you and never forget you!Thank you so much for the sacrifice and your service to our country! May God bless Sallie and your family! I will miss the jokes and the laughter! Bob I will walk slow and drink plenty of water! Rest in peace my friend
  • Liz Mitchell

    on 04/25/21

    I will miss you and never forget you!Thank you so much for the sacrifice and your service to our country! May God bless Sallie and your family! I will miss the jokes and the laughter! Bob I will walk slow and drink plenty of water! Rest in peace my friend

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