I just learned of the passing of Bobby Hatoff and I must extend my condolences to his immediate and extended family. I feel that in significant part I grew up in his aura and I held him in deep respect and awe during our high school years at Lakeview. I knew his sister Aryln well - Bobby an I talked at length on numerous occasions during high school - years and years ago - I simply held him in the deepest of respect - all those years ago. I weep deeply at this news for the person - for his immediate family - for Harriet whom I met scores of times and his sister Aryln. I played golf with Lloyd and he often spoke to me about the gourmet meat business and I felt all those years ago like a member of the wonderful Hatoff family. Bobby Hatoff -may you rest in peace and know the positive impact you clearly had on hundreds upon hundreds of people. With the deepest respect - Arthur Wallenstein (my heart will always be in Chicago between Oakdale - Roscoe - Stratford and Wrigley Field) - currently living in Montgomery County, Maryland and feeling deep emotions about this news.
The Hatoff family Iris Lauryn and myself will truly truly miss mr.Hatoff.I recieved a gift from him and now its even more special.one of a kind truly one of a kind.
I just read about Bobby and would like to pass on my condolences. My Mother was Jack Hatoff's niece (Bernice Lovitz). I was so sorry to hear of his passing.
Michael and Paula Lovitz
as a retired employee of ALLEN BROS. please accept my condolences this was very shocking to me
My sincere condolences, Bobby was the most gracious man I have ever met. He taught me what it meant to treat people with kindness.
Dear Hatoff Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear about Bobbie. He was such a kind and wonderful person and everyone loved him. I worked with him and Lloyd at Oakland and United American. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
All our good wishes are with you and your family. You and Bobby have always meant so much to us. We will never forget how you took care of Gary when we had not even met. You were the best neighbors we have ever had. If you ever have need for us to do anything just call. Love to all.
Jere and Alvin
We are shocked and saddened to learn
of Bobby's passing away. Teresa,Stephanie and I Always thinking about you and Bobby when we talked about Chicago and our visits,especially at
one of his favorite restaurants ordered everything on the menu. We will always miss him. My condolences and prayers to you and your family.
I was shocked to hear about Bobby. Bob and I went to day camp together in the 1950s, lost track of each other and reconnected periodically later in life. My wife and I send our condolences to his wife and family. May they be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Dr. Dan Uditsky
Fellow CAA Camper
Even though we have only known each other a short while, it feels like a lifetime. Our condolences to you and your family during this time of sadness. GO BEARS! To your Dad, rest easy, rest in peace. Love Always, Kelly & Bryon
A common man with an uncommon heart
I am deeply saddened to learn of bobby's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Andreya Barnett Blumenfeld
Dear Hatoff Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
You were my very special date in high school and I never forgot what a beautful person you were.So sorry for your family-you will be missed.
Dear Hatoff Family,
This is "Puddy" Silverman, daughter of Eugene and Gloria Silverman. Aunt Harriet, Arlyn, I just cannot express my sadness and my shock in hearing the news about Bobby. He was always a very sweet and kind person. I send all of you my deepest condolences and all of my love to help you to get through this difficult time. I know that Bobby will be missed.
Trudy, Todd & Amy. . we are so sad to learn of Bobby passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers, Jim, Jackie, Brett & Amy.
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
I am so sorry to lean of Bobby's death. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in you time of sorrow.I remember Bobby from Nettlehorst School '1957 and Lakeview H.S.'1961. He was a good friend and a great athlete. I could never beat him at any sport. What a competitor! I hadn't seen Bobby for 50 years until the Lakeview H.S. reunion Aug.'2011. It was like old times.God bless you Bobby. I will miss you. Robert Shares Chandler,Tiburon Ca
I Love You Daddy always and forever...I'm giving you "the signal." You are the only reason I am alive today... Never quit, never give up and stay strong...I hear you Daddy and miss you more than you will ever know...P.S. I'm eyeballing you!!!! Love Your Amo the Great You are THE BEST DADDY a girl could ever have been blessed with...I hope that you are resting and watching football...
Dear Hatoff Family,
My deepest sympathies to each of you in your time of loss. I actually worked with Bobby when he was a salesman at Stockyards in the late 70's and early 80's and he was always so nice and I'm sure he will be missed. I worked with processing the orders that Bernie & Dan Pollack, Harry & Stan Katz and Bobby took over the phones every morning, wow that was a long time ago. Those were the good old days wish I would have stayed in touch.
Margery Palonis (Bahde)
Trudy Todd and Amy I am so sorry for your lost. Bobby was a great friend generous and a giant in the industry.
We are sorry for your loss Trudy. Bob was a true gentleman. He will be truly missed by all of us at Viaggio at the park...
Dear Trudy, Amy and Todd,
Our family is so sorry for your loss. I had the good fortune to work for and with Bobby and Lloyd.
Mike Monahan and Family.
Trudy I can not tell you how sadden I am to learn of the passing of Bobby. I am sure that my cousin Bonnie Koch will express our families loss to you
Bobby's vision and determination were highly admirable. This is a great loss.
soft-spoken but tough- After reading those words I can not think of a better way to describe you! You really were a great guy and a great boss! May you rest in peace!
Our deepest condolences on your loss. My dad Ben Branman really thought the world of Bobby.
Arleen and Barry Tutt
Dear Trudy Amy & Todd , I just found out today that Bobby passed away & my heart is broken. He was truly a wonderful guy. My thoughts are with you. May he rest in peace.
Bobby was one of the finest human beings I have ever met. From our days together at Lake View High School and thereafter, he was sincere, warm, caring, and generous. He will be greatly missed by his family, his legion of friends and associates, and all of us who had the privilage of knowing him. R.I.P. Sincerely, Bob Sherwin, Chicago. IL
Bobby defined the true meaning of friendship. We knew Bobby for over 40 years. He will be missed by many.
We are so sorry for the loss. Bobby was a one of a kind gentleman., we will miss him. We will miss him and the comfort of his expertise handling our steaks.
Hillstone Restaurant Group
Sorry to hear of the passing of my good friend bob,we have known each other since 1964 thru the c.e.c.. He was a class act.
Our deepest condolences to the family. He was truly one of the good guys. God Bless, and may he rest in peace.
Michael and Pattsie Rand
My condolences to the Hatoff family. I've known Bobby since we played football as kids in the Clock Tower League at Waveland. He was also a classmate at LakeView. It was years between seeing each other but at each reunion it was like there was no time past. He will be missed. Bob Signoretti - Chicago Police Retired/LVHS 61 (Jan)
The world will not be the same without Bobby. I've only met him a long time ago through my husband and found to be such a wonderful, kind, sweet man. May all family members remember the wonderful times they have shared together. He will always live in your hearts.
We are so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your brother Bobby. Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family!
Marsha & Gerry Chanan
Bobby was a life long friend and industry icon that we will sorely miss. Sincere condolences to his family and business family.
The Flangel Group, Ltd.
My deepest sympathies to his family.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
On behalf of the Committee Members and all the January and June Graduates in 1961 from Lake View High School, please except our deepest sympathy to the entire Hatoff Family.
Tiny (Pfister) Sullivan, I was the chairman at our 50th Reunion on August 27, 2011.
Bobby will always be the "cutest boy" in the class of LVHS June of "61. He was sweet, kind and a gentle soul.. and still manage to be a good football player. He will be missed as well as his smile.
My sincerest sympathies to all of you who mourn his passing. God be with you all during this most difficult time.
Bobbie Davis LVHS June 1961
Dear Hatoff Family,
Morton's Steakhouses' 30 year relationship with Allen Brothers and Bobby's insistence on offering the 'prime of the prime' inspired all of us who knew him to strive for excellence.
He was one of the most generous people I've ever known.
My sincere condolences.
Trudy, Amy and Todd-
How do I even begin to tell you how much Bobby meant to me and how much he influenced my life? Every since that Saturday in July 1987 when I first met him he immediatly made me feel loved and welcomed in to his family. He had an incredible gift that allowed him to make everyone who ever met him feel special. Bobby as well as all of you will never be out of my thoughts. i wish you peace and comfort. I love you all.
Dear Hatoff Family,
I would like to send our sincere condolences to your family on your loss of Bob. It was an honor to have known him and to do business with him. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Your family will be in our prayers.
Trudy, My most heart felt sympathy on your tragic loss. Bobby was the kindest friend I have ever known. I will always love and miss him. Stanley Friedman
So sorry to learn that Bobby is no longer with us. I knew Bobby in high school. He was the "sweetest" guy. Reading these other tributes to him, he never changed. My deepest sympathy, Janice Swee Morelli
Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of "Bobby". He was a friend and a classmate...
Lake View High School, Class of 1961
and Reunion Committee
Frank Jasch, Senior Class President
My deepest and sinceriest condolonces go out to the Hatoff family, Bobby will definitely be missed. I will always remember how friendly and courteous he was to everyone he encountered. The world lost a great man. My family will keep your family in our prayers.
Bobby you were one of a kind. My thoughts and players go out to you and your family. With many fond memories your friend Joel Z
My deepest condolences to the family. Worked with your Dad and Grandfather, good people
My thoughts go to all of the Hatoff Family during this awful time. Bobby was always beyond generous to me during my days at Morton's, and such a respected figure in the Restaurant World. I am so sorry for your loss, and he will be truly missed.
Trudy, Todd and Amy -
Bobby made such an impression on everyone he met - He will always be in my heart and all of you are in my prayers.
Bobby was always so very generous and kind hearted. Words cannot express our sympathies and sorrow. You are all in our prayers.
Chris & Mari Artinian & Family
Trudie and Todd,
Bobby was truly a wonderful person. No one had a bigger heart.We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin,Charles and Zachary Weinert and
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Amy and your family.
Sincere condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains Unit. At the request of CPD Commander Gene Roy, Bobby will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 28 OCT, 1100 hrs at Mercy Home--1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, prayers promised for his family. God bless! www.ChicagoPCM.org
Todd & Family,
Having met your father on only one occasion, I walked away believing that great leadership in family is core to creating acceptance of idea. He affected me positively. My heartfelt sympathies in your loss of a father. Know that fond memories are plentiful. May they serve as your comfort.
Dear Trudy, Amy and Todd,
I am so sorry about Bobby. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. I will always remember Bobby's amazing smile and gentleness. May you find comfort in the many memories you shared.
Lynnie...Thinking of you at this time. My thoughts are with you and the family. Love you.....Inie
Please accept our very deepest condolences. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.
Susie Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt
Harriet, Please know my thoughts are with you. Bobby was ,without question,one of the kindest, nicest man that Ronald and I ever knew. We are truly saddened by this loss. He will always be remembered along with your unforgetable Lloyd. With deepest sympathy, Julie and Ronnie Feerer
We loved you dearly. You will missed.
Jessica, Aaron and Ethan Pluda
We did not know Bobby well but we greatly admired him. Bobby had a remarkable presence. He will be missed. Our sympathy to his family.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Sending you and your family my deepest sympathies.
We are so sorry for your loss. Wishing you all the best in this difficult time.
Claudia and Frederic
Trudy, our deepest sympathy in this sad time. Bobby was always so kind and generous to Alex and I. We have fond memories of his birthday in May. A true gentleman. We will miss him !
You will be sorely missed in life, your counsel, willingness to help, compassion for all who came in contact with you, and desire to always be the best you can be. Rest In Peace, Always;
Mrs. Hatoff and family,
I was so very saddened to hear that Mr. Hatoff passed away. He was such a kind man and he will truly be missed. My thoughts are with you all.
Tina Nerad (from Filippo's)
My heart is saddened by your loss. Sending you and your family my deepest sympathies.
Our deepest condolences to the family! Bobby was my friend and mentor.
Anthony and Deborah Cerone
May God comfort you and your family.
I send you and your family my condolences and hugs.
I am thinking about you all.
Debbie (from Shirise)
Let his memory be a blessing to all of us,
I loved Bobby, Ronnie Feerer
Wishing no further sarrow to the family
may his memory be a blessing to all of us
You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Trude,Todd and Amy,
Words cannot express our sadness over the loss of your beloved Bobby. We love him and will miss him terribly as will all those who have known and loved him. He was just one wonderful man, loved and respected by all who ever passed his way.
May your wonderful memories of him help get you through this terrible time. We will always be there for you, especially for the Amazing Trude.
Bobby: For 57 years you were a true and beloved friend. Your loyalty, love, and gentleness will be sorely missed. Thank you for being there. Rest easy. My deepest sympathy for Trudy, Harriet, Arlyn, Todd and Amy.
Rest in peace "uncle" Bobby. I remember the day that you went into the army. When you came home, you gave me your army coat. I will never forget you.