Robert Joseph Kadavi, known to most as "Bob" was born April 8, 1944, and entered eternal life on July 13, 2016.
Bob served his country in Vietnam in the United States Air Force for two tours. He retired as a switchman from the Terminal Railroad in Madison, Ill. He was a devoted father and beloved grandpa and his grandchildren brought him immense joy. He was an avid traveler that drove across the United States several times with his favorite spots being in Ria Dosa, New Mexico and several locations in Wyoming. He had a new appreciation for life after suffering three strokes at the age of 59 and although the rehabilitation process was grueling he persevered. He appreciated the simple things in life like, camping in the motor home, duct tape, a good meal with family and friends, hugs from his family, candy/ice cream, cologne, and sunglasses. Bob never met a stranger without finding out where they were from and what their story was. He would always compliment a pretty women and advised to always forgive quickly and appreciate God's glory.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rosemary Kadavi.
Beloved father of Angel and Thomas Odom, Candy and Joshua Heyen, Misty and Jason Taylor, Joseph and Katie Kadavi, and Bobbie Jo Kadavi. Dear grandfather of Grace, Faith, and William Odom, Nathaniel, Addison, and Evelyn Heyen, Matthew, Wyatt, and Gatlin Taylor, Nikolas Davis, Lukas Kadavi, Kadin and Kylie Brown, Jersey Kadavi, and Makaila Kadavi. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Sharon Kadavi; nephews, Chad (wife Beth) and Nicholas Kadavi; as well as infinite friends that he met along the way.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you pay forward an act of kindness. Bob, "Over and out".
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Rev. Jim Sloan officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 16, 2016