Robert "Bob Bob" Charles Granack, age 73, of Charlotte passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Born in Hammond, IN, Robert was the son of the late Joseph Granack and Josephine Granack Horvat. He was also preceded in death by a sister Joan Granack Uran, grandparents Joe and Anna Granack, Charles and Josephine Savickis. He was a proud graduate of St Mary's Elementary and Hammond High, class of 1957. Mr. Granack honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps
and on his return graduated from St. Ambrose College, class of 1965. Robert also attended the MBA program at the University of Iowa
. Due to his career in industrial sales, he and his family had a succession of moves: Le Claire and Dubuque, IA, Moline and Bolingbrook, IL, Bettendorf, IA, Stow, OH and since 1989 Charlotte NC. He was selected as a School Board Member of St. Cyril & Methodist in Lemont, IL. He will be remembered as a person who loved his family, never missed a game and was always there at a moment's notice in time of need. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Joan Granack, nee Marfise; loving father of Polly (Jason) Thomas of Sydney, Australia, Robert (Laura) Granack of Harrison City, PA, Kathy (John) Quinn of Charlotte, NC and Joseph (Sara) Granack of Lake Forest, IL; proud grandparent of Bella, Sydney, Campbell, Adele, Alex and Caroline; brother of John and Debbie Horvat. He is the nephew of Jimmy, Tommy and Andy Granack. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 12noon at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church located at Old Reid Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210. Inurnment will take place in the church columbarium with a reception to follow in the Msgr. Pharr Activity Center. In lieu of flowers, Bob requested memorials to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church building fund in his name. The family would like to thank Hope Cancer Ministries, Amy's Fun Team, Southminster Levine & Dickson Hospice House, all our supportive friends and neighbors, Dr. Geoffrey Chapman, Dr. Wyatt Fowler, Dr. John Powderly and staff. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinafuneral.com
. Arrangements by Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center.