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Robert Mintari(1937 - 2014)

photoRobert Mintari, age 76, passed away peacefully in his second home (home of daughter Laurie) on Monday, January 4th. Born January 10th, 1937 to Phillip and Eugeina (nee Olier) Mintari. Brother of Phillip Mintari. Raised in Chicago, Illinois. Entered the US Navy on January 31st, 1956. Served on aircraft carriers until honorably discharged on December 17th, 1959. Married Laura Linda Hayes on February 12th, 1960 resulting in six amazing children: Laurie (Dan) Brandner, Michelle Doran, Bob Mintari, Angela (Jim) Delost, Michael Mintari, and Julie (Mark) Armor. Married Kathi (nee Connor) Mintari on September 21st, 1996. Stepfather of Frank (Cyndi) Saxinger, James Saxinger, and Kristina Bowen. Grandfather of Colleen, Sharon, Lisa, Danny, Kristina, Jeffrey, Amanda, Bethany, Audrey, Jake, Nick, Allison, Tony, Buddy, Christopher, and Mikey. Step-grandfather of Matthew, Joshua, Jacob, Kody, and Connor. Great grandfather of Rylee, Kendyl, Ethan, Madilynne, Alleena, and Adrianna. Proud protector of Brandi and Mr. Max, his faithful dogs. Preceded in death by parents, brother, and first wife. Bob enjoyed working with his hands, watching one of his many TVs, and visiting with his large family. He will be remembered for his kind heart and witty sense of humor. Visitations will be at Lawn Funeral Home at 17909 S. 94th Ave in Tinley Park, Illinois on Monday, January 6th from 2-8pm. Visitation for family at 1pm. A service will be held at 6:30pm. Immediate family invited to Angela's home immediately following to celebrate the wonderful life of our dad.

Published in Chicago Tribune on Jan. 6, 2014
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