ROBERT C. STEFANIAK "MAYOR BOB" FORMERLY OF CALUMET CITY, IL
Robert C. Stefaniak, age 78, of Crown Point, IN/Marco Island, FL passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was formerly the Mayor of Calumet City, IL from 1972 to 1993. Robert also was co-owner with his wife, Bernadine Stefaniak, of Interim Healthcare. Prior to that, Robert worked at his family owned insurance company, Stefaniak Insurance and served in the U.S. Army. Robert was a life-member of the Calumet City Lions Club, Moose Lodge, and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He also served as the Thornton Fractional Township School Treasurer. Robert had a passion for hand ball, golf, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and thoroughly enjoyed weekends on the lake spent at his home with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Robert had many great attributes but will best be remembered for his caring and loving personality that touched everyone he encountered. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Bernadine Stefaniak; his five daughters: Lynn (Jeff) Methney, Lori (Ron) Coleman, Deborah (Art) Mascarello, Cheryl (Tim) Gericke, and Lori (Doug) Mech; eight grandchildren: Zack and Drake Devereaux, Hailee Newell, Nikolas Boskovich; Jamey (Kevin) Katen; Nicole (Robert) Shackleton; Michele (Timothy) Schaaf; and Blake Mascarello; five great grandchildren: Austin and Aiden Shackleton, Ava and Sloan Schaaf, and Rylan Katen; brother, Thomas Stefaniak; sister, Carol Piccirilli; nephews: Thomas Stefaniak , Jr. and Timothy (Trish) Stefaniak; and nieces: Annette (Ed) Czarobski, Angela (Cliff) Gawlinski, and Gina (Joel) Cipowski. Preceded in death by his parents: Casey and Clara Stefaniak (nee Kamradt). Friends may visit with Robert's family on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave./South St., Crown Point, IN 46307 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a Lions Club service at 4:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, 768 Lincoln Ave., Calumet City, IL 60409 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jacek A. Dada and Rev. Martin E. Michniewicz concelebrating. Services will conclude at the church with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
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Published in The Times from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2014