ROBERT R. HOLBA SOUTH HOLLAND, IL
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Robert R. Holba, age 91, late of South Holland, IL passed away July 5, 2012 at Ingalls Hospice in Harvey, IL. Robert was born July 16, 1920 in Roseland to the late Stephen and Mary (nee Michuda). Beloved husband of the late Martha (nee Wicherek). Loving father of Thomas (Jacqueline) Holba, Joan (David) Sawyer, and Dr. Richard (Kathy) Holba. Cherished grandfather of 14; proud great-grandfather of 27 and one on the way. Dearest brother of the late John and Joseph Holba. Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Also survived by his loving caregiver Maria Teach. Robert was retired from Federal Signal Corp. in University Park, IL. He was a World War II veteran having served in the South Pacific and included in an Honor Flight to D.C. in 2010. Robert was a member of VFW South Holland Post 9964, St. Jude Church, South Holland, and First Catholic Slovak Union, Branch 313. Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services Monday, July 9, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. from the Thornridge Funeral Home (Janusz Family Funeral Service), 15801 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (four blocks North of 162nd St. (Rte. 6)), Dolton/South Holland, IL to Holy Ghost Church for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ingalls Hospice, 1 Ingalls Drive, Wyman Gordon Pavilion, Harvey IL 60426-9945 or Honor Flight Chicago, 938 W. Montana Street, Chicago IL 60614. 708-841-2300 or: thornridgefuneralhomes.com
Published in The Times on July 8, 2012