B. Robert Gassman
B. Robert Gassman (Bob) beloved son of the late Maurice and Pauline Gassman, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle, and friend passed away on February 14, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years Lynn, his daughters Ilyse (Lee) Brownstein, Bonnie (Tom) McNulty, Brooke (Mike) Collins, Lauren (Michael) Freedman, and sons David Gassman, Brad Gassman and Tony (Jennifer) Gassman. Grandchildren Griffin, Payton, Justin, Hannah, Grace, Shane, Tyler, Emma, Devin, Jacob, Ben and Lily. Brother to Linda (Mike) Cohen, Marvin Gassman and Harold Cohen. Nephews Gary Gassman, Bary (Heather) Gassman. Nieces Nikki (Andrew) Golden and Jana (Othy) Schwerring. Great Nephew Sam and great nieces Lily and Mila. Bob began his life in Albany Park where he grew to become the consummate gatherer of friends who became family. His team of "Little Gents" lasted 70 years and this group who benefitted greatly from his loyal friendship mourns his passing. After his service in the Navy, Bob went on to establish a family accounting practice that spanned over 65 years. The clients who sought his counsel could feel the reassuring presence of his intelligence, creativity, comfort and love. So great was the vessel of Bob's love that seven children, twelve grandchildren, their spouses and family did not drain his boundless loving-kindness. There are too numerous to count bereft friends who considered him and were loved by him as family. No amount of time on this earth would have been enough for Bob; as his body failed him, his unselfish love and concern for everyone he knew continued to shine. We will miss him always. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, 225 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com


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Published by Chicago Tribune on Feb. 16, 2021.
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My condolences to The Gassman family. Bob was a great friend and a devoted leader of his large family. I am better for having him touch my life. May he rest in peace and may his family be comforted by his goodness.
Bob Sharfman
February 22, 2021
Richie Stranc & Family
February 22, 2021
Lynn, Mike and Lauren, Our hearts are heavy to learn of Bob's passing. Such a special person that has touched our lives and connected us to his lovely family thru the accounting business. Please know we are thinking of the entire Gassman family during this time.
Stephanie and Steve Karp
February 22, 2021
To Lauren and Family: We were so saddened to hear of your father's passing. I met Bob in the 90's when he started doing my taxes, and it was clear even then that family was at the center of his world. What a beautiful tribute to a man who impacted so many lives. We hope your memories of him comfort you all, bring a smile to your face, and that his legacy lives on through you.
Maria and Tim Gauer
February 22, 2021
We send our sincere condolences to Lynn & the whole family. The memories that I have of Bob are of warmth and smiles. May you be comforted as you see and hear how many people's lives Bob touched with goodness.
Aaron & Naomi Gassman
Family
February 22, 2021
Dear Lynn, Lauren and family. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. I truly enjoyed my trips to Deerfield to meet with Bob. Bob was the kindest of souls and his focus on family and children was an inspiration to me. You will be missed sir.
David and Andrea Yob
February 21, 2021
To Lynn, Lauren and Family: It is with deepest sorrow that we learned that Bob has left us. Bob's warm and genuine interest in US made our appointments special and he often had to be nudged to "get to work". Bob's friendship and advice greatly contributed to our personal and business success and we are truly honored to have known him. He will be in our prayers and remain with us always.
Tony and Sandra Nagurski
February 21, 2021
The Gassman´s have been doing our taxes for years and years. Every visit to their office / home in Deerfield always felt more like a visit with old friends. Bob was always so warm, kind and interested in our growing family. We will always think of him in the fondest of ways. We send prayers and our deepest condolences to Lynn and all of Bob´s family and loved ones.
Ryan and Elena Gayan
February 18, 2021
My best thoughts are with the entire Gassman family. Sorry I can´t be there in person. I love you all and stay safe
Rayna Feldman
February 18, 2021
Dear Lynn and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob´s passing. He was always friendly to us when Judy and Marv were together. I especially loved talking to his parents whom I sure will be pleased to greet him in heaven.
Jody and Larry Kien
February 18, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about Bob´s passing. We can never forget the summers we spent coaching and watching the girls play ball. Bob will truly be missed.
Neal & Sylvia Izaks
February 17, 2021
Bob was a very special person. He will be missed, but the joy that he brought to everyone will not be forgotten.
James G. Lakerdas
February 17, 2021
Dan and Nancy Milski
February 17, 2021
Bob was always very genuine and kind. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Harrison Pinkus
February 17, 2021
Bob was a true patriarch! He was sincere, kind and always took time with his clients. After meeting with Bob I always gleaned something from all his wisdom.I am truly sorry for you loss.
Brett Benson
February 17, 2021
Always good guy
Morton goldfine
February 17, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. He will be missed.
Leslie Oshin
February 17, 2021
Lynn and family we are so sorry to hear about Bobs passing. I know what a wonderful man he was and hoping your memories will help you get through this time.
Joyce and Dean Katz
February 16, 2021
We are sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. We love you all very much and will be thinking of you during this very difficult time. We will keep all the memories of bob with us. Love Jayme and Jacob
Jayme and Jacob Crenshaw
February 16, 2021
I’m terribly sorry about your loss.
Love,
Elliot and Jackie
Elliot Fetman
Family
February 16, 2021
lynn we are so sorry for the loss . he was such a great person I was saddened by the news of his passing our deepest respect and love go out to the Gassmans in this hard time he will be missed .
Brian & Maggie Fetman
February 16, 2021
Bob has been a great mentor and friend for over 30 years. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to Lynn and the entire family.
Rob & Randi Valerious
February 16, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Lynn, and to the entire Gassman family. We will sincerely miss Bob who was such a wonderful person . May you hold onto all the wonderful memories that you shared throughout the years. We will miss him .
Denise Fetman and Family
February 16, 2021
Dear Lynn and wonderful family, We are so sorry to learn of Bob´s passing. What a loss for you all. His memory and the many terrific traits he passed on to the next gen will be a comfort to you all. Hugs, Mary Beth & David
Mary Beth & David Schewitz
February 16, 2021
Dear Lynn & family: We are so very sad that Bob is no longer with us and share our deepest condolences. Our memories of all the good times we shared will always be remembered. From our days in the halls of Von Steuben as teenagers growing up in Albany Park in our club as Lil Gents until the present. His love for his family and to his friends are beyond words. We love him and will miss him. Mady & Fred
Mady and Fred Elman
February 16, 2021
my greatest sympathies to the gassman family. bib was a father figure to me for decades. he will never be forgotten.
michael laporta
February 16, 2021
Dear Lynn and family, We are so sorry to hear of your profound loss. We send out deepest condolences to all of you. May the memories of his wonderful life so filled with love of family and friends help at this time of sorrow.
Judy & Rick Lisnek
February 16, 2021
Lynn, meeting you through Ewa, I enjoyed sharing our conversations Meeting Bob was a delight. He was everything you shared about him! Virtual Hugs & amazing memories
Sharon Zeid
February 16, 2021
David (and family), I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gia Ormond
February 16, 2021
We are so sad to realize that Bob is gone. He was an amazing, generous and loving man. We have wonderful memories of family events with him. Lynn, and all of his family and close friends, may you find some solace with remembering his smiles and love. His spirit lives on in your hearts.
Cindy and Art
February 16, 2021
Gia Ormond
February 16, 2021
Lynn, Lauren and family, We are so sad to hear of your dad´s Passing over the weekend. We so enjoyed our wedding weekends together. He was such a charismatic and warm person. We are sending big hugs to all of you. Love Helene and Burt Herbstman
Helene Herbstman
February 16, 2021
My deepest sympathy, hoping you find comfort in your wonderful memories. Sending hugs to your family.
Heather Manlick
February 16, 2021
So sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. He will be remembered as a great husband,father and friend,, our thoughts are with all of you
Anita and Bob
February 16, 2021
DEAR LYNN AND FAMILY'THROUGH THE YEARS WE HAVE SHARED SO MANY WONDERFUL TIMES TOGETHER, THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. BOB WILL IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER! WITH ALL OUR LOVE....
February 16, 2021
Lynn and family, Bob was such an important part of our lives. We knew if we had a problem he would have the answer. He was always there to help us when we asked. He will be greatly missed.
Roberta and Ron Braver
February 16, 2021
So very, very sorry for your loss.
Karyl Mandel
February 16, 2021
What heartbreaking news we´ve learned today of your dads passing. No words to express my sadness for you and your family. He was an amazing man who showed me nothing but love and kindness and I am forever grateful to him. Sending love and hugs to you all
Cindy Cooper
February 16, 2021
Bob will be missed by all- we enjoyed coming for our yearly tax visit and talking with him and the family- he remembered every detail of our conversations year to year - our families (Zweig) were connected as far back as I know - prayers to the family
Cari and Tim Driscoll
February 16, 2021
Lynn, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I have no words just love for you and your family. May his memory be eternal..
Lisa Georgouses
February 16, 2021
Ilyse, Lee, Payton and Griffin, and your extended family, Our hearts are shattered knowing how much your Dad and Grandpa means to you. He made sure to leave you with so many great memories. May his memory be a blessing.xoxo The Biagini Family
The Biagini Family
February 16, 2021