Robert Chalupnik
1965 - 2015
September 23, 1965
November 27, 2015
Robert A. Chalupnik, age 50, of Chicago. Beloved life partner of Kent Jager; Cherished son of Valerie and the late Stephen Chalupnik Jr.; Brother of Laura (Tom) Eix, David (Melanie) Chalupnik, and Stephen (Cynthia Van Bogaert) Chalupnik; admired uncle of Dallen, Nicole, Michelle and Jennifer; Fond cousin and dear friend of many, including his Family at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Fought his battle with cancer with dignity and grace while touching everyone around him with his warmth and thoughtfulness.In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at, or through the mail at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266Visitation on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Queen of Angels Church, 2330 W. Sunnyside, Chicago at 10:00 am. Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 am at the church. For information please call Drake and Son Funeral Home, 773-561-6874
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Dec. 1, 2015.
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Queen of Angels Church
2330 W. Sunnyside, Chicago, Illinois
Memorial service
Queen of Angels Church
2330 W. Sunnyside, Chicago, Illinois
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Rob was one of the most kind and gentle souls I've met. He was a calm, happy presence everywhere he went and was loved by many. He truly lived the life he was given and fit more in 50 years than most people do in many more. I'm so glad I knew him - even for the short time we were in each other's lives. Rest in peace, Robert.
Joel Wurffel
November 29, 2016
I just learned yesterday of Rob's illness and worry that there must be many others like me who will find out too late. Rob was always so full of life, whether biking, bowling, boating, scuba diving, playing euchre, socializing with friends, laughing, and caring; his passing is beyond belief; it's so incongruent with everything about him that it makes no sense. I'm overwhelmed at how I took for granted that he would always be there, like he always was, and that I would repeatedly plan weekend trips to Chicago because "I've got to get there to see Rob," but something would come up. Now Chicago will never be the same.
Rob was simply the nicest person I've ever met. Period. I've met a lot of nice people as a psychiatrist, but Rob was the nicest. There just is no other way I can put it. He was the kind of person that you were sad if he had a bad day, because he didn't deserve it. Or that he had the flu because it would spoil his fun. This is something that is inconceivable to happen.
Everyone who knew Rob must miss him dearly. Everyone who didn't know him, missed out on a beautiful life. Thank you for being my friend and so good to me, Rob. I love you.
Tom Armistead
June 10, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Robert was an awesome pt. and always smiling. We will keep your family in our prayers. Interventional Radiology NMH
December 7, 2015
You are a wonderful guy and I am so lucky to get to know you. I will surely miss our get together BYOB dinner twice a year. Thanks for all the wonderful memories!!!
Gerry Salvacion
December 3, 2015
Barbara Stubblefield
December 2, 2015
We are so deeply saddened by this tragic loss. Rob, you were such a kind and genuine soul. We are proud to have known you and share in your laughter. You will be greatly missed and always remembered.
Scott and Toni Knoop
December 2, 2015
Very sorry to hear of Rob's passing!! He was a wonderful guy!!!
Donna Huse Bjurlin
December 2, 2015
Rob always had a smile and a kind word whenever I would see him in the office. My condolences to his family. I will miss him.
Toni Cook
December 2, 2015
Rob, you've been a great investor with us and became a true friend in a business that doesn't usually lend itself to becoming friends. I will miss speaking with you about a wide variety of topics from the economy to leisure activities (skiing, cycling and tasty beers) to the Cubs, Bears and Packers. And many others that came up during our "work" conversations. Your calm and interested approach was valued by our team at Oshkosh and we will truly miss you. We send our thoughts and prayers to your loved ones.
Patrick Davidson
December 2, 2015
Rob, you were one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I have ever known. You exhibited grace, humility, integrity, and intellectual curiousity like no other. You truely were one of a kind and I will never forget you. My friend, I will miss you immensely.
Chad Kilmer
December 1, 2015
I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this time.
Sal Soria
December 1, 2015
You have my deepest sympathies.
Casie Berger
December 1, 2015
It saddens me beyond comprehension that my dear friend has passed. His stoic gentleness, kindness, logic and compassion will be greatly missed. Our memories will never be forgotten.
Randall Israel
November 30, 2015
Jacquie Heger
November 30, 2015
I was a Fraternity brother of Rob's at UIC. His passing saddens me and I will always remember Rob as having a kind soul and always having a smile on his face.
Michael Landt
November 30, 2015
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
Michael Jones
November 30, 2015