Robert E. Marino, age 55, Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Ambassador, beloved son of Dolores, nee Persello, and the late Emil "Bill" Marino; dear brother of Frank (Anna) Marino, Emily (Michael) Genova, and Maria (Thomas) Melcher; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory, Skokie. 847-673-6111.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 11, 2009.
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Dear Emily, Maria and Frank, you have our deepest sympathies. Bob's passing is a huge loss to so many. Even though I am a late-comer to the Marino Clan, I have so many fun memories of Bobby. My favorite was Bob's comments while watching old family films in his living room. I thought I'd never stop laughing. And his cooking....he was the best. He was just the greatest party host. It seemed so easy for him. I will always miss him, his smile and great sense of humor. Rest in Peace, Bobby.

We love you so much,

Julie & John Marino
November 9, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with Bob and the Marino family. He was a good friend in our years @ QAS. Whenever I think of those days, I am reminded of Bob and his great sense of humor. Bob always made me laugh. I am smiling thinking of him and saddened that I haven't seen him through the years.
Mike McIntyre
October 31, 2009
Ditto what Bill has already said. I want to add that Bob will not have to hear Pretender's 'watching the Clothes go round' again like Caroline and mostly I would force him to do. Lopaka will be missed and remembered always everywhere and especially in Marco.

Chris Lee
October 27, 2009
To the Marino Family,
We were saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the love of God, friends and family carry you through your grief.

Dick, Elsa, Tom, Holly & Maggie Lynch
October 27, 2009
I am saddened by this.

RIP Buck
Vince Lavieri
October 25, 2009
Bob meant so much to me. I told Vince while we lived in Evanston that he was my "to go" guy if I needed help with the boys. I always thought I could count on him. I will miss him and U were right on that he has had a big impact on all our lives. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Julie Lavieri
October 25, 2009
I am very sorry to hear about Bobby.
My thoughts are with you and yours.
Mike Concialdi
October 25, 2009
Our sympathy to you and your family.
We sure will miss him.
Dom and Carol Giambrone
Dom Giambrone
October 25, 2009
So sorry to hear about Bob. He was such a great guy and we always looked forward to seeing him in Marco. Our love and friendship go out to you Anna and the kids as you grieve your loss.
In Sympathy,
Pam and Dean
Pam Gruner
October 25, 2009
I am very sad to hear about Bob. He was a good person and great guy.
My family and I send our sincere regrets.
Scott Pogofsky
October 25, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Bob. He was a great
guy and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Our prayers are with you and the family.

Fred and Eileen Greer
Fred Greer
October 25, 2009
So sorry to hear about Bob. We have many fond memories of all the good times at Marco together. We will remember him at Mass on Sunday.
Thinking of you...
Chris and John O'Brien
John O'Brian
October 25, 2009
First of all let me send my heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of Bob. Mike and I are so saddened by his death and are so sorry we did not have a chance to say goodbye. Though I choose to cherish my memories of the fun loving, generous giving Bob and will continue to remember him the way he was the last time we visited with him in Chicago.
Ann Korte
October 25, 2009
I will never forget the 20+ years of good times, laughter and generosity. You were truly BOB (the “Best of Best”). You were more like family than a friend. I regret that I was not part of the last few years of your life.

All that you touch – you touched everyone you met
All that you see – you taught us to see the good in everyone
All that you taste – you prepared the best Italian beef
All that you feel. – you showed us how to care for others
All that you love – everyone you came in contact with fell in love with you
All that you give – you gave and gave and gave, never asking
All you create – you hosted the best parties
All that you do – you did it all
All that you say – you spoke words of wisdom

All that is gone
All that's to come

See you in heaven.
Leslie Gesme
October 21, 2009
We wamt to extend our deepest sympathy to the Marino Family. Bob was, and always be a member of our family in our hearts. We have always kept in touch, he sent me a lot of "funnies" in our many E-mail exchange. My prayers and thoughts are with your family, God Bless Bob, our loss, heavens gain. Aunt Joyce & Uncle Joe Cronin.
October 20, 2009
It is hard to believe that Bob is gone. Whenever I think of him I see his smiling face and hear his voice.
We will miss you cuz.
Dick & Jan
October 20, 2009
I cannot believe that my friend is gone -- his memory will live on with me forever. Bob made life so much more fun - He made me laugh at the right moment - EVERY TIME. (He made me cry when it was right too). He LOVED my children and my wife - and THEY EACH cherished their sweet "Lopaka." Bob understood me better than any friend I've ever had. He was my mentor and my guide - my "Don Roberto" and he made me a "Colonel" - he made me "Pilli" - he made me "Tony" and "Michael" - he made me, "ME" - I am SO VERY blessed to have had him in my life, and I will miss him more than he'll ever know...

Frank, Emily, Maria - I am so sorry for your loss - and PLEASE know, my thoughts are with you and your entire family, today, tomorrow - FOREVER.
Bill Lee
October 19, 2009
I will always cherish the wonderful memories of Bob and I growing up together on Lenox Avenue. Almost every summer day we played baseball on the street-corner sewer caps, and hide and seek in all of the neighbor’s back yards. Recalling the old days of our vacation together in Florida, “L&L Automotive”, and “Bob Marino and Associates”, always puts a smile on my face. In fact, it was those early days developing film and printing pictures in your basement that got me started in what became a twenty-year career in photography. I never did become a fisherman however, even after Bob caught, and brought home in his suitcase, that huge Bonito fish from Florida!

I always enjoyed the great times with Bob back then, and in the more recent years as well. On every occasion he was genuinely happy to see me, and always a friend of the highest order. I will truly miss him.

You all have my deepest sympathy.


Ray Perkins
Ray Perkins
October 19, 2009

I am so sad that I won't see your smiling face again. You were so much fun to be around. I will think of you often and the great times we had growing up. I always looked so forward to seeing you and always knew you would have me laughing as we reminisced. Now, I will just hold your memory close to my heart.

Your cousin,
Betty Maliska
October 18, 2009
Bob, I miss you so much.

Love, Maria
Maria Melcher
October 18, 2009
Bob, I miss you so much. You were such a wonderful brother and you had a heart of gold.

Love Maria
Maria Melcher
October 18, 2009
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel at Bob's passing. Bob was a great person and an even better Uncle to my son, Cameron. Cameron has so many wonderful memories of his Uncle Bob. Even the memory of having to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" every year. We will truly miss you, Bob, and we love you so very much.

Amy and Cameron Cronin
Amy Cronin
October 17, 2009
Grief and sadness overwhelm me. Bobby is in my heart forever.
Caroline Marino
October 17, 2009
junie&ida pedrotty
October 17, 2009
Frank, Emily and Maria I am so sorry to hear about Bob.
I havent seen Bob in awhile, at your Dad's memorial mass and a few years ago at one of his holiday parties but he was always the the fun guy with the jokes and smart comments.
Although I was much closer to Frank growing up Bob was always that way as a kid too. Rest in Peace.
He will be missed. I have a lot of great memories growing with all of you.
Guy John Scarpelli
October 17, 2009
To all of the Marino family and his many friends,

I can't tell you how sad & sorry I am that Bob is gone. Although I hadn't been able to see him in several years he was one of the best people I have ever had the privilege to meet. We have all lost a special person.

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice." - Samuel Johnston

Jim Bodkin
Jim Bodkin
October 17, 2009
One of our many November friends has passed. Your presence at Marco Island will be missed. You were a great neighbor and friend.
Ron & Dot Pizzey
Ron Pizzey
October 17, 2009
Bobby,words can't begin to say how much I miss our phone calls that lasted for hours. How we talked about everything and how you would make me laugh the whole time till I couldn't talk anymore. We shared so much the two of us and I loved when I heard your voice on the other end. Our families were so close that we shared everything. The vacations that we had at your house and when you came to Ohio were the best in my life, how we laughed will never be forgotten. Frank,Em,and Maria you are all in my prayers. Bobby I love you and miss you so very much. Our phone conversations will stay with me forever in my heart. I just keep reliving the times we were together. God bless you and thank you for being such an important part of my life. Love always.
Pam & Joe Pedrotty-Studeny
October 17, 2009
Bob’s favorite movie was, “It’s a Wonderful Life”

In the movie Clarence the angel remarks, “Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends”

I only wish that Bob would have listened to that message.

Also in the movie; Zulu Bailey tells her dad “Look Daddy, teacher says every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

George Bailey responds: That's right, that's right.

The sound of a bell will always make me remember you. You had a wonderful life.

I’ll miss you,

Love -- Frank
Frank Marino
October 16, 2009
Offering our deepest sympathy during this time. It was a privilege to serve Bob and your family.

The Staff of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care
October 16, 2009
Marino Family,

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to you at the loss of your Son, brother and uncle may Bob rest in peace.

The Kolodziej Family

Victor, Julie, Ashlee, Myles, Lynnzie and Heather
Victor Kolodziej
October 15, 2009
Uncle Bobby:

I was shocked to hear about the news of your passing and have been struggling ever since. I will miss you dearly but will mostly miss how your laughter and love for everyone would fill a room. Its hard for me to imagine you not being here anymore. I miss you and love you very much. Thank you for teaching me about the importance of laughter and more importantly food :)Rest in Peace

Nicole Marino
Nicole Marino
October 13, 2009
Bob, Marco will not be the same without you. Rest in peace.

Garry & Sue Tonnesen
October 12, 2009
Uncle Bob,
We all miss you so much. Thank you for being a wonderful and loving uncle. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I will think of you everytime I listen to your 'mob hits' cd. love you tons-Elizabeth
October 11, 2009
Bob,you were the best twin brother anyone could ever ask for. You were generous and loved by everyone. You had the GREATEST holiday parties. Your shining light dimmed too soon. I miss you so much, but have wonderful memories to keep me going. I love you.
October 11, 2009
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