Robert "Bob" Sajovetz
Swilley Funeral Home
1602 W Waters Ave
Tampa, FL
SAJOVETZ, Robert "Bob" R. Sr. 85, "SAJO was his name and football was his game." He came to the University of Tampa from Edwards ville, IL, on a football scholarship along with his best friend for life, Ron Tecza. Graduating with a degree in physical education, he taught a few years before making a career switch to become a food broker. In 1962 his incredible courage was proven when he rescued a couple from their burning home for which he was awarded the Carnegie Medal. He became a partner of Nova Sales in Lakeland and served as President of the Florida Food Brokers Association. Bob passed away April 15, 2021, with great anticipation to be reunited with his wife, Mary Frances, and two sons, Bobby and Michael. He is survived by his daughter, Loriann; sister, Carol Terrando Webb, and other loving family. We celebrate his life on this first Father's Day without him. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157
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Published by Tampa Bay Times from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2021.
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Dear Loriann,
I was sorry to hear about your Dad. He looked cool in his football photo. Please accept my sympathy.
Denise Ginex Kraemer (classmate from Sacred Heart Academy middle school)
Denise Ginex Kraemer
June 23, 2021
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
June 21, 2021
Please accept my deepest "thoughts" and "prayers" to the Sajovetz Family for the loss of your precious loved one, Robert, Sr., "Bob", and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
Jo H.
June 21, 2021
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