Obituary of Robert Komarek
At the age of 76, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep due to an apparent heart attack. He was born in Oak Park, IL, and a longtime Cicero, IL area resident, formerly of Burr Ridge, IL, and a Plainfield resident for the past 16 years. Bob was a graduate of ITT Illinois Institute of Technology and Morton East High School. A proud U.S. Army Veteran serving during Vietnam and he was stationed in Germany. He was retired from Metz Baking as a Human Resources Manager, after many years of dedicated service, and was formerly employed at Reynolds Metal as a Human Resources Manager. Robert was an avid outdoorsman. He loved spending time at his cottage at Shannon Lake. Anytime he had the chance, he loved to go fishing and hunting. He had a green thumb and loved his garden; bird watching and feeding the squirrels were always relaxing for him. However, spending time with his family and friends, eating a delicious home cooked meal were top on his list.
Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Janet (nee Haiz) Komarek; one son, Michael (Liz nee Powers) Komarek both of Plainfield; two sisters, Marilyn (the late Howard) Erickson of Westchester and his twin sister Barbara (Jim) Sanders of Bolingbrook; and was the proud uncle of five nieces and six nephews.
Funeral Services for Robert Charles Komarek will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Fr. John Regan will officiate. Interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with full Military Honors conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Squad. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com
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