Robert E. Gielarowski


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Robert E. Gielarowski, on September 27, 2023. “Bob,” 72, a Vietnam veteran, was the devoted son of Loretta and the late Eugene. Dedicated father to Michael (Rebecca), Rachel (Jack) Ortega, and Carly Joy (Glenn). 

Loving grandfather to Gabriel, Michael, and Sean, and doting “Papa” to Elliott Ever. 

Dear brother to Barbara (Ray) Matlak, Margaret, Mark (Melinda), and Carol (Bob) Guthrie. 

Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. 

Best friend to Paul (Lola) Michaud. Loved by many. We love you, dad. Give Lady a hug for us. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 

Visitation will take place Sunday, October 1st, 2023, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois. Cremation services will be private.

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10/01/2023 - 10/02/2023

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7 thoughts on “Robert E. Gielarowski”

  1. To my big brother Bob we will miss you. But to know that you are no longer in pain is a blessing.
    Love You Brother

  2. Wow! As I sit here with tears running down my face, I can’t believe you’re really gone, I know you are in a better place. I know you are eating and have a really big smile on your face. I just wish I could have witnessed that meal and that smile. But I am glad you are not suffering anymore. It killed me to see you suffering. But then it kills me to not be able to talk to you again. We will meet again and go get that grouper wrap on the beach that you were just talking to me about last week. You are forever in my heart and am a better person because of you. Rest in peace my brother. I love you forever. Carol

  3. I’m truly sorry for the loss of your father. I can’t imagine how devastating it must be for you all. All the times I’ve seen him, he was always very kind to me, always asked how I was doing and how my Mom was feeling (I always really appreciated that). He also had a great sense of humor! I know he is proud of you all and will love you forever.


  4. May all your memories carry your family through this difficult time. Bob was a wonderful man who loved his family so much and always had so much pride for Michael, Rachel and Carly.

    This is truly one of the hardest goodbyes.

    Paul and Lola

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