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Robert Rosko

August 3, 1948 — February 13, 2017

Robert M. Rosko
of Schiller Park, Illinois, passed away in the comfort of his home on February 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Born on August 3, 1948. He was the oldest of three children and one of many cousins in a large family.
When Robert joined the Air Force during the Viet Nam war, his eyes finally opened and he fell in love with his sister's 'not so annoying anymore' best friend from a few doors down, Donna. Six weeks later they were married. "A few months after", much to everyone's surprize, Donna's stomach remained flat. :-) LOL.
Bob and Donna were married for nearly 46 years.
They did eventually have a daughter, Sandra in 1973. Four years later Donna gave birth to their son, Steven, who sadly passed away soon after his birth.
Bob lived a quiet life; working hard to support his family and help friends and others. He had a wonderful heart and was just plain GOOD and wise. He was fortunate enough to be able to enjoy over a decade of retirement.
In 2003, he was blessed with his first grandson, Kain Logan; who looks just like him and whom he adored. Then again, in 2005, he welcomed his second grandson, Damien Stone, to the family. To have two grandchildren...BOYS even, to cary on the family name.
Bob was completely in love and began planning all the things he was going to teach them carry on on his knowledge, to teach things to! I think we even got him to change a diaper or two for the 1st time in his life! LOL. He was so very proud of their individual talents and they loved to help him with his hobbies, He was strong, loving, empathetic, stubborn, multi-talented, had a HUGE heart, and was always willing to help family, friends, and neighbors whenever possible. Recently allowing his daughter & grandsons to move back in to their house in order to ensure that his grandsons received the BEST education possible, and have any special needs met. He was the strongest man you would have ever have had the honor to meet.
Bob was preceeded in death by his parents, Bruno and Corrine Rosko, his son Steven, and most recently, his aunt Betty and uncle Mike Eggert.
Robert leaves behind his loving wife, Donna; daughter Sandy, his sisters Marilyn Rosko, Pat Draeger; and brother in law Dale Draeger, who while they may have had opposing political views, he still respected greatly; in addition to his large extended family which stretch from California to North Carolina.
And of course, he will always live on forever in his 2 adored grandsons, Kain Logan Rosko & Damien Stone Rosko.
Good night, Daddy. I gots it from here. Titanium strong, you made me. I will never forget our discussions and everything that you taught me as a child through adulthood.

Family and friends will gather at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home, 9568 Belmont Ave., Franklin Park on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11:00 am until the time of a celebration of Bob's life at 1:30 pm. For information please call the funeral home at (847) 678-1950 or

Celebration of Life
Saturday, February 18, 2017
11:00 AM 2/18/2017 11:00:00 AM - 2:30 PM 2/18/2017 2:30:00 PM
Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium

9568 Belmont Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium
9568 Belmont Ave. Franklin Park 60131 IL
United States
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