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In loving memory of
Robert (Bob) Guch
  • August 20, 1950
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  • August 07, 2021

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Robert (Bob) Matthew Guch, Of the Villages, FL. (formerly of Orland Park, IL.) went to be with the Lord on August 7, 2021, he was surrounded by his loving wife of 45 years, Deborah Lynn (West) and his beloved sons, Eric M. Guch (Keri Honat) and Jason T. Guch (Cathleen, nee Psaras); devoted and loving grandfather of Harper K. Guch and Tyson B Guch; beloved brother of Dawn Donato and loving son to Roberta J. Guch; loving nephew to Victoria Salinas and Joseph Guch; cousin to many. Preceded in death by beloved father Marian M Guch Jr and in-laws Thomas J. and Ruth R. West.

He was a retired defense attorney for Cook County Public Defenders Office. Bob was an avid snow and water skier; scuba diver; tennis player; bowler; golfer and woodworker. He loved to play football. He was a great teacher and loved to help people in any way he could. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial services will be held in Illinois at a later date.


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  1. Ray Silvertrust says:
    08 Sep 2021
    The word friend has over the years been cheapened. But the real meaning of a friend is one who stands by you in good times and bad. One is lucky if one two or three people like that in their lives. Bob was such a person for me. He was my friend in the best sense of the word. We shared an office for many years. We talked about everything imaginable, not just criminal law--but philosophy, politics, sports--you name it. We played tennis together, and along with Deb we took several ski vacations together. We went out to eat together. Bob and Deb were like family to me.

    To me, Bob's loss is irreplaceable. I consider myself lucky to have had him for a friend. Words are not sufficient to describe what a fine person he was. May he rest in peace and his memory lived with those who loved him.

  2. Chris says:
    21 Aug 2021
    I was so happy to see you and spend some time with you and Deb. I am glad you are not in pain anymore. Glad to make you laugh some also. See you on the other side, remember to move that penny.

  3. DAWN says:
    21 Aug 2021
    Happy Birthday my brother, I was very, very proud of you and all that you had accomplished. Thank you for always letting me sleep with you in the middle of the nite when I was very young and afraid, you were my safe place. I am sorry for being the bratty sister and messing up your soldiers which you had so carefully put in place on the floor. I am so grateful you are pain free and with our Dad. Can't wait to see you again. All my love Dawny Brat.

  4. John Farris says:
    20 Aug 2021
    From the Mendel Class of 1968; Bob was a great student and leader. He will be missed. He was a dedicated Monarch Alumni.

  5. Bob & Ann Seymour says:
    20 Aug 2021
    Our great loss is Heaven’s gain! Bob was a terrific friend who had a heart of gold. Whenever you needed help, especially on the golf course or anything technical, Bob was there. His place was your place when in IL or FL. We had many fun dinners & game nights with friends, and Bob’s sense of humor was never outdone. Bob was more than a great friend, he was like a brother who we loved more than words can say. The best part of all, we had a spiritual connection through conversations & prayers. We know Bobby is now pain-free & in the presence of Jesus Christ. Save us a place…..we will be together again.

  6. Steven Guch says:
    20 Aug 2021
    Bob I’m glad I was able to spend time with you and Deb before you went to see the lord like I told you save me a seat I will see you again

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