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In loving memory of
Robert Kruszewski
  • April 30, 1949
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  • January 28, 2021

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Robert J. (Bob) Kruszewski (nee Sapp), age 71, died after a short illness with prostate and lung cancer on January 28,2021 in the care on Cornerstone Hospice at Casa Bella in The Villages, FL.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dr. Mary Kruszewski. He is also survived by 2 daughters from his first marriage and 7 grandchildren which includes a set of triplets; his sister-in-law; a niece and a nephew along with Mary’s family. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Richard and his sister, Karen.

Bob was born on April 30, 1949 in Oak Park, IL to Wallace and Patricia (Foltz) Sapp.

He served in the Navy during the Vietnam war on the USS Princeton as a signalman. After his military service, he began a career as a lithographer in Chicago. He worked at his trade for the same company for over 20 years. He also taught graphics arts at the Chicago Graphic Arts Institute. Subsequent to that, he owned and operated a print finishing company in DuBois, PA. While living in State College, PA, he worked in a customer service booth at Beaver Stadium during Penn State football games.

His community activities included serving on the Board of Education in Cook County, IL and serving on homeowner’s associations in DuBois and State College, PA. He was a member of the DuBois Kiwanis and served a term as president.

He was proud of his military service and was able to continue to serve veterans as a volunteer in the Public Information Center at Florida National Cemetery where he assisted people visiting their loved ones.

Bob and Mary moved to The Villages in 2015. He enjoyed playing golf on both the championship and executive courses. His Tuesday golf group was very special to him. He also enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles on the computer, trivia nights, and Sudoku puzzles. He put many, many miles on his golf cart doing routine daily activities.

He will be remembered as being a loving husband and a good friend who was always willing to help in any way he could.

A funeral Mass will be held on March 3, 2021 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church followed by a committal service with military honors at Florida National Cemetery.  Masks are required at the church and social distancing will be maintained.  The funeral Mass will be lived streamed.

 

Memorial donations can be made to Cornerstone Hospice or Disabled American Veterans.  A celebration of life will be planned for later this Spring.


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  1. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    15 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 15, 2021 at 10:58:03 AM

  2. Mary Kruszewski says:
    15 Oct 2021
    Tomorrow is Sweetest Day. You introduced me to this day. We had some nice celebrations of Sweetest Day. I will come visit you and bring chocolate! I'll savor the memories.
    Love you and miss you

  3. Marie Silver lit a candle:
    29 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 29, 2021 at 9:26:42 AM

  4. Marie Silver says:
    29 Sep 2021
    I had fun today doing karoke just exactly what you would want me to do I miss you but I know your in a better place .Much love and hugs ,Marie

  5. Marie Silver lit a candle:
    26 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 26, 2021 at 9:52:06 PM

  6. Marie silver says:
    26 Sep 2021
    I miss you every day and always checking on me when we had fires.I moved closer to my hometown it wouldn't shock you lol.I wish I could of seen you again and I know you looked forward to that happening .I'll see you again one day .Much love and of course hugs .

  7. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    23 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 23, 2021 at 9:24:41 AM

  8. Mary Kruszewski says:
    23 Sep 2021
    Today is the 26th anniversary of our Catholic wedding. My sister and brother, as witnesses, and a few friends gathering at the church and our house. Good memories.
    I love you still!
    Mary

  9. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    14 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 14, 2021 at 9:29:36 PM

  10. Mary Kruszewski says:
    12 Sep 2021
    6 years ago today we arrived in Florida to start our last chapter together. I envisioned it being a
    long one. It was way TOO short and ended TOO abruptly. I will continue our journey with you in my heart always and loving you every day.
    Until we meet again,
    Mary

  11. Marie silver says:
    04 Sep 2021
    I can't believe it's been over 6 months since you left us.I miss you alot and think about you often .I was delighted we reconnected and was looking forward to more good times.Miss you and you and your caring ways.

  12. Marie silver lit a candle:
    04 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 4, 2021 at 9:44:05 PM

  13. Mary Kruszewski says:
    28 Jul 2021
    6 months ago you left us. Seems like a long time; seems like no time. Miss you and think about you every day.
    Love always,
    Mary

  14. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    28 Jul 2021
    Lit since July 28, 2021 at 7:47:53 PM

  15. Mary Kruszewski says:
    13 Jul 2021
    Remembering a momentous, stormy Saturday night in Philadelphia 30 years ago today. You gave me the ring. Always in my heart and on my mind!
    Love you forever,
    Mary

  16. Marie Silver says:
    30 May 2021
    I am thinking about you on Memorial day .Thank you for your service and the sweet memories .Miss you.

  17. Mary Kruszewski says:
    28 May 2021
    Thinking of you on Memorial Day weekend. Remembering past ones and thanking you for your service.
    Love, Mary

  18. Marie Silver says:
    30 Apr 2021
    Happy Heavenily Birthday I miss you every day and someday will meet again .Much love and (hugs).Aka "cookie ".

  19. Mary Kruszewski says:
    30 Apr 2021
    Missing you and thinking of you with great love on your birthday! Celebrating your life later today. There will be brownies!
    Love forever, Mary

  20. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    30 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 30, 2021 at 4:04:20 AM

  21. Heidi Costa lit a candle:
    02 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 2, 2021 at 3:26:12 PM

  22. Heidi Costa says:
    02 Mar 2021
    I wish I’d had more chances to spend with Bob and Aunt Mary.
    I’m so sorry for your loss of such a kind gentleman.
    Love, Heidi Costa

  23. Clyde Busse lit a candle:
    18 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 18, 2021 at 2:23:33 PM

  24. Linda Rothermel lit a candle:
    18 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 18, 2021 at 2:35:29 PM

  25. Ray Rothermel lit a candle:
    18 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 18, 2021 at 2:03:02 PM

  26. Marie silver says:
    15 Feb 2021
    I miss my lifelong friend whom I meet yrs ago while Bob was in the Navy .I had the pleasure to reconnect with Bob and meet his wife Mary while vacationing in Florida .Good memories and laughter I hold dear in my heart .Rest in Eternal Peace .

  27. James Kruszewski says:
    13 Feb 2021
    It was a pleasure to know Bob and think of him over the times that we met; visiting my sister Mary, turing his publishing facility,
    at family gatherings, and just visits when traveling for short stays. Good thoughts and happy encounters make a great testament for
    his life and how lived.

  28. Cam & Barb lit a candle:
    11 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 11, 2021 at 2:36:28 AM

  29. Mary Kruszewski says:
    11 Feb 2021
    Rest in peace, my love.
    Mary

  30. Jan Creed lit a candle:
    10 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 10, 2021 at 2:07:36 PM

  31. Marie silver lit a candle:
    10 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 10, 2021 at 2:34:46 AM

  32. Marie silver lit a candle:
    10 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 10, 2021 at 2:33:49 AM

  33. DEBORAH L CONANT lit a candle:
    10 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 10, 2021 at 2:35:00 AM

  34. Rick Conant lit a candle:
    10 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 10, 2021 at 2:28:50 AM

  35. David McIntosh lit a candle:
    09 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 9, 2021 at 2:45:47 PM

  36. David McIntosh lit a candle:
    09 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 9, 2021 at 2:45:17 PM

  37. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    09 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 9, 2021 at 2:53:56 PM

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