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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. Marie Silver says:
    08 Mar 2023
    Always looked forward to your e cards and texting or e mails .Always missed beyond words can express.Till we meet again and we will ,Hugs hugs an love ,Marie

  2. Mary Kruszewski says:
    03 Mar 2023
    2 years ago today we put you to rest with honors. I will visit.
    Miss you and love you always.

  3. Marie silver lit a candle:
    20 Feb 2023
    Lit since February 20, 2023 at 2:15:57 PM

  4. Mary Kruszewski says:
    14 Feb 2023
    Valentine's Day 1991,
    absolutely unexpected flowers,
    you broke your own rule and showed that what began on the Celebration was something real. Love never dies. Remembering and loving you.

  5. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    03 Feb 2023
    Lit since February 3, 2023 at 2:23:14 AM

  6. Mary Kruszewski says:
    03 Feb 2023
    32 years ago, early Sunday morning , a Godwink conversation about the wind that ended with "I hope so" changed my life forever. I thank God for the years we had together, I love you and miss you.

  7. Marie silver says:
    28 Jan 2023
    2 yrs ago you were called to your eternal resting place. I miss talking to you and in fact I just plain miss you guess that means you were special to me ,love ya Marie

  8. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    28 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 28, 2023 at 1:39:33 AM

  9. Mary Kruszewski says:
    28 Jan 2023
    2 years today! It still feels like just last week and ages ago. Not sure when time will be back to normal. On my way to the cemetery now with Panera.
    I love you forever! I miss you always!

  10. Marie silver says:
    27 Jan 2023
    The eve of 2 yrs ago you left to go to your final resting place .I miss our talks I miss you .forever missed and love ya, Marie

  11. Marie silver lit a candle:
    02 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 2, 2023 at 1:09:11 PM

  12. Mary Kruszewski says:
    25 Dec 2022
    Christmas again. You know the drill. Church then cookies, fruitcake and coffee! You're on my mind and in my heart and my prayers.
    Love you forever, Mary

  13. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    23 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 23, 2022 at 12:50:34 AM

  14. Mary Kruszewski says:
    23 Dec 2022
    30 years ago today we got married. It was one of the happiest days of my life! I wish we were still sharing that life. I still hold you dear to my heart. I will celebrate us today and always. I miss you and I love you always.

  15. Marie silver says:
    15 Dec 2022
    Christmas is,approaching never far from my thoughts Merry Heavenly Christmas Bob ,much love miss you ,Marie

  16. Marie Silver lit a candle:
    04 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 4, 2022 at 12:09:25 AM

  17. Anna Chiglo O'Hora says:
    30 Nov 2022
    Mary - I didn't know Bob but I believe we went to school together back in Philadelphia. I believe we were classmates at Mastbaum High School Class of 1967. My sincere feelings go out to you and your entire family for the loss of your Bob.

  18. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    24 Nov 2022
    Lit since November 24, 2022 at 11:50:20 AM

  19. Mary Kruszewski says:
    24 Nov 2022
    It's Thanksgiving. I'm grateful that I had you in my life for as long as I did. You made my life better and I miss you. I will hold you close in my heart as I share today with neighbors.
    All my love, Mary

  20. Marie silver says:
    11 Nov 2022
    Today is Veteran's Day Bob .I have sweet memories of you in the Navy .Your never forgotten, with love Marie .

  21. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    11 Nov 2022
    Lit since November 11, 2022 at 11:39:35 AM

  22. Mary Kruszewski says:
    11 Nov 2022
    Veteran's Day
    Thank you
    for your service, Bob!
    Love you, Mary

  23. Marie silver lit a candle:
    15 Oct 2022
    Lit since October 15, 2022 at 10:33:01 AM

  24. Mary Kruszewski says:
    14 Oct 2022
    Tomorrow is Sweetest Day again. I will come to spend some time with my Sweetest One. Candy will surely be part of the deal!
    Love you, Mary

  25. Mary Kruszewski says:
    23 Sep 2022
    Today is the 27th anniversary of our Catholic wedding. Second one since you've been gone. I will pay a visit.
    Love you forever

  26. Marie silver says:
    18 Sep 2022
    Hi I was just thinking of you.I miss ypur emails and texts to see how I am out here in CA. My x husband died David you knew him i feel bad for my daughter .Wish we could talk but soon enough we will till then Hugs and much love ,Marie

  27. Mary Kruszewski says:
    12 Sep 2022
    Seven years ago we arrived here to start our new and last chapter. We had more than a couple years in mind. I am continuing on, cherishing the memories and missing you daily. I love you!

  28. Marie Silver lit a candle:
    19 Aug 2022
    Lit since August 19, 2022 at 8:02:45 PM

  29. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    13 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 13, 2022 at 7:28:53 AM

  30. Mary Kruszewski says:
    13 Jul 2022
    Today is the 31st July 13th in our history. I will visit and remember.
    Love always, Mary

  31. Marie silver says:
    09 Jun 2022
    Life got cut off to short for you.Miss you and I hope your looking down on loved ones. Many warm hugs till we meet again which I am sure we will .Love ya ,Marie

  32. Marie silver lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:23:02 PM

  33. Marie silver lit a candle:
    09 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 9, 2022 at 6:21:56 PM

  34. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    30 May 2022
    Lit since May 30, 2022 at 5:14:18 AM

  35. Mary Kruszewski says:
    30 May 2022
    Memorial Day. Second one visiting your final resting place. Had a lovely visit yesterday. I thanked you and everyone on your wall for their service. I love you and miss you every day

  36. Marie silver lit a candle:
    21 May 2022
    Lit since May 21, 2022 at 5:34:32 PM

  37. Marie silver says:
    30 Apr 2022
    Happy Heavenly Birthday .I miss you and think about you often.Many hugs , till we meet again,Marie ❤

  38. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    30 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 30, 2022 at 4:21:16 AM

  39. Mary Kruszewski says:
    29 Apr 2022
    Tomorrow is April 30th. It is the 73rd anniversary of your earthly birth. It's the second one without you. Brownies have already been shared with friends and I will have more tomorrow. I will also be sharing Saturday morning Panera breakfast with you in Bushnell.
    I miss you! I love you!

  40. Marie silver says:
    16 Apr 2022
    Hi Bob I have memories of the nice e-cards you use to send at Easter. I know your looking down and always checking on those dear to you .I know your in the comfort of our Savior and complete peace. Love ya,Marie

  41. Mary Kruszewski lit a candle:
    16 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 16, 2022 at 4:15:06 AM

  42. Mary Kruszewski says:
    16 Apr 2022
    Easter is here. You are in the resurrection. Ask God to bless those who love and still remain here waiting.
    Until we meet again you have my love always.

  43. Marie silver says:
    08 Apr 2022
    Hi Bob just passing by to know I wish I could chat with you ! I promise it won't be all about me lol .
    Till we meet again ,Marie

  44. Marie silver lit a candle:
    28 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 28, 2022 at 3:52:47 PM

  45. Marie silver says:
    13 Mar 2022
    Hi Bob just wanted to say your on my mind today .I miss you and wish we could visit again. Many hugs and love and know your not forgotten. Your with your family now .Till we reunite again ,Marie

  46. Marie silver lit a candle:
    11 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 11, 2022 at 3:44:05 AM

  47. Mary Kruszewski says:
    03 Mar 2022
    A year ago today was your funeral. We said our final, tearful goodbyes and sent you off "On Eagle's Wings". Your earthly remains were placed in a niche with well deserved military honors. I miss you every day and love you eternally.

  48. Marie silver lit a candle:
    16 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 16, 2022 at 2:19:27 AM

  49. Marie silver lit a candle:
    14 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 14, 2022 at 2:56:29 PM

  50. Mary Kruszewski says:
    12 Feb 2022
    Memorable days tomorrow and Monday. The perfect Valentine's day card showed up this year. Too long to share on your wall but I'll share it with you Monday.

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