Robert James “Bob” Orlovsky, 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 2, 2018, with his family by his side. Born in Racine on November 25, 1937, Bob was son to the late Frank and Mary (nee: Konicek) Orlovsky.
Bob graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1956. He married Marilyn P. DeRose on September 19, 1964, and raised two daughters, Lyn and Debra. Bob and Marilyn were married for 48 years before she preceded him in death on September 20, 2012. He was employed by the City of Racine for 30 years before retiring in 1997. Bob was a religious man and attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
A fan of baseball, bowling, and having breakfast with the boys, Bob enjoyed life. But he valued family time above all else, especially his grandchildren.
Bob will be missed by his daughters, Lyn (Imtiaz) Murad, Debra Marie Orlovsky; grandchildren, Jazmin (Gabriel) Caldera and Anjali Murad; brother, John (Joyce) Orlovsky; sister, Barbara (Robert) Nelson; step-brother, Kenny (Marie) Karsnick; brothers-in-law, Charles Wasinack and Thomas Painter; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Frank (Mary) Orlovsky, Mary Wasinack, and Albertine Painter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, 11 a.m., with Rev. Ken Mich officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery on Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass.
The family extends a special thank you to the Ascension All Saints Hospice team and nurse Amanda for all of their loving and compassionate care.