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Robert Steve Kovanda

June 19, 1943 — November 29, 2021

Robert Steve Kovanda (78) left this life to be with the Lord on November 29, 2021 after battling heart disease.

Beloved and treasured husband of Gail Patricia (nee Hartley). Loving father of Keith (Teresa), Kathryn (Matthew) Szamocki and Kristina (Helica Gonzalez). Cherished Papa of Jonathan, Connor, Joseph, Madelyn and Robert. Fond brother of the late Joseph Kovanda. Brother-in-law to Joseph and the late Sharon Niemiec and the late JoAnne Kovanda. He will be further remembered and dearly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many dear friends.

Born in Chicago, IL on June 19, 1943 to the late Joseph and Emily (Vanik) Kovanda. After moving to Cicero, IL, he attended Morton High School. Following graduation, he worked as a produce manager for National Tea Company. In 1970, he changed careers to become a carpet installer which was his long-lasting job of nearly 40 years until retiring in 2009.
He resided in Arlington Heights for 48 years where he raised his wonderful children. Loved his fishing trips and especially Wednesday night bocce, Friday night poker, board games, dominoes and card games with family and friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Saint Mary's Church in Buffalo Grove at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. There will be a luncheon immediately following to celebrate Bob’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart
Association or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Friday, December 17, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Funeral Mass at 11:00am immediately followed by a repast.

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