Saturday, August 8, 2009

Robert 'Bob Pogo' A. Pogorzelski

Robert “Bob” A. Pogorzelski, age 75, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Wheaton Franciscan - All Saints Medical Center. Bob was born in Milwaukee, May 30, 1934, son of the late Henry J. and Lucille D. (Nee: Kedzierski) Pogorzelski and was a resident of Racine since 1950.

Bob was a graduate of Washington Park High School and it was there he met the love of his life, Barbara L. Hayward. They were united in marriage on August 16, 1952, at St. Rose Catholic Church. Along with his family, Bob owned and operated Kamm Glass until his retirement. Bob was a great athlete who played baseball, basketball, tennis, football and volleyball up until his fifties. He also enjoyed playing cards and was an avid golfer in his later years. He always looked forward to his Thursday breakfast followed by a round of golf with his longtime high school buddies. For the past ten years Bob and his wife Barb took great pleasure wintering in Florida for eight months out of the year. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Barbara; his four daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Carlson of Racine, Lani (Charles) Renneau of Kenosha, Pamela (Larry) Busch of Princeton, IL, Lisa (Pat) Wood of DeForest, WI; his ten grandchildren, Bob Monosa, Jason (Laurie) Monosa, Megan (Greg) Stollenwerk, Lindsey (Kevin) Barnes, Melissa (Brian) Crogg, Chad, Katie and James Gray, Rebecca and Kristen Busch, Nicole and Kyle Wood; nine great-grandchildren, Colin, Tyler, Lexie, Emily, Chase, Jillian, Wyatt, Weston and Kaden; brother, David (Delores) Pogorzelski of Racine; sister, Diane (Squire) Ostrander of St. Charles, IL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dan Hayward of Sarasota, FL, Pat (Jerry) Zarnek of Oceanside, CA; nieces, nephews, other relatives many dear friends and his boy dog, Teddy. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson, Gabriel; brother, Don; and niece, Cindy.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday August 13, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Bob’s son-in-law, Lawrence Busch officiating. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to the Racine Humane Society or to the Hope Safehouse have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

1 comment:

careforall said...

My sympathy goes out to the Pogorzelski family. Imet Bob many years ago thru his brother Dave, of whom Iplayed ball with for about 25 years.
I have not been in touch for many years, but remember Bob as an athlete and gentleman.
To his surviving wife, Barbara and to Dave and his wife Delores: Bob's spirit is in the comforts of eternity. We go on with the "struggles" of life. A time of re-uniting awaits us all.

The Best Always to the Pogorzelski's,
Al Dandeneau