Robert Samuel Kokandy

Saturday May 1, 2021

Robert “Bob” Kokandy, age 73, passed away peacefully at BRIA Convalescent Center in Westmont, Illinois, on May 1, 2021.

Bob was a loving husband to Patricia Dixon Kokandy, and beloved father to David and Adam Kokandy.  He also leaves behind his cherished brothers:  Phillip (Karen) Kokandy and Thomas (Janine) Kokandy; his dear cousin Jerome (late Ellen) Poloncak of Chandler, Arizona, and many friends.  He is preceded in death by his best friend Joseph (Deborah) Pardek.

Bob was born to the late Samuel and Betty Kokandy of Whiting and spent his youth in Northwest Indiana, attending Bishop Noll Institute and St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer.  Bob was a long-time resident of DuPage County, Illinois, where he worked for McDonald’s in Oak Brook as a Systems Manager.

Bob was the only member of his family to be drafted to serve in the US Army and frequently joked that he “put his life on the line for his country.”  Fortunately, when his unit was preparing to go to Vietnam, he was chosen to be a company clerk in Germany.   Bob was an avid sports fan, enjoying Bears’ football, Notre Dame sports, and Indiana basketball.  Some of his happiest moments were at spring training with his Cubbies.

More than anything else, Bob will be remembered for the love he had for his family, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial chapel service will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, May 13, 2021 with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, Father Charles Niblick officiating.  Interment immediately to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery.  Masks and social distancing are required at all services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund.

Visitation

Thursday May 13, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Service

Thursday May 13, 2021
1:00 PM Father Charles Niblick - Officiating
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128