Beloved and loving husband of 34 years to Joan (nee Hautop); loving brother to Roy, Jr. (Melinda) and Debbie; uncle to Jenny (Jerry Aurigemma); great uncle to Hailey and Eric Strzalka; loving son to the late Roy and Dorothy; cherished son-in-law to the late Bill and Gwen Hautop. Chicago-born and bred, Bob was a letter carrier for the U.S.P.S. for 38 years. In retirement, Bob enjoyed reading political thrillers, playing golf, maintaining his lawn, cooking for his wife and barbecuing for family, friends and neighbors. Bob was known for his positive attitude, good humor and generosity. These characteristics endeared him to others. People only needed to be in the same room with Bob to know that he was a good guy. He looked forward to family road trips and vacations to places near and far. Sports and music were instrumental in shaping Bob’s life. He was an excellent hardball pitcher for Farm City and throwing curveballs was his specialty. Close friendships were formed on the ballfield, on the golf course, at the bowling alley and at musical venues. Many of these friendships continued for more than half a century. Bob was a good son, caring brother, loyal friend, devoted husband, and trusted member of the Hautop family who welcomed him with open arms. To say that Bob was an enthusiastic baseball and White Sox fan is an understatement. He could remember and cite obscure statistics with ease. Bob and Joan travelled to many ballparks across the country and had planned to drive back to the Field of Dreams to see the Sox play the Yankees in 2020. He had a soft spot for children and was a positive role model for young people. Bob was a gracious host and a fun-loving guest. He was unpretentious and honest, good-natured and easy-going. Bob will be sorely missed by those who were blessed to know and love him. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 12 from noon - 4:00 p.m., prayers and service at 3:15 p.m. at Cooney Funeral Home located at 3918 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) through Kopech’s Big Kut. All donations will benefit CWSC, Ronald McDonald House of Chicago and Northwest Indiana, and organizations that continue to support those affected by pediatric cancer in our own backyard. All checks can be payable to Chicago White Sox Charities. Indicate that you would like your donation to be made in memory of Bob Fiske, and include “Kopech’s Big Kut,” in the check memo. Please sign the guestbook and for information please call 773-588-5850 or visit www.cooneyfuneralhome.com
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