Robert A. Forczek

7 March, 19449 June, 2021

Robert Allen Forczek, 77, of Clearwater, Fla., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 9, 2021. Robert (Bob) was born in Trenton, N.J. to the late Henry and Emily (Bekarciak) Forczek. He had one brother, George Forczek who recently passed away.

For 35 years, Bob worked for Abbott Laboratories as Senior District Manager over several states, receiving numerous “All Star” and “Presidential” awards throughout his tenure. One of the awards aptly described Bob, not only in his professional work, but also in his personal life: “record of success, attitude of enthusiasm, ‘no problem’ approach to everyday crises, tireless creativity, and a leader of excellence.”

Bob loved watching baseball, playing golf, cruising with his family, and enjoying good food. But most of all, he loved his family, who always came first.

Bob is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Wildmann) Forczek, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. He is also survived by two daughters, Kirsten, wife of Michael Fragos; and Katie, wife of Daniel Sullivan. His two granddaughters, Emily and Annie Sullivan, were his joy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on at 10:30 a.m. on Fri., June 18, 2021, at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor, Fla.

Visitation hours will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thurs., June 17, 2021, at the Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, 2853 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to:

American Lung Association:

Espiritu Santo Catholic School 2405A Philippe Parkway Safety Harbor, Florida 34695


  • Visitation

    Thursday, 17 June , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 18 June , 2021

  • Reception

    Friday, 18 June , 2021


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William Otten

12 September 2021

Bob was my manager, my mentor, and friend. I count on one hand the people who were huge influences in my life and my success. Bob was one of them. I just heard this sad news and wish I'd been able to express my condolences to Rosemary and the girls my sense of loss in a more timely manner. I take solace in the faith that Bob is in the welcoming embrace of God, and that we'll meet again.

Peggy Windsor

28 June 2021

Dear Rosemary & Family,
I am so sorry for your Loss… when I say I have a heavy heart for you; it barely describes the weight of sadness…
Absolutely you & your family will be kept in strong prayers today & in the days to come…
I know your LOVE and many cherished Memories will be of great comfort for you easing the grief filled days.
Speak of Bob often… The Love & Life you shared remains STRONG in your heart … I know he’s watching over you…
God has given Bob the ultimate gift of Everlasting Life … thank God for our Faith in Believing.
Rest in Peace Bob ... Rest in Peace...
Our Heartfelt Sympathies,
The Windsor Family
Dale, Peggy & Dustan
Peace be with you all… AMEN.

Eugene Lee

20 June 2021

Maxine and I would like to extend our condolences to Rosemary and the family. So sorry to hear about Bob, he was a special guy. Bob was a member of my District 22 with Abbott Labs before he was promoted to a District Manager. I knew him as a boss and then as a fellow manager. He had a great sense of humor and will be missed.

Gene Lee

Christine Pisarski

16 June 2021

Dear Roe and family. My deepest and sincerest sympathy. Bob was always upbeat and fun loving. God bless him and your family.

Lori Voges

16 June 2021

What a strong kind man Bob was ! Please know my heart is with you Roe and girls. I will be praying with and for you all on Friday.
God bless! Lots of cousin hugs and love 💕 Lori

Beth Pelegrin

15 June 2021

Roe and girls we lost one of the best!! What a blessing Bob was to us all💙💙 I know how hard it is to say goodbye but he is up there smiling down and probably cracking jokes !! I know Bob would be so proud of all his girls💙🙏 the dear lord has you all in thePalms of his hands. Love and prayers for all. Beth Pelegrin

Courtney Renegar

15 June 2021

From Notre Dame High School. Lawrenceville, NJ, Class of 1962 we extend our sympathies to the Forczek Family. Our ND -62 family continues to get smaller and we rely on our memories to recall the good times & friends made over the years. God Bless you Rosemary & Family as we keep Bob in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Linda & Courtney Renegar for ND-62