Robert E. WALCZAK
June 7, 1938 – October 6, 2020
Robert “Bob” E. Walczak passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the age of 82. Bob was born in Lynn, Massachusetts to the late Edward and Helen Walczak. He was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and later worked at General Electric Company in Lynn for many years. Bob later moved to Connecticut where he met his late wife Rose of 44 years, they resided there together for 30+ years. While in Connecticut Bob worked at Pratt & Whitney and then became an Entrepreneur. He was the owner and operator of a Restaurant & Catering Business and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
When Bob retired he and Rose moved to Englewood Florida and lived there for 20+ years. In Florida he worked as a part time mail carrier for the US Postal Service. Bob liked to play pool and softball, he enjoyed cooking and gardening and he was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots and loved to spend time with his beloved dog Pebbles.
Bob is survived by his brother Edward Walczak & his wife Jean of Lynn MA, his brother Paul Walczak & wife Theresa of Lynn, MA and his sister Elaine Gunnoe of Atlantis, Florida & her late husband Dave of Peabody, MA, His children; Kathleen Campbell, Robert & Rochelle Walczak, Michael Walczak, Richard Walczak, Belinda & Jerry Murphy, Lisa Ciotto, Colleen Kaplan, Billiejo & Randy Phelps, Kelly & Rex Troche, and Patricia & Steve Santomenno. Bob was preceded in death by; David MacMillian, Cindy MacMillian Cote & Pamela Labreque. He is also survived by his 20 Grand Children, 8 Great Grandchildren & several Nieces and Nephews.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family or a donation can be made to the Suncoast Humane Society in memory of Bob and Rose Walczak.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Robert E. WALCZAK
October 14, 2020
Dad and his buddy Pebbles💕
October 13, 2020
This man was a huge part of my childhood. His voice will forever echo in my mind. I loved him dearly although many years had passed since we spoke. Like so many precious memories, he lives unchanged in my mind as last I visited him with Rose nearly 18 years ago.
Bob & Rose shaped my young mind with wisdom and kindness. Their imprint on my personhood goes deep; a great deal of who I am today is because of them. Rosie threw my baby shower, she literally welcomed me into this world and was one of the first care providers to watch over me.
I don’t think I can remember a holiday without them, an early morning without seeing them gardening before the sun was too high, or an afternoon without the scent of their cooking drifting into our windows on the breeze. Patsy Cline was always playing loudly and any one of many canine companions were always by Rose’s side. Sambuca, Chamborde, and Goldschläger were virtually on tap. Everything they did was magical to me, they were my role models.
Knowing that people I love are still here in this life is something I take for granted. Realizing when they have gone ahead is like finally reading the last chapter in a book I loved too much to ever finish. The “pages” in the middle are all tattered and dog eared; mental pictures and mementos tucked into the over-loved “pages” marking the best parts. Somehow by moving past those chapters it meant something had changed in a way that was too hard to acknowledge or accept, like when they moved away to Florida and started a new life far away from our little world on Shady Oak Drive. I remember every word they said and I “re-read” so many precious “chapters” from those days. Now that their “book” is done I can barely remember how it first began. However, I do know that I’ll never read another story like theirs again.
Their spirit and zest for life lives on in the people they loved. I guess this is how legends are born, and these two incredible people were most certainly legendary.
Carla & Don Cress
October 12, 2020
To My Dear Friend Kathy and her Family and the whole Family of Mr. Walczak. Please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss.
I first met Mr Walczak while his daughter Kathy was visiting him in Florida. He was an extremely kind and caring gentle man. It was a pleasure for even the short time that we got to speak together, he made me feel welcome and comfortable right away. And he suggested the most wonderful Italian restaurant to have dinner!
He will be missed.
We wish you all peace and comfort as you grieve.
God's Blessings to all.
Don and Carla Cress