OBITUARY

Robert R. Hodac

January 13, 1944February 11, 2019
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Robert R. HODAC, age 75; Beloved husband of Christine V. Hodac (nee Stasiak); Loving father of Jason (Erika) and Valerie (Brian) Hofmann; Cherished grandfather of Kylie, Olivia, Tanner, Dylan and Ava; Proud son of the late Rudolph and Ann Hodac (nee Hovorka). A visitation for Robert will be held Monday, February 18, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, 5200 W 95TH ST, OAK LAWN, IL 60453. A memorial service will occur Monday, February 18, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM, 5200 W 95TH ST, OAK LAWN, IL 60453. In lieu of flowers donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1 N LaSalle St., Chicago, Il., 60602, would be appreciated. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.zimmermansandeman.com for the HODAC family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, February 18, 2019
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Robert R. Hodac

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Susan Pitrak

February 20, 2019

Sincerest Sympathy to the Family of such a wonderful man. Bob and I were co workers for a short time, but more importantly he was such an important factor in my children’s lives. He brought the joy of music and instruments into their daily routines, at school, and also private piano lessons in our home. He was so kind and patient, happy, full of life, always giving and sharing. He has left his mark and will not be forgotten.

Judy Lattimer

February 18, 2019

A nicer, kinder man you will never meet! Bob was always thinking of others including buying Christmas gifts for the entire Prairieview staff at Christmas time!! We always loved when Bob would lead the school Halloween party up & down the hallways or around the sidewalks, even after he retired, playing his accordion & wearing his lederhosen!
The world would be a nicer place if there were more Bob Hodacs in the world.
We extend our sympathies to the Hodac Family. Our prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.

Larry & Judy Lattimer

Ken Stasiak

February 15, 2019

I met Bob when I was 14 years old. My sister Christine was taking accordion lessons from him, ( he was an awesome musician), and it turned into a romance, then a happy and blessed marriage.
They have two wonderful children, and five beautiful grandchildren.
They did it right, love, marriage, children, God's way! He was a faithful and superb husband, doting father, and a fantastic friend to me!
I will sorely miss you Robert, Rest in God's House!

Mary Testolin

February 14, 2019

I always thought he was a saint. Band instructor for beginning band. Such a kind man. He helped my children love music. Prayers for his family that will so miss him. RIP Mr. Hodac.

Paul Rodda

February 14, 2019

Bob and I had classrooms down the hall from each other at Lakeview Jr. High. He always had a good sense of humor, always laughing at something. I really got to know him when he moved over to Prairieview school. It was after his driving accident. His wife would drive him from his house, to mine and then I would drive Bob to Prairieview. In those drives we would commiserate about the frustrations of teaching, but also laugh at some of the things going on in our classrooms. I really got to know Bob during these drives.
I will remember Bob as a wonderful man and friend.
I am truly sorry for your loss.

Dorene Wackerfuss

February 14, 2019

Fond memories of Bob and Christine's wedding. I was happy to have been a bridesmaid for my cousin Chris. Of course, Bob provided the music at the reception. It is not very often one is the musician at one's own wedding reception! A lifelong devotion to music and his family.
My deepest sympathy.

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Biography

Robert R. HODAC, age 75; Beloved husband of Christine V. Hodac (nee Stasiak); Loving father of Jason (Erika) and Valerie (Brian) Hofmann; Cherished grandfather of Kylie, Olivia, Tanner, Dylan and Ava; Proud son of the late Rudolph and Ann Hodac (nee Hovorka).
A visitation for Robert will be held Monday, February 18, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Homes, 5200 W 95TH ST, OAK LAWN, IL 60453. A memorial service will occur Monday, February 18, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM, 5200 W 95TH ST, OAK LAWN, IL 60453. In lieu of flowers donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1 N LaSalle St., Chicago, Il., 60602, would be appreciated.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.zimmermansandeman.com for the HODAC family.