Robert I Stewart Jr.

September 1, 1949January 2, 2013

Robert I. Stewart, Jr., of Blue Island, IL., passed away peacefully from cancer surrounded by his wife and children, January 2, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patricia (nee Dunne), children Maggie (Johnny) Webb, Mary (David) Purdy, Peter Stewart and Molly (Joshua) Graeber. Grandfather of JT, Emma and Andrew. Loving brother to Sharon. Loving son to the late Robert I. Stewart, Sr. and Loretta Cieselwicz. Bob loved his model trains, Nascar, NHRA and his beloved Corvette and coaching his children in various sports. Funeral Saturday 9:15 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn to St. Walter Church, Chicago, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Info, 708-636-1193 or


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

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The Melaniphy Family

January 5, 2013

Dear Pete,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family during this difficult time. May you find peace and strength in your memories, May the peace which comes from those memories also comfort you and your Family now and in the days ahead.

January 4, 2013

Today, we pay tribute and share in the loss of Robert “Bob” Stewart, Jr. Our heavy hearts and prayers go out to his wife Pat, our adorable nieces, Maggie, Mary, Molly and our nephew Peter, as we “Celebrate the Life” of our brother, husband, father, mentor and friend. We are blessed and grateful that our Lord brought us closer over these past 10 months and pray that he will continue to oversee our bond as family. Sharon and I were welcomed in sharing in the joy of Molly and Josh's wedded union. Bob was one very proud Daddy! It was awesome seeing the joy on his face as he walked Molly down the aisle. We had a blast in the photo booth and celebrating with his family and in-laws. We will never forget Bob and Molly's air guitar, which will be a memory that will forever bring a chuckle and a smile to our face. It was also nice visiting and learning about the years that have passed and sharing in his joys of being a husband, father, coach and grandpa. We loved reminiscing of our younger years when he used to refer to us “step-siblings”, as the “Frito-Bandito's”. Or his favorite saying, “What's up kid?” Sharing in his love for the Cubs, Bears and NASCAR, all of which we are also fans. He is leaving behind a legacy of a life that will live on in the hearts of everyone he came upon. Today, we celebrate to remembering a life well lived. To someone who made a difference in our lives and taught me the secret to driving my husband's 81 Corvette, without fear of crashing the front end…lol. He made our world a little brighter and will be missed. Although, we are sad and filled with grief, we realize how lucky we are to have known him and value the times we were allowed with him. We feel in our hearts that he is safely home with our Lord, his Daddy and our Momma. The world has lost a very special person who has left us with many good memories that we all will hold in our hearts and treasure forever.
Gone but never forgotten with our undying Love,
You're Sisters, Margaret & Sharon

Maurice & Sharon West

January 4, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The things that you shared about your Dad let me know that a great man has passed our way and left us much too soon. You and your family have our deepest sympathies.

Frieda D'Amore

January 4, 2013

Dear Pat,
Thinking of you in the loss of your loved one. With sympathy and understanding that words can't express.

Jennifer and David Mugnaini

January 4, 2013


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You mass spending New Years Eve in ICU much better. The sort you have given us is incredible.

Mark Van Slyke

January 3, 2013

Dear Stewart Family,
Coach Bob will be lovingly remembered. He made me feel as if I belonged to your wonderful family. Years and distance seperated us, but I will always be ever so greatful for that.
"He became as good a friend, as good a (mentor), and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world."--Charles Dickens.

Sheila Megley

January 2, 2013

Dear Dave, So very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Please know you and your family will be in my prayers, Sr. Sheila Megley