Robert "Bob" SAMAT

March 2, 1946November 25, 2018

Robert “Bob” Samat, 72 of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital.

He was born on March 2, 1946 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Frank and Lillian (Donak) Samat. He married Beth Gillespie in Springfield in 1975.

Bob served in the U.S. Army. He most recently had been a Computer Security Consultant for Boeing, AT&T, and Ricoh. Prior to that he retired from the state of Illinois. He enjoyed collecting anything – especially coins, baseball cards and sports memorabilia.

Besides his wife Beth, he is survived by two sons, Bobby Samat of Carbondale, IL and Blake Samat of Chicago, IL.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. There will be a memorial held in his honor at the family house in late spring.

Memorials may be made to the A.P.L. (Animal Protective League), 1001 Taintor Rd, Springfield, IL 62702.


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Robert "Bob" SAMAT

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Paul & Annette Jaderholm

December 2, 2018

Beth, Bobby and Blake-- We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing!! He was a wonderful man and we loved the time we spent with your family at Meramec State Park!! We will always remember his warm laughter and friendly demeanor. We love the whole Samat family!

-the Jaderholms- Paul, Annette, Mary Claire, Anna and Grace.

Dana and Leslie Ann Dinora

December 2, 2018

Blake and the entire Samat family:
So sad/sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was one of the first baseball coaches my son had. He hand picked him for his team. Always uplifting, encouraging and funny.
Blake: please let us know if you need anything. Praying for you all. 🙏

Eric Levitt

December 2, 2018

I worked with Bob in St. Louis for a couple of years but we've stayed in touch for over 10. We had some great laughs together, talked sports, shared a lot of jokes. I've always considered him one of my best work buddies.

I had Bob figured to live another 20 years... he was so full of life!

I never met his kids but he talked about them often.

I'll miss Bob. I'm so sorry for your loss

Eric Levitt