August 15, 1951 – February 11, 2021
Robert Andrade, who worked for Walsh Construction Company for over 21 years and more recently Parsons and Rokstad Power, passed away on February 11, 2021. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Florance Andrade; daughters: Theresa & Joe Carnell, Valerie Andrade, and Mary Andrade; sister, Laurie & Dorian Kraska; brothers Joseph & Nancy Andrade and Michael & Linda Andrade; grandchildren: Megan Reid, Destiny Andrade & Ethan Schaetzly, Robert Reid, Zachary Reid, Sierra Reid, Alexander Andrade-Prowant, Caeden Faragoi, Kameron Hady and Michael Harding; and a great granddaughter, Ellie May Lucero, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like donations to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research hospital in lieu of flowers.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
February 25, 2021
Having a brother is having a true friend and that couldn't be any truer with Bob. Even though we lived far away I knew there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for me. I remember him helping me with science projects for grade school or providing a car for me when mine broke down, or just giving advice, or an idea I should look into. I never thought that we would lose him so soon and my condolences are with Flo and all of Bob's daughters and extended family. I hope they will all find comfort in knowing that Bob did all he could for them and loved them immensely as well his parents and siblings.
Till we meet again, your loving brother , Michael
February 23, 2021
My heart is heavy thinking of the loss of my Uncle Bob. I’m so sorry Aunt Flo, Terri, Valerie, Mary, and all the grandchildren and great-grandchild. Uncle Bob was so lucky to always have family around him, and I know you are all such a close and loving family. His presence will definitely be missed but his legacy will also definitely live on. Now somebody else is going to have to take lead on making the silly jokes! – but every time you hear one, you can think of him and smile :)
I’ll always remember going to Uncle Bob and Aunt Flo’s house as a kid, playing with the dogs, and getting playful teasing and jokes from Uncle Bob (many that probably went over my head at the time). My mom tells me that Bob always worried about me and my travels - a true family man caring about his family. I’m so thankful that this past Christmas he and Aunt Flo sent me a Christmas card all the way to Spain. It was unexpected and really sweet of them, especially because I got the card at a time I was feeling pretty lonely in a new place. An act of love and kindness that I’ll never forget.
Love and prayers to all the family. Until we meet again Uncle Bob…
Joseph and Nancy Andrade
February 23, 2021
This is from Joe Bob’s brother missing him very much will always think about him I love my brother very much he was a good crazy brother that I’d like being around when we had time to be around each other because we live in a different state and I remember when we were on trips with my parents and all that and it was nice and we had a good time I’m so sorry for your loss and my loss also for losing Bob this way . I will always be thinking of him and he will be in my heart. H is energy was so great and I’m glad that his job gave him the opportunity To travel and see so much of the world. I was proud of him for that and
he’s with my parents which is good love you guys Goodbye 007
Dana (Kraska) Liss
February 22, 2021
We’ll all miss Uncle Bob, my Godfather with a “quirky” sense of humor. I only have good memories of visiting Uncle Bob and Aunt Flo’s house and playing with all the animals. It’s funny, I used to think it was so far out in the country, and now I live 20 minutes away.
Thanks for making my high school friends think my first car was so cool because I could flip on the construction lights! :-)
Sending lots of love and condolences to my Aunt Flo and cousins, I wish we could be there with you.
February 22, 2021
Our growing years were a little different, only because he was much younger. He succeeded in leaving a mark in this world that many envy. I included. Rest In peace cuz.
Laurie Kraska (Andrade)
February 21, 2021
What can I say? I will miss you. I will miss our many conversations. When you moved I wasn't able to see you as often but our talks continued. By phone, by text or email. Discussing the Bears, " What do you think of Trubisky, how do you think the Bears will do this year, how bout that Mack, he should be great!" Or the weather in Seattle or checking on all of us, sharing advice and politics, oh politics!! ( I think to annoy me! ) Me acting like the " big " sister, though I'm younger, reprimanding Bobby for his crazy jokes. ALWAYS! He loved saying something so "out there " to make you laugh, think, get a response. You never knew if he was joking or serious. But, always joking. He is a great brother, brilliant in so many ways, loving and generous. A great dad, loved Flo and the girls so much. And us, all of us. I miss you, Bob, my heart is broken. I want you back here to crack me up. BRO, ( he got such a laugh when I would call him Bro! My partner in crime as kids, my friend as adults. R.I.P, Bob. I love you
February 21, 2021
There are no words to express the sadness of Bobby's passing. I keep remembering the last time I saw Bobby a few years ago, the family outings at Marquette Park & playing the Disneyland game he liked when we were kids. Love, prayers & virtual hugs to all of his family. Love and will miss you, Bobby.
February 20, 2021
Bob was the ultimate family man and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Bob was special, far closer to me than just a brother-in-law, he was my brother. We worked together, partied together and vacationed together.
Bob you know how I've missed our chats during those dinners after working late on Friday evenings at Walsh and now I miss you so much. Over the years you inspired me as you worked tirelessly and made it to the top in your industry.
Bob I know how you loved family get togethers and hosting them at your home. You provided countless opportunities for us all to share wonderful times & memories. And, in 2005 you hosted our family reunion. It attracted family members from across the country and was a huge success! Bob your efforts made life long memories possible. Bob you were always there for us and will be etched into our memories forever.
Bob, You'll always be in our hearts! We love you and miss you.
Rest In Peace my brother!
Love always, Jim & Thu
February 19, 2021
I remember Bobby coming down stairs to where I lived, Chepie & Jessie lived upstairs. He would come down to play with a set of army toys that I had, always with a shy smile on his face. Then my mother would ask him sit down and eat.
Time goes by fast, like most of my relatives, I’ve lost contact with them.
Bobby was my cousin, but always considered him my friend.
February 18, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Andrade Family . Bob was a wonderful gentleman to work with in the construction industry in Chicago & Seattle.
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