Robert "Bob" Diak Obituary

Robert "Bob" J. Diak

May 12, 1957 - May 20, 2019
Born in Granite City, IL
Resided in Edwardsville, IL
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Robert “Bob” J Diak, Age 62, passed away at his home on Monday, May 20th, 2019. He was born May 12th, 1957 in Granite City, IL to George and Delene Diak.

He was married to Kathryn Diak, née Rochester on July 3rd, 1982. Bob never knew a person he could not befriend. His most vibrant passions included walking in the SIUE gardens with his dog, traveling across the country to national parks with his wife, and spending every other waking moment possible with his beloved grandkids. When his attention wasn’t focused on those around him, his eyes were focused on the stars. Bob was an avid lover of astronomy and the space programs.

He was preceded in death by his father, George; mother, Delene; sister, Ruth.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 36 years, Kathryn and his children, Lindsay (Paul), David (Erika), Robert (Janine) and three beautiful granddaughters, Amelia, Eloise, and Abigail, and his rambunctious Greyhound, Apollo. He will also be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Lynn, George, and David.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Bob on Saturday, May 25th, at 4pm at the Legion Post #199 in Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Greyhound Companions of Missouri.

“We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us”- Neil deGrasse Tyson”




Celebration of Life
Legion Post #199
58 IL Rt. 157
Edwardsville, IL US 62025
Saturday, May 25, 2019
4:00 PM

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