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Robert Michael Bavcevic

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Robert Michael Bavcevic

Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Robert M. Bavcevic was born to Philip M. Basvic and Madeline T. Rackelin on November 18, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois.  Robert worked as a Painter before he married his first wife, Carol A. Principato.  They moved to the SW side of Chicago (Midway Airport area) where they married and had 3 children:  Bobby, Kim and Mike.  He went from being a painter in Chicago to becoming a Contractor owning his own business, repairing fire damaged properties throughout the Chicago land area.  He was a very hard worker and provided well for his family.  He was an avid golfer and belonged to a Country Club in the southwest suburbs for 30 years, where is was “Club Champion” each and every year he was a member.  This was his true passion throughout his life until a few years ago.  He was also a phenomenal baseball and basketball coach at West Lawn Little League and St. Mary Star of the Sea, taking his All Star team one game away from a Little League World Series in the 1970’s, losing to Harwood Heights, IL team.  Many of his team members have reached out over the years talking about what Robert (a/k/a Coach Bavcevic) meant to them, he changed many lives and with that very fond memories for many.  Robert also loved to go to movies, he was Siskel and Ebert combined and could have had his second career being a critic ;-). He loved to eat and try new restaurants.  He loved to play cards (Gin), had an unbelievable memory and amazing mind, especially with numbers. Robert was also a very good dancer, loved music, was “sharp” and  articulate in his appearance always, and had an infectious smile and personality.  He lit up a room when he walked into it.  But besides all of this, Robert’s grandchildren were the light of his life.  He lived his life in strength and he left us this way.  He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten and is now resting in peace with his eldest son, Robert “Bobby”,  who was laid to rest one year prior to Robert’s passing in addition to his parents, his dogs Wags and Misty, and many other friends and family who have departed.  Robert is survived by his second wife, Roxanne;  daughter Kim and son Mike; he had 5 grandchildren:  Tommy, Megan, Danielle, Ashley & Brett; four living siblings, Richard, Susan, Nora and Wayne, and a deceased brother, Michael.  He has many nieces, nephews and cousins and an abundance of friends.  We all love you very much and will treasure the memories always.  Love, your daughter!!  xxooo

Funeral Notice Detail

Church service only to be held:  Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthias Church, 2310 W. Ainslie, Chicago, IL 60625.  Plenty of parking as there are two parking lots on the side street.  

A Memorial Service will be held at

St. Matthias Catholic Church

2310 W. Ainslie

Chicago , IL 60625

On: Feb 17, 2017 — At: 10:00 AM

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