Dr. Robert "Bob" L. Emanuele
No Visitation will be held.
Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:00am at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.
Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Christ the King Mausoleum, Hillside, Illinois.
Dr. Robert "Bob" L. Emanuele passed away in his home at the age of 97. He was a beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and a cherished friend to many. He was a talented physician and surgeon, but he will also be remembered for his warm smile, sharp wit and thoughtful demeanor. He was a gifted story teller, an enthusiastic and shrewd card player, a lover of a good movies (especially westerns) and a meticulous and creative artisan of beautiful glass mosaics. Bob was the son of Sicilian immigrants and grew up in Cicero and Berwyn. He attended Morton High School where he met Loretta, who would become his much-loved wife and mother of his 3 children. He graduated from Loyola University and the Chicago Medical School and was a Korean War veteran. Bob was very proud to have served in Korea and was a captain in the US ARMY and a surgeon in the very first MASH unit. If you knew him (and the TV series), it is not hard to imagine him as a real life "Hawkeye Pierce." He had a passion for medicine and practiced at the Oak Park Hospital for over 40 years. He was highly thought of by his colleagues and a multi-term president of the medical staff. He was loved by his patients and touched the lives of so many. For many years, he was a member of the Riverside Golf Club. He liked playing golf, but he loved playing cards. If there is a heaven, for him it will look like the 19th hole at the Riverside Golf Club. Bob very much loved his family and is survived by his three children - Jeanne, Marty and Virginia. He will be missed by all, including his 4 grandchildren - Tyler, Brady, Allison and Nick. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Loretta, and after her passing, was very fortunate to have the love and companionship of Anita Chmielewski and her family. He loved her very much and deeply appreciated the love provided to him by her and her family. We will all remember him for the loving, extraordinary man that he was. Family and friends will gather for a funeral service at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November, 28th at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1400 S Wolf Rd, Hillside, Illinois.