Chesterton Tribune

Robert Urbanski dies at age 71

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Robert Urbanski, age 71 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 at his residence. He was born February 26, 1941 in Chicago, Ill., to John and Josephine (Sobucki) Urbanski.

He married Barbara (Zelensky) Urbanski.

Robert is survived by his mother, Josephine Urbanski of Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Deborah (Dan) Noll of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, David (Susan) Urbanski of Arlington, Texas and John Urbanski of Chicago, Ill.; sisters Sandy (Chuck) Michalski of Chicago, Ill. and Judy (Ray) McCandless of Libertyville, Ill. and grandson Jeremy Urbanski who recently returned home from the military. He was preceded in death by his father, John; wife Barbara and son Robert.

Robert worked in elevator maintenance for Otis/Schindler. He and his wife also owned Pet Gallery in Calumet City, Ill., for 15 years. Robert worked at Hopkins’ Small Engine Repair in Chesterton after retirement.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012 at New Warsaw, 6250 W. 63rd St., Chicago, IL, 60638 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage, Ind.

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Posted 5/8/2012