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Our Good Friend Bob Has Passed Away

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It is with a very sad and heavy heart that we announce the passing of our good friend and fellow glass artist Bob Taraba. Bob spent years with us in our studio doing what he loved, making stained glass windows for friends and family. Bob’s presence will be missed, but we know in our hearts that Bob and his wonderful corny jokes will always be with us.  Until we meet again Bob we love you and will miss you.

* The studio will be closed on Friday so that we may attend the funeral.  


1932 – 2014                                



ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Robert L. Taraba, 82, was born June 25, 1932 in Chicago to the late James and Millie Taraba and passed away September 2, 2014. Robert was the beloved husband of Joan P. Nee Pelikan loving father of Joan M (Howard) Brauer and Robert D (Elizabeth) Taraba; dear grandfather of 10; fond brother of Geraldine (late Anthony), Late Victoria (late Hank) Schmit and Late James Taraba. Robert is survived by many nieces and nephews. Robert was a Marine veteran of the Korean War and worked for IBM for 35 years. He was a talented artist, and had a great sense of humor. He was a teacher at heart and was strong in his Catholic faith. Robert was a diehard Cubs and Bears fan. Visitation will be Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 3-9 pm at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy. Arlington Heights. Prayers will be said Friday, September, 5, 2014, 8:45 am at the funeral home and proceed to Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 440 South Mitchell St., Arlington Heights for a funeral mass at 9:30am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Misericordia at / Funeral information 847-253-5423 or

One thought on “Our Good Friend Bob Has Passed Away

  1. My condolences and prayers for the family. May they and you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

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