A very special brother, father figure, and friend, Robert (Uncle Bob) Glen Stanek, 61, of Wake Forest, left our presence to enter into heaven on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. Robert was the son of the late Ray Stanek and Lavern Stanek and was born on June 17 1957.
Robert was a true Chicago Bears fan and could always be found watching football games. He was a huge fan of the Cubs and proudly wore his Bears and Cubbies hat wherever he went. Music was a big influence in Robert’s life, you would always hear John Lennon and Pink Floyd playing while cruising around town or wherever he was. He was a big movie fan, with old westerns being some of his favorite movies to watch with the family. Robert loved to play board games and cards with everyone especially the kids. One of Roberts passions were animals, cats being his favorite. Robert loved and adored his cats. The kids knew him as a cat whisperer, and his favorite kitty was Bea, who was always with Uncle Bob. Bea and Bob always cuddled together at night for bed.
Robert loved to cook and was always experimenting with food. It was always a fun experience to say the least; you never knew what it was going to taste like.
Robert was famous for his ashtray chili. The ashtray chili never caught on but people sure did love his baked cookies. Robert was an auto mechanic at Lang’s automotive in Downers Grover. He was known for building engines for his cars and working on the motorhome that he drove to go skiing with his buddies. Bob was always packing his pride and joy, a 1974 Buick Riviera full of friends and cruising all around town. Co-Captain Bob is what he was nicknamed while at Lake Michigan on the “DOTTIBOB” and cruising the open water while hanging out with friends. He was remembered for having a blast every weekend.
Robert is survived by his brother Ronald Stanek and his wife Esther Stanek and their son Joseph Stanek; his two nieces: Ginny Alegria and her four daughters: Selena, Christina, Ariana, and Hazel all of Wake Forest, NC; Samantha and her fiancée Scott and her son Nicholas, all of New Oxford, PA.
Robert’s memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, December 1, 2018 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. (919) 556-5811