Robert Negoski

Robert J. “Fireman Bob” Negoski, 78, of Oak Park, formerly of Chicago, has died. A Vietnam army veteran, he retired as a Chicago Firefighter with 50 years of service on Truck 30 & Engine 28. A member of Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2, he was chairman of the CFFU Burn Foundation and received the John A. Moncrief Award for individual continuing service in the burn community. Member of the Union Local 2 Retirement Committee and the Chicago Gaelic Fire Brigade, he helped many since the days of the “Brotherhood of the Barrel.”

Bob Negoski was the husband of the late Betty Negoski (nee Hawks); the father of Jeanette Negoski; stepfather of Peggy (Vince DiCola) Hugelier, Michael (Jackie) Hugelier, Tracy (Alex) Garcia and John (Tina) Hohmann; step-grandfather of Krystal (Kyle) Piotrowski, Gina Hugelier, Anthony Hugelier, Gabi (Chris Diaz) Hohmann, Alyssa (Gunner) Carlson, Rachele Garcia, Jessie Garcia, Michael Hugelier Jr., and Cody Garcia; step-great-grandfather of Lyle Carlson, Brantley Carlson, Aubrey and Gianna Piotrowski; brother of Judith (Ben) Shafer, Rich (Debra) Negoski, and Diane (the late John) Murphy; uncle to many nieces and nephews; and friend to all.

Visitation was held on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 W. 31st Street in Brookfield. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park, followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to: American Cancer Society, 1 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60601.

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