Robert was born on January 15, 1936, in Norwich, and was the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Browy) Marek. He was a US Army Veteran. Prior to his retirement Bob was a heavy equipment operator for Local 42. He was an avid classic car collector and had many classic cruisers. He was a member of the Moose Club and a life member of the Quartet Club. Bob enjoyed going to car shows, swap meets, auctions and tag sales. He loved spending time at his Klondike Camp Resort in Otis, MA.
He is survived by his girlfriend Patricia Wojcik of Bristol, his children Robert F. Marek Jr. and wife Carrie of Okmulgee, OK, Annette J. Bishop and husband Scott of Meriden, Diane L. Marek of Bristol, Ronald J. Marek and fiancée Tina Pagano of Southington, Cheryl A. Marek of Plantsville and Robert J. Marek of Bristol. Stepchildren, Dale Dearborn, Denise Cooper and Wayne Dearborn;
grandchildren Robert F. Marek III, Melinda Spencer and husband Blake, Anthony Doneday, Deidra Plourde, Melissa Rader and husband Keith, Jason Marek, Amanda Rideout and husband David Andrew R. Marek and Megan Marek as well as 11 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers Brian Marek and wife Debbie and Randall Marek and wife Donna all of Southington, his sister Ruth Kingsley of FL. and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Judi Marek, grandson Nicholas Davis, a brother Frank Marek and stepdaughter Darla Allen.
His funeral service will be held on Friday, July 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington. Burial with military honors will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m.
Donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences and directions please visit www.dellavecchiasouthington.com