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Robert Krawczyk

June 23, 1949 - January 28, 2021

Robert Krawczyk Robert Krawczyk
  • VISITATION
    February 4, 2021 | 3:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • Private
  • Burial Location
    Private

Robert “Bob” J. Krawczyk, 71, passed away on Wednesday January 27, 2021 at his home in Batavia, Illinois with his beloved wife, Corinne M. Pierog, by his side.

A visitation will be held on Thursday February 4, 2021 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles, Illinois. To protect the safety of everyone coming to pay their respects, the family of Robert J. Krawczyk respectfully requests that all visitors wear masks and register for a one hour time slot so that social distancing practices may be maintained without causing unnecessary wait times for friends and guests. Please locate and click the link below to register. A private family service will be held on Friday February 5, 2021.

Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Holy Trinity High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and went on to complete graduate coursework at DePaul University.

After working in the private sector as an architect, Bob became a Professor of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago where he was named Associate Dean.  During his 30+ years at IIT, Bob developed and taught computer-aided and digital design coursework. Bob founded art @ IIT, a campus gallery exhibition. His professional work, The Codewriting Workbook, Creating Computational Architecture in AutoLISP was published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York. Bob also founded a company called “BitArt” that designed, created and manufactured architectural inspired pieces for decor, fashion and lifestyle.

Bob received professional awards including Building Design & Construction Young Professional Award; American Institute of Architects Young Architect Award; ACADIA Award for Teaching Excellence by the Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture; and was also nominated four consecutive times to be an United States Artists Fellow.

Bob’s family immigrated from Poland shortly after World War II. His first language was Polish and he really enjoyed going to restaurants for authentic Polish cuisine. Bob was an avid hiker and especially loved visiting Arches National Park in Utah.

Bob and his wife, Corinne, met later in life. Their marriage was a true love story that inspired all who knew them. Bob’s love, support and dedication was instrumental in helping Corinne to become elected as Kane County Board Chairman in the 2020 November election.

Bob is survived by his wife, Corinne; brother Konrad (Evelyn); brother Albert (Kathleen); Daughter Alexis (Scott); Step-Daughter Catherine (Jeff); Step-Son James (Summer); Granddaughter Makayla; Step-Grandchildren Brooklyn; Francesca; and Benedetto; Nieces Kimberly; Lauren (Ryan); Kristen (Colm); and Nephew Matthew. Bob is predeceased by his mother Wladyslawa “Lottie” Dolega and Jan “John” Krawczyk (Irmina Krawczyk).

In lieu of flowers, Bob’s family asks that donations be made to install a bench in Bob’s honor in the Kane County Forest preserve. To contribute to “Bob’s Bench”, please make checks payable to “Forest Preserve District of Kane County: Attn Robert J. Krawczyk Memorial Tree & Bench Program, 1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva, Illinois 60134.

Again to protect the safety of everyone coming to pay their respects, the family of Robert J. Krawczyk respectfully requests that all visitors wear masks and register for a one hour time slot so that social distancing practices may be maintained without causing unnecessary wait times for friends and guests. Please click the link below to register.

https://mailchi.mp/1c92c3b9291e/visitation-for-robert-j-krawczyk-6064282

Condolences


Clint Hull from St. Charles , IL

"The 16th Judicial Circuit sends condolences to Corrine and family. I so enjoyed meeting him when I swore you in as our new Co Chair. He was sooo proud of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."


Steve and Suzanne Thorne from St. Charles, IL

"We send our sympathies to you, Corrine and to the rest of the clan. Bob was such a great guy and we will miss him. We are left with many good memories of him and the times we shared together. I hope you can you take comfort in your fond memories. Bob will be with you always in love."


Mike Tyrrell from Campton Hills, IL

"Corrine, from all of us at the Village we send our condolences to you and your family. Our wish is that warm memories and love from family and friends will sustain and comfort you now and in the future. Peace."


Scott Buening from Saint Charles, IL

"Corinne and Family- My deepest condolences on the passing of Bob. I worked with him first on the St. Charles Zoning Board. He was a dedicated member that always looked out for the best interests of the community. When you moved into Batavia, I suggested that he come onto the Historic Preservation Commission which he did. He loved everything about preservation and was a devoted member of that Commission. His expertise and dedication will be greatly missed. Your family and friends will all be there to help you through this difficult time, and your memories will last forever."


Craig Forneris from Chicago, IL

"Such a wonderful teacher and mentor."


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