June 23, 1949 - January 28, 2021
February 4, 2021 | 3:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Yurs Funeral Home
405 E. Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
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.