It is with
great sorrow and regret that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate,
Bob Zielinski, on August 10, 2013 at Norton Suburban Hospital, Louisville, KY,
after a courageous 16-month battle with cancer.
Bob is survived by his
wife, Betty, his mother Julia, daughter
Julie Zielinski Gabis (Ed), son Rob (Amber), brothers Richard (Lana) and Andy,
and 3 grandchildren (Ben, Cameron, and Nicholas). Bob was preceded in death by
his father, Frank, and sister, Nancy.
Visitation will be held at
3-6 pm on Saturday, 17 August at Arch L. Heady at Westport Village, 7410
Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40222.
An Irish/Polish wake will follow from
6:30 to 8:30 pm at Austin's, 4950 US Hwy 42, Louisville, KY 40222.
A graveside service will be
held at noon on Monday, 19 August, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, 2501
North Dixie Boulevard, Radcliff, KY 40160.
may be sent to Betty at 1303 Amberlin
Lane, Louisville, KY 40245-8483.
In lieu of flowers, the
family encourages donation of funds, time,
or materials to one of Bob's favorite theatres: Little Colonel Players, P.O. Box
532, Pewee Valley, KY 40056-0532;
Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main Street, Shelbyville, KY 40065; or
Pandora Productions, P.O. Box 4185, Louisville, KY 40204-4185.
Bob. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\K-2 Bob Zielinski.pdf
BOB, 73, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Norton Suburban
Hospital. A true warrior, Bob finished his heroic 16-month battle with cancer
peacefully, with his loving wife and children at his side.
Bob was a 1961 graduate of the US Military Academy at West
Point, a decorated Army Engineer Officer, and a Vietnam veteran. Bob was very
actively involved in his community, serving many years as Louisville's Thomas
Edison at public and local school events. He also loved community theater,
starring in many local productions. Most recently, he was a successful director
of 2 plays, "Something to Hide" at Little Colonel Players, and "Harvey" at
Shelby County Community Theatre. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 51 years
Betty; his mother, Julia; daughter, Julie Zielinski Gabis (Ed); son, Rob
(Amber); brothers, Richard (Lana) and Andy; and three grandchildren, Ben,
Cameron, Nicholas, Lara, Ellen, and Chris.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank; and sister,
Nancy. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Arch L. Heady
Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road. There will be a graveside service at noon
on Monday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, KY.
In lieu of flowers, please donate funds, time or materials to
one of Bob's favorite theaters: Little Colonel Players, Shelby County Community
Theatre, or Pandora Productions.
"Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by
continuing to play in the face of certain defeat." - "The Beauty of Things" by
Published in The Courier-Journal on
August 13, 2013