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Robert J. Udeck


Robert J. Udeck, age 75, of Columbus, passed away on August 29, 2020 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. He retired from Schwan’s Food Service after 32 years of dedicated service. Bob enjoyed his family, his projects on his farm and cabin, traveling, fine dining and singing. He embraced the world with his love of all; he always saw the best in others, always had a positive attitude and a joke to tell. He was smart, funny, kind and so many other wondrous things.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Diane; son, Daniel (Mary) Udeck; granddaughter, Isabella Udeck; brothers, Edward, Joseph (Iris), Ronald (Paula) Udeck; and Diane’s family, Nancy (Tom) Eckinger, step-sisters, Carol (Mike) Gravilla, Robin (Allan) Sigler, Rhonda (Andy) Popa; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family, friends, and two special young men, Nelson and Rudy.

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph & Stella (Gancos) Udeck; sister, Darlene Somers; and grandson, Daniel Udeck Jr.

Bob was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Music Ministry, Happy Spirits, K of C and the American Legion. He also belonged to the Singing Buckeyes Chorus and Barbershop Harmony Society.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, September 4, 2020 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4383 E. Broad St., Father William Arnold Celebrant. Those wishing to honor his life should do so by living theirs, and by giving back in any way personally meaningful. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Holy Spirit Music Ministry, 4383 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43213, or the Singing Buckeyes Chorus, P.O. Box 21021 Columbus, OH 43221.

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  • Judy & Charles Meiser says:

    Dear Diane,Ron and the entire Udeck family.
    We send our Sincere Sympathy to each and every one or you in the loss of Bob. We, of the Malvern High School, Class of 1963, are so glad to have been able to spend some time with Bob and Diane last year, and many Reunions over the years.

    Love and Prayers for All

    Judy (McMullen) & Charles Meiser

  • Ronald Udeckwe says:

    My twin brother Bob my best friend forever although we are apart now but never in heart my heartfelt sympathy to Diane Danny Mary and Isabella Bob will surely be missed but his memories and the smiles you you left on all those for you encounter I am sure that all is well with your soul

    Our love and prayers to sll

    Ron paula and family

  • Larry and Ronda Williams says:

    Diane and family,
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. May you feel God’s comfort and peace. We will cherish the wonderful, fun times we spent together. Sending our love and hugs your way. May that special hug be a part of your day today.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Larry and Ronda Williams

  • Carl Emmenegger says:

    Was so very sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Our condolences to his wife and family. Bob, just as he was to his family and friends a good man, was also a good Brother Knight. His always jovial character will be missed by many of us.
    Carl & Greta Emmenegger

  • HELEN "BRANKEL" THORNBERRY says:

    To the Udeck Family, JOE AND IRIS
    I think back many times of all the good times we had with all of you. Bobby would sing Christmas songs and I thought how good he was. We have lost 4 family members and I know how sad it is. I wish you strength and love to get through this difficult time.

  • Vickie Anthony says:

    Diane I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, I will always remember he would have a joke to share everytime we would see each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God Bless.

  • Ruth & Ron Pistner says:

    Dear Diane & Family,

    Bob was our favorite barbershopper and our singing hobby’s best promoter. He always had a sweet yet mischievous smile, always ready to shake hands, and his pocket was full of Singing Buckeyes calling cards he distributed as readily as he shared his generosity and gift of good cheer. It’s hard to imagine not seeing Bob at performances again, but his memory will be forever alive on the shoulders of Singing Buckeyes and in the hearts of all Valentines. May the Lord comfort you and hold you in the palm of his hand.

    Yours in Harmony,
    Ruth and Ron Pistner, Dublin, OH

  • Aaron and Lenore Longshore says:

    Aunt Diane, Danny and family our heart is heavy for you but his laughter lives on through all of us I know he is singing with the angels we love you guys very much may the Holy Spirit comfort and keep you

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