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Robert F. Zavada: 1939-2018


STREATOR — Robert F. Zavada, 78, of Streator, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, at OSF St. James Medical Center in Pontiac, surrounded by his loving family.

Private funeral services will take place. Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Born June 4, 1939, in Streator, he was the son of John and Veronica (Gulvas) Zavada. He married Jean Goluba in 1962 at St. Stephen’s Church, Streator. She survives in Streator.
He also is survived by a daughter, Lori (Ricardo) Dittmer, of Streator; son, Gary (Kim) Zavada, of Streator; grandchildren, Ricardo, Eden and Avalon Dittmer and Jessica Zavada; a brother, Richard (Nancy) Zavada, of Fort Myers, Fla.; brother-in-law, Raymond (Diane) Goluba, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Shirley Zavada and Janet Zavada; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Veronica Zavada; brothers, John, James and Michael Zavada; and sisters, Marcella Mallory, Irene Connor, Margaret McShane, Mary Jakupcak and Veronica Zavada in infancy.
Bob retired from St. Mary’s Hospital in 2004 after 46 years of service.
Bob was a member of the former St. Stephen’s Church and the St. Stephen’s Adult Choir for over 35 years. He currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church. He also was a member of the Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council 790. He was very active with Streator Youth Baseball through the years.
Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be left for the family at

Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364

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