Robert J. Negoski

Robert J. “Fireman Bob” Negoski, 78, of Oak Park and formerly of Chicago, died Jan. 18, 2022. 

Mr. Negoski served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a retired Chicago firefighter with 50 years of service on Truck 30 and Engine Co. 28. 

He was a member of Chicago Firefighter’s Union Local 2, chairman of the CFFU Burn Foundation along with being rewarded the John A Moncrief Award for individual continuing service in the burn community. 

Mr. Negoski was also a member of the Union Local 2 Retirement Committee and the Chicago Gaelic Fire Brigade, along with helping many since the days of the “Brotherhood of the Barrel.”

He was the husband of the late Betty Negoski (nee Hawks); the father of Jeanette Negoski; the step father of Peggy (Vince DiCola) Hugelier, Michael (Jackie) Hugelier, Tracy (Alex) Garcia and John (Tina) Hohmann; the step grandfather of Krystal (Kyle) Piotrowski, Gina Hugelier, Anthony Hugelier, Gabi (Chris Diaz) Hohmann, Alyssa (Gunner) Carlson, Rachele Garcia, Jessie Garcia, Michael Hugelier Jr. and Cody Garcia; the step great grandfather of Lyle Carlson, Brantley Carlson, Aubrey and Gianna Piotrowski; the brother of Judith (Ben) Shafer, Rich (Debra) Negoski and Diane (the late John) Murphy; an uncle to many nieces and nephews; and a friend to all.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 24 at St. Louise De Marillac Church in LaGrange Park, followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, 1 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500, Chicago, 60601.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o the Robert Negoski family.