Robert Francis Kanabay
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Robert "Bob" Francis Kanabay, 89, died peacefully on April 21, 2023, at his home in Hinsdale.
Bob was born in 1934 in Chicago to Edward and Christine Kanabay. He grew up in Berwyn and graduated from Morton College before embarking on a career in medical sales. He met the love of his life, Ardyth Holmes, in 1962, and they married on May 17, 1964. They worked together at The Brunswick Corp. in Chicago and enjoyed many fun times with their friends in the city before moving out to the suburbs. They lived in Broadview, before moving in 1966 to their home in Hinsdale, where they have resided ever since.
Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a nature lover and an avid hiker. He enjoyed being involved in the Golfview Hills community in many ways: as a founding member of the Way-Off Broadway Players, a member of the Gourmet Club, helping to preserve the Golfview Hills prairie and serving on the Homeowner's Association Board.
He loved to travel out West to dude ranches, where he could ride horses in the wilderness. In later years, he loved country dancing with friends at the Willowbrook Ballroom, going to the theater, dining out with family and friends and attending the many activities of his grandchildren. He was very proud of his grandchildren and loved to spend time with them and share his stories.
Bob is survived by his wife, Ardyth; his children, Sharon (Carl) Anfenson and Robert (Kate) Kanabay; and his grandchildren, Lauren, Erik, Elise, Jason and Allison.
Bob was preceded in death by brother, Edward; and his nephew, Daniel.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private.