Robert Joseph Kosiarek

  • Died: May 6, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

ROBERT JOSEPH KOSIAREK, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019, surrounded by his family. "Bob" or "G Bob", as his grandkids called him, was born July 2, 1935 in Chicago, Ill. along with his identical twin brother and closest friend Dick, who preceded him in death. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Bob graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology where he made lifelong friends in Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternity and met his wife of 59 years, Margene (Galer) Kosiarek. Bob pursued a career in electrical engineering at Magnavox where he worked for 28 years, earning membership in the Magnavox Quarter Century Club. Bob was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and active in the Knights of Columbus, where he was a past Grand Knight of Council 451. During his life, Bob was always available to help a friend, neighbor, or stranger. In retirement, he enjoyed weekends at the lake with his family and escaping to South Florida during the cold winters. Most recently, he spent many afternoons playing cards with his friends at the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Margene; sons, Mark (MaryLu) and David (Shelly); daughter, Cathy (Tom); grandchildren, Joey, Pete, Ben, Jennifer, Lauren, Courtney (Matt), Scott and Matt (Claire); and great-granddaughter, Olivia. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2019, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne. Friends and family may call and gather one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by bob    May 18, 2019

Dave, I'm sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Posted by Roger Smith - Fort Wayne, IN   May 15, 2019

Sad to here! Good Man, good friend, lousey bowler but excel as a christian man.I think
latter is best! Till we bowl again, Peace Be With You. BOB Turnbow

Posted by Bob&Jane Turnbow - Buckeye, AZ   May 12, 2019

Margene and family,

So sorry To hear of Bob,s passing. Years ago we spent lots of fun times with Bob and Dick and their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jerry and Rita Good

Posted by A friend   May 12, 2019

I work for Bob as his supervisor in the Magnetics Lab at Magnavox and he was the best boss any one could have. He made work fun for every one that worked there. My condolences to all of his family. Rest in Peace Alice Luebke

Posted by Alkice Luebke - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker   May 10, 2019

Mark and mom brother,sister.our two familes go way back to Old Brook Farm days. your dad always wanted you and brother and Randy to learn how to play sports.i can remember your dad playing catch and batting to you three boys. he was very family focus.may he rest in peace.

Posted by A friend   May 10, 2019


We worked many years in Magnetics at Magnavox. I am a 1966 grad of IIT. We had a lot of challenging designs and fun with outside activities. I will miss Bob. My sincere condolences to Margene, Mark, David, & Cathy. Bob was very proud of all his family! God's Blessings Ron & Barb Maloney

Posted by RON MALONEY - FORT WAYNE, IN - Coworker   May 09, 2019

Margene and Dave,
Feel our hugs and prayers for you and your families as you mourn the loss of your dear Bob! He was always so warm, happy, and welcoming. Always seeing him at church we know he is hearing Well done! Good and faithful servant!

Posted by Ray & Toni Ohlman - Boca Raton, FL   May 09, 2019

May God Bless...Sandra Sue Lewis

Posted by A friend   May 09, 2019

Shared many good times with Bob. He was my little brother when he joined Kappa Sigma Kappa Fraternity . We occupied rooms with 6 other fraternity brothers at 1544 East Wayne Street. Dick and Gail lived nest door at the time. Many adventures were had. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Margene and family.

Madalean & Jim

Posted by James & Madalean Stevens    May 09, 2019

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