Robert “Bob” Pantoga

November 3, 1937 - July 25, 2020
Location Not Available
Sunday 8/9, 2:00 pm
Virtual Prayer / Remembrance Service

A Virtual Prayer / Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 2 p.m.

To request details, please email [email protected].


Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

Forest Preserve Foundation

69 W. Washington St., Suite 2040

Chicago, IL, 60602


St. Nicholas Catholic Church

806 Ridge Ave.

Evanston, IL, 60202



Curt’s Café

2922 Central St.

Evanston, IL, 60201


Robert “Bob” Pantoga passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on July 25, 2020, in Evanston, IL. He was born on November 3, 1937, in Chicago, IL, to the late Rebecca Hernandez and Joseph Pantoga and was raised from an early age by the nuns at St. Mary’s Academy in Des Plaines, IL. Bob servedContinue Reading

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Hugh Hogan left a message on August 6, 2020:
Early in my career as a mechanic at Fields BMW on Green Bay Rd. in Winnetka, I had the privilege of meeting Bob and working on his car. Such a nice guy, very calm and friendly, and he was always there to answer legal questions. Hugh Hogan
the Patterson family left a message on August 3, 2020:
Ann, Charley, Joe and family: We are so saddened to learn of Bob's passing. We fondly remember his spirit, contributions to the school and athletics, and his professional expertise. Wishing you peace and the comfort that comes from your best memories of this fine man.
Donald Verdon left a message on August 2, 2020:
Dear Pantoga Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Had the honor of knowing your Dad for many years as a customer of Schwartzhoff Cleaners. Our conversations always included our families school activities St Nicks firemen spaghetti dinners and Bobs twin boys .I never finished our conversations not learning something of value,R.I.P. Robert. The Verdon Family
Shantil Clesen left a message on July 30, 2020:
Bob was a very kind hearted soul. He really helped me at some of the most difficult times in my life. A very generous person. A great family man. He will missed.
Marcia & Jeff Sippil left a message on July 30, 2020:
To Ann and family, We are deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We will always remember him as a gentle, sensitive and caring man as his beautiful poetry revealed. It was an honor to know him and we will hold him in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Jolene Wells left a message on July 29, 2020:
I am so sorry for your family’s devastating loss. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. I’m so glad I had the blessing of meeting him before he passed.
William Parks left a message on July 29, 2020:
I met Bob at the Skokie courthouse a place where we both spent a lot of time representing our clients. Bob was always a gentleman who represented his clients with skill and empathy.He was a pleasure to spend time with, providing grace and wit in a place that needed those skills. My condolences to all his family the impressive size of which I was unaware until I read his thoughtful obituary. Bob, may you rest in peace.
Joset left a message on July 29, 2020:
I met Bob (and Ann) when my sons enrolled in PJXXIII school. My younger son Joseph was in class with one of the twins from 1-8 grade. I met Bob when I was dropping off my kindergartener. He was so friendly and easy to talk to. Over the years the kids became best buddies and spent numerous nights at each other’s home. Bob was wise and funny and really had a heart for the kids. He gave good advice and was always there to support them in his understated way. He had a dry wit which he shared generously. He loved his kids and the “grands” . And he loved his Annie. She always brought a twinkle to his eye. It is his kindness and good nature that I will remember and cherish. Rest In Peace Bob.
Steve Bernstein left a message on July 28, 2020:
Bob was a wonderful man, a loving husband, a caring father and an outstanding lawyer. We go back a long way and I was always happy to see him. My condolences, thoughts and prayers to Ann and his children. May his memory be a blessing and May He Rest in Peace.
Joe Monahan left a message on July 28, 2020:
Ann, Joey, Charlie, and Family,Our hearts are sad tonight on the news of Bob’s passing. Bob was a wonderful man who worked hard to share all of his skills with so many. He loved his family so much and did so much to help other people whenever he could. He was a great lawyer and always was able to see the positive side of everyone. He was patient, kind and humble. He never bragged or told people about all of the lives he touched. When talking to Bob he was always interested in what was on your mind. He was always focused on the person only interrupting to get a better idea of what the person was communicating. He was a spiritual man with a deep faith. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Job well done Bob. Rest In Peace. Joe
Tom Manno, court reporter left a message on July 28, 2020:
My condolences to you, Ann, and your family. Bob was always great to work with for the 27 years I knew him, working at 26th Street. Rest In Peace, Mr. Pantoga.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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