Robert S. “Bob” Mattini
March 1, 1956 – April 1, 2023
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Clara Mattini; brothers, Steve and Frank Mattini. He is survived by his wife, Jane; children: Kara Renne (John), Kevan Mattini, Katharine Mattini, Kristine Evans (Alex); grandchildren: Dean, Luciano, John Xavier, William, Claire, Theodore; Eleanor; sister, Janice Vocelka (Frank).
Robert was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in the Field Club neighborhood. He was the youngest of four children to Frank and Clara Mattini. Bob attended St. Peter’s Grade School and served as an altar boy during his years there. He attended Paul VI High School and graduated from Ryan High School. He enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, and others sports in both grade school and high school. During these years, he developed lifelong friendships.
He met his wife Jane in Omaha in 1976. They were married on May 6, 1978. They raised their four children at Holy Cross Parish. Bob was active with his children’s sports through the Holy Cross Athletic program. Bob was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and frequently volunteered.
He was a delivery driver with UPS for over 25 years. His main route was in the Old Market, and he built many relationships there. He spent his retirement caring for his children and grandchildren. Bob’s patience and attention to detail made him a great golfer. His generous golfing tips to friends and family were appreciated. He was a thoughtful man, and when he spoke, it was insightful. He had a great sense of humor, and his company was treasured.
Bob had a tough 7 months with a glioblastoma brain tumor. The diagnosis left us in sorrow. He is so loved by his family and friends and is terribly missed. We appreciate the outpouring of love from family, friends, and our community and the support they gave the last several months. He passed in peace at home and surrounded by family. We find comfort in memories made with him, and we pray that someday we will be reunited in heaven.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 4th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE and Rosary at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, April 5th at 11am, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave. Interment: Resurrection.
Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Catholic Church and Holy Cross Athletic Booster Club.
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