Robert S. “Bob” Mattini

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.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.




  • John and Laura Parr Posted April 2, 2023 6:13 am

    Mattini family: So sorry for your loss, but happy for Bob to be released from his earthly trials! God is with you all, as are Laura and I, if/when you need us.
    God bless you Bobby! Please pray for us! Thanks for being such a great friend!

  • DICK AUDAS Posted April 2, 2023 9:22 am

    Prayers to Jane and family. I worked with Bob for many years at UPS. God Bless

  • Nicole Williams Posted April 2, 2023 10:02 pm

    Sending much love to the family.

  • Robert Strnad Posted April 4, 2023 10:06 am

    Mattini family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed playing ball with Bob in the Field Club neighborhood with neighborhood friends and his brothers. Sending our prayers. Robert and Diane Strnad

  • Susan Finnell Posted April 4, 2023 2:08 pm

    Working with Bob at UPS was a delight he was so calm and collect and very relaxing to be around never ever did I hear him complain he just came in and did his job and went home with a smile on his face. He was an awesome driver we will miss you rest in peace Bob.

  • DIANE BENSHOOF Posted April 4, 2023 8:02 pm

    I’m sorry for your lost. My prayers for you. May you find peace keeping him in your hearts

  • Patty (Regner) Loseke Posted April 5, 2023 9:22 am

    Dear Janice and family, Thinking of you all at this sad time. Loving memories are the gifts left behind to cherish and help in the days ahead. Sending a big hug Janice!

  • Steve Saniuk Posted April 5, 2023 12:31 pm

    So sorry Jane and family for your loss. Bob was a great friend through high school and always fun to be around. Prayers are with you.

  • Beverly Kaiman Posted April 24, 2023 10:03 am

    My heart goes out to all of you. You all are loved so much. From my family to yours . In good health and our Holy Father. Amen.

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