We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at New Tradition Funeral Services
In the early morning hours of March 10, 2022 Robert “Bob” John Schiffler of Nashville, TN passed away after a brief illness, during which his strength and bravery will long be remembered.
Bob was the devoted husband to Sarah (Regan) Schiffler. A loving father to Jadyn and Sadie, the lights of his life, and a faithful friend to Oliver and Nate.
Bob was born in Chicago, IL on February 14, 1955 to William and Gloria (Gradishar) (late) Schiffler.
Brother to Bill (late) (Donalisa), Sandy (Frank), and Larry (Sheila) Schiffler. Brother-in-law to Lorrie (Larry) (late) Kampwirth, Terry Regan, Brian (Angie) Regan, Annie (Todd) Lardenoit and Margie (Tim) Hennessy. He was an irreplaceable Uncle to Nicole, Matthew, Julie, Jane, Kristin, Kevin, Erin, Emily, Tyler, Grace, Jordan, Conner, Colin, Casey, Maeve, Eamon and Seamus. Great Uncle to Jimmy, Nicholas, Evan, Lily, Ziggy and Esme.
Bob had many happy memories growing up in the city. He attended St. Rita High School and then went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University followed by his MBA. He was an avid softball player through college and after. Sports always played an important role in his life. One of Bob & Sarah’s first dates was going to Super Bowl XX in New Orleans to see the Champion Chicago Bears. Nothing changed Bob’s life more than becoming a father. He cherished his girls and loved being their guide and protector.
Although Bob's job took him south to Atlanta and Nashville, he was a true Chicagoan. A diehard White Sox, Blackhawks and Bears fan with a fondness for the Tennessee Titans. Bob's love for travel took him all over the world. He especially enjoyed visiting the National Parks with his family, enthusiastically sharing his park knowledge with them.
With Bob's work ethic and passion for numbers, it was clear from the start he was destined for big things. He never demanded the spotlight, but his supreme capability often drew it to him, and he was as sharp as they come, logical and precise. These gifts served him well in a successful 33 year career with Bridgestone/Firestone, retiring as Director of Auditing in 2017. He was also quite the handyman, diagnosing and fixing just about anything, skills imparted to him by his father.
No one was prepared for Bob to leave us so soon. But we are rest assured he feels proud of the legacy he left behind. Bob's immediate and extended family meant everything to him, and the circle of friends he built lifelong relationships with are counted among that number. We are all so lucky to have known him and loved him.
Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 3:00pm with Gathering of Family and Friends beginning at 2:00pm at Cristo Rey High School Chapel, (Old St. Stephen Church), 1852 W. 22nd Place Chicago, IL.
Given that Bob's life was blessed with the adoption of his daughters, who mean the world to him, the family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to…Christian Homes of Abilene…christianhomes.com, Catholic Charities of TN…2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN, 37214 (checks accepted…note adoption program in memo).
**PLEASE Note- If you are attending the Memorial Gathering and/or Mass, please consider car-pooling. Parking in the neighborhood is limited and is by permit only. If you are driving, please come into the church to receive a FUNERAL sticker.
Arrangements entrusted to Debbie Zefran Jerry office: 630-230-8399 cell:708-212-0413 Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared on this site or also at www.Woodlawn-Roesch-PattonFH.com for the Schiffler family.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee
2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville TN 37214
Checks accepted...note adoption program in memo
Christian Homes of Abilene