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Robert Charles “Bobby J” Janiszewski, Sr.

April 29, 1938 - May 16, 2021

Robert Charles “Bobby J” Janiszewski, Sr., age 83, of Delaware City, DE, passed away at home on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Born in Chicago, IL, on April 29, 1938, he was a son of the late Eleanor (Prucha) Kalinowski and Edward Janiszewski. Bob graduated from Salesianum School in 1957, then made his career with the former Tidewater Oil Co./ Getty Oil Co. He later pursued entrepreneurship with his best friend, Phil Cruchley, at Seaway Service, Boyer & Cruchley Inc., and many other business ventures before retiring in 2004. Bobby J was a lifetime member of the Delaware City Fire Company. He served as assistant chief and he was the first deputy chief. He was a 59-year member of the Lions Club, a member of Delaware City Recreation Club, and St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. Bob was a State Fire School instructor, a Delaware City police officer, a Delaware City town councilman, a member of the Sons of the American Legion and a social member of the American Legion.

Bobby J married the love of his life, S. Marie Binder, in 1960. Together, they raised four children. He loved providing for and spending time with his family. Bobby J also took pleasure in working and happy hours. He was very involved in his community, and mentored many young men that valued his guidance. Bobby J will always be remembered as a proud and shining resident of Delaware City.

In addition to his parents, Bobby J was preceded in death by his son, Donnie. He is survived by his bride of 60 years, S. Marie; children, Robert “Chuck” Janiszewski, Jr. (Kathy Lowe), Michael (Chantel), and Karen Snook (Matthew); brother, Edward Kalinowski (Debra); sister-in-law, Virginia “Bootsie” Boutin (Ted); 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Monday, May 24, 2021, at Delaware City Fire Company, 815 5th Street, Delaware City, DE, followed by a celebration of life at 12 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby J’s memory to the Delaware City Lions Club, PO Box 338, Delaware City, DE 19706.

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  • We are so sorry for your loss, prayers and love he was a great man proud to have known him

  • God Speed Bobby❤. Marie and family…we love you. Keep all those precious and treasured memories tucked inside your hearts! He will always be watching down on you all with his beautiful smile😘

  • My sincere condolences for the loss of your wonderful husband, father and friend. Praying for you all during this difficult time and sending all of my love!!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We knew of his long illness and pray he has found peace. Sorry Marie and family.

  • Thoughts and prayers go out to the whole J family. God bless your father.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Bob always welcomed me with a smile and a hug. I was so lucky to be counted as part of the family while growing up. Uncle Bob will be remembered very fondly and missed dearly.

  • Sending lots of hugs and healing prayers at this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a wonderful man who cared deeply for his wife , children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

  • so sorry for your loss Bob was a great neighbor and will be missed by everyone that knew him

    Jane L NIckle
    Robin Nickle George

  • There just isn’t enough words to tell how terrific Bobby J has been.
    A loss to all that knew him.

  • Love to you all at this difficult time, and thank you to Boch and Mr. J for making us feel like family every time we we were invited to your fun and loving home.

  • Such a loss to Marie and her family
    He will be missed

  • My prayers for your whole family, Marie.

  • You will be missed by all, you always had time to talk and you treated everyone like they were special.

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Sincere Sympathy to you and your family. Keeping you in my prayers for comfort during this most difficult time.

  • Robert has always been a big part of my life in good time and bad. He was truly was special person to me. My thought and prayers are with all of you.

    Love Always
    your Worthy sir Knight Joseph

  • So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the entire Janiszewski family.

  • Dear Marie & Family,
    Thinking of you at this time! May all of the wonderful memories you have had together with Bobby be blessings to you! I know Grandpa Earl was fond of Bobby and enjoyed doing Lions Club activities with him.
    With Our Sympathies,
    Your Adams Street Neighbors
    Dawna, Doug, Marjie, & Seth Eriksen

  • Our prayers, n condolences to your family, in this time of grief, please know he will be greatly missed by all, he was a great man..

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My condolences to the Janiszewski family.

  • Sending comfort and prayers to you and your family.Bobby J was one of the good guys. We had many good times with the Lions Club..Bobby J was always ready to jump in and help. Could always find a port in the storm and a cold beer at the “office”.

  • Marie,
    My family and I have fond memories of you and Bob as Harbor Estates neighbors a long time ago. I am so sorry for your loss, and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Brenda Brady

  • Marie and Family: I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. Bobby J was such a well respected and loved man in Delaware City. Prayers for you all.

  • Time passes and with it so many good folks like Bobby J leave us with wonderful memories of how to live a good life.
    Marie and family we are so sorry for your loss and pray you all find peace and comfort in the coming days.

  • RIP dear! Delaware City has grown so much and I know Taffy and Mike worked with you on many occasions in Delaware City Fire Department. They will watch over your family too. You are with Margret and George Townsend.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Are love and prayers go out to the whole Family.

  • What a wonderful Man Bob was. The kindness and respect for others just shown through him Marie and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Marie. We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing . We remember the two of you well and your devotion to each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Jerry and Carol Horgan

  • Uncle Bob was one of my most favorite ppl in the world. When my father, Phil, would frown on something i wanted to do, bob would pull me aside and say “do what u want girl” . There wasn’t a kinder man alive. He will be sorely missed by many people.

  • To Marie and family so sorry for the loss Bobby J he will be missed by the Hallett family he had a big heart will truly missed by all prayers for you and your family.

  • We have been friend for over 45 years, and I will miss you Bobby J. But I still have the many memories of the great times we all had. Some have already Passed, Bob Harrison, and Brownie and now you. Phil, John and me are here to continue the times we have left to talk about all the times we were together. Not man people have the bond we had, and we will treasure them. Our families grew together, and some still stay in touch, and I treasure that as well. Rest in peace my friend, we will meet again
    Dave (AKA) Mule

  • So sorry for the loss of Bob. He was a great man sending prayers and hugs to the family love Patti

  • We are so sorry for your loss, Karen. May peace come quickly to you and your family,xoxo

  • A lovely person with a lovely family…..may he rest in peace forever. He is part of many, many happy memories for me and my sisters. Meg.

  • My sincere condolences to Marie and family. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Bobby was a great guy. I enjoyed spending time with him at the club. You are in my prayers. Joe Cannon and family

  • Dear Marie and Family,
    I was very sorry to hear of Bobby J’s passing. I could not attend his services today and I wanted to let you all know my thoughts and prayers are with you.