Robert “Bob” J. Janick, 83, rural Silver Lake and formerly of Justice, Ill., passed away at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021, at his residence.
Bob was born on April 12, 1938, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Joseph and Margaret (Petek) Janick. He was married on April 28, 1962, in Chicago, Ill., to Joan Strepek. She survives.
He was a graduate of Kelly High School of Chicago, Ill., in 1956. He retired as the superintendent for the Chicago Sun-Times after 30 years with the paper.
Bob was a lifetime motorcycle enthusiast. He was a member of the Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan, the Retreads of Chicago, North America 40+ Touring Riders, United Sidecar Association and the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club of America. Bob rode, along with his wife, hundreds of thousands of miles and saw every state but Hawaii. He also was a member of the Moose Lodge of Rochester.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Janick, Silver Lake; sons Robert L. Janick, Chicago, Ill., and Scott and wife Jessica Janick, Justice, Ill.; grandchildren Jonathan, Alyssa, Tori and Darren; and a brother, Joseph Janick, Phoenix, Ariz.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Karin Petro; a granddaughter, Jacquie; and a sister, Margaret Emmett.
Following his wishes, no service will be held at this time. The arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron.
Donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan, 116 Wolcott St., Allegan, MI 49010.