Roberto "Bobby" Lara Jr.

  • Born: June 29, 1976
  • Died: December 17, 2017
  • Location: Harvey, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

102 E. Francis Road
P.O. Box 129
New Lenox, IL 60451

Tel. (815) 485-3200

Tribute & Message From The Family


Age 41, of Harvey, passed away Sunday, December 17th, 2017.

Bobby is survived by his loving family, wife, Melinda Lara (Villanueva), children, Roberto Lara III, Marissa Lara, Bella Lara, parents, Roberto & Martha Lara, Sr. (Ortiz), granddaughter, Gabriella Lara, brother, Gabe (Beatriz) Lara, nieces, Jaslene Lara, Viviana Lara, nephew and Godson, Diego Lara and uncle and Godfather, Sal Lara.

Bobby was a 1994 graduate of Carl Sandburg High School and a graduate of Cordon Bleu Culinary School.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451, on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral service, Friday, December 22nd, 2017 with prayers at the funeral home at 9:00 AM and then to St. Damian Catholic Church, 5300 W. 155th Street, Oak Forest, IL 60452 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Interment, St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. For information, or 815-485-3700.


Condolence & Memory Journal


You were a great friend and will truly be missed by all.

Posted by Bobby Varner - Merrillville, IN - friend   December 23, 2017

You will be missed. You left us much too early. RIP Bobby

Posted by Linda Olvera - Rockdale, IL - Family   December 20, 2017

Siento mucho su perfida, nos conocimos en Espana y fuimos companeros de piso. RIP

Posted by Diego Turco - Vigo - Coworker   December 20, 2017

Que dios este con la familia. Bobby fue un hombre Lindo, he was the best cook in my kitchen! Lo voy a estrañar muchisimo.

Posted by Michelle Rosales - Chicago, IL - Friend   December 19, 2017

Bobby and my sister Jenny went to St. Simon together. My sister passed away suddenly 6,5 years ago. I will always remember Bobby's smile and the kindness he always showed to my sister and myself. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. May memories of Bobby provide you with comfort and peace.

Posted by JoAnne Cepek - Chicago, IL - Friend   December 19, 2017


So Sorry For Your Loss.

Posted by Dennis/Margaret Lawson - Gary, IN - Coworker   December 19, 2017