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Martin Robert Bardoczi

November 12, 1933 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 87)

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Martin Robert Bardoczi Sr.
November 12, 1933-December 22, 2020

Martin “Bob” Bardoczi Sr., age 87, of Hammond, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
He is survived by
3 children:  Martin “Bob” (Dennette) Bardoczi, Jr.,
Margaret (Joseph) Einsele,
Anna (Bill) Vanover;
4 Grandchildren;
3 great grandchildren;
1 brother, Frank (late Audrey) Bardoczi; 2 sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bardoczi and Joni Kasper; brother-in-law, Dennis (Debbie) Szmutko.

numerous nieces, nephews, friends; and his precious “baby”, devoted companion; “Maggie”
Preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Sandra Lee Bardoczi (Nee Szmutko); parents, Stephen and Elizabeth Bardoczi; three brothers Stephen, Joseph and Emery; sister, Anne Tonkovich.


 A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 7132 Arizona Avenue with father Charles Mosley, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at church on Tuesday. Facemask and social distancing guidelines will be required.

Bob was a lifetime resident of the Calumet Area and a faithful member of Holy Trinity Hungarian  Church in East Chicago. He was currently a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church. He was proud Navy veteran having served on the USS Wisconsin. He was retired from Inland Steel after 39 years as a carpenter. He loved gardening and sharing his vegetables with his family and neighbor’s.
Bob was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

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December 29, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
7132 Arizona Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323

December 29, 2020

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
7132 Arizona Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323

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