Robert E. Sandrok
Robert E. Sandrok, MD, a highly respected physician, US Army veteran, and cherished family member, passed away peacefully at his home in Wheaton, Illinois, on December 6, 2023. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 20, 1941, to the late Gertrude and Edward Sandrok, Robert lived a life marked by dedication, service, and the pursuit of knowledge.
During his service in the US Army, he was a Company Field Surgeon in Viet Nam. Then and thereafter, his intelligence, analytical mind, and compassion were the bedrock of a distinguished career in Internal Medicine at Wheaton Medical Clinic and Central DuPage Hospital, where he was not only a healer but also a mentor to many. His wise counsel and steady hand will be remembered by colleagues and patients alike.
Robert’s legacy extends beyond his professional achievements to the strong and loving bonds he shared with his friends and family. He is survived by his brother, Richard (Rebecca) W. Sandrok, Sr., and was a fond uncle to Richard (Jordana Cohen) Sandrok, Jr., Alexander (Sarah) Sandrok , Philip (Becky) Sandrok, and Erika (Scott) Whyte. His role as a great uncle to Rhys, Maika, Alexander Jr., Kayla, Owen, Cole, and Ellie was one he embraced with joy and pride.
Robert’s life was one of quiet strength, unwavering in his commitments and generous in his affections. His keen intellect was matched by a warm heart, a good sense of humor, and a readiness to lend a helping hand. His was a life lived with honor, and a strong commitment to God, that touched many. He will be deeply missed.
During his decline in health, he especially cherished the times he was able to be with his friends to watch sports or just “chat.” Bob’s family is deeply grateful for the long term love and care of Betsy Hiller, and more recently, Laurie Hiller. They were helpful and appreciated beyond words! Thank you!
A private service will be held to honor and celebrate the life of this remarkable man. Robert’s journey on earth has concluded, but the impact of his life and the love he shared with his family will endure. Rest in peace, dear Robert, your legacy lives on.