Memorial Visitation for Robert Wayne Bucher, 77, of Lake Zurich since 1995, will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 12:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. The Interment will be private.
Robert (“Bob”) was born in Chicago on July 16, 1944, and he passed away on November 30, 2021.
Bob was the beloved husband of Cindy (Sapitro) Bucher; dear son of the late Leonard and Harriet (Moll) Bucher; and fond brother of Kathy (Keith) Christoff. He was preceded in death by his brother Leonard (Kathy) Bucher.
Bob grew up in Northbrook and was a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago. After graduation, he served in the Air Force achieving the rank of Captain. After his military service, he returned to Northbrook and began a career at Flinn & Dreffein Engineering Co, where he worked his entire career until retirement. He was an Engineer and Project Manager for large industrial furnace installations.
Bob was very fun loving, and easily became enthused about new activities. He became a scuba diver, and traveled to many parts of the world enjoying beautiful reefs and the underwater aquatic life. Bob was so enthused that he joined the staff of a dive shop and assisting new students in learning the sport.
For many years, Bob was passionate about Motorcycles. He loved speed! He enjoyed leisure riding but also got involved in racing for a period of time.
Bob enjoyed target shooting, and took pleasure in great accuracy with his shooting. He participated on shooting teams, including a team shooting old time black power guns. He also served as a Range Officer at a local club.
Bob joined the American Legion and became a very active member, volunteering for various responsibilities, including serving as the Commander of the Local Lake Zurich Post 964, and as the 10th District Commander in Illinois.
Bob was an extremely outgoing person who loved meeting new people. He made new friends wherever he went, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. Bob had a very big heart, and was the best of men.