Robert “Robbie” Greskoviak III, of Twin Lakes, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2023.
He was born on September 11, 1994 in Kenosha to Robert and Carrie (Bryske) Greskoviak.
Robbie grew up in Kenosha. He attended Southport Elementary and Lincoln Middle School. While in Elementary and middle school he found his love of music, especially playing in the Jazz Band. Robbie went on to Tremper High School where he enjoyed playing Hockey for many hours, including travel hockey. Later Robbie graduated from Gateway where he proudly made the dean’s list and obtained a degree in Welding. He then went on to work at Applied Steel in Racine for the most kindhearted, wonderful boss Dan.
Robbie and his brother Jacob grew up working alongside their father for many hours in the family Rental Properties. Robbie was an extraordinary pizza chef at both family restaurants, The Villa D’Carlo and Carl’s Pizza West, where he worked alongside many wonderful employees, both current and past, whom remain family to us. He especially liked working with his Auntie Rose at the west side location.
Robbie’s siblings, Jacob and Lily’s, fondest memories are when they played for hours on the tire swing in the backyard of their Kenosha home and the many hours spent on Lake Mary. Lily also fondly remembers when her big brother babysat her and made her Milkshakes.
Robbie recently moved into his very own first home in Twin Lakes where he devoted his spare time to his pride and joy, his “baby” dog Mia. Together they went on many long walks, they played for hours in the lake and the park playing catch (as soon as they started to walk in either direction Mia became super excited, which made Robbie smile and laugh to see his baby so happy), but Mia’s favorite was pulling Robbie around town on his skateboard and Bike. Robbie also spent many hours in his garden growing flowers and vegetables. You could often see him in his driveway grilling up peppers from his garden for dinner, but he was most happy to learn to make his Mom’s Pesto.
Robbie was a creative soul and an accomplished artist. During his youth Robbie began his love of drawing and in adulthood his creativity was seen through his welding. Robbie’s first welding creation was a Dachshund sculpture, which his parents will forever treasure. His latest works of art could be seen at his home from the pig sculpture in his yard to his wood burning stove he built out of an old gas tank for his shed, where he planned to create more works of art this winter.
If you had the pleasure of meeting Robbie you know he had the most beautiful smile; a friend recently quoted “He was the kind of guy who smiled and the temperature in the room would change from his warmth”. Robbie enjoyed hanging out with his Uncle E, having bonfires at his house, going for walks with Mia and out for dinner. Robbie also spent many hours with his Uncle Frank playing video games, going for dinner, having meaningful conversations and working on welding projects. Robbie’s friends also meant a lot to him, growing up many of them would hang out by the creek, go to Evan’s barn, spend hours long boarding and attend concerts.
Robbie will be greatly missed by his family and friends for his most beautiful smile, contagious laugh, kind heart and genuine soul.
Robbie is survived by his mother Carrie, father Robert, brother Jacob and sister Lily.
He is further survived by his precious dog Mia, his Nana and Papa (Sue and Dan Bryske), his grandmother Beverly Ruffalo, Uncles; Eric Greskoviak, Keith Tibor, Theodore Ruffalo, Frank Ruffalo. Aunts; Danielle Tibor, Michelle Greskoviak and Rose Ruffalo. Along with many loving cousins and extended family members.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 8th at 5:30 p.m. at the Bruch-Hansen Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to Sarah’s Hope and Recovery Foundation in honor and memory of Robbie.