Robert P Mocadlo
Robert “Bob” Paul Mocadlo, age 38, passed away on July 23, 2022. He was born on November 7th, 1983, in Mayfield Heights to Paul and Suzanne Mocadlo.
Bob graduated from Mentor High School and then received bachelor’s degrees in both chemistry and accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. He completed his CPA certification while working as an accountant and then was awarded a prestigious fellowship to earn a PhD from Emory University. Bob then moved to Grand Forks as an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota. He cared deeply about preparing his students for their careers and contributing meaningfully to the field of accounting. Bob met and fell in love with Rebecca “Rane” Maska over their mutual love of board games, Star Trek, and a good bowl of pho, and married in 2019.
One of Bob’s great passions throughout his life was music. He started off as a talented oboist and performed in the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony but also taught himself to play the bells to participate in high school marching band and earned a spot on the University of Notre Dame drumline. He was a gifted vocalist, singing as a cantor in church, the Singing Angels, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, advancing to the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and lastly the Grand Forks Master Chorale, where he served on the Board of Directors.
Along with his instrumental and vocal abilities, his perfect pitch gave Bob an uncanny whistling talent. Bob is fondly remembered for his thoughtfulness, kindness, and generosity; he was quite frugal yet would do anything to support and spoil his friends and family. He was also an animal lover, and his rescue cats Cloud, Dallas, and Davina always found their way into his lap as the prime spot.
Bob was loved endlessly by his wife, Rane and his parents, Paul and Suzanne (nee Hammann). He is survived by his sister Elizabeth (Jon) Jurica, aunts and uncles, Marcy and John Hammann and Patricia and Don Hayes; nephews, Evan and Nathan Jurica, and his extended family, and many dear friends.