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In Loving Memory

Hrbacek, Emil C.

July 30, 1928 - January 31, 2024

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Beloved husband of Mary F. Hrbacek (nee Stanovsky) of 72 years; dearest father of Christopher (Elizabeth) (the late Paula) Hrbacek, Lynne (Ronald) Brooks, Mark (Kristine), Gregory (Lori) and Scott (Laura) Hrbacek; dear grandpa of Michael, David, Marilyn, Timothy, Benjamin, Zachary, Tiffany, Bryan, Stephanie, Robert, Steven, Jeffrey and the late Emily; great-grandpa of 18; brother of the late Lillian and Mary Hrbacek; brother-in-law of the late Otto Stanovsky; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd. on Wednesday, February 7, 9:15 a.m. to St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1625 S. 11th St. for a 10:00 a.m. MASS. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Christian Brothers College High School (CBC), 1850 De La Salle Dr. St. Louis, MO 63141.  Visitation Tuesday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.  https://www.givecentral.org/appeals


13 thoughts on “Hrbacek, Emil C.”

  1. Herb was a friend and neighbor for 52 years.
    Full of advice, especially to all the kids and their offspring and his neighbor. A supervisor in his lawn chair smoking a cigar was a typical day for him. He is loved and will be missed, but a lasting role model for all.
    Jerry, Matthew and an Angel in Heaven (Karen)

  2. Herbie is the first cousin of my mother’s. I first met him in 1969 at a softball game. I was playing for the St. Dominic Savio. His daughter, Lynne was playing for the opposing team, another church. I can’t remember the name. My mother looked up surprised and said “there’s my cousin.” We did not see each other often but when we did, he was always welcoming and friendly.

  3. Zach and families,
    Our sympathy to each of you. May you find comfort in the fond memories and the love of family and friends that surround you, now and always.
    Linda and Liz

  4. So sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. He was my father’s first cousin, I didn’t see a lot of him growing up but Herb & Mary are in some of our home movies, along with Grandma Broz. They came to my house for dinner together with my dad about 15 years ago. I enjoyed hearing his stories about my Grandpa Tony and great uncles George & Elmer. He was fun to spend the evening with.

  5. Hello, I remember working with Emil in my younger years starting out in business. Seeing the notice brings back long-lost fond memories…
    I always regarded him as an “OL Sage” – always willing to discuss / share ideas with many of us. So srry for your loss.
    The obituary omits his work history — can you provide as I want to share with others.
    Thank you

  6. One of the sweetest,kindest men to ever be. I was lucky enough to not only have him as a colleague but also as a friend. Hrb, you will be missed. My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to Mary and the entire family.

    God bless,
    Bob M.

  7. Hrbacek Family:

    Emil was a contractor who did business with my/our dad, John D. Flynn, at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center (as it was called in those days). I believe he was the one who gave Dad a large tray of Lindt chocolates each year at Christmas – the whole family looked forward to that! What I know for sure is that, when Emil answered the phone, he announced his last name – “Hrbacek!” – and my Dad, joker that he was, always answered “Gesundheit!” I’m sure Emil and Dad are together again, solving engineering problems and ribbing each other. Condolences from the Flynn children to the Hrbacek (Gesundheit!) children.

    • Emil was one of a kind! And so was your Dad! I worked with both of them many years ago at Mercy and have found memories of our road trips visiting/inspecting other Mercy hospitals. Emily and John loved sing-a-longs in the car and made me learn them and sing along too! It was great fun! And John would always say “Gesundheit” when Emil would introduce himself! I’m sure Emil and John and having a blast together, but they will be missed by those of us hanging out here on earth for a bit longer. Hugs and love to the Hrbacek family! Lynn Haigler

  8. Scott and Laura,
    We are sorry for your loss. You have been on our minds. Sending love!

    Keith, Jane, and Gracie Caliguari


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