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Andover - Mr. Robert "Bob" Bohdan Leonard Kwolyk of Andover, age 72, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019, surrounded by his family after complications due to pancreatic cancer.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife Dona Marie of 48 years, daughters Amanda Irwin, Julia Kwolyk, Sara Reichenbach; granddaughter Brooke Reichenbach; brother James Orest Kwolyk; and in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. Bob was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to many.

Bob was born March 10, 1947, in a Displaced Persons camp in Ansbach, Germany, to Ukrainian parents Ignat Kwolyk and Rosalia (Capp) Kwolyk. Thanks to the sponsorship of a Catholic Church in Albany, N.Y., he and his parents came to the U.S. by ship in 1950.
Bob most recently co-founded and served as President and Director of NeoView, Inc. Previously, he co-founded ONI Medical Systems, Inc. in June 1997, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer; ONI was a provider of high-performance low cost dedicated-purpose MRIs; it ranked the 64th fastest growing private company in the U.S. in 2005 by Inc. Magazine. He started his career at GE Medical Systems in 1977, successfully managing global sales and marketing efforts for the MRI business from its inception. During his 17-year tenure at GE Medical Systems, Bob was responsible for business development efforts in Latin America and China. In June 1994, he was instrumental in coordinating the donation of a GE MAX MRI to the Kyyiv Emergency Hospital and Trauma Center to serve the needs of Ukraine's citizens and children suffering the results of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Bob earned his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1972 from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.
Bob never missed an opportunity to play golf when traveling on business. One of his cherished experiences includes playing the old course at St. Andrews. He will be remembered by his family, friends, and colleagues for his sense of humor, tenacity, integrity, and gregarious spirit.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, at Saint Augustine Parish, 43 Essex St., Andover, MA 01810.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Care Dimensions of Lincoln, Mass., (www.caredimensions.org/giving/), or Saint Augustine Parish of Andover, Mass. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home of Andover. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
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Published on September 5, 2019
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Karen Procknow
Sep 03, 2019
My first introduction to Bob was my interview to join GE MR as a MR apps person during merge with Technicare. Bob came proceeded to order breakfast and conducted my interview. In the end, he was key reason in my coming to GE for 30 year employment in MR and CT. I will always remember Bob for his strong support of me throughout my time in MR. My sincere condolences in this time. He will be remembered and missed by many.