Palanca, owner of La Tondeña, Inc. which owns Gilbey's Gin (later Ginebra San Miguel) in the PBA, decided to take in Jaworski and best buddy Arnaiz to the team. This marked the cornerstone in making Ginebra arguably the most popular team in Philippine basketball history with Jaworski at the forefront. Robert was born on July 4, 1937 and passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013.. Robert was a resident of Greensboro, Georgia at the time of passing.. Robert was married to Elaine. He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Barbara Orsini Jaworski; one daughter and son in law, Debbie and Joel Hartman, one son and girlfriend, Bobby Jaworski and Christine Daigle; three granddaughters Brittany Ragusa, Joleigh and Jordan Hartman; three brothers, Bill Jaworski and girlfriend Denise Bath, Gene Stevens and wife Janice, and Edward Jaworski and wife Virginia. Debbie and Joel we are sorry for your loss will say a prayer for your dad. The Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Manila Times reported on February 13, 2007 of Jaworski's possible return in the PBA as coach for either the Air21 Express or the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals for the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference but declined to accept the offer since talks stalled before any contract offer was made. However, with the resignation of Noli Eala as league commissioner, Jaworski was one of the names mentioned as replacements for the said post although no offer had been made. Salazar took over and later on handed the reins to Caidic when he had to migrate to Alaska and join his family. Ironically, it was Baby Dalupan, coach of their archrival Crispa team that made it possible. Our family would like to thank Dr. Reese, Dr. Leo, Dr. Marsh and all of their staff for all of the tender love and care they gave. Robert Vincent Salazar Jaworski[1] (Tagalog pronunciation: [dʒaˈwɔɾski]; born March 8, 1946) is a Filipino former professional basketball player, head coach and politician who served as a Senator of the Philippines from 1998 to 2004. The following year, he represented the country in the Asian Basketball Championship (now FIBA Asia Cup) in Seoul, South Korea where the Jaworski-led Philippine team won the gold medal at the expense of the host country. He transferred to the newly formed MERALCO Reddy Kilowatts in 1968 but was unable to play due to lack of release papers. Jaworski, Sr., Robert James May 21, 1937, to March 25, 2010 Robert (Bob or R.J.) Jaworski sailed his final voyage to Heaven's open gates on March 25, 2010, after a brief struggle with cancer. Please consider a donation, as requested by the family. Shauna, my dear daughter.Your Dad loved you very much.My favorite memory of him was the night we hand made your birth announcement "GOD'S LITTLE MASTERPIECE HAS ARRIVED." He also got Bal David from the free agent ranks after the latter displayed capability as a point guard when he and Aquino led the national team to the gold medal in the 1995 SEA Games. 29, 2010. He & Carolyn were so good for each other. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Denton Bible Church, 2300 E. University Dr., Denton, Texas 76209. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Member, 1967 Asian Basketball Confederation (Champions), Member, 1969 Asian Basketball Confederation (Third Place), Member, team captain 1971 Asian Basketball Confederation (Second Place). In 1995, a PBA record was established when Jaworski took in his eldest son Robert Jaworski, Jr. in the second round of the rookie draft, making this the only time when a father and son played for the same team. Visiting hours will resume on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at St. George Catholic Church 7808 St. George Drive from 10:00 AM until time of services. Jaworski had for his original teammates Arnaiz, Reynoso, Fernandez, Reynoso's younger brother Cristino (Tino), Rodolfo "Ompong" Segura, Oscar Rocha, Joaquin "Jake" Rojas, and Orlando "Orly" Bauzon. A power struggle was already ensuing thereby leading to the breakup of the Valenzona-Jaworski partnership at the start of the 1985 season. In 1988, Jaworski won his first and only All Filipino championship in a controversial championship against Purefoods Hotdogs, led by Ramon Fernandez who also coached the team in the previous (Open) conference before relinquishing the job to Cris Calilan early in the All Filipino conference. I hope happy memories will provide comfort during this difficult time. He will truly be missed. He is married to Evelyn Bautista with whom he had four children namely: Ricci Elaine, Robert Vincent Jude, Ryan Joseph, and Ron Michael. This marked the first time in the history of the PBA that a team came back from a 3–1 deficit to win the championship. Send your deepest condolences with fresh flowers. In a game against the Alaska Milkmen in 1996 and behind by two points with one second in that game, the Big J fielded himself to handle the inbound. Jaworski also introduced legislation to protect the country's national marine sanctuaries and filed a bill imposing strict penalties on oil pollution damage on Philippine waters. The difference though was that Jaworski (along with Fernandez and Arnaiz) led the Toyota team to two championships that season (the Open and the AFC) while Fernandez failed to bag a title for Beer Hausen in 1984. (2 Corinthians 3,4.). After being proclaimed Senator, Jaworski turned over the coaching chores to his long-time assistant Quirino "Rino" Salazar while taking a leave of absence from the basketball scene. I and my family so much appreciated Bob's attending visitation for my husband in May 2008. Jaworski became a court general and led the Comets to the 1973 MICAA title. May God's grace and love surround you and comfort you. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at (, To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our. I will certainly be thinking of you and praying for you. 20, 2015. This was a good man who deeply loved his daughter. We are thinking of you and your family in this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with you. In 1992, Cardinal Jaworski was elected president of a revived Latin-rite bishops' conference for Ukraine. His first MVP award was during the Presidential Cup of 1970. Reynoso, Jaworski and Armaiz made it to the 1973 and 1974 RP teams that regained the ABC crown and went to the 1974 FIBA World Championship. Plant a tree to honor the memory of your loved one. Jaworski and Reynoso, with other former MERALCO players, Fort Acuña, Francis Arnaiz and Orlando Bauzon formed the core of the newly formed Komatsu Komets (later renamed the Toyota Comets). This team salvaged the silver medal against host China but not after giving the Chinese a good fight in the finals, losing 90–76. Jaworski, Sr., Robert James May 21, 1937, to March 25, 2010 Robert (Bob or R.J.) Jaworski sailed his final voyage to Heaven's open gates on March 25, 2010, after a brief struggle with cancer. Senator Robert S. Jaworski was born on March 8, 1946 in Baguio City. Jaworski became a PBA player in 1975 after the Toyota Comets became one of the league's founding franchises when the league was formed the same year. Our sincerest condolences. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers are with you. Finished his career with 5,825 career assists, 605 more than the second-running total of Ramon Fernandez. Jaworski was part of the Toyota franchise for 10 years (1973–1983). Sean and family. I love you so much,will miss you, you will be in my HEART forever.I know you ARE WITH OUR SAVIOR. Pall bearers will be Bobby Jaworski, Bill Jaworski, Gene Stevens, Ed Jaworski, Sean Reineke, and Joel Hartman. Jaworski, after being appointed national team coach by the BAP, later selected Fernandez in the team to represent the Philippines in the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, China. He and my husband John were flying buddies and co-owners of a Cessna in Denton. Dear Shauna, Dan, Lara, Rob, and Carolyn. During his stint as senator, Jaworski focused on legislating laws on environment and sports. He is also the PBA's All Time Leader in Assists. Jaworski remained as coach of the team until April 1998 when he announced his intention of running for the Philippine Senate in May that year. In 1966, Jaworski was part of the amateur selection sent to represent the country in the 1966 Bangkok Asian Games. In the end though, Jaworski did not accept either offer and chose to retire from the public eye with his family. R. 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