University Letter

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Remembering Robert “Bob” Mocadlo

With deep regret, we announce the death of Robert “Bob” Paul Mocadlo, assistant professor of accountancy, who passed away on July 23, 2022.

Bob joined the University in 2016 as an assistant professor in the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration. A CPA, he previously worked as an accountant for three and a half years.

Born in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Bob graduated from Mentor High School and received bachelor’s degrees in both chemistry and accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in accountancy from Emory University.

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.

Bob’s passing is a significant loss to our campus community. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers. They are all in our thoughts and prayers.

A memorial service for Bob, at the Gorecki Alumni Center, will take place today, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. The UND community is invited to this celebration of life to share in Bob’s memory, his caring demeanor and his outstanding dedication to his students and family.


The loss of a member of our UND community affects us all, and the University is here to offer support to those who would like counseling assistance. Faculty and staff may consult UND’s Employee Assistance Plan, or 1.800.627.8220.