Obituary: Robert J. Lewis

Robert J. Lewis, 90, a lifelong resident of the Plainfield area, passed away peacefully on January 2. He was born on March 4, 1927 in Joliet.

Bob is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 66 years, Lorraine (nee Timoney); his son, Larry (Cheree) Lewis of Shorewood; his grandchildren, Erik (Carol) Lewis of Plainfield, Mandy (Steve) Murtoff of Dallas, Texas, Dawn Irwin of Brodhead, Wis., and Nicole Irwin of Plainfield; his great-grandchildren, Chad Robert Lewis, Daniel and Abigail Anderson, Isabella and Ethan Murtoff. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert B. and Elizabeth Lewis and his cherished grandson, Chad Lewis.

Bob graduated from Joliet Central High School and was an All-State basketball player. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and served his country proudly during WWII. After his honorable discharge, Bob was employed at Commonwealth Edison for 35 years, and retired in 1986. Bob was a longtime member of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, coached the Spartan basketball team, an active member of the funeral luncheon committee and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs and was thrilled to see them win the World Championship. Bob also enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He will be deeply missed and will be remembered as a true friend.

For those who like to leave a lasting tribute to Bob’s life, memorials to St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation was January 7 at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, corner of Routes 30 & 59, Plainfield. The Mass of Christian Burial was January 8 at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Interment followed at St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield. For information please call 815/436-9221 or visit www.overman-jones.com

 

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