Robert Holbrook Jr.

ELGIN, Ill. — Robert “Bob” Holbrook, Jr., 90, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin surrounded by family.

He was born July 19, 1926, in Olive Hill, Ky., the son of James and Mary Howard Holbrook.

Robert served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for Globe Union in Geneva for many years and later owned and operated the LaFox Lounge in South Elgin.

Robert enjoyed woodworking and was very artistic and creative. He was a master story teller and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Robert will be greatly missed by all those who knew him, especially his beloved dog, Penny.

He is survived by his children, James “Butch” (Debbie) of Ohio, Alice (Bob) Owens of Pennsylvania, Fred of Ohio and Lisa Holbrook of East Dundee; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Nickell of Ohio; and many other dear relatives and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; son, John; daughter Roberta; nine siblings; grandsons, Don Francis and Robert “Bobby” Owens; his childrens’ mother, Darlene Tomlin, who passed away in 2003; and devoted wife Bernadine, who passed away in 2009.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State Street (Route 38), Geneva. Funeral service for Robert will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at the funeral home.Burial will follow at River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, Ill. 62711 will be appreciated.

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