|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1924|
|Death: ||Jul. 27, 2010|
Robert James Abbott, age 85 of DeKalb, IL died on Tuesday July 27, 2010 in his residence in DeKalb. Born on December 25, 1924 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Dr. Gordon and Molly (Brougham) Abbott.
Robert was married to the former Bonnie Gonterman on September 4, 1946 in DeKalb, IL. Robert was the owner of Gonterman Jewelers in DeKalb for 36 years. Robert had also worked for Douglas Aircraft building airplanes in Rockford and California for the war effort during W.W.II. He was a Certified Gemologist and a member of American Gem Society, and former member of DeKalb Rotary. Robert was a 59 year member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, where he sang in the choir for many years. Robert loved playing couple's bridge which he and Bonnie belonged to a Bridge Club for 60 plus years. After his retirement he traveled the world especially to Europe and his beloved island of St. Barts in the Caribbean.
Survivors include: wife: Bonnie of DeKalb, sons: Mark (MaryJo) Abbott of Iowa City, IA, Greg (Gloria) Abbott of Spring Valley, IL, daughter: Debbie (Scott) Chilton of DeKalb, grandchildren: Jason (Danielle) Abbott, Leslie Abbott, Julie (Chris) Kelly, Amy (Jeremy) Lindley, Lindsay (Matt) Schroeder, Andrew Chilton, great-grandchildren: Clare Kelly, Braden Lindley, sister-in-law: Margaret Ann Abbott of Hobbs, New Mexico, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: parents, brother: William, and grandson: Timothy Abbott.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 31, 2010 at 10:30 AM in the First Congregational United Church of Christ with Pastor Joseph Gastiger officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery DeKalb. Visitation will be held on Friday July 30, 2010 at 4:00PM till 7:00PM in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ or the donors choice. Arrangements were entrusted to: Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115
From: Iowa City Press-Citizen.com, July 29, 2010
Created by: Sue
Record added: Aug 15, 2010
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