Obituary of Robert Crane Simon
LIBERTYVILLE – Robert “Bob” Crane Simon passed away on October 10, 2018 (age 87), at home in Libertyville. Born in Chicago, he grew up in Wilmette. He was a graduate of Loyola Academy and Northwestern University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 - 1959. He worked at Teletype Corporation for 33 years until his retirement in 1989.
He was a voracious reader, avid coin collector and excellent athlete. A lifelong Bears, Bulls and Cubs fan, he rejoiced when his beloved Cubs finally won the World Series in 2016. He enjoyed fishing, golf, gardening and the outdoors. He spent many years coaching his kids’ teams, watching their games and attending his kids’ and grandchildren’s school events. His absolute favorite was any time spent with family.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife Rosemarie of over 57 years of marriage; his cherished children: Robert J. (Diane) of Frankfort, Rita (J.J.) Tarpey of Mundelein, Mary Simon, MD of Avon, CT, Peter (Michelle) of Brooklyn, NY, and Thomas (Jenn) of Corte Madera, CA; his adored grandchildren Brittany, Robert, Catherine, Mary Clare, George, Anneliese, Ann, Margaret, Elliott, Caroline, Mark, William, and Luke; brother-in-law to Marietta Saladin; loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. and Irene C. Simon and his brother, John “Mike” C. Simon.
Visitation will be held at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, Ltd., 101 Park Place (near Route 176, one block east of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville, on Tuesday, October 16 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mass for Christian Burial for Bob will be celebrated Wednesday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple Ave. in Libertyville. Interment will follow in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. If desired, memorial donations to Carmel Catholic High School or WSFI Catholic Radio would be greatly appreciated. For additional funeral info, call 847-362-2626. Please sign the guestbook at libertyvillefuneralhome.com.