Robert Preboy passed away peacefully in New Lenox, Illinois on Saturday January 26th, 2019 at the age of 94. Robert, a resident of Joliet, IL, was born June 3, 1924.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph and Emily (nee Pisut); sisters, Helen Preboy, Mary (late James) O'Sullivan, Agnes (late Robert) Ann (late Joseph) Chopp Theresa (late James) Seeley; brothers, Joseph Preboy Daniel Preboy.
Survived by two sisters, Margaret Gossen, Eleanor Boyd; two brothers, Benedict (Beatrice), Lawrence (Colleen) Preboy; sisters-in-law, Bonita Chellino and Lois Preboy, numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert a four year WW Il veteran serving on the USS Vicksburg as a Electrician's Mate Second Class from June 1944 to January 1946. He retired from the city of Joliet water department after 19 yrs. of service. Robert was a car enthusiast; he loved woodworking, frequently creating elaborate, detailed bird houses, feeders and wooden toys. He enjoyed reading and spending leisure time watching "American Pickers" always thinking of projects to make from the treasures. He also maintained a healthy garden and flower beds in the spring and summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital would be appreciated.
A celebration of Robert's life will begin with a Memorial visitation on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father James Lennon at S.S. Cyril & Methodists Cemetery Chapel on Rt.6 (Maple RD.) Joliet, IL Per Robert's wishes cremation rites were accorded. Inturnment at St. Cyril & Methodists Cemetery
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pisut Funeral Services (815) 722-0998