Robert “Bob” Reedy

–  12/04/2018

 

Robert “Bob” Reedy long-time resident of Villa Park, IL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 in the company of his beloved family. He was a man of unwavering faith who dedicated his life to prayer and found great comfort in his religious convictions.Bob was born on Aug. 21, 1929 in Oak Park, IL to John (JW) and Mary (Scott) Reedy (the fifth of ten children), just a year after his father founded JW Reedy Realty in Villa Park, IL. Bob attended St. Alexander’s Catholic School and York High School, where he met his love Anna Tomaso. They were married in 1954 and were inseparable for nearly 65 years. They raised their five children amongst extended family in Villa Park and were dedicated members of St. Alexander’s Parish. Bob joined his father and brothers in the family real estate business and throughout his 40 plus years as a realtor he helped many generations of families find their homes and become connected to the local community.Bob’s devotion to God was matched only by his steadfast commitment to his wife and children. He was larger than life in his actions and led by quiet example, instilling in us all the importance of personal responsibility, duty, honor and faith. Bob was the epitome of The Greatest Generation and one of his fondest memories came to him in September 2017, when he was invited on the 81st Chicago Honor Flight to Washington DC. He was proud to represent not only himself as a veteran, but his brothers’ and father’s service to our country as well. Bob was a history buff and avid reader who shared many stories, interesting facts and incredible knowledge base with all of us right up until his last day. He loved biking, golf, gardening, daily Jumble word puzzles and desserts of all kinds!He cherished his many friendships throughout the years. Bob always took the time to ask a person’s name and inquire about their lives so that he could personally thank them for any assistance they may have provided him. He lived a life of gratitude and grace and will be missed tremendously by all.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife Anna M. (nee Tomaso). Loving father of John, Julie (late Steven) Glaser, Thomas (Melissa), David (Susan), Mary (James) Santucci. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Katie), Megan, Bobby, Kelly, Patrick, Brian, Samantha, William, Caitlin, Kayla, Sean, Emma, Catherine and Caroline. Great grandfather of Charles Steven Glaser. Fond brother of Patricia (late Wally) Jandel, Jean (late William) Gerhard, the late Joseph (Donna) Reedy, and Rosemary (Russell) Anderson. Also, fond brother of the late William (Louise), Jack (Elizabeth), Betty (Michael) McCarthy, and Mary Carol Reedy. Dear uncle and great uncle of many.

Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL. Funeral Monday, December 10, 2018 beginning at the gathering space at  at St. Alexander Catholic Church, 300 S. Cornell, Villa Park, IL from 9:30 a.m.until time of mass at 10:30am. Interment at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 1S. 510 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Illinois Chapter (https://www.jdrf.org/illinois/) and Misericordia Heart of Mercy (https://www.misericordia.com/).

 

 

 

 

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