Robert D. "Bob" Powell
March 18, 1939 - April 08, 2017
Robert D. "Bob" Powell, age 78, a resident of Aurora, IL, formerly of Naperville, IL 1978-2000, passed on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was born March 18, 1939 in Chicago, IL.
Beloved husband of Patricia C. Powell (nee O'Connell), whom he married May 14, 1966, loving father of Laura (Paul) Slocum of Wheaton, IL and Lisa (Bryan) Moore of Batavia, IL, adored grandfather of Maddie and Austin Slocum; Jordan, Alexis and Summer Moore, devoted son of the late Dennis and Frances (nee Small) Powell, dear brother of the late Mary Ellen Oates, brother-in-law of Kevin J. (Charlotte) O'Connell and the late Ronald M. (Lucille) O'Connell, fond uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.
Bob grew up on Chicago's West Side, attended St. Mel's Grade School and was a graduate of SVD Missionary High School in East Troy, WI. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1960 (and later as a naval reservist) and received a degree in Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago. Bob was employed in the gas utility industry for many years, specializing in IT. He was a lifelong Jaycee, a memberRoosevelt-Aurora American Legion Post 84 and was most recently active at the Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville.
Bob had a talent for music which included playing guitar and trumpet and singing in the church choir. He enjoyed dancing, biking, ice skating, swimming and had a reputation as a skilled handy man.
Memorial Visitation Thursday, April 13, 2017, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.
A celebration of Bob's life will follow Thursday, 8:00 PM in the funeral home.
Family and friends will meet Friday, April 14, 10:30 AM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL for committal rites and military honors.
For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to:
Naperville Responds For Our Veterans, 210 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540, (331) 684-7899, nrfov.org
The Edward Foundation, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540,