Robert "Bob" Calbreath, 75, of Caseyville, Ill., born Dec. 3, 1937, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away at his home on Aug. 14, 2013.
Bob was in the United States Army, and a was a volunteer fireman with the Hollywood Heights Fire Department. He retired in 2001 from auto mechanics and truck driving. He was an avid fisherman and was a founding member of the Illinois Bass Anglers of the Polish War Veterans Club of Caseyville, Ill. He loved to spend time with his family, friends and dog.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Eileen (Lowe) Calbreath; his father, Leroy Rolla Calbreath; his sister, Virginia "Ginny" O'Brien; and his son, David Allen Calbreath.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Mitzi Lou Calbreath; daughter, Susan and husband, Bernie Schneider of Belleville, Ill., son, Robert "Bobby" Calbreath and Robin of Washington, Mo., son, Adam Alan Calbreath of Bartow, Fla., son, Michael "Mike" and wife, Melissa Friesz of Perryville, Mo., daughter, Angela Kay Friesz Berry and husband Jeff, daughter, Rina Jo Hammer and Paul Watkins of Trenton, Ill. He has 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at, Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 or online at: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org
Internet visitors may register online at KalmerMemorialServices.com
There will be no funeral services however a celebration of life will be held for friends and family on Aug 31, 2013, at the residence.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 18, 2013