Robert Lavender

1932 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Robert Lavender Obituary
iconRobert Wiley Lavender, age 81, of Douglas, MI (formerly of Chicago) died Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Holland Community Hospital in MI. Robert was born on February 10, 1932 to Earl and Marguerite Lavender of Christopher, IL. He served his country in the army from 1951-1956. Following the service, he graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana with a degree in advertising. Robert was a member of the ATO fraternity. After college, he was a partner at Grant-Jacoby, a Chicago-based advertising agency, focusing on business-to-business clients until he retired in 1995. In 1980, Robert moved to Douglas, MI, where he spent most of his summer and earned the nickname, "The Muffin Man", because of his legendary blueberry muffins. For many years, he volunteered at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. His children dedicated the Robert Wiley Lavender memorial kitchen in his honor four years ago. Robert is survived by his wife, Linda (Moy); three children, Robin Lavender (Datu Ramel) Missy Lavender and Tim Lavender (Nancy Sonego); seven grand children, Elle, Clay, Greg, Wiley, Fallon, Caroline and David; seven nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ronald (Kathleen) Moy, Nora (Joe) Healy, and Donald (Susan) Moy. A memorial service celebrating Robert' s life will be held Friday, November 29, 2013 at Church of Our Saviour. Memorial gifts in Robert's honor may be sent to Lincoln Park Community Shelter (www.lpcsonline.org), Mission of Our Lady of the Angels (www.missionola.com) or Notre Dame University.
Published in Chicago Tribune from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2013
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