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Robert S. Krockey Obituary
Robert S. Krockey Born: Dec. 6, 1940 Died: March 29, 2014 Robert S. Krockey, 73, of Shorewood, Ill., and Fountain Hills, Arizona, passed away March 29, 2014. He was born to the late Sol and Miriam Krockey, December 6, 1940, in Chicago. Mr. Krockey was a proud Roosevelt Rough Rider, Class of June, 1958; a graduate with a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Illinois, Class of 1962; a Certified Public Accountant since 1965; a graduate of DePaul University School of Law, 1966; and a member of the Illinois Bar since 1966. Mr. Krockey practiced law in Joliet from 1967-2014. He was senior partner of the law firm, KCCC (Krockey, Cernugel, Cowgill and Clark). He served on numerous bar association committees and was a mentor to many. Mr. Krockey was a board member and President of Will County Legal Assistance Program for many years, devoting many hours of legal aid for the poor. He was President of Will County Sheltered Workshop and United Cerebral Palsy, where he was recipient of the Mel Larson Award. Mr. Krockey also was a member of the Joliet Jewish Congregation, serving as Vice President at the time of his passing. He was a proud, very amateur musician with Southwest Community Band, Joliet Junior College Band, Bicentennial Park Band; a devoted University of Illinois alum, and a rabid Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, and Bulls fan. More than anything, he was a lawyer who was devoted to his clients, and his greatest joy were his four grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Judith (Berlinsky) Krockey; son, Brian Krockey and his wife, Lisa (Carmignani) Krockey, of Homer Glen; son, Joshua Krockey, of Chicago; daughter, Stephanie (Krockey) Thompson and her husband, John Thompson, of Chicago; grandchildren, Natalie, Isabella, Aaron and Noelle Krockey, of Homer Glen; and numerous cousins. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet where visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until services begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Joliet. Memorials in Bob's name can be made to the Joliet Jewish Congregation or the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network. For information 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com
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Published in The Herald-News from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2014
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