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Robert R. Bob Carbone
1932 - 2014
Robert R. Bob Carbone, 81, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully Monday, April 28, 2014.
Born Nov. 3, 1932, in Kenosha, he was the son the late Frank A. and Rose Marie (Gallo) Carbone. Bob was a lifelong resident of Kenosha, attending local schools and was a graduate of Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL.
On Nov. 6, 1953, he entered the United States Army serving in the Far East and Japan until his honorable discharge in 1955. He received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korea Service Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.
On May 2, 1953, at St. Anthonys Catholic Church, he married his junior high sweetheart, June H. Modory. She preceded him in death on June 29, 2012.
From 1957 until 1983 Bob was a coach, teacher, vice-principal and principal of St. Joseph High School. He then worked at Great Lakes Naval Base from 1983 until his retirement in 1997 as an Education Administrator and in 1990 he was declared US MEPCOM Employee of the year.
Bob was a member of St. Anthonys Catholic Church, St. Anthonys Parish Council, a lifetime member of WIAA Coaches Association and a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Lake Forest College. Bob served 19 years as a Kenosha County Supervisor for the 9th district. Bob was active and associated with many Civic, Education and Athletic Organizations and for which he received many accolades for his dedicated service over the years (too many to list). But, his main focus in life was God, Family, Country and the relationships he formed through coaching and local politics. Bob lived by the creed A man should not be judged by the money he amasses, or the job he attains, but rather by what he has done to make life better for his fellow man.
Bob is survived by his three children, Kristina (John) Rudolph of Duluth, Minn., Laurence Larry (Stacie) Carbone of Dublin, Ohio, Karin (Peter) McCarville of Kenosha; his seven grandchildren, Joshua (Laura), Kaitlyn and Veronica Rudolph, Alexa and Paxson Carbone, Maximilian McCarville and a great-grandchild due in June. Bob is also survived by his brother, Frank M. (JoAnn) Carbone and sister, Jean C. Carbone both of Kenosha and many special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife June.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Rosanna Ranieri and St. Catherines Hospital Dialysis staff for their care and compassion, as well as the staff of Brookside Care Center and Hospice Alliance.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 8:45 a.m. from Proko Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthonys Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Proko Funeral Home.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533
Visit Bobs Online Memorial Book at:
Proko Funeral Home
5111 60th St.
Kenosha, WI 53144
Published online at KenoshaNews.com from May 1 to May 2, 2014