gerald f. staub, M.d. HAMPSHIRE - Gerald F. Staub, M.D. of Hampshire, IL, stepped into Eternity with his Savior on September 18, 2013. Gerald is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn (Hoffman) Staub; children, Christopher (Julie) Staub, Michael Staub, Melissa (Krzysztof) Golebiewski, Julie Sena, and Jennifer Schultz; grandchildren, Jessica, Hannah, Christopher, Jacob, Noah, Anna, Emma and Lukasz; brother, Dennison (Frances) Staub; brothers-in-law, Charles (Dorothy) Buchholz, Jon (Diane) Buchholz, Loy (Doris) Banks. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Staub and Kathryn (Staub) Campbell; and his first wife, Gail (Banks) Staub. Gerald graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in June 1962. He completed his pediatric residency at the Detroit Children's Hospital. He then served in the Air Force as Captain and Chief of Pediatrics at the U.S. Air Force base hospital in Laredo, Texas from 1963 to 1965. His service continued in the Air Force Reserve from 1965 to 1972. Dr. Staub completed his Fellowship in Neonatology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He came to Rockford, Illinois and started the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Rockford Memorial Hospital in 1970 and served as Director until 1982. Dr. Staub then started the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. Dr. Staub served as Director of the P.I.C.U. from 1982 to 1991, and began his private practice during that time. Gerald had a great love of children and was so blessed to serve them as well as their parents. He was also blessed to work with an excellent team of nurses and doctors throughout his career. It was also his honor to serve the American Academy of Pediatrics in several roles, including Illinois Chapter President from 1990 to 1992. A life long fan of baseball, Gerald (Doc) enjoyed coaching men's baseball through the Wisconsin State League. He founded the Rockford Blackhawks baseball team and managed and coached the team for 11 years. The community is invited to join his family at a Celebration of Life service at Heartland Community Church at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 19. The church is located at 1280 S. Alpine Road in Rockford, IL. Visitation with the family will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests any donations made in Gerald's memory be directed to the Rockford Rescue Mission in Rockford. The family would also like to express their deepest heartfelt thanks to all who cared for Gerry with such loving compassion the last years of his life.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2013