ROBERT JOHN MAHONEY, 93 ROCKFORD - Robert John Mahoney, 93, of Rockford, IL, passed away on February 4, 2014, in Racine, WI, after a short battle with cancer. Bob AKA "R.J." was born in Kenosha, WI to George Felix and Hattie Mae Sampon Mahoney on Nov. 23, 1920. He received his engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He worked as a textile engineer for Barber Colman Company and later was one of the principal founders of Applied Motors, Inc., in Rockford, IL. Bob was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy as a corpsman. He was very involved in his church and many local civic organizations. Bob received several patents during his professional career and received the "Senior" of the Year Award" in 1999, presented by Charles E. Box, then mayor of the city of Rockford. Bob was a caring and giving father, faithful church worker, devoted family member, wood worker, friend and colleague. He will be dearly missed and remembered by all that had the opportunity to know him. Bob is survived by son, Robert G. of Racine, WI, his wife, Denice, three grandchildren, Rebecca (along with her husband, Troy Abuya), 3 great-grandchildren and David, James, and son, John H. of Stillwater, MN, his wife, Susan and grandchild, Mary Elizabeth. Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite (Marge) Hill Mahoney and brother, Merton. The family of Bob wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Wheaton Franciscan Home Health and Hospice along with St. Anthony Medical Center and OSF Home Care Services. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 7, at the Sunset Ridge Memorial Park Chapel in Kenosha, WI, with the Reverend William Ward of Westminster Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunset Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Westminster Presbyterian Church. In lieu of a visitation, a memorial service will be held at a future date in Rockford, IL at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Proko Funeral Home & Crematory, 5111-60th Street, Kenosha, WI, Phone, 262-654-3533. Visit Roberts online memorial book at prokofuneralhome.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2014