Robert E. Bates, age 96, a resident of Clarendon Hills for 64 years. Retired from Western Electric in 1975 after 45 years. Beloved Husband for 63 years to the late Lorraine A. nee Suender (2003). Loving Father of Laurence (Susan) Bates and Sharon Ewing. Cherished Grandfather of Patrick (Mark Kanazawa) Ewing, Robert (Suzanne) Ewing, Michael (John Repulski) Ewing and Sarah (Rudy) Mastalerz. Devoted Great Grandfather of 3. Caring son of the late Clarence and the late Lallah Bates. Dear Brother of the late Arthur, late Milton, late Grace Bates and the late Dorothy Redfern. Fond Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 6-8 PM at Toon Funeral Home, 109 N. Cass Avenue Westmont, IL 60559. Funeral Services Friday 10:30 AM. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery Darien, IL. Memorials to Vitas Hospice would be appreciated FOR INFO: WWW.TOONFUNERALHOME.COM OR 630-968-2262

Funeral Home

Toon Funeral Home - Westmont
109 North Cass Avenue  Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-2262

Published in Chicago Tribune on July 17, 2013