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415 South Buesching Road
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ROBERT THOMAS ETCHINGHAM

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Robert Thomas Etchingham of Lake Zurich Visitation for Robert T. Etchingham, 86, formerly of Arlington Heights, will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. He will lie in state Friday, Nov. 2, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Father David Ryan will officiate. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum, Des Plaines. Robert was born May 12, 1926, in Chicago, and passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his home in Lake Zurich, surrounded by his family. He was a decorated World War II U.S. Army veteran, having received two Bronze Battle Stars for bravery as a gunner in the Philippines. He also served as an M.P. in Japan during the occupation. He was a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, and received a bachelor's degree in business administration after 11 years of night school. He retired from Teletype as a senior industrial engineer. Robert was the loving husband of Elissa D. Etchingham and his first wife, the late Lydia Etchingham (nee Grieco); proud father of James P. (Beth) Etchingham, Patricia (Mark) Courtois, Robert K. Etchingham and Joseph M. (Kristin) Etchingham; stepfather of Brian Panezich; loving papa of Matthew, Patrick, Jimmy, Jack, Katie, Kevin, Kelly, Jackie, Jessica, Michael, Ellie and Maggie; and fond brother of Gerald (Marilyn) Etchingham and John (the late Sandra) Etchingham. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 or the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010. For information, call the funeral home at 847-540-8871 or visit www.ahlgrimffs.com.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2012
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