McHENRY – Robert W. "Bob" Nolan, 45, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.|
Known as Bobby to his family, he was born Nov. 1, 1967, to Robert J. and Catherine (Wolf) Nolan. A 1986 graduate of McHenry High School East Campus, he was a varsity three-letterman, playing football, basketball and baseball. He also attended the University of Illinois and was a licensed pilot.
Bobby was a kind, caring and loving person. He made friends wherever he went and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed camping and traveling with his family.
He visited the National Parks in 45 states and had a goal of making it to all of them. He loved animals, golf, history, playing cards and watching sports with his friends, and being the honorary manager of a softball team for his nephew and nieces.
He is survived by his loving mother, Cathy; his sister, Robin (Gerald) Wilson of Hebron; a nephew, Trevor Wilson, and two nieces, Ashley and Jessica Wilson, all of Hebron; aunts and uncles, Elizabeth "Betty" Collins of Woodstock, Thomas (Alice) Nolan of Foley, Ala., William "Bill" (Norma) Wolf of Oceanside, Calif., and Jayne (Hilton) Wolf of Los Angeles; and cousins, Jeffrey Collins of Odenton, Md., Tom Nolan of Gurnee, Jennifer Gallivan of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Amy Peters of Hainesville, Gayle Libreri and Kathleen Sexton, both of Wauconda, and Heather Becker of Spring Grove.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Nolan, on Aug. 18, 2007; his maternal grandparents, William and Edith Wolf; his paternal grandparents, Robert and Yvonne Nolan; and his uncles, James Wolf and Richard Collins.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry.
Inurnment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry.
His family suggests memorials to the Assisi Animal Foundation, Crystal Lake, or to the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may send an online condolence message to his family.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Dec. 4, 2012