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SPRING VALLEY - Robert John Sobin, 67, of 901 N. Spaulding St., Spring Valley, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2009, at St. Margaret's Hospital.

Robert was born in Spring Valley on June 16, 1942, to Walter and Pearl (Jeneski) Sobin. He married Mary Frasco on April 27, 1963, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Spring Valley.

He worked for Ironworkers Local 444 of Joliet.

Robert is survived by his wife, Mary of Spring Valley; two daughters, Sally (David) Rutgens of LaVergne, Tenn., and Betsy Sobin of Spring Valley; one son, Joe Sobin of Chicago; his five grandchildren, Justin and Mary Ellen Rutgens, and Chance, Grant and Mac Resetich; and two brothers and two sisters, Donald Sobin of Normal, Ill., Barb Nanni of Spring Valley, James (Carlene) Sobin of Dalzell and Mary (Andy) Taliani of Spring Valley.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley, with a funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Monclova and the Rev. Martin Mwongyera officiating, along with eulogist Deacon John Murphy. A rosary service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Memorials can be made to the DeAngelo Cancer Unit at St. Margaret's Hospital, 10-33 Ambulance, or the Francee Wolf Memorial Fund.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on June 30, 2009
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