ROBERT A. 'BOB' SEWELL, 86 ROCKFORD - Robert A. "Bob" Sewell, 86, of Rockford, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at Swedish American Hospital. Born August 8, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to Alphonse and Matilda (Gertz) Sewell. He graduated from West Tech High School in Cleveland. Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy and graduated from Michigan State University in 1950 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He married his sweetheart, Ann V. Rosetto in Buchanan, Michigan on June 12, 1954. They moved to Rockford from Norristown, Pennsylvania in 1964. He worked for National Lock until 1983 and retired from Sundstrand in 1988. Bob, a life-long runner, was a member of the Michigan State Track and Cross Country teams and completed the Boston Marathon twice. He was a founding member of the Rockford Road Runners. Bob served as President in 1972 of the Rockford Road Runners and was an enthusiastic member for many years. He was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church for over 49 years. He is survived by his wife, Ann; children, Paul (Martha), Karen (Rick) Allen and Luke (Karenbea); grandchildren, Andrea, Steven and Abigail Sewell, Kayla and Ryan Allen and Tytus Sewell; brother, Alan and sisters, Rosemary Scott and Betty Brandt. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Road. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 North Rockton Avenue, and will continue at church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rockford Road Runners, P.O. Box 7991, Rockford, 61126 or
, National Service Center, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231. To express online condolences, please visit: www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2013