Robert F. Gregory
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Robert F. Gregory, age 72, of Bolingbrook, US Air Force Vietnam Veteran. Beloved father of Keith (Julie) Gregory. Loving brother of Richard (Stephanie) and Randall (Mary) Gregory. Fond friend of many. Rob was a graduate of Lyons Township in 1964. He served in the Air Force from January, 1966 to January, 1970 and in Vietnam from September, 1967 to September, 1968. Rob was an avid motor racing fan, gardener, golfer, and traveler. Visitation 4 to 8pm Sunday, February 10, 2019, where Air Force Military Honors will be performed at 5pm, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. For Information: 708-352-6500 or

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Feb. 9, 2019.
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August 8, 2019
I knew Rob through his brother Rick. Rick and I went to LTJC and WIU together. Rest in peace Rob.
Rick Paulsen
February 14, 2019
Although Rob's high school classmate, I didn't know him well until this past year. So glad I had the chance to know this brave, kind, and respected man. Rest in peace, Rob. My sincere condolences to Rob's family.
Ginny Ekroth Richardson
February 13, 2019 were a great friend and will be missed.Had many years at High School fun times with you and Rick..We had a great basketball team at St Johns..probably one of the tallest teams ever with you Rick Bob Flynn Bob Dunlap all 4 of you well over 6 foot 5...and then me ..was great seeing you at the 50th reunion..and my last visit with you at the rehab will also be missed by all of us that knew in peace. Tom Haase
Tom Haase
February 13, 2019
Saddened today to learn of Rob's passing. I had heard from a mutual friend, Tom Haase, that Rob's health was failing. My deepest condolences to all of Rob's family and my wish for all of God's blessings in this time of grief. I remember Rob as a friend with whom I played basketball and softball for our Church and as a mutual Vietnam Era Air Force Vet.

JOHN 3:16
Bob Flynn
February 9, 2019
I am deeply saddened to just now learn of Robs passing from a mutual St. Johns Lutheran School classmate Lew Breese. I will miss Robs sharp wit and keen political comments in my messenger feed.
Grief is a journey we all take at some point in our lives. Grief is different for every single person and it changes as you go. The one constant is that hole in your heart. I would like to paraphrase what I feel is perhaps the best explanation of that road as told by Joe Biden
Just when you think you are going to make it, you are driving down the road and you pass a field and you see a flower, and it reminds you. Or you hear a tune on the radio. Or you just look up into the night, and, you know, you think, maybe Im not going to make it Because you feel at that moment the way you felt the moment you got the news.
There will come a day, I promise you and your loved ones, as well, when the thought of your uncle or friend or fellow veteran brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye. It will happen. My prayer for you is that day will come sooner or later But the only thing I have more experience than you in is this: Im telling you it will come.
Richard Ahern
February 9, 2019
You have my deepest sympathy. May God give you peace and strength to keep you going during your time of sorrow.
Romans 15:33
February 9, 2019
May the God of all comfort and mercy, grant your family hope, and comfort during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11
February 9, 2019
am here for you. Please let me know if I can help in any way. 2 Thessalonians 2:16
February 9, 2019
Condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one. Wishing you the peace promised at Jeremiah 29:11, 12 during this time of mourning.
February 9, 2019
Condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one. Wishing you the peace promised at Jeremiah 29:11, 12 during this time of mourning.
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