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Robert Hunter passed away on January 12, 2019 at 91. He was born in Chicago and after high school, he enlisted in the Army in 1946, serving in the 511 Parachute Infantry Regiment stationed in Japan. After serving in the Army, he attended the University of Illinois majoring in civil engineering. Upon graduation in 1952, he began a career with Harza Engineering Company, working on hydroelectric projects all over the world, but predominantly in Central and South America. He retired in 1987 and pursued his second passion as a volunteer at the Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Pullman cars and using his engineering skills on various projects at the museum. He also worked with Kloke Locomotive Works on the design and construction of 2 full size, fully operational steam locomotives. He is survived by his two sons, Robert (Marguerite), grandchildren Kylie, Elliot, and Sean, and son Glenn (Annette), grandchildren Michael and Matthew. He was a guiding force and inspiration to his family. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Family will hold private services at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Illinois Railroad Museum, PO Box 427, Union, IL 60180.

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Published in Daily Herald from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, 2019.
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January 21, 2019
I remember Bob from my activity on Guri in Venezuela back in the 1970s and 80s. I recall that he took a bad fall at the site and broke both legs. I enjoyed his sense of humor. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Dave Kleiner
January 20, 2019
Bob was my department head and a mentor early in my career at Harza. He was a top construction manager, a great boss and a wonderful person. He and many others made Harza the family that it was to those who worked there and was among the reasons so many of us stayed with the company (and its successors) for so many years (going on 47 years, in my case). I was glad to have seen him a few years ago at the last Harza Alumni Lunch that he attended.

With condolences to Bob's family,
Gene Kocian
Gene Kocian
January 20, 2019
I and my wife have great memory of Bob from 1975 when we worked together in Argentina. God bless!
Dinesh Undevia
January 19, 2019
I'm sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob at Harza when I was a summer student employee in 1952 and '53; and in later years when I was a full time employee. His sister Jean was in my Glencoe Central School 8th grade class and 1949 New Trier H. S. class. His mother belonged to a coffee group that my mother also belonged to.
Clark Dean
January 19, 2019
Dear family I'am sorry for your loss. May the God of tender mercy comfort you in this time of grief. He promise that we will see our loved ones again on a paradise earth.Isaih26:19,Psalms37:29
January 19, 2019
My family would like to send our condolences for your loss. May you find comfort and peace through your fond memories and through the God of all comfort.
The Sanders
January 19, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Psalms 29:11, knowing that in difficult times like this, God gives peace and strength. DM
January 19, 2019
Dear Glenn, Robert and family we are so saddened to hear of your loss and offer our deepest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. Exodus 6:3
Fred G
January 18, 2019
May the bereaved family be comforted by looking forward to Jesus' promise of seeing your dear loved one again. John 6:40.
A. L.
January 17, 2019
My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.
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