Robert T. Cox

Winnetka, Illinois

Age 65


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Robert T. Cox passed away at home on December 7, 2018, after a brief illness, at age 65.  Bob was born in Centralia, Illinois, the son of Roy and Jane.  Bob graduated from the International School of Manila, Philippines when the family lived there while his father was on assignment as an...

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I was just thinking of Bob the other day, and felt that I should honor him here. Bob and I shared season tickets next to each other at Ryan Field for a handful of years. As we got to know each other on Saturdays, he would always shake my hand when I would arrive at my seats. I was always impressed by his knowledge and would laugh at his clever quips commenting on the action. When the 'Cats scored 28 unanswered points in the Holiday Bowl comeback win on New Year's Eve, I immediately knew Bob...

My sincerest condolences to you, Gail, on the sudden passing of Bob. Gail, we met more than 20 years ago in Singapore when Bob and you were moving into your new apartment along Grange Road. Bob and I were busy setting up SIMEX in those early years. We lost touch when you went back to Chicago, and a mutual friend, Jeff Bernacchi just informed me of the terrible news. I wish your family well and the photos on this gallery showed few when we were all young but I can see Bob and you had a...

Bob was a friendly competitor in Singapore. I remember our once-a-month Friday expat-broker manager beer outings at the Quay.

He was a key reason why my stay in Singapore was so enjoyable.

Gary Schirr

Apart from the separately referenced chance encounter with Gail and Bob at the Northwestern-CAL game which was being played in California, I should also mention the multiple tailgates back in Evanston. I recall Bob and Gail's concern to make sure I was well treated after having just flown in from Alaska for the games. On one occasion Bob, recalling that I had previously raved about his Tandoori dish, made a special effort to have the it available just for me on a subsequent visit. On...

I echo the sentiments of so many others who have been touched by their associations with Bob. We are all better persons for having known him. My sympathies go out to Gail and the children Elliot and Julia for whom he was such a loving father as reflected when he spoke of them.

There are so many memories that span the decades. I recall how grateful and delighted he was to receive some small momentos from Alaska that I had sent for his children when the family was still living...

Met Bob when I joined Collins Commodities after graduating from the University of Iowa. To say that Bob had an enormous impact on my career would be an understatement. He helped me navigate the exciting waters of the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange, helping 590 becoming clearing members of the NYCE, introducing me to many crazy traders. He introduced me to MCP and I was able to join them at Continental IL Corp Financial Futures, where we jumped head first into SIMEX. Those were some fun...

Gail, Elliot and Julia,
We are so, so sorry about Bob. It's hard to believe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love Aunt Stella and Tammie

Bob was a wonderful human! Our careers crossed many times over our 32 years and Bob was always a kind and caring person. Bob left many close relationships with his passing and he will always be remembered as "the best".

On the way to West Point