Robert P. Hood

Freeport, Illinois

Mar 7, 1921 – Oct 31, 2017 (Age 96)

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Bob was my surrogate dad. He took me on many walks, listened to my life concerns carefully. We me at a Rockford , Il. donut shop when I was a small lad. He always invested his time and wisdom with me. Bob shared stories of his life I believe he shared with no one, as tears swept across his face as he spoke his words. A man of tremendous strength an passion and a huge loving heart. And humility of heart.. wow! Tears of joy stream down from my face as I feel only gratitude for him as he...

My condolences and most sincere sympathies to Bob's family. My wife and I always enjoyed seeing Bob on our walks in Krape Park, and hearing his stories of growing up in Elizabeth, life in Rockford, and work experiences in sales and at Modern Plating. Bob's stories were always entertaining, and he never failed to put a smile on our faces. He was such a good guy and we will truly miss him.

Son and Daughter of Bob,
I knew your dad in the eighties in Rockford - small world, my family owns the rural Elizabeth house where he grew up. Coincidentally, we are currently painting the house a living, vibrant green. I well remember his unfinished memoir, "Emma Say", about Elizabeth in the nineteen-thirties.
An interesting and good man. God bless.
Marc Schulz, Rockford

To the entire family of Robert.
It is so sad reading about the death of your loved one, I pray you receive the needed comfort and strength from God himself and may his word at psalm 116:15 brings you comfort.

Douglas, You have my sympathy. Sorry to hear about your Dad. I never met him, but hearing you talk about him, I am sure he was a awesome man. May God bless and comfort you in this time of sorrow.


Robert's Obituaries

Robert P. Hood 1921—2017Robert P. Hood, 96, passed away October 31, 2017, at Pearl Pavilion, of complications from dementia and CHF. Born March 7, 1921, near Elizabeth, IL, he began work early at 13 to help support his family. After serving honorably in WWII, he returned home, where he met and...

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