ROBERT E. BILL

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BILL--Robert Edmund (Bob) 72 of North Palm Beach FL and Bethel, ME died of heart failure on Sunday, June 3rd. Bob had just spent a celebratory weekend at his 50th college reunion in South Bend, IN and was en route to his grandsons high school graduation in Cold Springs, NY. He was born March 29th, 1940 to Joseph G. and Lillian Moran Bill in Mineola, New York. He attended Sacred Heart Academy and graduated Garden City High School in 1957. Bob attended Notre Dame University, where he enjoyed a decorated college football career as a three year "60 minute man" at Notre Dame, starting on both offense and defense, while also playing special teams. In 1963 he was drafted by the AFC San Diego Chargers and the NFC New York Giants. He was signed to a two year no-cut contract by the New York Football Giants. In 1972, Bob founded Robert B. Bill Associates, mc, a Commercial Insurance and Risk Management Company. A talented and capable business leader, Mr. Bill served on many, Insurance Industry and not for profit boards. He later merged his business with FIRH Insurance Brokers and was appointed their Vice Chairman of New York. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph G. Bill and Lillian A. Bill Bob is survived by his wife of 35 years, Joyce Skinner Bill, children, Robert Charles of Lloyd Harbor, NY Katherine A. Bill of Islandia, NY and Christian R. Bill of Stamford, CT. Beloved grandfather of Charlie, Maggie and Jack Bill all of Lloyd Harbor, NY. Bob is also survived by Brothers, Joseph G. and Michael M. Bill both of Indianapolis, IN. Bob's gift was making all those around him feel special. His family and friends will deeply miss his enthusiasm for life's journey, passion for competition, and his unrelenting curiosity. In honor of Bob, there will be a visitation Monday, June 11th, from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm at Fairchild & Sons in Garden City. Funeral Services will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church on June 12th at 10:00am. Immediately following, Bob will be laid to rest at Holy Rood in Westbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's name can be made to The Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute.

Published in The New York Times on June 10, 2012
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