Robert I. Grib
1940 - 2016
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GRIB, Rev. ROBERT I., S.J.; January 25, 2016; age 75. A Jesuit for over 58 years, Fr. Grib spent the majority of his career in India and the Chicago area. Dear brother of Rev. Philip J. Grib, S.J. Preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Helen (Zak) Grib. In State Friday 4 to 7 p.m. at Colombiere Center, 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, with Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:45 a.m. at Colombiere Center. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Eugene Parish, 7958 W. Foster, Chicago, IL. Memorial Gifts may be made to Jesuit International Missions or the Jesuit Partnership, 2050 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614, or online at http://jesuitsmidwest.org/supportus A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at AJDesmond.com


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Published in The Oakland Press from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2016.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
29
Lying in State
04:00 - 07:00 PM
JAN
30
Prayer Service
07:00 PM
JAN
30
Funeral Mass
10:45 AM
Colombiere Center
FEB
6
Memorial Mass
10:00 AM
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March 27, 2018
Very sad to know about his death very belatedly. He was the one who taught me NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) when I was in Patna.
May His Soul Rest in Peace.
Jose P. J.
February 18, 2018
My condolence to Fr. Phil Grib on the passing of his brother Rev. Robert Grib. I just read about his death. I did not know Robert Grib but did know Phil Grib for a number of years through a mutual friend, the late Rev. Carl Dehne sj.
John O'Brien
Acquaintance
February 6, 2016
I went to grade school with Fr. Bob and I followed his career through friends. He was an amazing person and will be remembered with love.

Diane Wlodarek Cummings
Hurricane Utah
February 2, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family during this time of grief. Psalms 55 : 22.
January 30, 2016
We had the privilege of first meeting Father Bob when he was our associate pastor at Our Lady of the Brook parish in Northbrook. Father Bob always had time to talk and to share his wit and wisdom. He truly changed our lives and made us see what is really important in this life. He called us from Michigan just a few months ago to tell us where he was now living. We are saddened by his passing but know that he is now in God's hands.

Peg and Jim Kritek, Northbrook, IL
January 30, 2016
We will always remember how Father Grib kept in touch with a beautiful note at Christmas time. Enjoyed his lively spirit and will miss him. Our sympathy and prayers.
Tom & Debbie Hinchy
January 29, 2016
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the loss of Bob. He was my teacher, my adviser and my dear friend. So many moments we shared talking about our missionary lives in India and our love of the culture and people. I will miss not seeing you my next visit home. Be at peace Bob, you have been dearly loved and will be profoundly missed.
Sr. Mary Ann
Mary Ann Dettmer
January 29, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Michael Krupa
January 29, 2016
I had the pleasure of working along side Fr. Bob when i worked at St. Juliana Parish in Chicago, was a good priest but even a better person. Rest in Peace Father
Dan O'Hagan
January 28, 2016
Dear Fr. Phil, family and the Jesuit community. My sincerest condolences to all of you hearing of Fr. Bob's passing. He was a wonderful missionary and a good friend. May he know God's eternal peace and joy.
Sr. Shirley Bell, phjc
Shirley Bell
January 28, 2016
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Shirice
January 28, 2016
Prabhu Ki Jai Ho..
I met him when I was just 12 years old. He was the person who explained what relationship is. How a Mother or Father worry and care there child without saying any words. How a Brother, Sister, Uncles and Aunts care when we are experiencing new things or start learning new chapters of life.
As a youth coordinator he taught how to lead life and showed how to pray GOD for choosing right path.
Thank you Father Bob Grib for all you lessons, Love and cares. You will be in my hearts till we meet again in real world with Jesus. Be always happy with Grandmother, Papa, Aunts, Uncles, and with your MOM & DAD.
Pray for us and guide us for the rest of our life.
Missing you and Waiting to meet you again
Amit Julius
S/O.: Late Julius Michael
Bettiah Parish, Bihar, India
Amit Julius
January 28, 2016
Prabhu Ki Jai Ho..
I met him when I was just 12 years old. He was the person who explained what relationship is. How a Mother or Father worry and care there child without saying any words. How a Brother, Sister, Uncles and Aunts care when we are experiencing new things or start learning new chapters of life.
As a youth coordinator he taught how to lead life and showed how to pray GOD for choosing right path.
Thank you Father Bob Grib for all you lessons, Love and cares. You will be in my hearts till we meet again in real world with Jesus. Be always happy with Grandmother, Papa, Aunts, Uncles, and with your MOM & DAD.
Pray for us and guide us for the rest of our life.
Missing you and Waiting to meet you again
Amit Julius
S/O.: Late Julius Michael
Bettiah Parish, Bihar, India
Amit Julius
January 28, 2016
May the strength and comfort only God can supply be with the family..
Lynn
January 27, 2016
sending prayers
Ronda & Bob Balla
January 27, 2016
I first met Fr. Grib when he was playing with the Brighton Park Connection, a Polka/Dance band in Chicago. I came to know Fr. Bob as one of the kindest, gentlest people I had ever met.
I was so glad over the few years I was able to get to know him and be a friend. I feel richer for the experience.
May you rest in peace Fr. Bob.
Jim Polaski
January 27, 2016
May perpetual light shine upon you...
Sandy & Dennis Gano
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