A 45-year resident of Oak Park, peacefully passed January 8, 2021, at the age of 72. He joins his parents, Harry Jr. and Margaret; and his brothers, Harry III, James, and John. Bob is missed and survived by loving wife, Vicky; devoted daughters, Katie and Meggie; and brothers, Brian, Mark, Craig, and David; sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, and their children. Bob retired from Abbott Laboratories after 25 years as an International Tax Attorney. He graduated from St. Peter Chanel High School and Ohio University, and received his law degree from Ohio State University. Bob had a passion for knowledge, history, hiking, and books. He has traveled around the world and served on the Board of the Ice Age Trail. Bob donated his extensive collection of rare books to the University of Chicago as the "Robert S. Connors Basic Program Collection," which includes dozens of incunabula. He will be deeply missed by all those that knew him. At this time, no memorial service has been set.

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Chris Connors
March 8, 2021
Uncle Bob was a great man and very kind to our family, even when it wasn't an easy thing to do. He helped save my Dad (his brothers) life and could never repay him for that. He was full of kindness, knowledge, and love of adventure. I will always remember him and try to live life like him. I am very lucky and thankful to have had him as an uncle. We love you Uncle Bob and will miss you! Thank you so much for everything!
Chris Connors
January 29, 2021
I have never met Robert in-person, instead his beautiful daughter (Meggie) have shared how amazing he was. She would share stories about him and the many accomplishment that he had achieved. Meggie loved her father deeply and was proud him. He reminds me of my father. They both share the same interests and are awesome dads. {Mr. Connors - May you rest in peace and know that you left an amazing legacy behind and you will never be forgotten}
Tammy Bradley
January 28, 2021
Bob elevated hikes & life with intriguing twists, good humor, delicious food, fun facts, & camaraderie. He was generous & inspiring. On a Turkey Run hike, he insisted a Jasper County, IN stop to see migrating cranes was worth the effort. He was right. Don´t miss the cranes. Bob would want you to share the wonder.
Pam B.
January 23, 2021
Robert was always willing to share his wealth of tax knowledge with me anytime I asked him a tax question. He was always positive and friendly. My condolences to his family and friends.
Leonard Samczyk
January 20, 2021
I'm very sorry to learn the passing of Bob, I pray the family will be together during these most difficult times. I turned to Bob for advice being the property tax manager at Abbott.We were a group of four or five at lunch time. This is also a difficult time with the passing of Frank Nowinski in December. Please notify us of the memorial service.
John & Elisabeth Dorow
January 18, 2021