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Robert Earl “Bob” Wood

October 11, 1933 - April 16, 2022

Robert Earl “Bob” Wood Robert Earl “Bob” Wood
    June 18, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    1771 W State St
    Geneva, Illinois 60134
  • Memorial Service
  • June 18, 2022 | 12:45 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    1771 W State St
    Geneva, Illinois 60134
  • Burial Location

Robert Earl “Bob” Wood was a caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He passed away at Greenfields of Geneva, IL on April 16, 2022 at the age of 88. Bob was born to Robert and Anna Wood on October 11, 1933. He and his wife Pat met at Schurz High School in Chicago and remained inseparable sweethearts through 68 years of marriage. Together they had three children Bob (Lise) of Tucson, AZ; Ken (Chris) of Elgin, IL, and Jim (Karen) of Indianapolis, IN.

Bob always placed family first, including serving as a leader throughout his sons’ time in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was a loving grandfather to eight grandchildren: Bob Wood, Bill Wood, Doug Wood, Jennifer Barton, Cyndi Mihalik, Scott Sulak, Sarah Velazquez and Daniel Wood. Bob was also great- grandfather to nine and recently became a great-great grandfather.

His sister, Mildred, and his brother, Jack, preceded him in death.

Bob served with the Seabees in the US Navy. He was a proud 30-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department where he rose to the rank of Captain, acting as a mentor to many before his retirement. He was a member of the Brotherhood of the Barrel. Bob also worked for over 40 years with the Buildings and Bridges Department of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, later the Union Pacific Railroad.

In retirement, he volunteered his time as a worker for Home Assistance Volunteer Effort (H.A.V.E.). In that role, he helped low income residents in Kane County with home repair projects.

Bob’s life of tireless work and selfless dedication to family and friends will forever serve as an example for all who knew him.

Memorial Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. – 12:45 P.M. Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W State Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134. A memorial service will follow at 12:45 P.M.


Jennifer Goodwin from Orlando, FL

"Love you, Uncle Bob. Thanks for all the great memories. You loved your family and friends, and you worked tirelessly to serve others your whole life. Say hi to mom and grandma Posey for me. Love you so, Jenny"

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"Larry and I are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. What a wonderful man and neighbor❤️"

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"Dearest Pat, MaryJane let us know about Bob’s recent passing…we are Both so Very Sorry for your loss of such a Wonderful man. We LOVED Living next door to you in Geneva, and have Many Fond Memories to cherish over those years. Please know we send our Deepest Condolences and Prayers for Peace, Love and Strength in God’s name."

John Pultorak from Dixon , IL

"The Pultorak family offers Our condolences . May Gods peace be with you."

provenzano family from crystal lake , IL

"The provenzano family sends our deepest sympathy.Gods work on earth is now done, Heaven is now blessed with a truly giving soul ."

Jim Naatz from Schaumburg, IL

"Our sincere condolences."

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"Captain Bob. You were a Great man to know and work with. God Bless your Family"

Karen Lewandowski from Wood Dale, IL

"Dear Aunt Pat, I only just found out that Uncle Bob passed earlier this year. The Lewandowski family sends their sincerest condolences to you and your family. I only hope that Uncle Bob and my parents, Ted and Joyce are together sharing firehouse stories.Much love to you, Karen Lewandowski Koperek"

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