CARBONDALE — Robert Chase (Bob) Child, 91, died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.
A Celebration of Life for Bob will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Jackson County Country Club, 5776 Country Club Road, Murphysboro. Everyone who knew Bob is welcome. Interment of ashes will occur at a later time.
Bob was born May 28, 1927, in St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy, to Louis Napoleon and Jessie Marie (Wilson) Child.
He married Frances Ann (Fran) Andrew on Sept. 28, 1951, in St. James' Episcopal Church, Marion.
Bob is survived by his wife, Frances of Carbondale; his daughters, Chanda Child and husband, John McKown of Carbondale, and Tressa DiGiorgio and husband, John DiGiorgio of Summerfield, North Carolina; daughter-in-law, Heidi Fisher and granddaughter, Hillary Child of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; three grandsons, Ian DiGiorgio, his wife, Tamara DiGiorgio and their daughters, Adalyn and Reese DiGiorgio of Greensboro, North Carolina; Jared DiGiorgio, his companion, Rebecca Jackson and their son, Jordi DiGiorgio of High Point, North Carolina, and Joel DiGiorgio, his son, John Cohen DiGiorgio, his daughter, Annie DiGiorgio, and Lauren Cooklin, mother of Cohen and Annie, of Greensboro, North Carolina; a niece, Karen Andrew Snow of Marion; and a nephew, Keith Andrew of East Peoria. He leaves also cousins, Harlley McKean and wife, Betsy of Calabasas, California, and Sharon Fillitti Patish of Miami, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jeffrey Child of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; his paternal grandparents, Fred Chase and Lulu Belle Child of Chicago; maternal grandparents, Charles Arthur and Mary Gould Wilson of Quincy; a brother and sister-in-law, William (Bill) and Juanita (Columbo) Andrew of Johnston City; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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