Robert J. Conant
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Robert J. Conant
  • April 21, 1947 - October 5, 2017
  • Rockford, Illinois

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Robert J. Conant, 70, of Rockford was born on April 21, 1947, the son of Harry and Ann (Cuccia) Conant. He passed away suddenly during his best golf game on Thursday October 5th. Robert was a graduate of West High in 1965 and went into Local Union #23 as a pipefitter and wielder. He married Margot Lyon in 1966; together they raised Michele (Kevin) DePauw and David (Judy) Conant. Bob had one grandson Jimmy. Bob enjoyed going to Shotokan Karate where he just earned his 6th degree black belt. He loved golf, photography, reading and magic. Bob volunteered at Artist Ensemble and enjoyed his lake cottage where he fished and loved touring Madison. Bob is also survived by his sister Rita, one niece, one nephew, two aunts and many cousins.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Thursday October 12, 2017 at St. Bernadette Church 2400 Bell Ave. in Rockford; visitation for Robert will be one hour before at the church. Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Sunset Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.