MACOMB — Robert G. “Bob” Earnst, 69, of Macomb, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Tabor Hills Healthcare Center of Naperville.


MACOMB — Robert G. “Bob” Earnst, 69, of Macomb, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Tabor Hills Healthcare Center of Naperville.

He was born Feb. 19, 1940, in Barry, to Nellie and Everett Earnst.

He is survived by his loving wife, Grace Earnst; his wonderful children, Jill (Pete) Conley of Hilton Head, S.C., Erin (Steve) Gaza of Naperville, and Carlo Daniels of Macomb; his special grandchildren, Christopher and Chelsea Conley and Jennifer Gaza; his dear brothers, Ross and John (Ingrid) Earnst; as well as many nieces and a nephew.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Illinois State University, Normal.

He enjoyed a distinguished career with IBM and retired after 25 years of service.

He traveled the world for his company, but the many vacations and trips with his family he treasured even more. He also enjoyed good food with his family and friends.

For those who prefer, memorials in Bob’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

A memorial visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 29, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

Family and friends will celebrate Bob’s life with a memorial service beginning at noon Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will be private. For information, call 630-355-0213, or www.friedrich-jones.com.