Obituary of Robert Hershman (1946 – 2021) – Naperville, IL


Robert “Bob” Hershman, 74, of Aurora Illinois, returned to Jesus’ home on August 19, 2021. He passed away peacefully in his sleep from pancreatic cancer. Bob was born on September 9, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, to Roberta Graham (Moffat) and Gordon Leith Hershman. Loving 38-year-old husband of Barbara (De Kruyter). Dear brother of Graham (Mary) Hershman, beloved uncle of Alex (Shannon) Hershman and Rebeca Hershman. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews. Bob spent two years at Blackburn College before earning his BA in Communication from the University of Illinois Champaign. After college, Bob worked for the American Library Association for 40 years. Bob loved to watch the Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks. He was also an expert at trivia games and loved playing Trivial Pursuit with friends. Bob enjoyed being a member of Interrobans, an improvisation troupe. Bob has always taken on a challenge with a sense of humor. In lieu of flower donations in memory of Bobs to the Residential Hospice Foundation. Visits Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Friedrich Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Posted by Chicago Tribune on August 22, 2021.

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