Robert Slavish

May 6, 1948 — April 23, 2015

Robert Slavish

Robert A. Slavish, 66, of Matherville, Illinois died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Trinity Rock Island.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 th at the Matherville Eagles Hall.  Memorials may be left to the German Shepherd Foundation.

Robert was born May 6, 1948 to Matthew and Rosemary Stanforth Slavish.  After high school, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University.  Bob served in the United States Army.  In 1979, he married Deb Rountree in Champaign.  Bob worked at International Harvester in East Moline, retiring in 2004.

Survivors include, Deb Slavish, New Windsor, IL; children:  Robert E. Slavish, Davenport, IA, Tia Reeves, Virginia, IL, Jennifer Slavish, Moline, IL, Nicholas Slavish, Matherville, IL, Jaymie Slavish, New Windsor, IL, Randi Slavish, New Windsor, IL and Robbie Anne Hoye/Slavish, Davenport, IA; 17 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; and siblings:  Dave Slavish, CO, Karen Slavish, Rock Island, IL, Carol Slavish, Rock Island, IL and Roger Slavish, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Don, Bill and Joyce.

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