Robert Roy Williams

April 21, 1939March 10, 2018

Robert Roy Williams, age 78. Beloved husband of Irma M. Olmedo. Loving father of Diana and Daniel; doting grandfather of Sonia. Cherished brother to Dennis and Susan, cousin to David and Karen, and uncle to Marjory, David, Keely, Amanda, Matthew, Emily, and Christian. Esteemed colleague to many.

Robert was professor emeritus at University of Illinois Chicago, where he taught philosophy and religion. His last book, Hegel on the Proofs and the Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion (Oxford, 2017), will be the subject of a special memorial issue of the Owl of Minerva, the journal of the Hegel Society of America.

Memorial service to be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 21 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Journeycare Hospice (, The SelfHelp Home (, where he was cared for when he passed, or Fourth Presbyterian Church (


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Robert Carey

March 17, 2018

It is not everyday that one roommate can marry his roommate off, but that was one of the happy results of our being at Union Seminary together. I take no credit whatsoever for all the good things that resulted from that moment, but I am glad that I saw the title page and the preface of the "book" that would follow. Rest