OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" J. George

September 30, 1947November 17, 2020

Robert “Bob” J. George, of Peoria passed away at age 73, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

A lifelong resident of Peoria, he was born on September 30, 1947 to Virgil and Mary (Couri) George.

He is survived by his son Robert George (Yasmine Diaz) of Los Angeles, California; and daughter, Jennifer George (Megan Starr) of Bellingham, Washington; siblings, Rita George of California, Virginia (Tim) Rassi of Kentucky, Ronald (Pam) George of Texas and Steven George of Illinois; along with many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Bob was a graduate of the Spalding Institute, Class of 1965. He was a CPA at Heinold-Banwart, Ltd. for 48 years, retiring in January, 2020.

Active in his community, Bob was a member of the Itoo Society and a parishioner at St. Philomena Catholic Church. A sports lover and an avid golfer, Bob was known for his competitive streak, his infectious laughter and his deep consideration for his friends and family. Bob made friends wherever he went and never missed a wedding, birthday or funeral for the people he cared about.

The George family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff at OSF Hospital, all of his heart-care doctors, as well as the incredible love and support they all received from friends and relatives over the years.

A private mass will be held at St. Philomena’s on Tuesday, November 24 at 10 a.m. Father David Richardson will officiate. To attend via livestream please visit www.stphils.com and click on the facebook or youtube link at the top of the page. A private Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery following mass.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date this coming summer.

For updated day & time info, please email bgmemorial2020@gmail.com at any time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Itoo Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.woolsey-wilton.com.

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Fauna Simer

November 24, 2020

Dear Bobby and Jennifer, Marvin and I are thinking about you both.
I only knew your dad when I was in high school and of course when Vicky and him were married.



Gary & Evelyn Endress

November 24, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your father.

Steve Anthony

November 23, 2020

My condolences to the family. Bob and I were friends in grade school at St. Marks , little league baseball at Guardian Angel and at Spalding H S. When he started his practice , I was one of his first clients and that continued until his retirement January 2020 He was for well over 60 years a trusted friend and advisor. It would be impossible to overstate the number of sporting events we saw together. It would also be impossible to overstate how important he was to my successes both personal and financial . He was a prince of a person and the world is a little less better of a place with him not in it.



{the photo below was taken early March 2020 by my daughter who was following behind us in Venice, FL}

Tom Gulley

November 23, 2020

Bobby was a very special friend. Although I only saw him at French Lick once a year for a number of years, I grew so fond of his smile, his laughter, his constant good cheer and his competitive spirit. He is so memorable, a moving picture of his golf swing (not the best I’ve ever seen), is burned in my brain. May he Rest In Peace.

Edward and Chris Null

November 23, 2020

Bob was a joy to work with. He was a man of both integrity and humor. We are deeply grateful for all his efforts and will miss him. Our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Michelle Alwan

November 22, 2020

Bobby and Jennifer,
My God bless and comfort you both during this difficult time. Your father was a wonderful person. We will miss his visits to our store. Our prayers are with you and May his Soul Rest In Peace 🙏.
Aminee and Michelle Alwan

Jim Hocker

November 22, 2020

Bobby and Jenny.
I was greatly saddened to hear your dad passed away. I have known him as my accountant, friend and golfing buddy for over 30 years. I will remember him as the voice of reason in all situations and for the sound, practical advice he gave me on many occasions. His signature remark when he made a good golf shot was “Oh baby!” I’m chuckling right now when I think about it. He was a great man and will be missed by all. My condolences to you and your extended family.

Jim Hocker

Kelli Jasinski

November 22, 2020

I got to know Bob when I worked at Cyd's. He was always so pleasant and friendly and made me laugh. Bob was a customer that I always looked forward to seeing. My condolences and prayers for your family. God bless.

Jennifer Nolan (Courtney)

November 22, 2020

Bob and Jenny I am so very sorry for your loss of your dad. I am praying for you and your family and send my deepest condolences. May God Bless you all. 🙏💕
Jen Courtney Nolan

Gail Hobin

November 21, 2020

Tim, Ginny, Jenny, and Bobby, we are so incredibly sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a wonderful brother, father, and friend. Sending love and prayers.
Rich and Gail

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