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Robert Andrew Humphrey, age 63, of Mattoon passed away at 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born on May 10, 1954 in Mattoon.
A Memorial Mass honoring his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 320 North 21st Street, Mattoon, IL 61938. Military Rites will follow the service. Burial will take place at a later date. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Robert served in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from Eastern Illinois University upon his return from the service. He worked in Human Resource Management and Plant Management positions in various manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Indiana for many years. He later ran an Executive Search Firm called the Brookdale Group for years. He also did Human Resource Consulting in Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois. Rob was co-founder, officer, member, volunteer, contributor on advisory boards in East Central Illinois Safety Management Association, Coles County Human Resource Association, Advisory Board for Eastern Illinois Industrial Technology Program, Coles County Landlord Association, Rotary, Youth Boys Basketball Coach, P.A.D., Special Olympics, United Way, and member of the Immaculate Conception Church. His interests were fishing, bridge, spending time at his winter home, and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman Ray Humphrey and Genevieve Ryan (Humphrey), and Thomas F. Ryan, and brother, Thomas F. Humphrey. He is survived by his sisters, Anne Beserra of Gilbert, AZ and Paula Binczak of Fremont, WI; son, Seth Andrew Humphrey of Eugene, OR; daughter, Brennen Eileen Humphrey of Chicago, IL; and special friend, Ruth Wiseman of Effingham, IL.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contribution be made to the St. Mary's School, 2000 Richmond Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home's Facebook page.
Published on December 17, 2017
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