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Robert Lawton Yates, Jr. - 76

Elgin, Illinois

Robert Lawton Yates, Jr. Age 76. Longtime Elgin resident, formerly of Chicago Heights. Graduate of Marian Catholic High School Class of 1964. He served in the United States Navy from 1965-1969; stationed is Pensacola, Florida, and Puerto Rico. During his time in the Navy Robert completed Naval Communications Training and received a National Defense Service Medal. Attended Prairie State College and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Graduated from Northern Illinois University Class of 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Salesman in the HVAC industry working for Inland Supply, Columbia Pipe and Supply, Midway Supply and Munch Supply until his retirement in 2017. Robert enjoyed spending time with family and had a passion for golf. On April 12, 1994, at Magnolia Valley Golf Club Robert shot a hole in one on the 7th hole.  Loving husband for 52 years of Janet nee Ferry (married June 12, 1971 at St. Agnes Church). Devoted father of Michael Yates. Son of the late Iona nee Swingler and Robert Lawton Yates, Sr. Brother of Kerry (Debbie) Yates and the late Kathleen (late Terry) Cronis. Brother in-law of Edward (Diane) Ferry and David Ferry. Uncle and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Monday June 5, 2023, from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Services 12:00 Noon. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Info 708-481-9230 and

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