Robert A. Lybarger, age 72, of McHenry since 1977, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Thursday, September 17, 2015, at his residence, next to his wife.
He was born November 5, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, IA, to Robert Spooner and Maude Signal. On June 17, 1967, he married the love of his life, Patricia McAndrew in Des Plaines.
Bob worked for 15 years at Volkswagen as a senior parts manager in Cedar Rapids, then relocated to Schaumburg. In his earlier years, he enjoyed N-gauge and H-gauge model trains and radio controlled airplanes.
Bob’s passion was race cars, which he raced amateurally for 38 years. He was a dedicated member and on the National Board of Directors for the Sports Car Club of America. Bob was a member of the Blackhawk Region SCCA. He was the CEO of Lybarger Racing Enterprises for 25 years.
Bob is survived by his adoring wife, Pat. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Maude.
An open house is planned for 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Lybarger residence.
Inurnment will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, in Cedar Memorial Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, his family suggests memorials to the Blackhawk Valley Region Rescue & Tech and JourneyCare Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.