Robert J. Kolby, age 60, of Rockford, died Sunday, April 3, 2011.
He was born July 30, 1950 in Chicago to John and Dorothy (Boyer) Kolby.
A graduate of St. Thomas Catholic Grade School and Crystal Lake High School, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He was employed by several large manufacturing firms in materials management. He resided in Florida for a time before returning to Illinois and settling in Rockford in 1995.
An avid Cubs fan, he enjoyed all sports and restoring old cars.
Survivors include his father, John, of McHenry; two sisters, Linda Dentro of McHenry and Susan Kolby of Crown Point, Indiana; a brother, Mark (Beth) Kolby of Lakemoor; and a niece, Jeanette Dentro.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy, in 1991; and his nephew, Michael Kolby, in 2006.
Private services are pending.
His family suggests memorials in his memory to Cubs Charities; Juvenile Diabetes Foundation; or masses in his name.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.