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Robert Newberry

January 14, 1927 — August 24, 2022

Coal City

Robert Newberry

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Age 95, of Coal City, Illinois, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Heritage Woods in Dwight, Illinois.

Born January 14, 1927 in Princeton, Indiana, Robert Harold was the son of Earl B. and Helen R. (Lynn) Newberry. Bob graduated from Coal City High School and went on to honorably served in the United States Army during World War II.  On October 16, 1948 Bob married Sylvia Cerny in the Coal City United Methodist Church, and he made his career with Caterpillar Tractor Company as a supervisor in the benefits department for 35 years until his retirement. Bob was a great sports enthusiast, and enjoyed playing golf regularly.

Survivors include two children: Gary Newberry of Bethesda, Maryland and Gregg Newberry of Oak Park, Illinois.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sylvia, one son David, one daughter Kay, his sister Evelyn and brother-in-law Glenn Dearth.

Private funeral services were held on Monday, August 29, 2022 with Rev. Jay Regennitter from the Coal City United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery where Robert was laid to rest with his wife, Sylvia.

A video of the services is available on the memorial page.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Robert’s memory to the Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City, Illinois 60416 or to the Coal City or to the Coal City Fireman’s Association, PO Box 219, Coal City, IL 60416.

Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook, upload photos and share Bob’s memorial page via social media by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.

Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd., 75 North Broadway in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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