Robert R. Weir Sr.

FLORIDA—MSGT Robert Ross Weir Sr. (USAF, Ret.),  64, of Spring Hill, FL, and formerly of Chicago, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 in the home of his son, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born Feb. 11, 1953 in Chicago, IL, Robert Ross was a son of William Weir and Leonette (nee Hunt). He was raised in Chicago, graduated from Reavis High School and went on to honorably serve in the Unites States Air Force, from where he retired. Following his retirement, Bob worked as a substitute teacher in Tampa and also sold insurance for New York Life. He was a member of the American Legion Post #400 in Florida, and actively served with the homeowners association at Timber Pines in Spring Hill, FL. On July 16, 2005, Bob married Janice Arlene Tudhope in Tampa, and together they lived in Spring Hill. At each other’s side, Bob and Janice both passed away peacefully, within minutes of each other on Dec. 30.
Bob loved to golf, worked with Janice volunteering at a local pre-school, enjoyed singing karaoke, and sang with the TimberTones group in Timber Pines. He was an avid sports fan, especially of football, and will most be remembered for his pride in service to his country.
Survivors include his three children: Tracie (Keith) Cooksey, of Wilmington; Bob (Jen) Weir, of Dwight and Corey (Katie) Weir, of Palatine; step-son, Marshall Tudhope, of Lake Butler, FL; seven grandchildren: BreAnn (Jeremy) Kaniewski and Alicia Holligan, of Wilmington; Haley Weir and Lora Weir, of Dwight; Ethan Cooksey and Elyse Cooksey, of Wilmington and Alison Boekeloo, of Dwight; two great-grand-daughters: Jocelyn and Scarlett Kaniewski; one sister, Bea (Tim) Lageose. of Tampa; sister-in-law, Penny Mattes, of Worth and one brother-in-law, Randy (Kathy) Rhicard, of Brookridge, FL, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jerry Mattes; one sister, Rosalynn Soto, and his wife, Janice.
A private family visitation for both Bob and Janice was held, and cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at noon at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington.
Bob and Janice will be laid to rest together at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Full military honors will be rendered by the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Honor Squad and the United States Air Force.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Bob’s memory to the American Cancer Society.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Bob’s memorial page online by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com.
Cremation arrangements and memorial services have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.

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