June 21, 1951 – July 20, 2017
Robert William Connerth passed away at home in Roselle, Illinois Thursday, July 20th, after a multi-year struggle with Alzheimer’s dementia. He was 66 years old.
Bob was born in Cincinnati and adopted by William D. and Martha F. Connerth from Alliance, Ohio. Bob’s family moved to La Grange Park, Illinois when he was young, and he graduated from Lyons Township High School. Bob attended the College of DuPage and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from North Central College, majoring in History. He was a banker, rising from Teller to Customer Service Manager. Bob also worked at a nursing home earlier in life, and then spent time reorganizing grocery store product placement after he retired from banking. Bob was active in the West Suburban Gay Association, serving on the Board as group Photographer for many years.
Bob leaves loving memories to be cherished by his spouse and partner of 28 years, Charles Mussman; his son, Christian; his sister, Cheryl and her husband Glen Munger; his relatives in Alliance, and his many friends.
Chicago area friends are welcome to the Visitation Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 2 PM until time of Funeral Service 5 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 260 West Irving Park Road, Wood Dale, IL.
Friends in Ohio may visit at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 South Union Avenue, Alliance, on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10 AM until time of Funeral Service 12 PM. Private interment will be at Mt. Union Cemetery. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.