Robert “Bob” Eugene Swick, age 80, of Elgin, passed away at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, IL on September 6, 2016. Bob was born in Rockford July 9, 1936 to his loving parents, Merritt and Matilda Swick.

Bob married the love of his life, Mary “Donna” Swick in 1958, and together they raised a family in Elgin.

Bob served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1962 with the 1607thTransportation Squadron. He retired from Elgin Salvage.

Bob was an incredibly happy person with a servant’s heart. He enjoyed helping friends and neighbors. In his free time, he was a coin collector, enjoyed walks with his beloved dog, Nellie, and riding horses.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Swick; son Mark Swick; brothers Wes, Jim and George, Jr.; and sisters Dorothy Doyle, Sis Lamb, and Lorain Swick.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Margo Swick; sisters Norma Owen and Mona McArthur; brother Ronald Swick; niece Monsina (Mike) Gay and many other loved ones.

Graveside services will be held 11:00a.m. September 16, 2016 at River Valley Memorial Gardens, 14N689 Route 31, West Dundee, IL 60118. A Celebration of Life will follow from 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. at Sam’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, 6075 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford, IL 61114.

Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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