Robert J. Wright, age 58, of Elgin, passed away November 26, 2017 in Arlington Heights, IL. Robert was born March 25, 1959 in Evansville, IN, to his loving parents, Robert and Nancy Lou Wright (nee Parr).
Robert earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Indiana University School of Business. He went on to work as Vice President of Managed Care Contracting for the Alexian Brothers Hospital Network.
Robert was an Indy Car Racing enthusiast, attending the Indianapolis 500 since he was five years old. He also loved the performing arts and had a vast knowledge of historical events.
In Robert’s late teenage years, after experiencing an accidental fall causing total blindness for several months, Robert then attended Indiana University and was inspired to help visually-impaired students at the university by organizing a fundraising effort through his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, to improve the IU Library Resource Center for the blind. He was ultimately recognized for his leadership and idealism by U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nancy Wright.
He is survived by his wife, Mickey; brother John L. (Cynthia Carol) Wright; aunts, Alice Wright Smith and Louise Connell; nephews Steven L. Wright and James Alan Wright; and grandchildren, Lily, Ava and Mady.
Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.