Robert Larry Anderson (Hughes), age 75, of Harvey, IL, passed away on December 31, 2021. He was born January 1, 1946 in Chicago, IL to his loving parents, James Glen and Frances Anderson.

Robert attended John C. Haines Elementary School, Daniel H. Williams Public School, and Wendell Phillips Academy High School. He joined the United States Army in 1964 and served during the Vietnam War before being honorably discharged in 1967.

Robert worked in construction, and also did some work in science research and as an engineer intern. He was interested in drones, and also enjoyed reading and shopping.

Robert had a droll but funny sense of humor. He loved his family and friends, but lived his life the way he wanted to.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Anderson-Hughes; father, James L. Glen; stepfather, Rev. Walter J. Hughes; daughter, Monica Anderson; and son, Paul Anderson.

He is survived by his siblings, Natalie (Joseph (deceased)) Hughes-Hayes, Deborah (Jerry) Hughes-Barnett, Walter J. (Marlene) Hughes, Jr., Francine (Akima) Hughes-Collins, and Sharon Glen; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and the Redmond, Johnson, Harris, Young, and Myles families.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421. Pastor Donna Steele-Hughes will be officiating.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

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