Obituary: Robert K. Furlong

September 10, 1925 – May 3, 2020

information provided by Smits Funeral Homes

Robert K. Furlong, age 94, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away in the compassionate care of the COVID team at Ingalls Memorial Hospital.

Bob was born and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. An Army veteran, he served in WWII in China, Burma, and India, where he met and married his first wife, Moina. While residing in Calumet City, Bob worked for U.S. Steel until the South Works closed. Bob roller-skated from age 3 to age 86, when his feet wouldn’t obey him anymore. He was always willing to lend a hand and loved to tell jokes and stories. In recent years, Bob lived at Prairie Oasis Nursing Home, where he received wonderful care from staff who treated him like family.

Bob is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rebecca, and her family; his children: Alyn, Bill (Jana), Vera (Brad) Seydel, and Leslee (Steven) Ciecierski, as well as numerous family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, son Richard (Diane) and nephew Danial.

Due to current restrictions, a private service will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Bob will be interred at the historic McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery at a later date. Memorial gifts may be sent to Lansing Community Food Pantry, 2990 Ridge Rd. Lansing, IL, 60438, or New Hope Church Fellowship Fund, 3642 Lake Street, Lansing, IL.

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