Robert W. Ainsworth,90,of Belvidere passed away Tuesday March 5,2013 at HomeBridge Center,Belvidere. He was born October 11,1922 in Belvidere,the son of Charles and Ida(Leonhardt)Ainsworth.
A life long Belvidere and Rockford area resident. Robert served in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard P.T. Boats. He married the late Evelyn E. Woznieski April 25,1946 in Belvidere. He worked as a machinist for Sundstrand Corp. until retiring. A member of St. James Catholic Church,Belvidere. A member of V.F.W. John Hugo Kaiser Post#1461,American Legion Boone Post#77 and P.T. Boats.Inc.
He is survived by his sons,Michael B.(Bonnie)Ainsworth,Cherry Valley,Stephen R.(Connie)Ainsworth,S. Beloit. Daughters,Marilyn(Ron)Goepfert,Rockford, Virginia(James)Sorg,Rockford,Carol Buchanan,S. Carolina. Grandchiuldren, Tony Arco,Luke Sorg,Doug Sorg,Michelle Buchanan,Mike Buchanan Jr.,Kelcy Ainsworth,Kaitlyn Ainsworth,Hayley Ainsworth. Great Grandchildren,Cassie Arco, Ian Sorg,Dustin Buchanan,Colton Buchanan,Ried Champion,Nolan Buchanan, River Buchanan. Brother,Merrill Ainsworth,Grand Junction,Co. Preceded in death by his parents,Wife,Evelyn,Great Granddaughter,Mya Buchanan,6 Brothers,3 Sisters,son in law,Michael Buchanan.
Funeral service Saturday March 9,2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Belvidere Funeral Home With Rev. Thomas Bartolomeo of St. James Catholic Church officiating. Interment Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation Friday at the funeral home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. Memorials to P.T. Boats,Inc.