Robert Frank Ailor, Jr.

September 18, 1954 - May 02, 2020

Robert's Obituary

Robert Frank Ailor Jr. (Bob), age 65 was born September 18th, 1954 in Van Nuys, California. He went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

At the age of 5 the family moved to Wheaton, Illinois where he grew up. While attending the Wheaton Christian Grammar School, he discovered Ham Radio. This becoming his lifelong passion and pursuit. Obtaining his novice license (WN9FEA) for morse code around 1969, through the Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs Club. He went on to receive his general license (WB9FEA) for Voice Communication several years later while at WNHS ('73). Bob remained a Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs Club member his entire life.

Bob lived the majority of his life in the Wheaton / Winfield area. He was generous with his time, helpful to many over the years. He would fix their broken electronics. He willingly helped with flooded basements, occasionally mowed lawns, drove them places when he was able.

Bob is survived by his mother, Rachel Nadine Ailor, sister Dorothy (Dotty, hs. David) Courtney, brother Dean (Kathy) Ailor, nephews Tim Courtney, Steve (Violet) Crispo. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert F. Ailor, Sr.. A private graveside service was held on Thursday, May 7th, 2020.

If you care to leave a memorial gift please donate to the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter in his memory.

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