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Robert R. White

October 11, 1942 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 78)


Robert “Bob” Richard White, 78, resident of Mt. Prospect, IL and Estero, FL passed away on Feb. 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Carolynn Bobby Zillmer White, and daughter Deborah (Rob) Groebner. Bob was the brother of Phyllis (late Tom) Treff and brother-in-law of Ted Zillmer. Other relatives include nieces Lauren (Demetrios) Vrettos and Kristen (Landon) Zillmer, grandchildren Jimmy (Jen) Groebner and Jenny Groebner, and great-grandchildren Brayden, Zoey, and Waylon. He was predeceased by son Kevin White in 2012. Bob retired from Lucent Technologies as a project manager. He was a proud member of the Pickwick Golf Club, Teletype Club, and Grace Lutheran Church in Mt. Prospect, where he served as an usher, council member, and Stephen Ministry Leader. Services will be private at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Parkinson Program at and to Kevin S. White Memorial Art Scholarship Endowed Fund, either online at or by mailing a check payable to The FGCU Foundation to: Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, ATT: Dolly Farrell 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565. (Please include “White Scholarship, in honor of Bob White” in the memo line or online form.)


Services and interment will be private.

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