Robert Milton Phillips, age 80, of West Chicago, IL died April 26, 2021.
Robert was born April 10, 1941 in Chicago. He was enlisted in the US Army during the Cold War (1959-1961) and retired from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Robert was the loving partner of Clara May Halsall (nee Anderson) for over 30 years. He passed away peacefully of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia cancer of the blood. Robert is survived by his brother, William (Janis) Phillips of Salinas, CA. Their parents, Milton Lambert Phillips and Leone Phillips (nee Walston) are both deceased. Robert enjoyed Clara May’s family as his own, including her sisters Mary Lou Nixon and Peggy (Bob) Smykowski, and her brother Bill Anderson, and all their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
A Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 2nd at 2:00 PM, until time to Prayers at 5:00 PM, at Brust Funeral Home, 1135 S. Main St., Lombard IL. Private Interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mayo Clinic Department of Development, Attn: Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Cancer Research 200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905 (https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donateMC).
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