Longtime Fermilab employee Robert (Bob) C. Kingsley, 70, of Oswego, Illinois, and Fort Myers, Florida, passed away Sunday, June 7, in Fort Myers. Bob was born on Jan. 29, 1945, in Aurora, Illinois, and came to work in Fermilab’s ES&H Section (now ESH&Q Section) from August 1979 until October 2004, completing 25 years of service.
A lifelong resident of the local area, Bob loved to fish and play softball with his Fermilab friends. He enjoyed volunteering with Helping Hands at the Dreyer Medical Clinics and delivering pet food for the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League to senior citizens for their pets. He loved singing and shared this special talent by singing in the Jubilate Choir at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville, Illinois, and in the Resurrection Choir at St. Anne Catholic Church in Oswego. Bob was very well known at Fermilab for his upbeat personality and his can-do work ethic.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 551 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego. Visitation will take place Monday, June 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Churchill Club, 273 Bluegrass Parkway, Oswego.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers you consider donations to his favorite charity: Fox Valley Animal Welfare League, 11 John St., North Aurora, Illinois 60542.
—Don Cossairt, ESH&Q