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Robert C. Avila,Sr.
(00-00-0000 - 02-27-2018)

 Robert Avila, Sr., 76, of Elgin, Illinois, went to be with his Savior on February 27. He died peacefully with his family around him at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. He was affectionately known as Shine to family, Grandpa Shine to grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and Bob to friends. Robert was born in Chicago, the youngest of two children. He is described as an angel looking out for others, a protector, a helper to those in need. “Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them” (Psalm 127:4-5). Robert is survived by his children, Lisa (Mike) Tamayo; Laurie (Bob) Lamb; Linda (Todd) Opsahl; Robert (Elizabeth) Avila; Chris (Jeannie) Avila; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Discovery Church, 200 Prairie St., Elgin, IL 60120, at 5:30 p.m. on March 5, 2018.

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