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Robert "Bob" T. Scanlan
(08-01-1953 - 06-24-2018)

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Robert “Bob” T. Scanlan, 64, of Elgin passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 1, 1953 in Chicago the son of Dr. Edward & Josephine Paravola Scanlan.

Bob went to Weber High School and then UIC, where he completed his MPA. He was an All American hammer thrower in college and a life long gym rat. He enjoyed traveling with his family, cooking and working on his farm. Bob shared his passion for food with everyone he met. He lived a life of service and showed immense caring for his fellow man, as some would say “generous almost to a fault.” Bob went on to touch many lives in the Department of Mental Health, Office of Developmental Disabilities, and Department of Rehab Services. He also worked at Ray Graham in between stints at “the state.” Words cannot really say how much he will be missed, but people that knew him will understand.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Dolly J. Airhart Scanlan, whom he met while working at the Elgin Mental Health Center; his devoted children James (Sandy) and Elizabeth; grandchildren James and Charlotte; sister Sharon Accardi; nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 PM and on Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of services in the funeral home. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralervices.com.

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