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File #: 20-3555    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF ROBERT EDWARD JANES
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/29/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/30/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF ROBERT EDWARD JANES WHEREAS, Robert Edward Janes, 91 of Evanston, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at Auberge Orchard Park Assisted Living in Morton Grove. A lifelong Cubs fan, he died peacefully on Cubs opening day and hours before he turned 92. Covid-19 blew out his birthday candle; and WHEREAS, born July 25, 1928 in Evanston, Bob was the son of the late Leonard Reed Janes and the late Lucie Janes, nee Fogel. He was a lifelong Evanstonian. He was proud to be an Eagle Scout, Korean War veteran, and dedicated community volunteer. He played (clarinet) for his alma mater Northwestern in two Rose Bowl games - 1949 and 1996. He worked as a CPA and used his accounting skills to be the volunteer treasurer for countless civic and political organizations. He was an elected Lighthouse Park District Commissioner and their treasurer; and WHEREAS, Bob had many interests. He served as an election judge whenever he could, made sure hi...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF ROBERT EDWARD JANES

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Janes, 91 of Evanston, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at Auberge Orchard Park Assisted Living in Morton Grove. A lifelong Cubs fan, he died peacefully on Cubs opening day and hours before he turned 92. Covid-19 blew out his birthday candle; and

WHEREAS, born July 25, 1928 in Evanston, Bob was the son of the late Leonard Reed Janes and the late Lucie Janes, nee Fogel. He was a lifelong Evanstonian. He was proud to be an Eagle Scout, Korean War veteran, and dedicated community volunteer. He played (clarinet) for his alma mater Northwestern in two Rose Bowl games - 1949 and 1996. He worked as a CPA and used his accounting skills to be the volunteer treasurer for countless civic and political organizations. He was an elected Lighthouse Park District Commissioner and their treasurer; and

WHEREAS, Bob had many interests. He served as an election judge whenever he could, made sure his family always voted, donated blood regularly and always found a way to help. He was an avid sailor and worked to clean up Lake Michigan. He was a long-time member and volunteer at Northminster Presbyterian Church. He taught his family to recycle before it was a thing. He loved reading and studying maps. He road tripped across America and travelled the world with his family. He skied and hiked the mountains of Colorado until well into his mid-80s. He went on an Honor Flight at age 88. He was a faithful Cubs fan who lived long enough to see them win a World Series; and

WHEREAS, Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Barbara-Jean Janes, nee Payne; children Trina (Greg Smith) and Greg (Leslie); grandchildren Jackson, Mackenzie, Zach, the late Henry, Nathaniel, and Theo; and his dog Skye; and

WHEREAS, his family is thankful to have had a chance to say goodbye to him while some wore PPE in his room and others looked in his room window from outside and said goodby...

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