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WAUNAKEE, WI/ CHICAGO, IL - Robert L. Buckley, age 83, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at UW Hospital. Bob was born on May 5, 1937 in Chicago, IL to Robert and Kathleen Buckley. He grew up in the south side of Chicago and attended Our Lady of Peace Catholic grade school. Bob later attended high school at St. Ignatius College Prep followed by Loyola University. Upon graduation, Bob entered the United States Navy Officer’s Candidate School in Newport, RI where he was eventually assigned to several Mediterranean cruises. Bob married Judy Dunn on April 8, 1989 at old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago. He went on to spend a career as a Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent serving in Philadelphia, New York, and Chicago. Following his FBI retirement he worked on insurance fraud at Kemper Insurance Company located in Long Grove, Illinois. Bob was a gifted linguist and studied Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Instituted in Monterey, California. He spent six years living in Hong Kong which he enjoyed immensely and travelled extensively throughout East Asia. Bob enjoyed a great sense of humor further enhanced by a two finger shot of Jack Daniels. He was a devout Catholic and lived his life according to the characteristics of his Jesuit education “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam.”
Bob will be lovingly missed by his wife of 31 years, Judy; his children, Bob (Nancy), Mary, Beth (Chris) Johnson, Meg, Kelly; four grandchildren, Sarah, Jack, Grace and Wyatt; and sister, Mary Lou (Tony) Mockus. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Carol; and son, Bill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. MARY OF THE LAKE, 5460 Mary Lake Road, Westport at 11AM on Thursday, December 10, 2020 with Msgr. James Gunn presiding. A visitation will be held from 10AM until time of Mass on Thursday. Burial at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Cemetery with full Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com
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