On Saturday, October 15, 2016, after attending my wedding in Jacksonville, FL, my brother Robert decided to head to the beach with family for a final look at the ocean before heading back home to Illinois. They all decided to go out for a swim but because of the strong current he became separated from everyone else. My brother Timothy noticed he was struggling to get back and tried to go help but the big waves kept coming and Robert disappeared. Help was called and Robert was found and rushed to the hospital. The doctors worked for over an hour trying to save his life but could not.
If you knew my brother than you loved my brother. Dude was funny. He was friendly; charming. He had a huge heart, was a hard worker and loved the Lord. His wife and children were EVERYTHING to him. Robert recently completed training at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and was set to graduate on October 29. We were all so proud and had planned on wearing our "Chef Rob" tshirts in support.
The funds collected here will be used to transport Robert's body to Illinois, and for funeral arrangements. Anything left over will be given to his wife Sophia to assist in supporting their family. On behalf of my entire family, THANK YOU. We know that you are grieving right alongside of us, we truly feel the love, and appreciate your prayers!
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- Patrice and Judd Missner
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