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Robert S. "Bob" Preston

2/27/1959 - 10/19/2019

PEKIN ~ Robert Shaun “Bob” Preston, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 9:11 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.

He was born February 27, 1959 in Buffalo, New York to Theodore K. and Joan G. (Schneller) Preston.  His father has preceded him in death.

Surviving are his mother, Joan of Pekin; one brother, Ted Preston, Jr. of Springfield; two sisters, Vicki Anne Preston of Dunkirk, New York and Yvonne Preston-Iovine of Pekin; Nieces and nephews, Jarrod J. Brannigan, Sean P. Brannigan and Arianna M. Iovine; three great nephews; one great great-niece and one great great-nephew.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Bob was an avid bicycle rider and enjoyed going fishing.

His memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin with Father Michael Andrejek as the Celebrant. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be in Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637

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