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Robert "Bob" D. Schelp

April 30, 1938 September 24, 2014
Robert "Bob" D. Schelp
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" D. Schelp

PEORIA – Robert D. “Bob” Schelp, 76, of Peoria passed away at 5:58 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Bob was born on Apr. 30, 1938, in Bronx, N.Y., to Robert J. and Helen (O’Connor) Schelp. He married Patricia M. Williams on Jan. 28, 1967, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by three children, Kathleen (Ed) Smith of Honolulu, Hawaii, Jennifer (Larry) Guppy of West Peoria, and Rob (Mary Jean) Schelp of Wilmette, Ill.; four grandchildren, Jonathan Guppy, Hallie Smith, Connor Schelp, and Kellan Schelp; one sister, Helen Schelp of Staten Island, N.Y.; and one sister-in-law, Linda Mascale of Staten Island, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bob graduated from Mount St. Michael Academy, Bronx. He was an Air Force veteran. He was one of the original organizers of the Junior Football League of Central Illinois. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at St. Mark Catholic Church. Msgr. Brian Brownsey will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, also at the church. An additional visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Peoria. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for Masses or to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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