Friday, May 28, 2010

Condolences to Congressman Mark Kirk on the Passing of His Stepfather

Our condolences and prayers to out to Congressman Mark Kirk and his mom Judy on the passing of his stepfather, Robert Reeve.

Here's an excerpt from a nice obit in the Sun-Times:

Robert Chamberlain Reeve spent his career as a printing executive, but in recent years he became better known as a volunteer and booster for his stepson -- U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, the North Shore Republican who's running for the U.S. Senate.

"My stepfather, Robert, competed with my mother to be my No. 1 supporter," Kirk said. "He was such a strong Republican that occasionally I had to remind him that many Democrats were OK -- including my mom."

Mr. Reeve died Sunday at his Evanston home, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with emphysema. He was 78.

Mr. Reeve loved to argue politics with anyone.

"He was just fascinated by it -- he loved reading about it," said his wife, Judy.

"He was quite a knowledgeable guy," said Doug Diggs, a longtime friend.


Anonymous said...

Robert Reeve was a class act.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark Kirk and his family.