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.