Robert L. Finder, Sr.

Robert Finder

Robert L. Finder, Sr., age 84 of Westmont. Beloved husband of Barbara Finder, nee Grygo and the late Joanne Finder and the late Joan Finder; fond father of Robert L. (Virginia) Finder, Jr. and John (Heather) Finder; grandfather of Maci Finder and Jack Finder; many step children and grandchildren; brother of Ruth (the late Al) Grinis, uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral and Interment Private. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Gloria hamilton condolence:

    This is from his oldest stepdaughter Gloria Pops we will miss you … I’m sorry I’m not there to say my respects in person but I have the memories with you my mom and brothers and sisters.

    Rest In Peace pops ……..

  2. Ruth Grinin and Robyn Palermo condolence:

    To my Brother Bob and Uncle Bob,
    You will be missed. You were well known for teaching and tennis. You worked in the area for many years in recreation and education. Known by many for your great achievements. Your family and friends will never forget you. We love you very much. I know Uncle Bob that you will be our Guardian Angel. My Big Brother Bob; you’re now with Mom and Dad. May you rest in peace.
    Love Always,
    Your Sister Ruthie and Your Niece Robyn

  3. John Finder condolence:


    You have touched me in so many different ways and have played such a significant part in the man that I have developed into today. Thank You!

    I absolutely cherished all the different things you and I were able to do together. Those memories will never be forgotten!

    I love you Dad and am greatly missing you already. One day we will see each other again.

    Your son John

  4. Mike and Becky condolence:

    Our prayers go out to you.
    They always say they are in a better place and we
    surely know that is true, but it still leaves us in so much pain.
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you!
    Love you,
    Mike and Becky

  5. Sarah condolence:

    I only knew Mr. Finder as LT’s North Campus Study Hall teacher. He was funny and tough and he always made my day better. I am sure he touched the lives of thousands of students. He will be missed.

  6. Mia and Family condolence:

    Dear Ruth, Robyn and to Bob’s Son’s & Daughter and Bob’s Four Step-Children:

    Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of Bob. We wish there was something that we could say or do to make the pain go away at this difficult time for all of you.

    Just remember the memories all of you have with him, and no one will ever be able to take them away.

    Ruth and Robyn; if there is anything that we could do for any of you or the family, just let us know. You know we are a big family and are always here for you.

    Thoughts and Prayers,
    Frankie, Nicky, Lina, Mia, and Anthony

  7. John Kokoris condolence:

    My condolences to the family of a good teacher and a great man. I still often think about joking around every day with Mr. Finder in Study Hall. He let me sneak out of school, he helped me ask my friend to prom, and he did his very best to embarrass me regularly in front of a hundred classmates. We also talked about what it meant to be a good student and a decent human being.

  8. Larry Rocco condolence:

    A good man. He coached me in baseball at Morton College.

  9. Amanda condolence:

    You will be missed by the entire LTHS community. May you rest in paradise.

  10. Amanda Campos (Cronkhite) condolence:

    Rest easy, Mr. Finder. I’ll never forget hearing you shout, “Sit yourself down or you’re going down to 101!” I looked forward to doing homework in Study Hall knowing you were the one that was going be there, making sure I scanned my ID in. What a great, sweet man. ❤

  11. Joel Rodriguez condolence:

    You will be missed by many Mr. Finder!!!! Mr. Finder was my study hall teacher at LTHS North Campus 2002-2003. He always wished us the best at our baseball games.

  12. AuBree condolence:

    Rest in Peace Mr. Finder. You were an amazing man. LTHS study hall 2004-2005. My Prayers go out to Mr. Finder’s family.

  13. Gina Sarlo (Passarella) condolence:

    I just heard about Bob passing away. He was a great guy. All the LT students loved him. I know you made him very happy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda(Ruth) and Robyn,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope both of you are doing well.

    My deepest sympathy,

  14. Amanda condolence:

    I had him for study hall at LT and he was the nicest and funniest man I knew he will truly be missed

  15. Nadia Ward condolence:

    To the Finder family, I’m very sorry for your loss. No matter how much time passes, we still feel the loss of our loved ones. May you find comfort and hope in God’s promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, pain, or sadness, and we can see our lost loved ones again.

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