Robert J. Ishmael

Robert J. Ishmael

Tuesday, April 22nd, 1941 – Sunday, June 12th, 2022

Robert J. Ishmael, age 81, US Army Veteran. Loving father of Sara Ishmael, Matthew (Kelly) Ishmael, Marcia Ishmael, and Jonathan (Beth) Ishmael. Cherished grandfather of Robert Ishmael-Davis, Faith Gallant, Ethan Gallant, and Eva Ishmael. Dearest great-grandfather of R.J. Ishmael-Davis. Married 34 years to Gloria Ishmael-Aten. Devoted son of the late John “Pop” and Vina Sarah “Mom” Gottman. Son to his birth parents the late Robert and Lena Ishmael. Dear brother of the late David and the late Steven Ishmael. Dearest uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Dedicated employee of over 30 years of Illinois Central Gulf and Canadian National Railroad. Upon his retirement in 2003, Robert became a friend and an encourager to those who needed it most. He was also frequently bringing smiles and laughter to all.

Visitation Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon with a Funeral Service to follow at 12:00 Noon at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Interment with Military Honors to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

June 16, 2022 – 12:00pm cst

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