Robert L. Jones, 80, of Riverside, previously of Oak Park died at the Lexington of Lombard Nursing Home on Nov. 10, 2011. Born on Oct. 17, 1931, he worked at the Riverside Art Center for many years.

Mr. Jones is survived by Bill, his friend of 30-plus years; his siblings, Walter Earle Jones and Sylvia Cook; his many nieces and nephews; and his friends, Robert R. Kelly and Danny R. Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Earle and Margaret Hattie May Defoe Jones.

A memorial service for Bob’s life will be held on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at Holy Covenant MCC Church, 9145 Grant Ave. in Brookfield (708-387-1166). In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Lung Association at