Robert “Bobby” Dominic Damico, 58, died July 1, 2023 at his home in Riverside.
Bobby proudly served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy as an intelligence specialist/combat operations in Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Central.
He was a distinguished service member, having earned many commendations, including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2006) for meritorious service as intelligence for Naval Special Warfare Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sailor of the Quarter SEAL TEAM 7 3rd Quarter 2006 and Congressional Nomination to the United States Naval Academy. He was a patriot through and through.
Bobby also proudly served the citizens of the State of Illinois as a sworn law enforcement officer with the Hillside Police Department, having earned the rank of lieutenant. During his tenure at Hillside, Bobby earned many commendations and distinctions. He was most proud of the many years he worked in undercover drug enforcement with the Northeastern Metropolitan Enforcement Group (NEMEG).
He was the husband of Lisa (nee Ilich); the son of Nancy (late Raymond) Stockholm (nee Vankovsky) and the late Robert L. Damico; the son-in-law of Tom and Pallue Ilich; the brother-in-law of Suzana (Blake) Smith and Brian (Tammy) Ilich; the uncle of Caleb Smith and “Princie” and niece Serena Ilich; the nephew of late Carol and Earl Savage (Linda/Sharon), Judy and late Chuck Vankovsky (Chuck/Christopher) and Teri Thara and Tom (Luke/Elizabeth).
A funeral Mass was celebrated July 10 at St. Mary Church in Riverside, followed by military honors and interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.
Donations in his name to the Wounded Warriors Project at woundedwarriorproject.org/donate are appreciated.
Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, riverside, handled arrangements.