Robert Leibovitz Birthday


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 12:18 pm
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Robert "Bob" Leibovitz, 318 5th St. Court, Silvis, celebrated his 80th birthday with a family dinner on Jan. 19 at Steventon's.
He was born Jan. 22, 1933, in Monmouth, Ill. He married Shirlee Simmons, Silvis, on Oct. 1, 1954, in East Moline. She died July 18, 2009.
His children are David (Dinah) Leibovitz, Silvis; Dana Leibovitz, Florida; and Daren, deceased. His grandchildren are Trisha Leibovitz, Silvis; Shayla (Tim) Ramos, Southern Illinois; Taylor and Cody, Silvis; and Kyle and Cali Leibovitz, Florida.
He was employed as Silvis fire chief, retiring Nov. 27, 1995, after 36 years. He began as a firefighter in 1959, serving as chief from 1978 to 1995, after being appointed by Mayor Stacey King.














 



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