Robert Fairman


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Posted Online: March 16, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Funeral services for Robert V. Fairman, 84, of Rock Island, formerly of Moline, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Trinity Anglican Church, 1818 6thAvenue, Rock Island, with visitation one hour before the service at church.Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island.
Mr. Fairman died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island. In lieu of flowers and statuary, memorials may be made to Trinity Anglican Church Memorial Choir Fund or Quad-City Music Guild. Arrangements are entrusted to Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7thAve., Rock Island.
Mr. Fairman was born April 29, 1928, in Davenport, the son of Clarence and Luella Fairman. He was a graduate of Augustana College and received his MSED at Western Illinois University in Teaching and Business Administration. He was a teacher and administrator at United Township High School, East Moline, for 30 years. He retired in 1986.
Bob was a Korean War veteran. He was an active member of Trinity Anglican Church, Rock Island, served as treasurer of the church for 25 years, a member of the vestry several times, senior warden, chalice bearer, lay reader, usher, Sunday school teacher, served on many diocesan committees and served as a delegate from his church to three National Conventions and treasurer of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. He was presented the Order of the Sacred Trinity Award from Trinity Church in recognition of his outstanding service.
He was a member of the Quad-City Music Guild, serving as its president for 18 years, United Township Schools Credit Union (now Service Plus Credit Union), serving as chairman of the board for 18 years, life member of the National Education Assn. and the Blackhawk Chapter, Illinois Retired Teachers Assn., Moline Post No. 246 American Legion, Gamma Alpha Beta Fraternity Augustana College and the Rotary Club of Rock Island and a Paul Harris Fellow. He enjoyed gardening, reading, fishing and traveling.
He is preceded in death by his parents.














 



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