Richard F. “Rick” Grob, Jr.

Richard F. “Rick” Grob Jr., age 72, retired Executive with United Airlines, longtime crossing guard in Elmhurst working for his “clients”, the students at Hawthorne and Immaculate Conception; beloved husband of Janice, nee Casey; loving father of Kate (Andy) Subramanian; cherished and proud grandfather of Drew, Henry and Eli; dear brother of Kathryn, John, Michael, Jeanne and Clare; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 2:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Grade School, 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or





10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126






2:00 p.m. at
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126




In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

Immaculate Conception Grade School, 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126

14 comments on “Richard F. “Rick” Grob, Jr.
  1. Judy (Cerny) Burtner says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear of your wonderful husbands passing. Rick was one of the good guys, and a very fine domicile manager, and member of UAL in the fun days! May your heart heal knowing he loved you very much. God bless you and your family.

  2. Shirley Magner says:

    Your battle has come to an end… for both of you. I will remember Rick standing on the corner… he will find another corner in heaven.
    With loving thoughts of you. Shirley

  3. Cherie Ferraris Storc says:

    Dear Janice, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your husband. I hope you can think of happier times
    and have a smile on your face. Just know you are surrounded by the love of your family, and friends and
    United sisters and brothers. Hugs to you and your family,
    Cherie Ferraris Storc

  4. carolyn mills says:

    My sympathies & condolences for you and your family. The loss of a loved one is sorrowful, may Rick, rest in peace.

  5. Mike and Karen Gormley says:

    The photo posted of Rick truly catches the essence of a loved husband, father, and grandfather. It is a beautiful memory of him. Thank you.
    Can’t tell if that is your arm around him or not. But what does that matter? I’m sure ALL of you had your arms around him at one point or another these past difficult months. Our hearts go out to you Jan and the family for such a painful loss. This just doesn’t seem possible or right that Rick is taken so soon. Deepest, loving and comforting thoughts and prayers.

  6. jill munger says:

    Janice: I am so sorry for your loss. To be your husband must have been very special for him. You are a very loving and sweet person. Take care of yourself. All my best. Jill Munger

  7. Marianne Folise says:

    Dear Jan…So sorry to hear the sad news about Rick…My condolences to you and your family…

  8. Sandy Anselmo says:

    Janice, my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I am sure it was hard to see Rick fight such a tough battle. The photo of Rick is truly wonderful!! I have great memories of Rick at ORD–he was the best! All of us could count on him for our “U A L” battles!!!
    Rick had to be the BEST Crossing Guard at I.C. (two granddaughters both had their 1st Communion there—of course we attended!).
    May many, sweet memories bring comfort and peace. God’s Grace,
    Sandy Anselmo

  9. Paul Losey says:

    My “BEST” friend has departed. My son’s God Father now has to watch over him from Heaven. Until we meet again………Love you Rick!

  10. Rita Donovan says:


    Sincere sympathy from the ORD Base Staff. Our Sincere Condolences from everyone at UAL. Both you and Rick are the epitome of what UAL looks for in employees and family.

    Our Sincere Sympathy,

    Stephen Stoute and the entire ORDSW Base Staff Family

  11. Karen Clements says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He was one of the first I met in 1968 when I first got hired by United for Load planning and customer service. Always such nice man. My condolences to you and your family.

  12. Donna Campagna says:

    Dear Janice, So hard to lose a loved one even when we know they are now at peace. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  13. Kiki Gilday says:

    Dear Jan,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I wish you strength from the happiness you shared,and
    wish you and your family peace of mind and good health .

    hugs, Shirley Ries Gilday

  14. LaDonna Minnich says:

    I am amazed by the strength you both showed through this whole tragedy. This good man is in a much better place now. My prayers and love will always be with you.

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