Robert Joseph Bilbrough of St. James, Missouri was born February 14, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Paul and Elizabeth (O’Brien) Bilbrough and passed away May 23, 2019 at the age of 65 years.
He lived in Pine Hill, New Jersey as an adolescent and relocated to Owensville, Missouri as an adult in 1990 to accept a job at Custom Printing where he met so many wonderful people that became his friends.
He was a graduate of Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, New Jersey, served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era and attended Camden County College where he majored in art.
On May 29, 1993 Robert married Judy (Jones) Bilbrough.
Robert’s career began at a young age, where he worked with his lifelong friends, Steve and Greg Politowski, at Clementon Park in New Jersey. Billy Hooey, Jimmy and Sue Briggs, and countless others from Pine Hill were a big part of his life from the teen years and throughout his adult life.
He later made a living as an ice cream truck driver, counselor at Archway School, postal worker, bookbinder, carpenter, barber and caregiver.
His hobbies included pottery, artwork, riding motorcycles, fishing, attending classic car shows and spending quality time with family and friends. His friendly personality and huge smile made him easily approachable and allowed him to make friends easily.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John Bilbrough.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Bilbrough of St. James, Missouri; siblings, Sister Pauline Bilbrough, Mary Balchunas and husband Ted and Bud Bilbrough and wife Lee; his children, Dori Yip and husband Jeffrey, John Bilbrough and wife Nikki, Eric Bilbrough and wife Meghan and Beth Ann Cash and husband Brandon; grandchildren, Kane Benton, Braden Glenn, Kayli Robirts, Iris Cash, Mark Harrison, Calvin Hunter, Sarah Bilbrough, and Viola Bilbrough; one great grandchild, Jonathan Verkam; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Memorial service followed at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.