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Obituaries > COXWORTH, ROBERT J.

Robert Coxworth, 64, an insurance executive, died Wednesday [November 1, 1989] at his home in Flossmoor.

A former vice president of Old Republic International, a Chicago life insurance company, he retired in 1982. In 1979, he founded Coxworth & Associates Inc., a life insurance company in Burr Ridge.

Born in Chicago, he was a veteran of World War II and served in the Marines in the South Pacific with Edson’s Raiders, the elite precursor to the First Marine Raider Battalion.

Earlier, he served in the Canadian army but was discharged when it was discovered he had enlisted at the age of 16.

Survivors include his wife, Lois; four sons, Robert J., James, Neal and Ian; a daughter, Lisanne Carlson; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Jacqueline Slater.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Tews Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Hwy., Homewood. Services will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Leavitt and Flossmoor, Flossmoor. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood.