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Robert W. Friday

June 4, 1944 - April 5, 2008

Robert W. Friday, 63, of Rochester died at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born June 4, 1944, in Rushville, the son of Russell and Margaret Ashcraft Friday. He married Mary T. Voiles Dec. 17, 1966.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Friday retired as a union plumber from R.J. Power Co. with Local 137. He was a member of Rochester Masonic Lodge 635 for more than 38 years and Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 137. He enjoyed being with friends in Buckhart.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; a daughter, Katy L. Friday of Chicago; two sons, Adam C. and Beau R. (wife, Jessica) Friday, both of Springfield; two sisters, Rusty (husband, A.D.) McGuffin of Stanford and Jo Young of Bloomington; a niece; a nephew; and several cousins.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. Services will be there at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008, with David Upchurch officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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