In Memory

Robert Brasher

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03/18/14 10:28 PM #1    

Sally Schleker

I remember Robert Brasher when he played Pony League at James Park being coached by my brother. 

I was able to find this obituary for him.


Robert Lee Brasher of Des Plaines, formerly a longtime resident of Evanston, died April 17, 2000 at Grant Hospital in Chicago. He was 43.

Born Oct. 13, 1956, in Columbiana, Ala., he was a graduate of Evanston Township High School, where he played baseball and basketball. He attended Oakton Community College and Bradley University, where he also played on the basketball team.

Mr. Brasher was a driver for McKesson HBOC Medical Group.

He was an active member of Lively Storm Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, where he served as a junior deacon and a member of the choir.

Survivors include daughters Elizabeth K. and Constance M.; his parents, Annie and Freddie Wilson; sisters Rena (Louis) Pertiller, Alice (John) Walton, Mary (Lewis) Traylor; and Willie Mae Williams; brother Freddie Wilson Jr.; and many other relatives.

03/19/14 12:22 PM #2    

Johnathan Brooks

Love you forever.  Thanks for all the laughs.  God rest your soul.

Holmes Jones/Johnathan Brooks

04/26/14 03:42 PM #3    

John O'Connor

Fello classmate Frank introduced me to Robert from the baseBall and the City Parks job connection. Had many a chance to meet up with him to listen to some music and enjoy his calm and relaxing personality.  

04/30/14 11:20 AM #4    

Matthew Robinson

I only spent one year at ETHS before I moved to NYC. I tried out for the baseball team as a pitcher and missed the cut. I remember meeting Robert then and remember him sying to me it was cool that you at least tried to compete. He was a true gentleman and his friendship left an impression that i appreciate til this day.  He is missed by many and will continue in the memory of many at ETHS.

05/01/14 07:01 PM #5    

Robyn Yale

I'm sorry Robert passed away in his early 40's. I appreciate others' tributes to him here. I remember him as a kind friend at ETHS.

05/17/14 01:13 PM #6    

Diane Sundblad (Bittle)

Will always remember Roberts grin and swagger..a very nice combination! 

05/28/14 03:29 PM #7    

Gary Milligan

Sad to hear this about Robert. I played baseball with him ... and he had a great sense of humor and was always keeping people laughing.  I rememer him as classy but with an edge.     

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