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Jeffrey Thomas Robertson, born on July 22, 1947 in Streator, Illinois to Sidney and Mary Robertson (nee Jonen); graduated from St. Anthony's Grade School in Streator, Illinois in 1961, from Streator Woodland High School in 1965, and from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in English in 1969.

For the past 43 years Jeff lived and worked in Chicago's southern suburbs.

He taught English at Bloom Township High School 1970- 72, at Elgin Larkin High School 1974-75, and at Peotone High School 1975-77. He earned a Master's degree in Counseling from Purdue University in 1979, then worked as a guidance counselor at Thornton High School from 1979 until his retirement in 2005.

He is survived by son Joshua Robertson, longtime companion Yvonne Mitchell, a host of family and the best friends anyone could ever have.

Jeff dealt successfully with advanced prostate cancer for four years. He requests no funeral or memorial services. He was a lifetime member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. (Madison, Wisconsin), and an active supporter of many causes including Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Condolences may be sent c/o 750 N. Dearborn St., #1112 Chicago, IL 60654.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or