Robert David Pickering

Robert David Pickering, 59, of Hinsdale unexpectedly died with his daughter, Kendall, on Dec. 15, 2020.

He was born in 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a football linebacker for Brecksville High School and the Purdue Boilermakers, where he graduated with a bachelor's in civil engineering. He was licensed as a professional engineer in 1993 and owned his own business.

Although Bob enjoyed the outdoors - wildlife, hunting and fishing, Kendall was the center of his life. He was her biggest fan, instilling the value of academics, the qualities of a great athlete and the importance of good character. They enjoyed vacations and planning her future together. They were inseparable.

Bob lived life to the fullest. He was strong and a protector of his family. He was extremely generous, and he made everything fun.

He is survived his mother, Joyce Pickering; his sister, Karen Redell; his niece, Megan Redell; and his aunt and cousins.

Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook.

A service will follow at the funeral home at 7 p.m.

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.