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RJ Robare, 74, of West Branch

Randall John Robare, “RJ”, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022. He was 74. He died peacefully at home, with his only son (aka the Golden child) by his side. RJ spent his final days how he liked to live — flirting with his nurses and yelling at the Chicago Bears on TV. 

Per usual, the Bears suffered another Sunday night loss and he decided to throw in his towel. Some call it ironic, his children call it fate… but RJ decided to finally say “F**k cancer ” on the SAME day as the Chicago Bears ‘Hall of Fame running back, Walter ” Sweetness” Payton did in 1999.

RJ had a passionate love affair with Chicago sports, many years of bar stool hopping (before his sobriety), sitting in the sunshine and being the silly jokester in his apartment community. He was a supportive, hilarious, and generous father to his four children. 

RJ spent his later years in life, making sure that those around him felt his immense love and gratitude for them. He made amends where he could and lived out his life happily, in constant pursuit of a laugh.

He is survived by his ex-saintly wife, Kathy (Cherven) Hall of Roscommon, MI. As well as his 3 children, Randi Taylor, of Macomb, MI, Ashley (Josh) Leline of Austin, TX and Robert Robare of Truckee, CA, his two beloved grandchildren, Chloe Leline, of Fort Collins, CO, and Jake “JT” Taylor of Macomb, MI, and his 3 amazing sisters, Sandy, Stacy, and Tammy.

RJ was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Jenni Mulvihill of Austin, TX, two beautiful older sisters, Debbie and Sherry as well as a few, always flatulent, spoiled rotten dogs.

In honor of RJ’s wishes, no services will be held. His children will be spreading his ashes in the spring and will be sharing those details in the near future.

He requests that if you’re inclined to donate in his memory, that you donate your time to support Da Bears, in some of his final words, “Cuz they sure need some help.”

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