Robert “Bob” Reade

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Geneseo Republic

Robert “Bob” Dean Reade, 87, of Geneseo, Illinois, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Hammond Henry Hospital in Geneseo. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo. Funeral services will be 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Abilities Plus, Augustana Tribe of Vikings, Geneseo Food Pantry, Geneseo Youth Football, Rebuilding Together Henry County, or St. Malachy’s School Endowment.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, Geneseo; children Kelly Reade, Sarasota, Florida, Tracy (Michael) Suter, Palm Desert, California, Kristin Reade, Chicago, Illinois, Barry (Nikki) Reade, Channahon, Illinois, Mark (Cynthia) Reade, Geneseo, Erin (Terence) Murphy, Geneseo, Whitney (Matt) Woods, Moline, Illinois, Ryan (Hannah) Reade, Davenport, Iowa, Molly (Kyle) Perry, Germantown Hills, Illinois, and Kyle Reade, Bettendorf, Iowa; grandchildren Manning Reade, Hunter, Collin, and Ashlyn Reade, Jackson, Allison, and Madison Reade, Brenden, Hayes, and Reade Murphy, Graham, Roland, and Marshall Woods, Raelynn Reade, and Grayson and Hazel Perry.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin; parents, Leslie and Hazel Reade, father and mother in law, Vincent “Joe” and Mary Manning, and brother Harry.

Geneseo High School will be honoring Bob with a Tribute Video on the JumboTron at Bob Reade Field.

The video will run continuously through 10 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020. The lights at Bob Reade Field will be on for 87 minutes from 8 p.m. to 9:27 p.m. every night through Sunday. Please visit for more details and to share a tribute.