Robert Andrew Laible
Feb. 24, 1966 – June 8, 2021
CHAMPAIGN – Robert Andrew Laible passed absent June 8, 2021. He was born Feb. 24, 1966, in Standard, IL, the youngest baby of Dr. Charles and Carol (Goeke) Laible. He grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington Substantial School. He is survived by his spouse of 27 several years, Denise Seif, and their daughter, Hanna Laible-Seif.
Robert graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fantastic Arts Diploma and pursued graduate scientific studies at Penn Point out College. His like of metal design and style, geology and lapidary – inspired by grandfather Albert Goeke – led to a occupation in custom made jewelry. His do the job is distinct for its fantastically created aesthetic, crafted with an engineer’s precision.
He opened Robert’s – The Wonderful Art of Jewellery in 1999 in downtown Champaign. In addition, Robert taught metallic do the job and jewelry at Parkland College for 21 yrs. An ardent supporter of the arts, Robert was serving on the Board of Directors for the Champaign Urbana Ballet.
Robert is survived by father Charles, Rock Metropolis, IL brothers: Jon, Phoenix, AZ, and Joel (Amy), Lexington, IL and sister Michela, Danvers, IL mom-in-law Martha Seif, Champaign and sisters-in-law: Shireen (Gary) Moore, Chicago, IL, Renee (Fred) King, Shorewood, IL and Jeannette (Alan) VonKrosigk, Boise, ID as properly as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in loss of life by his mom, Carol father-in-law, Robert Seif and brother-in-regulation, John Malcolm.
A celebration of his lifestyle will be held June 24, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Silvercreek Cafe in Urbana, IL. Attendees are inspired to dress in a piece of Robert’s operate and share tales of the special romance he was able to make and curate with individuals who knew and cherished him. Robert had a enthusiasm for the artistry of jewellery and gemstones that he loved to share with other individuals, as very well as for his numerous collections. He liked educating individuals in a way that motivated their very own curiosity.
In lieu of bouquets, memorials can be created to: Parkland Higher education Artwork & Layout Dept., CU Ballet, WILL (Public Television), Japan House, or to a charity of your selection.
Condolences may perhaps be provided at www.owensfuneralhomes.com.
Revealed by The Pantagraph on Jun. 20, 2021.