Robert F. Illgen
1935 ∼ 2020
Robert F. Illgen, 84, of West Newbury, passed away peacefully at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on May 15, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late Roberta Illgen to whom he was married to for 28 years.
Following high school, Robert served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked as Head Postmaster of the Marine Biological Laboratory for 23 years until his retirement. He was also a member of St. Barnabas Church in Falmouth.
In his late teens, Robert worked as a lifeguard at the Falmouth Heights Beach. Some can say Robert was a hero, when at the age of 25, he saved a toddler from drowning by performing mouth to mouth resuscitation. He was a big fan of James Bond movies, loved watching the Red Sox and Celtics, and enjoyed golfing. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Robert is survived by three children, Robert Illgen and wife Charlotte of West Newbury, his daughter Michelle Kovarik of Falmouth, son in law Kevin Pimental of Falmouth, his daughter Leslie Norman of Riverside,CA, two grandchildren Jessica Pimental, Isabella Illgen and his niece Cheryl Lopes. He was predeceased by his grandson Kevin Pimental Jr. A private family service will be held at the Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home 475 Main St. Falmouth followed by a burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.