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Life Story / Obituary
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Robert S. Lyle II, 76, formerly of Racine, WI and Darien, CT, on Monday, January 16th in Naples, FL after a long illness. Bob was a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA, Brown University, and The Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. In 1967 he married his devoted, lifelong love, Barbara. They then raised three children in both Illinois and Connecticut. Being a father and grandfather made Bob very proud. He poured love into his paternal role and shared with his children and grandchildren his passions for academic achievement, the Green Bay Packers, road trips, real estate tours, and ice cream. At sporting events, Bob was always there as a very enthusiastic supporter and cheerleader. Bob spent the majority of his professional career in finance. He worked at First Chicago then moved to Citicorp as Senior Vice President working in the utilities division. Continuing into his retirement, Bob worked tirelessly until his death as a Deerfield Class of ’64 Captain to raise funds for the school. He was passionate about his adolescent experience there and wanted to continue to give back as well as stay connected to his cherished classmates. Bob was predeceased by his father Paul H. Lyle and mother Betty Ball Lyle. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Liegler Lyle, sister Gail Lyle Williams Worthington, brother James E. Lyle, children Elizabeth Lyle Pendexter, Paul H. Lyle II, Robert S. Lyle III, son-in-law Geoffrey Pendexter, daughter-in-law Stacy Lyle, and grandchildren Cole Pendexter, Mason Pendexter, Samuel Lyle, Louisa Lyle, and Augusten Lyle. There will be a celebration of Bob’s life on June 3, 2023 . In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bob’s name to Deerfield Academy , P.O. Box 306, Deerfield, MA 01342, or a charity of your choice. Also, please consider becoming an organ donor if you have not already done so to give the gift of life beyond death.