Noah P. "Bob" Luginbill was born July 27, 1917, in Greensburg, Kan.
Noah P. "Bob" Luginbill was born July 27, 1917, in Greensburg, Kan. He graduated from Washburn College in 1941 and received a master's degree from Kansas State in 1942. He then served in the Army for the next 3½ years. Bob married Mary Catherine Jennings in Chicago in 1947, and they remained married for nearly 55 years until Mary's death in 2002. They moved to Glen Ellyn in 1956. When he wasn't working at his business or raising his family, Bob spent many years volunteering in a wide assortment of activities including Little League coach, Sunday school teacher, president of Glenbard West Boosters for six years, founding member of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society, member of the Glen Ellyn Historical Sites Commission and also ran Glen Ellyn's recycling center for 13 years until curbside pickup was adopted. Bob was also an active member of Kiwanis and Y's men and volunteered for many years at the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on many of its boards. He also taught English as a second language through the Literacy Volunteers of DuPage County. In recognition of their combined volunteerism, Bob and Mary were honored by the Jaycees in 1990 with their Distinguished Service Award, and in 1994 they were named Glen Ellyn's Citizens of the Year. Bob received the Golden Globe Humanitarian Award at Bethlehem Center from the Glen Ellyn Kiwanis in 1991. Bob is survived by three daughters, Anne (Joel), Cathy, and Laura Townsend; one son, Mark (Karen); and four grandsons, Matthew, Preston, Bobby and Kevin. Memorial visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 13, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. A memorial service will be on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Glen Ellyn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn, Mary J. Luginbill Educational Scholarship Fund sponsored by the DuPage Community Foundation, 104 E. Roosevelt Road, Suite 204, Wheaton IL 60187. For funeral information, 630-469~0032.