Robert J. Driscoll • 1922 ~ 2002











Robert J. Driscoll

Robert J. Driscoll, 79, of 3309 Franbrook Terrace NW, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, in Mercy Medical Center after a brief illness. Services, with military honors will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, at St. Jude Catholic Church, by the Rev. Thomas Rastrelli. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Fairfax. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Teahen Funeral Home, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; four daughters, Lynn (Steve) Ashlock and Cynthia (Rich) Garifi, both of Arvada, Colorado; Jan Driscoll of Cedar Rapids and Theresa (Fleet) Smith of Campbellsburg, Kentucky; his loving grandchildren, Renee Ashlock, Dami Ann (Kevin) Hughes, Jeramy (Shelina) Ashlock, Erin Ashlock and Robert (Brandi) Garifi, all of Colorado, Jennifer (Brad) Davidson of Texas, Brian Hixson and Kelly Hixson of Cedar Rapids, Elizabeth Smith and Fleet Smith IV of Kentucky; adoring great-grandchildren Mason and Logan Garifi, Preston and Morgan Davidson; a sister, Frances Reed of Cedar Rapids; six brothers, Ray of San Diego, California, Merle of Lake Alfred, Florida, Clarence of Yuma, Arizona, Dean of Cedar Rapids, Don of Ankeny and Bill of Ames.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Francis, John and Lawrence.

Robert was born Dec. 20, 1922 in Williamsburg, Iowa to Francis and Agnes Kelly Driscoll. He graduated from St. Patrick High School and attended Coe College. He served in the Army during World War II in 762nd Anit-Aircraft Artillery Search Light Battery and in the Naval Reserves for five year. Robert married Evelyn Mae Poula on Sept. 13, 1044 in Cedar Rapdis. He started with the Police Department as a patrolman and retired as an identification officer after 27 years of service in 1978. Robert was president of B&L Investment Co., building custom homes in Cedar Rapids. He was a lifetime member of Iowa Associaiton of Chiefs of Police and Peace Officers, Cedar Rapids Policemen't Protective Association and American Legion Hanford Post 5. He participated for seven years in the Van Buren Grandparent Rock 'n Read Program.

Military honors by American Legion Hanford Post 5. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.