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Dr. Robert Underwood, Retired Professor of Prosthodontics, Passes Away
Dr. Robert Underwood, a retired Professor of Prosthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, passed away on Nov. 19, 2014, at age 94.
Born and raised in Chicago, after graduation from the College in 1944, he served as a U.S. Army dentist and was stationed in Colorado and Germany. After his discharge, he moved to Elmhurst, IL, where he lived until his recent passing.
Dr. Underwood was in private practice and was on the Prosthodontics faculty of the College, serving as Head of the old Department of Removable Prosthodontics. He also taught at the Loyola University School of Dentistry as well. Dr. Underwood had retired several years ago.
Dr. Underwood received the University of Illinois Loyalty Award in 1965, the UIC College of Dentistry Dr. E. Lloyd Du Brul Faculty Achievement Award in 1976, and the UIC College of Dentistry Distinguished Dental Alumnus Award in 1983.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette. Dr. Underwood is survived by his daughter Barbara; son Tom, husband of Donna Drinan; son David; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S. York Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126.
William S. Bike