Robert Bresticker

Date of Birth

Jan 15,1955

Date of Death

Nov 27,2015

Robert B. Bresticker, 60, of Elburn, died at his home due to pancreatic cancer. He was born January 15, 1955, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Samuel and Clair (Bossack) Bresticker. Raised in Bethpage, NY, he then attended Dartmouth College, class of ’76. He belonged to the Phi Tau Fraternity. Rob served in the U.S. Navy for eight years before being honorably discharged as a Lieutenant JG on the U.S.S. Eisenhower, the first nuclear aircraft carrier. He returned to Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and earned an M.B.A. in 1982. Rob settled in Wheaton, IL, and subsequently worked at General Mills, Arthur Young and Company, Motorola, and 3Com. He earned his second Masters Degree in Manufacturing and Engineering at Northwestern University. In 1992 Rob wrote and published American Manufacturing and Logistics in the Year 2001. After retiring for a short time, Rob founded Brigadoon Bay Asset Management and worked as an investment analyst. In 1990, he married Patricia Lane Phalen on St. Patrick’s Day in Peru, IL, and they eventually settled in Elburn in 2000. Rob was a member of the Lions Club of Geneva and a supporter of TAILS Humane Society, as well as Anderson Animal Shelter. He was passionate about animal welfare, and of his three dogs, Beau, Radar and Darby in particular.
He is survived by his loving wife Lane Phalen Bresticker; his mother, Claire, and his sister and brother Miriam and Stuart Bresticker. He is also survived by the Phalen family: mother-in-law, Elaine; sisters-in-law/ brother-in-law, Cindy & David Schlesinger and Lori Meadows; nieces and nephews: Brad and Blair Meadows, as well as Jayde Schlesinger.
He is preceded in death by his father Samuel Bresticker and his father-in-law Patrick J. Phalen of Peru.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Rob’s name to TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115 and Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177 . Tributes may left on the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page or on the web at

Visitation will be at Conley Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m., Monday, November 30, 2015.

A private family graveside service at Peru City Cemetery, Peru, IL, will follow at a later date.

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