Robert Dooley GarrisonDec. 22, 1935 -- June 19, 2020Robert D. Garrison, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a man ofdeep faith passed into eternal life on Friday, June 19th following complicationsfrom a recent illness. He was able to return to the home he and his wife Connieworked so hard to build in Saddlebrook Ranch, AZ, where he spent his final dayswith family and close friends.Born in Davenport, IA, Bob spent his childhood and high school years in Rock Island, IL and graduated with honors from Alleman Catholic High School. He wenton to become a generous and proud alumnus of the University of Iowa. For 30years he was President & CEO of Garrison, Inc., a firm he founded in Chicago,IL, which advised developers, investors and building owners in the planning andexecution of construction projects nationwide.A widely admired leader in his field, specializing in highly complex structures anddeals, Bob consulted on numerous iconic and award-winning Chicago buildingsincluding Two Prudential Plaza, the Hyatt Center, the Garlands of Barrington andwas especially proud to take part in sensitive government projects for the FederalReserve Bank of Chicago, among others. He also specialized in healthcare/hospital projects with Central DuPage and Edward hospitals. Bob retired in 2015,after which he and his wife, Connie, moved to Arizona.An avid golfer, Bob was a long-time member of Ridgemoor Country Club and theUnion League Club of Chicago. Together with his son, Montie, also an Iowaalum, he delighted in the annual intra-family collegiate sports rivalries that pittedhis beloved Hawkeyes against the Cyclones of Iowa State, of which his daughters Elizabeth, Maria and grandson Brock are proud alumni. Bob was happily married for 24 years to the love of his life, Connie. As truesoulmates, they enjoyed traveling the world and experiencing life to the fullest --wonderful wine, fabulous food, the arts, architecture, politics, current affairs andworld events. Bob had a wonderful sense of humor and a kind heart that will bedearly missed but never forgotten. He was a good listener and always madeeveryone feel important and at ease.Bob is survived by his wife Connie, daughters Elizabeth (Jerry) Hunt, Maria(David Kohn) Garrison, son Montague (Yorivenia) Garrison, grandson Brock Huntand sisters Judie Garrison Hoyt and Diane (Robert) Fuller. He was preceded indeath by his parents Harold Arthur Garrison and Laura Josephine Dooley Garrison.Services and a celebration of Bob's life are being planned for a later time. Thefamily welcomes donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Bob'smemory.Rest in peace "Baby Boy," "Dooleybird," Dad and "B.O.B." You had a wonderfullife and we all love you!