Deaths: Robert Underwood, dentistry

Robert Underwood

Robert Underwood.

Robert Underwood, 94, retired professor of prosthodontics in the College of Dentistry and winner of three faculty and alumni awards, died Nov. 19, 2014.

Born and raised in Chicago, he graduated from the College of Dentistry in 1944 and served as a U.S. Army dentist stationed in Colorado and Germany.
He moved to Elmhurst and established a private practice after leaving the Army.

Besides his faculty appointment in prosthodontics in the College of Dentistry, he taught at the Loyola University School of Dentistry.

His honors included the University of Illinois Loyalty Award, the College of Dentistry Dr. E. Lloyd Du Brul Faculty Achievement Award and the college’s Distinguished Dental Alumnus Award.

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