1945-2011

Robert Luis Hoolko, 65, beloved husband and father, died March 18, 2011. He was born January 28, 1945, in New York City to Madeline (Bingham) and Luis Hoolko. He graduated from Cranford, N.J. High School, Monmouth University, N.J., and received his masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, where he met and married Anne Billeter in 1972.

His military service was spent in Turkey. After beginning his career at the Aviation Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois and as a computer systems analyst employed by Hughes Aircraft, he established Entwood Associates, writing computer software by contract for companies large (IBM and Microsoft), small, and international.

He was a kind and gentle man. He was a fine amateur photographer. He enjoyed metal detecting and the natural world.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anne Billeter; and his son, Steven Hoolko, both of rural Jackson County; his mother, Madeline Hoolko, of Cranford, N.J.; his sister, Kathy Schulaka, of Denver, Colo.; his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Linda Hoolko, of La Jolla, Calif.; four nieces; two nephews; and four grandnephews.