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Bob Abt, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, is pictured inside the atrium of Glenview’s Abt Electronics. Photo Submitted
Staff report
3:03 pm CDT July 24, 2015

Bob Abt, the CEO of Glenview’s Abt Electronics, died yesterday after a three-year struggle with cancer, according to a company spokesperson.

A release from the store states that Bob, 77, began working at the family business — which was started in 1936 by his parents, Dave and Jewel Abt — part time in 1953 and became a full-time employee in 1962. The former Abt Radio, originally located at 2835 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago, relocated several times before arriving in its current Glenview location at 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave.