Robert Chinski, of Kankakee, celebrated his 96th birthday with a gathering on March 31. The event was hosted by his children.
He has four children: Donna (Rodney) Pangle, of Bourbonnais; Linda Chinski, of Bourbonnais; Cindy (Ray) Colevris, of Kankakee; and Robert Chinski Jr. (deceased). He also has seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was a former leader of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and is an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Bradley. He enjoys word search puzzles, reading the Bible and devotional books.