This February 3, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
After graduating from the Machinists' Mate school at Navy Pier, Chicago, S 1/c Robert Jonelis, son of the A.J. Jonelis', has been sent to the base at Livermore, Calif., for further training.
This February 10, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Recognition as eligible to try for the petty officer rating of Aviation Machinist's Mate, 3/c was given to Bluejacket Robert E. Jonelis, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Jonelis, of Lowell, in recent graduation ceremonies held for aviation students at the naval training school located at the naval air technical training center, Navy Pier, Chicago.
The newly graduated man was sent to the specialty school on the basis of his recruit training test scores which indicated aeronautical ability.
A July 26, 1945, Lowell Tribune article found on page 2, column 1 listed several servicemen who were home, among them, Robert Jonelis, AMM 2/c, home from Miami.
Another article from the same issue of the paper (page 5, column 3) follows:
Mr. and Mrs. R. Jensen of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., parents of Mrs. A.J. Jonelis, and her sister, Mrs. Hal Corbin of Clarksburg, Va., will spend the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Jonelis and their sons, Pvt. John A., who returned from Europe Sunday, and Robert, AMM 2/c, who is home from Miami, Fla.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 14, 1946, issue (page 2, column 1):
Robert Jonelis, A.M.M. 2/c, left for Miami, Florida last Wednesday after spending a 15-day leave here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Jonelis. He is stationed at the naval base there.
This May 30, 1946, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 4:
Robert E. Jonelis, AMM 2/c, has received his discharge from the navy at the naval separation center at Jacksonville, Fla., and is now at home here.
The following August 6, 2002, Lowell Tribune article was found on page
5, columns 5-6:
Robert E. Jonelis, PE, age 77, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2002. He
is survived by: his wife of 51 years, Patricia Ann (nee Trump) Jonelis;
two sons, John (Bonnie) and James (Cheryl); one daughter, Sharon
Jonelis; nine grandchildren, Oliver (Christine), Jeremy, David, Robert,
Jason, Sandra, Jennifer, Xavier and Ahavah; two great-grandchildren,
Paige and Ethan; and two brothers, Jack and Bill. Visitation took place
July 31, from 3-9 p.m. at the Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home in
Wauconda, Illinois. A second visitation took place August 1, from noon-
2 p.m., at the Evangelical Free Church in Wauconda, with services
following at 2:00 p.m. Burial took place at 10 a.m. August 2 at the
Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois. Robert E. Jonelis was
born July 30, 1924, to Anthony and Rose (nee Jensen) Jonelis. An
inventor, author, and entrepreneur, he grew up during the Great
Depression, served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, graduated from the
Illinois Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, and worked
at Commonwealth Edison. He served as ASME chapter president and founded
Midwest Power Corp. Living in both Illinois and Florida, he was widely
published, held many patents, designed and built electrical generating
stations, created innovations for fossil fueled and nuclear power-
generation and air pollution control. He was also an accomplished
speaker, avid fishermen, sailor, dancer, ourdoorsman, teacher and
storyteller. He coached Little League and was the first Cub Scout 'den
father.' Robert E. Jonelis put others before himself and gave freely of
his time and resources. 'When a great man leaves, he leaves a great
hole in his family.'