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Remembering Bob Abt

"'Keep a low profile, and let what you do speak for itself.' These are the words Dad lived by, and his legacy is living proof."
-Mike Abt

Bob Abt (4/10/1938 - 7/23/2015)

"If only the world could be like the children's comedy juggling act two of my grandchildren and I saw at Navy Pier... That it really is possible for people of different cultures and races to get along with each other and have some future that is not so terrible."

Bob Abt - Voice of the People 2001
Chicago Tribune

Media Tributes to Bob Abt
Chicago Tribune - Bob Abt of Abt Electronics, Who 'Raised Bar' For Ethical Retail, Dies at 77

ABC 7 Chicago - Bob Abt, CEO of Abt Electronics, Passes Away

WGN Radio - Sirott and Murciano Spend Some Time Remembering Bob Abt

Crains - Abt Electronics Chief Robert Abt Has Died

Dealerscope - Abt Electronics CEO Bob Abt Dies

TWICE - Chicago Retail Legend Bob Abt Dies at 77

Glenview Patch - Bob Abt, CEO of Abt Electronics, Dies

Glenview Lantern - Abt Electronics CEO, Son of Founders, Dies

Journal Topics - Abt Electronics Patriarch Passes Away

Appliance Retailer - US Retail Icon Bob Abt Passes Away

Chicago Sun-Times - Abt Electronics CEO Robert 'Bob' Abt Dead at 77

Every goddamn Day - Bob Abt Created a Sprawling World of Wonder

CEA - CEA Mourns Passing of Consumer Electronics Retail Legend Bob Abt

TWICE - Industry Mourns Bob Abt
Bob Abt is a legend in the business world, and anyone who knew him or knew of him would agree. His legacy will live on at Abt and will continue to thrive through his friends, family, and employees. Although Bob Abt may not be with us in person, he will always be with us in spirit. Rest in peace, Bob - you will forever be in our hearts.

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  • We are completely satisfied with Abt! Our salesman, Peter Mone was not only knowledgeable, he was kind, patient and extremely helpful. We received great pricing on a product we searched for 3 ! months to find. You had exactly what we were looking for. The delivery service was prompt and handled the delivery of our product perfectly. Even the delivery driver was kind and helpful. We highly recommend Abt to all our family and friends. Thank you so much!
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    April 12, 2022