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L. Milton McClure 1941-2019

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

L. Milton McClure, 77, of Springfield, formerly of Beardstown, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at his home.

He was born Aug. 23, 1941, in Chicago, to Lloyd Milton McClure and Margaret Steadman McClure.

George J. Lewis 1930-2019

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

George Jacob Lewis, 88, of Quincy, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Good Samaritan Home in Quincy.

George was born Aug. 17, 1930, in Rushville, to parents Dana Mendel Lewis and Gladys Elizabeth Hersman Lewis. He was raised working on his family's farm in Hersman. He graduated from Brown County High School in Mount Sterling in 1948.

Gregory Tobin 1960-2019

Posted on July 16, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Gregory Michael Tobin, 58, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, following a battle with gastric cancer.

Born Sept. 19, 1960 in Jacksonville, he was the son of William "Bill" Tobin of Grape Vine, Texas, and Patricia "Pat" (Henry) Pinkerton of Jacksonville.

He was an attorney and owner of Pratt and Tobin, PC in Bethalto for 34 years.

J. Michael O'Byrne 1925 – 2019

Posted on July 9, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

J.(James) Michael O’Byrne died June 30, 2019 in Urbana.

He was born August 26, 1925, at Mercy Hospital in Urbana, the fourth of six children of John Francis O’Byrne and Rachael Copeland O’Byrne. He went to grade school at St Mary’s in Urbana and graduated from Champaign High School in 1943. He enlisted in the United States Navy Air Corps and served two and a half years during World War II. After service, he returned to Champaign and enrolled in the University of Illinois College of Commerce, receiving a degree in 1948. He was a proud member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. In 1949 he received a Doctor of Law Degree from the University of Illinois Law School and he was admitted to the Illinois Bar in January 1950.

Wayne L. Bickes 1932-2019

Posted on July 9, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Wayne L. Bickes, 87, of Decatur, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Wayne was born June 18, 1932, in Decatur, the son of Brownie B. and Irma (Shutter) Bickes. He married Sandy Brumley on December 2, 1966, in Decatur.

Evan D. Coobs 1963-2019

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Evan Drew Coobs died June 24, 2019, in Champaign. He was 55 years old.

Evan was born on November 11, 1963, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Edward W. Coobs and Doris A. (Rodenberg) Coobs. He graduated from Central High School, the University of Iowa College of Business, and the University of Iowa College of Law.

Hon. James T. Londrigan 1925-2019

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Hon. James T. Londrigan, of Springfield, died May 31, 2019, at his home.

He was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Springfield, the son of James E. and Sophia (Albright) Londrigan. He married Marilyn J. Brust in 1950 and they had five children. He married Mary Lane in May 2016.

Through most of his adult life he was a member of the law firm of Londrigan & Londrigan, practicing with six other Londrigans, including his father, James, and son, Timothy. At the time of his death he was of counsel with the law firm of Wolter, Beeman, Lynch and Londrigan.

Todd McLawhorn 1967-2019

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Todd Lawrence McLawhorn, 51, of Western Springs, died May 28, 2019.

Loving husband of Beth Ann McLawhorn, caring and devoted father of four sons, Pierce Manning, Will Hermann, Harry Lawrence, and Charlie Boeck McLawhorn.

Todd was born on Aug. 21, 1967. A native North Carolinian, he lived many years in a house on a tobacco farm in Winterville, North Carolina. The home was built in 1875 by his great grandfather, Alfred McLawhorn, after returning from the Civil War. Todd worked his way through school and received his law degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of the Law Review and the Holderness Moot Court Bench. Prior to attending law school, Todd graduated from East Carolina University, magna cum laude, in three years with a bachelor’s degree.

Steven P. Macaluso 1976-2019

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Steven P. Macaluso, 42, of Naperville, died Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Seasons Hospice Home in Naperville after a two year battle with Angiosarcoma.

He was born Aug. 29, 1976.

Beloved husband of Dr. Alexis Dunne, whom he married April 30, 2005, loving father of Charlie, Danny, and Phoebe Macaluso, devoted son of Paul and Karen (nee Brown) Macaluso of Village of Lakewood, dear brother of Suzi (Joe) Hughes of Elmhurst, son-in-law of Pat and Chip Dunne of Naperville, brother-in-law of Megan (Kevin) Ginley of Naperville, fond uncle, colleague, and friend of many.

Ralph Renn 1956-2019

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Ralph Renn, 62, a lifelong resident of Naperville, died May 25, 2019.

He was born on Aug. 4, 1956, in Chicago.

Ralph is survived by his devoted children, Amanda Renn, Eric (Jessica) Renn and Alexander Renn; his loving fiancé, Sue Harla and her children, Jessica Forest, Daniel Harla and Natalie Harla; his dear mother, Dorothy A. Renn; his brothers, James (Laurie) Renn and Carl (Kathy) Renn; as well as his nieces and nephews, Ryan (Caroline) Renn, Karlie (Ryan) Krehbiel, Jaclyn (Jeremy) Juhl, Aaron Renn and Emily Renn, their families, as well as numerous cousins and great friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Renn.