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Obituaries

Lamont Lee Perington 1942-2019

Posted on March 8, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Lamont Lee Perington, 77, of Maple Park, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Season’s Hospice in Naperville.

He was born Feb. 9, 1942, in Waukegan, the son of Philip and Marguerite Perington. Lee is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara (Rossman); daughter, Joy (Michael) Miletic of North Aurora; grandchildren, Amanda and Noah Miletic; sister, Lorraine McDowell of Winthrop Harbor; sister-in-law, Mildred Perington of Johnstown, Iowa; and many dear nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Neil, and his son Jeffrey. 

Paul Bown 1949-2019

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Paul Bown, 69, of Springfield, died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center.

Paul was born on April 27, 1949, in Winchester, the son of Hubert Bown and Joan Perry. He married Susan Wolters on February 17, 1979, in Springfield.

Jennifer S. Holloway 1959-2019

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Jennifer S. (Walz) Holloway died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

Currently of McHenry, and formerly of Mount Prospect, she will be remembered by her husband, Robert; and daughters, Miranda and Veronica. Jennifer is also survived by her mother, Lisa Walz; siblings, Mark Walz, Charles Walz, Ruth Thompson, Paul Walz, and Paco Walz; and a large extended family.

Dylan Hartigan 1980-2019

Posted on February 22, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Dylan McCaughey Hartigan, 38, of Newton, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.

He was born on Sept. 20, 1980, in Effingham, the son of Daniel E. and Renee (McCaughey) Hartigan.

Hon. Charles P. Connor 1928-2019

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Hon. Charles Patrick “Charlie” Connor, 90, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

He was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Joliet, to the late John F. and Anna Marie (nee McCauley) Connor. He was a proud graduate of St. Patrick's School and Joliet Catholic High School before studying engineering at Marquette University, and obtaining his law degree from the University of Chicago. Charles served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He practiced law at Grey, Thomas, Wallace & O'Brien before taking the bench in 1965, and became chief judge of the Twelfth Circuit in 1982. After leaving the bench in 1986, he was elected mayor of Joliet, serving from 1987 to 1991.

Craig L. Kavensky 1957-2019

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Craig L. Kavensky, 61, of Rock Island, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Craig was born on Sept. 12, 1957, to Louise (Rosengard) and Harrison Kavensky. After graduating from Rock Island High School, he received a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois, and his Juris Doctor from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1982 and joined his father as an attorney at one of the Quad-Cities' oldest law firms, now known as Winstein, Kavensky and Cunningham LLC.

Robert Wilson 1939-2019

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Robert William Wilson, 79, of Edwardsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.

He was born April 20, 1939, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Joseph Marion Wilson Sr. and the late Esther Ida (Capstick) Wilson. He married Nancy Graham (Enslin) Wilson on Aug. 13, 1960, at the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in Webster Groves, Missouri and she survives.

Geoffrey L. Gifford 1946-2019

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Geoffrey L. Gifford, 72, of Chicago, died Feb. 9, 2019.  He was born on Nov. 26, 1946, in Kirksville, Missouri, to Robert Marvin Gifford and Elnora Francis (Overstreet) Gifford. He lived a full life as a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Geoff graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Missouri in 1968 and received his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1971.

W. Joseph "Joe" Gibbs 1931-2019

Posted on January 25, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

W. Joseph "Joe" Gibbs died Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at his home in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Joe was born in Springfield to Ronald and Josephine Gibbs on April 23, 1931. He attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and graduated from Springfield High School in 1949. He went on to attend Regis College in Denver, Colorado. After a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, serving abroad as an intelligence analyst, he continued his education at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Joe graduated from Georgetown School of Law in 1958.

Mercer Cook 1930-2019

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Mercer Cook, 88, was born May 31, 1930, in Washington, D.C.

He was a graduate of Dunbar High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, and received a J.D. from the University of Chicago. After college, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.

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