My heart dropped when I received a letter today from Stans law firm informing that he passed away. He helped me in a number of cases and always won. When we were in the area my wife Patty and I would stop by to say hi. Our friend will be truly missed and thought of often.
I had the distinct privilege to have Stanley Jakala as my opposing counsel and I treasure that experience. Stan was always professional, always pleasant and courteous in our dealings, and always a man of integrity and consideration whose word was his bond. From the Babbitt family to the Jakala family, our sincerest condolences on your loss.
Remembering my boss of 30+ years, Stanley H. Jakala. Here is a photo I found in the desk drawer at work, of Ruth and Stanley celebrating his birthday (circa 1991).
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Stan will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 28 JUL, 11:00 a.m., at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
Dear Ruth and Family,
I just heard of Stan's passing and want to extend my condolences. Stan took such wonderful care of my family's legal needs and was a generous and caring person. I always loved listening to him and his witticisms. He truly is the last of a wonderful generation gone but not forgotten. He helped me in the closing of the sale of my Mom's home, Gen Cermak, when she passed and never asked for anything in return, even when offered. I'll never forget driving him to the closing and asking him to fasten his seat belt to which he replied "I don't believe in those things." I let him go beltless out of respect but told him that I hoped a policeman who may have stopped us believed the same thing, too! I trust that he is in Heaven as an advocate for others as he has been on earth.
As his home care nurse during his last 2 months with us; I was able to witness him being so full of life and was working up until his last day. He loved his work and his wife.
My family and I extend our sincerest condolences to Stanley's family....Stan was a great guy and helped us out on many occasions. He will sure be missed.
Mark Hartwig and Family
Stanley, thank you for your advice and your friendship. I can't imagine conducting a pension meeting without you.
We send our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Stan was our FOP Lodge 3 attorney and good friend. His talents and friendship will be a great loss to us. My he rest in peace.
Norm & Shirley Sobol
Stan was good to our family until the day he left for heaven. For some reason I feel Stan will be standing next to me whenever I step into a court room. Thanks for fighting for my pension and custody. Plus calling me just to check in. We love you Stan "Da Man"! God bless me the chance to tell you earlier in the week that I worry about you like your my father.
Theo, Karen, Kayla and family
Stanley, you were a good man and did your darnest to fight for me. I wont forget the hard work and dedication. Thanks and may you rest in peace.
Stanley Jakala, a true gentleman and a scholar, may you rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
I always had the highest regard for Stanley from the moment I met him as a "rookie" alderman in 1987. Stanley was the kind of person who always said what was on his mind. He achieved lots of accolades which he deserved and was always so proud of the time he spent before the Supreme Court.
I was a pupil in Mr. Jakala's English class while attending St. Philip High School. In class, he continually emphasized the importance of logical thinking and clear communiation and the role this plays succeeding in life. I only began appreciating his words when I entered the business world. His commentary, at times humourously tart, was well spoken.
May he rest in peace.
Class of 1960
I worked for Stan for almost 20 years and it was never dull. Stan was serious about "making law" but that didn't mean we didn't have fun in the process. People half his age couldn't keep up with him. Stan, I miss you already. "Katie" Callahan
I was one of the 'little' guys he defended. He was my lawyer and advocate. I consider him a friend. I thank God for him and his presence in my life.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Stanley was a true mentor an advocate of civility and courtesy by attorneys and loved the Law and the Practice. Stanley once told me he wanted to die in the Court Room he was probaly on his way there when it happened.
My prayers are with Stanley's family. I worked with Stanley 20 years when I served as Village Clerk. He was a true professional who taught us a lot because he loved practicing law. Rest in peace, Mr. Jakala.
Kathryn Hayes - Westchester, IL
We enjoyed his presentations at our IPPAC confereces. He was an extremely learned man.
He was an amazing man I don't know what I would have done without his legal help.
Mr Jakala sounds like a wonderful man. He stood up for police officers. Thank You Stanley. There is a special place in heaven set aside for you.
Fellow Weberite and Loyolan, rest in the arms of the Lord. Your watch is over.
I was a student of Mr. Jakala at St. Philip High School during the 60's.
He was tough on the outside, but a caring mentor on the inside. I'm proud to learn of his achievements representing city workers. If my memory serves me correctly, Mr. Jakala led St. Philip H.S.to a national debate title! Truly...a good man!
Class of 1960
We are so sorry for Loss and are praying for your Family at this time .