James A. Abell, age 84 of Park Ridge, beloved husband of Claire, nee Meinert; loving father of Janet (Gary) Steiner, James R. (Peggy L.), Terry (Kathy), Susan (Robert) Arvidson, Patricia (Michael) Miller, Mary Ann (James) Taylor, Tim (Roberta) and Christine (Andrew) Brandt; devoted grandfather of Christopher, Kurt, Claire, Karen, Kimberly, Tony, T.J., Jeff, Liz, Katie, Dan, Tim, Beth, Kelly, Dana, Meg, Shannon, Stephanie, Tom, Erin, Matthew and Abigail; great grandfather of nine; dear brother of John and the late Brother James F.S.C. Funeral Friday, May 26, 10:45 a.m., from Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy. (2 blks S. of Touhy), Park Ridge, to Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church. Mass 11:30 a.m. Entombment All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation 3 to 9 p.m., Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Misericordia Heart of Mercy or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls appreciated. 847-823-1171.