photo John C. "Jack" Telander, 93, of Chicago, President of Telander Construction Co. He assumed the role of leadership in the firm in 1946, after serving three years as an officer in the U. S. Air Force. Mr. Telander is a graduate of Albion College in Michigan in 1942 and the University of Michigan in 1943, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Active in civic, cultural and business affairs, he was a member or director of the following groups and organizations: Y. M. C. A. of Chicago, Graue Mill Historical Society, Builder's Assn. of Chicago, Technical Engineers Health & Welfare Board of Greater Chicago, American Arbitration Assn., Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Chicago Athletic Assn., and Gold Coast Neighbors, formerly North State Astor Lake Shore Drive Assn., which he and Mary Lou Maher founded. Mr. Telander is a co-developer of the Multi-Leveling Component System of concrete construction. He was also a longtime Gold Coast resident. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gloria B. Telander, a brother, Victor C., and several nephews, a niece, and cousins. Funeral Service 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL 60525. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Telander Scholarship Fund at Albion College, Albion, Michigan appreciated. Funeral home phone, 708/352-6500.

Funeral Home

Hallowell & James Funeral Home
1025 West 55th Street Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-6500

Published in Chicago Tribune from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012