John P. Huizinga, 84, formerly of Mt. Prospect, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn; daughter, Anne (David) Pratt; and granddaughters, Emily and Catherine. As a high school teacher and guidance counselor for 31 years at Maine East and Maine South in Park Ridge, he touched many lives with his compassion, dedication and humor. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at The Metropolis Ballroom, Arlington Heights, 6 S. Vail Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Nov. 14, 2012