John William Rynell

John William Rynell, who lived his life in the fullness of laughter and love, has died at the age of 70. Born on April 24th, 1942 and raised in Washington, IL, John earned a degree at the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA at DePaul University in Chicago. He retired from the firm of Fitzgerald, Rynell and Burkett. He and Mary Pat, his wife of 44 years, moved to Savannah, GA where he became CFO of Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center. He is survived by Mary Pat; his children Amy (Andy Collings), Patrick (Kelli Johnson), Robert (Donna Hayes Rynell), and Susan (Larry Cornman); his brother Mike; and his six all-time favorite grandchildren: Maddy, Hayes, Jack, Flannery, Sean, Mary Clare, plus one more soon to bless us. The family will receive guests from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago. Services will directly follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The John Rynell Memorial Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis Research Fund benefiting research at the University of Chicago, checks made out to "The University of Chicago", mailed to: University of Chicago, the John Rynell Memorial Fund, 130 E Randolph Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60660, or The University of Notre Dame General Scholarship Fund benefiting students in need of financial assistance, payable to "University of Notre Dame General Scholarship Fund" and write "In memory of John Rynell" on notes line, mail to: Jamery S. Barry, Development Donor Services, University of Notre Dame, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Information: Elements, the cremation company, 855-550-5151.

Published in Chicago Tribune on Apr. 9, 2013