Raymond Brooks

photoBROOKS, Raymond J., age 94 of Melrose Park. Passed away January 17 in Lido Key, Florida. Beloved husband and best friend of Gala nee Saber. Loving father of Rita (Charles) Anderson, Cathy (Jerry) Zeman, Mary Fran (Tracy) Novak, and Peggy (Todd) Novak. Dear grandfather of Emily, Keith, and Brian (Dana). Great grandfather of Brianna. Fond uncle of Barbara. Visitation, Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Ave. Melrose Park. Mass, Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 15th and Iowa in Melrose Park. 708-344-0714 or www.bormannfuneralhome.com for more information. Ray, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, retired in 1980 following 38 years of service to the blinded veterans at the Blind Rehabilitation Center at Hines Hospital. Inducted into the Illinois basketball Coaches Association, Chicago Public League Coaches and Athletic Assoc. Halls of Fame. Memorials made to the Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry, 819 N. 16th Ave. Melrose Park, IL 60160, would be greatly appreciated.

Funeral Home

Bormann Funeral Home
1600 Chicago Avenue Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 344-0714

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Jan. 23, 2014