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JAMES A. DAVLIN

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James A. Davlin October 20, 1929 ~ December 25, 2012 James A. Davlin, 83, residing in Granger and formerly a longtime resident of Park Ridge, IL, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN. He was born October 20, 1929 in Springfield, IL to the late Marcus & Gertrude (Staab) Davlin. On November 10, 1951 in Blessed Sacrament Church, Springfield, IL, James married the former Phyllis Marie Black. In addition to his loving wife, Phyllis, of Granger, he is survived by daughters, Katy (Dennis) Rosolowski and Karen (Jim) Seida; son, Jim (Jane) Davlin; grandchildren, Anna Davlin and Tim, Matt, John, Annie, Mary and Caroline Seida; as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins. James was preceded in death by a daughter, Patti Davlin; and siblings, Robert (Norene) Davlin and Virginia (Ed) O'Brien. James graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with a degree in Accounting. Following college graduation, he joined Walgreens, and his distinguished finance career spanned 31 years, rising up to become the treasurer and play a key role in Walgreens' growth. James was active in the Park Ridge Jaycees, serving as president in 1962. The service project, of which he was most proud, was successfully overcoming all the obstacles to get children vaccinated for polio and raise a record $25,000 for local hospitals. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of Hope Church and volunteered for the Park Ridge Senior Center. James enjoyed a lifelong love of baseball, fishing, music, Ireland, Illini football, mathematics and reading. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Thursday, December 27, 2012 in St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Road, Granger, IN. Graveside services and burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 - 11:00 am Thursday in church prior to mass. Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, is assisting the family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy on behalf of James may be offered to , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org) or Boys Town, PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010 (www.boystown.org). Online condolences may be left for the Davlin family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 27, 2012
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