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John Gow


1931 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
John Gow Obituary
John E. Gow, devoted husband of Olivia, nee Greco, for 52 years; loving and proud father of John and Anne; cherished and doting grandpa of Sara. John was born March 5, 1931 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He graduated from Wilbraham Academy, earned a B.A. from Allegheny College, an M.A. from University of Iowa and an M.S. from I.I.T. . He taught speech communication at Elmhurst College from 1961-1993. After retirement he served as a voice of reason as an Elmhurst City Council alderman for 12 years. A lifelong Dodger fan, an avid tennis player, a good and gentle man yet a warrior in his fight against cancer. With incredible courage and optimism, John battled both prostate cancer and multiple myeloma for 17 years. Visitation Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Mass Thursday, 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com
Published in Chicago Tribune from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2014
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