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Dr. Robert James Maganini Obituary
Dr. Robert James Maganini, of Glen Ellyn, A wake for Dr. Robert James Maganini, 84, will be held Sunday, March 7 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane Street in Glen Ellyn. Funeral service Monday 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, to St. Petronille Church, 420 Glenwood Ave., for a 10 a.m. Mass. After Mass a luncheon will follow immediately at The Meadows, 60 Nicole Way, Glen Ellyn. Dr. Maganini was born Jan. 13, 1926 in Sacramento, CA, and grew up in Wheaton, IL. He passed away on March 4, 2010 at Central Du Page Hospital, in Winfield. After serving in the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II as a radio operator, Dr. Maganini attended the University of Illinois, and medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was a distinguished surgeon for more than 40 years, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and was on the staff of several area hospitals, including MacNeal Hospital, LaGrange Hospital and Hinsdale Hospital. He was one of the first physicians locally to adopt mammography into clinical practice. A dedicated father and grandfather with a quick sense of humor, he had many hobbies including cooking, story writing and genealogical research. He was also an avid fisherman and once wrote a book about his fishing adventures for his grandchildren. He was the beloved husband of Helen T. Maganini for 57 years; and loving father of Anthony (Terri) of Mission Viejo, CA; Elena (Scott) Collins of Burbank, CA; Gina Maganini of Glen Ellyn, IL; Dr. Robert (Robin) Maganini of South Elgin, IL; and Richard (Tammy) Maganini of Glen Ellyn, IL; and beloved grandfather to 13. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Bike2thePike fundraiser in support of and the American Brain Tumor Association. Send donations for either charity to Bike2thePike, 7 N 210, Route 31, South Elgin, IL, 60177, or donate online by going to www.DrBobMaganini.org and clicking on the Bike2thePike link. Funeral info., 630-469-0032.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 6, 2010
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