James A. Abell of Park Ridge The funeral for James A. Abell, 84, will begin at 10:45 a.m. Friday, at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Highway (two blocks south of Touhy), Park Ridge, then proceed to Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church for a Mass at 11:30 a.m. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Born Dec. 3, 1921, in Chicago, he died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Resurrection Medical Center. James was the beloved husband of Claire (nee Meinert); loving father of Janet (Gary) Steiner, James R. (Peggy L.), Terry (Kathy), Susan (Robert) Arvidson, Patricia (Michael) Miller, Mary Ann (James) Taylor, Tim (Roberta) and Christine (Andrew) Brandt; devoted grandfather of Christopher, Kurt, Claire, Karen, Kimberly, Tony, T.J., Jeff, Liz, Katie, Dan, Tim, Beth, Kelly, Dana, Meg, Shannon, Stephanie, Tom, Erin, Matthew and Abigail; great-grandfather of nine; dear brother of John and the late Brother James F.S.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Misericordia Heart of Mercy or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, appreciated. For information, 847-823-1171.