WILLIAM R. "BILL" BEAR Sr.

William R. "Bill" Bear, Sr. of Carpentersville William R. "Bill" Bear, Sr., age 82, passed away on Thursday evening, at his home, surrounded by his family. Bill was born on March 12, 1931 in Chicago, the son of the late Albert & Helen (nee Duval) Bear. On May 10, 1952, he married Virginia M. Marinier. Bill was a 55-year resident of Carpentersville and a member of the St. Monica Catholic Church. For over 30 years, Bill was owner and operator of Bear Maintenance in Carpentersville. He was a United States Navy Veteran and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 60 years: Virginia M. and their children: Michelle, William R., Jr. (Mary Pat) and Suzanne (Janet Porter) Bear. Bill is also survived by his grandchildren: Alexander, Jessica, Kyla, Alan and Megan as well as many nieces, nephews and countless good and faithful friends. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday evening at 7:00 PM in the Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00 PM until the time of the service. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit http://www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com/. For info, please call 847-426-3436.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2013