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Harry T. McCollum of Arlington Heights Harry T. McCollum was born Feb. 25, 1936, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Harry E. and Elizabeth (nee "Betty" Reddy) McCollum. He died on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at his home in Arlington Heights. Mr. McCollum was a graduate of St. Mary of the Mount in Pittsburgh, where he was the senior class president, and was a member of the Glee Club with his wife, Pat. He worked and received many awards in medical sales for most of his career. Mr. McCollum was a member of the National Guard for eight years. He was the proud owner of Harrys' of Arlington since 1993, where you would often see him enjoying his favorite homemade beef barley soup. He was a very hard worker and provider for his family, who adored his 13 grandchildren and wife, Pat. Harry was an SOR teacher, and a bereavement and Eucharistic minister at St. James Church. He was a standout athlete most of his life, and was an avid sports fan and coach. He loved to fish and enjoyed musicals, singing and fantasy football. He is survived by his children, Kathy (Steve) Butler of Wauconda, Patty (Steve) Barker of Arlington Heights, Harry (Ann) McCollum of Arlington Heights, Greg (Sharon) McCollum of Arlington Heights and Barbara (Dwain) Holden of Harvard; and his grandkids, Amanda (Chris) Edwards, Jessica and Krista Butler, Andrew, Trevor and Franklin Barker, Harry and Joe McCollum, Ryan, Megan and Shannon McCollum, and Tyler and Carissa Holden. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Ann McCollum (nee Winstel); his parents; and his sister, Ginny (Harry) Kennedy. Visitation will be from 3 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Prayers will be said at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home, proceeding to St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Grant Monson Campaign for a Cure, c/o Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, 1600 N. Chicago Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 or the , 1114 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. For funeral information and condolences, www.GlueckertFH.com or 847-253-0168.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2011
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