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Elgin, IL 60123
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James Paul Kawa James Paul Kawa, 56, of Elgin passed away on May 15, 2013 in Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. He was born on May 24, 1956 in Elgin, IL the son of James H. and Alice (Cluchey) Kawa. James graduated from Elgin High School in 1974 and had worked at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles for 32 years prior to retiring in 2006 and presently was working for School District U-46. James was an avid fisherman, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and will be dearly missed. He was a member of the Engineers Union Local #399. Survivors include his wife, Jane, whom he married on September 1, 1979. 2 children: James Gordon (Ruta) Kawa and Jaclyn Alice Kawa; 2 grandchildren: Kira and Mya Kawa; along with many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Michael James Kawa. Visitation will be held on Saturday May 25, 2013 from 4-7:00 P.M. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin with a service ending the evening at 7:00 P.M. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. Memorials may be made to Journey Care Hospice of Barrington, IL.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from May 22 to May 23, 2013
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