Clifford Dyer

CLIFFORD E. DYER JR., 95 ELMHURST - Clifford E. Dyer Jr., 95, of Elmhurst, IL passed away peacefully at home. Native of De Soto, WI. Alumni University of Illinois, Class of 1940 with a degree in electrical engineering. Member Knights of Columbus and Association of Professional Electrical Engineers, proud employee of Commonwealth Edison for over 30 years. Beloved husband of Mary Evelyn, nee Burke for almost 70 years, during which time life took them from Illinois to Pennsylvania, back to Illinois, also Michigan, Indiana and Iowa before returning home to Illinois. Loving father of Thomas (Mary Ann), David (Debra Ann), and Diane (James) Byrne; cherished grandfather of Michael, Jeffrey (Laurie Parish), Barbara (Lamine) Dyer-Diagne, David Jr., and Dr. Christianne (Jason) Brown and great-grandfather of Josephine and Alexandra Brown; cherished son of the late Clifford and Elizabeth, nee Fagan and brother of the late Etta Janc; dear uncle, aunt and friend. Clifford had many interests including studying financial markets, reading western novels traveling and gardening - growing everything from asparagus to zucchini but especially strawberries and rhubarb. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him and is recognized as a member of the greatest generation. Friends and family will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1400 Kiwanis Drive, Freeport. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 South Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst. 630-832-0018 or gibbonsfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Journal-Standard on Apr. 26, 2013