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Chun, Alex 85, of Waukegan passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his home. He was born on January 15, 1928, in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Alex was preceded in death by his 23 year-old son, Steven Chun and his loving wife of 31 years, Marilyn Chun, and their infant son, Charles. Growing up in Hawaii, he remembered vividly the attack on Pearl Harbor as he and his family had to take cover. He graduated from Leilehua High School in 1946, and joined the Artillery and Medical Battalion, 24th Infantry Division where he was stationed in Japan. He received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. at Purdue University. In graduate school, he met his wife while working as a pharmacist at a hospital where Marilyn was finishing her internship as a medical technologist. After Purdue, they moved to Waukegan, where he worked at Abbott Laboratories for 41 years as an Associate Research Fellow in Pharmocokinetics and Biopharmaceutics, PPD. Alex had over 30 publications, 3 patents, and illustrated Dr. Martin's Physical Pharmacy book. He was a Fellow of the Volwiler Society, AAPS, and a member of many other honoraries. He was an avid golfer and also played on other Abbott leagues: bowling, volleyball, and softball. He was also a Volunteer at Victory Hospital and Friends of the Library, and was on the Board of the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra. He had a positive impact on his family and friends' lives through his wisdom and humor. His love of education, civic duty, sports, and nature will be a legacy that forever lives in the hearts of his family. He is survived by his daughters, Alexa Chun, Karen (Tony) Tom, and Sandra (Dan) Williams; his grandkids, Steven Chun, Melinda and Andy Tom, and Marial and Patrick Williams; his siblings, Grace (Edwin) Au, Richard (Helen) Chun, Edward Chun, George (Mary) Chun, Charlene (Richard) Kuwabara, and Polly Sakoda; his in-laws, Edna Bonnell and Phyllis (Ken) Good; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Alfred Chun, Louise Kim, Arthur Chun, Fred Chun, Henry Chun, and Irene Boyson. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Visitation will be on April 6th from lpm until the Memorial Service at 3pm at Peterson & Patch Funeral Home, 408 North Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL.

Published in the Lake County News Sun from Apr. 4 to Apr. 10, 2013
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