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William R. "Bill" Bear Sr.

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William R. "Bill" Bear Sr. Obituary
CARPENTERSVILLE – William R. "Bill" Bear Sr., 82, of Carpentersville, passed away Thursday evening, March 14, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Bill was born March 12, 1931, in Chicago, the son of the late Albert and 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 more than 30 years, Bill was owner and operator of Bear Maintenance in Carpentersville. He was a U.S. 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. 
The visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the funeral services at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. Burial will be private.
To leave an online condolence, visit For information, call 847-426-3436.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 16, 2013
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