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James Charles O'Connor


1935 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Charles O'Connor Obituary
James Charles O 'Connor Born: Dec. 2, 1935; Chicago, IL Died: Jan. 31, 2014 James Charles O 'Connor, age 78, of Cary, formerly of Arlington Heights, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 31, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 2, 1935 in Chicago, to the late Francis "Chick" O 'Connor and Loretta Marie (nee DeMol) O 'Connor. James married Diane Frances Dembowski on October 19, 1957 after their graduation from DePaul University. James was a longtime employee of Rust-Oleum Corporation. He served as president of the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association. He loved to travel, play bridge and golf. In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by his daughters, Karen (Michael) Detloff, Kathy (John) Guzak, Gayle Gillmann, Ellen (Scott) Drahos; grandchildren, Jim (Tara), Shaun, Matt, John Ryan, Megan, Kristen, Kelsey, Kaity, Colleen, Maggie, Adam, Khloe; great-granddaughter, Kayden, sister-in-law, Paula O 'Connor, brother-in-law, Tom Byrne; many nieces and nephews, and former son-in-law, Steve Gillmann. James was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Frank "Bud" O 'Connor, Rosemary (late Bob) Clement and Kathy Byrne. Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, February 4th, from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, IL 60067. Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, February 5th, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness, IL 60067; with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. For information, call the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine, at 847-358-7411, or visit www.ahlgrimffs.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2014
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