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Philip A. "Phil" Grisolia

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Philip A. "Phil" Grisolia Obituary
HUNTLEY – Philip A. Grisolia "Phil" of Huntley passed into eternal life Sunday, April 28, 2013, at home with his family by his side after a courageous battle, from multiple myeloma.
Phil was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Chicago, the first son of Louis and Rose (Rosanova) Grisolia. After graduating from Loyola University, Phil served his country in the U.S. Air Force while stationed in California and France. He married Maureen (Bleidorn) in 1965 in Addison, and together they have three sons, Sean (Claudia), Michael (Lisa) and Patrick (Brenda); nine grandchildren, Joshua, Craig, Adrianne (Ronald), Ryan, Nicholas, Cameron, Lauren, Dylan and Clayton; and one great-grandson, Lucas Michael. He is survived by his wife; sons; grandchildren; and a great-grandchild and a brother, Anthony (Georgia), of Van Alstyne, Texas; cherished sister-in-law, Katherine Burke of Boston, Mass.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
While Phil's career was in sales and marketing, his passion was teaching others marketing and sales skills and how to start and run small businesses. Phil was an adjunct professor at McHenry County College for 15 years, where he taught small business management. He was also a member of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). He served as a civil defense director for Northern Illinois in the 1960s and was a former police commissioner for Sleepy Hollow in the 1980s. A memorial service to celebrate Phil's life will be at noon Saturday, May 11, at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. The visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-515-8772. Online condolences may be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 5, 2013
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