James McClure(1920 - 2017)

iconJames J. McClure Jr., age 97, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, veteran U.S. Navy, WW II; beloved husband of the late Lynn, nee Phelps; loving father of John P. "Jack" McClure, Julie (Fred) Giegler and Donald S. (Ruth) McClure; cherished grandfather of Jamison (Cody) Cornett and Corey (Danae) McClure, Andrew (Katie) and Laura Giegler, and Christine and Margaret McClure; great-grandfather of Evan Giegler; dear brother of the late John Baker McClure. Jim's philosophy of life "Love of God, love of family, awareness of both the uniqueness and the contribution of every other human being, a sense of the wholeness of life with my religious faith, my profession of law, my family and my community service each playing an important part and complementing each other". Jim was a former President of the Village of Oak Park from 1973 to 1981. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 5th, 2:30 p.m. at the Elliott Chapel, Westminster Place, 3131 Simpson St., Evanston, IL. A second Memorial Service will held Saturday, January 6th, 2:30 p.m. at First United Church, 848 Lake St., Oak Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL 60615 are appreciated. Funeral info: drechslerbrownwilliams.com or 708-383-3191

Funeral Home

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 S. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60302
708-383-3191

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 31, 2017