Frank Joseph Doroba of Wheeling, formerly of Rolling Meadows On Feb. 2, 2013, heaven became a more special place with the passing of Frank Joseph Doroba, 85. He was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Chicago. He was a true gentleman in his life, a veteran of World War II of the US Army, White Cap supervisor for 39 years, diehard Cubs fan, avid rose gardener, wannabe fisherman, accomplished whistler, and practical joker. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (nee Sehr) for 62 years; dear father of Kathleen, Thomas (Angie), DeAnne (Richard), Dan (Karen), Michael (Janice), Frank (Sheila), Mary (Rick), Debra (David), Pam (Steven) and Paul (Leesa); loving grandfather of Chris, Jennifer (Marty), J. (Lana), Ryan, Steven, Katie (Mike), Kenny, Mark, Megan (Brian), Amy, Dana, Kevin, Bobby (Lindsay), Craig, Michael, Kimberly, Dustin, and the late Kyle, Scott, Brandon and Madison; adored great-grandfather of Nolan, Nick, Ahsten, Stella, Cale and Grace; and dear brother of Chester Doroba (and the late Loretta), and Loretta Skrapka (Edward). "May it be a peaceful journey. May you be guided by those who love you." Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road (½ block east of Route 53), Rolling Meadows. He will lie in state Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the at 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at For information, 847-253-0224.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2013