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Eugene Jess "Gene" Askey Eugene Jess "Gene" Askey passed away at home in Schaumburg, Ill. on Feb. 2, 2013, at the age of 70, with his family and cats at his side. He was preceded in death by his father, Jess W.; mother, Madeline; and brother, Paul. Gene is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Laura Askey (Karen Pedone) and Lisa Solak (Eric); his grandchildren, Ian and Clara; his brothers, Edgar, Ron, Art and Steve and his sister, Mary Ann; and his numerous nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. He is also remembered by his many wonderful friends. Gene was a successful real estate agent, receiving his real estate license in 1972 and then owning his own business, Real Properties, in Schaumburg. He had received numerous sales awards throughout his career. Gene enjoyed golf, bocce ball, horseshoes and spending time with his family and friends. Fridays nights at the office were an event for years. He also participated in Relay for Life as a survivor and team supporter for seven years. There will be a private memorial service for his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2013
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