James Read
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Williams-Kampp Funeral Home
430 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
James "J.R." Read, 72 of Glen Ellyn, passed away July 21, 2015. Loving husband of Amy Read; dear father of James Jr. (Becky), Lauren, Michael and Kevin (Amy); loving PaPa of Christopher, David, Sarah and Adam. He was preceded in death by his parents Arlyn and Marilynn Read and brother Michael. J.R. was a devoted Corvair enthusiast. Visitation Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. (one blk. E. of Naperville Rd.) Wheaton. Funeral prayers Friday 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home processing to 10 a.m. Mass at St. Petronille Catholic Church 420 Glenwood, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations appreciated to Seguin Services 3100 S. Central Ave. Cicero, IL 60804. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016.
Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 23, 2015.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
23
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Williams-Kampp Funeral Home
430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
Jul
24
Prayer Service
9:15a.m.
Williams-Kampp Funeral Home
430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
Jul
24
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Petronille Catholic Church
420 Glenwood, Glen Ellyn, IL
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I only just heard about JR's passing, via the Corvair mail list. Here I am a year later... wishing I'd not missed the notice of JR's passing by having been away. I'm saddened that I won't be seeing more of his posts on the list in which we all enjoy participating.

"Later, JR"
Tony Underwood
June 26, 2016
Mary Ann and I just learned of Jim's death. We pray God will grant you grace and consolation in this time of sorrow
Bob Shearin
August 4, 2015
My deepest regrets from a fellow Sigma Delt. My wife, Pat, and I still have fond memories of frat parties and good times with Jim and the other brothers.

Don Schrack
August 4, 2015
Our condolence to the Read family. Our daughter, Becky, is married to Jim Jr. and Becky always said that Jr.R was such a sweet man. We are sure that he will be deeply missed.
Patsy & Phyllis Rocco
July 30, 2015
To JRs family go our condolences and prayers in your time of grief. To JR, may you autocross and ice race your way through eternity good buddy. Later, Dennis and Sharon Arendt
Dennis Arendt
July 27, 2015
I first met J.R. when he bought my Rampside some years ago. We stayed in touch through the years. Always fun to be with, and a gentleman always. I learnd a lot from him about Corvairs.

He will be missed, and my sympathy to his family.
Bob Bauer
July 25, 2015
I met JR through his first cousin Dick Read. I am the original owner of a 63 Spyder. I inquired about JR at Knoxvile when I talked to Dom. I always enjoyed conversing with him at Indy and the Orphan show. He stopped by to see me driving his Rampy last fall when he was in Hoopeston. Your family are in our prayers. Great loss to the Corvair nation.
July 25, 2015
We send our sympathies to his family. JR was a great guy and passed too soon. Ray and Jeannette Morales
Jeannette Morales
July 24, 2015
I first met JR in Buffalo at the 2006 convention, courtesy of a mutual friend, Chuck Armer. What fun it was to listen to the two of them. Next year in Detroit, JR asked me to navigate for him in the Econo-Run. What great fun. Of course we didn't win, but it was all about the fun of being out in his beloved Corvair.

JR was always a true friend and will be missed greatly. To his friends and family, you have my prayers and deepest sympathy.
Cliff Tibbitts
July 24, 2015
Our sincere condolences to JR's family and friends. We met him through our mutual Corvair enthusiast, Dom, many years back. Whenever we would see him at conventions, we truly enjoyed spending some time with him. Great guy with a great sense of humor. He will always be remembered very fondly.
Mike & Jackie Squires
July 24, 2015
Great guy
July 24, 2015
J.R.'s sage advice and encouragement helped me immensely with my Corvair. He was a true gentleman, and I'll miss his warmth, wit, and wisdom. May his family find peace and solace.
Jay Pitchford
July 24, 2015
I will miss our STG nights together and the beers we shared at the CCE meetings.
My sympathies go out to the whole family.

Warm regards,

Guy
Guy Brandes
July 24, 2015
JR, my prayers for you and your family.
Roy - Bayshore Corvair
Roy Buckridge
July 23, 2015
JR, my prayers for you and your family.
Roy Buckridge - Bayshore Corvair.
July 23, 2015
JR, always eager to help with advice on Virtual Vairs, will be missed by all of us.
Our prayers to your family.
Later, JR,
Frank DuVal
July 23, 2015
My heart goes out to the family - I'm sure that you have many happy memories. JR was indeed a well known and respected person in the Corvair community and will be missed. To quote the man: "Later JR".
John Herkenratt
July 23, 2015
I did not have the pleasure of actually meeting JR, but he very much enriched the Corvair community and me with his contributions and helpfulness through Virtual Vairs. My prayers go out to his family, may God comfort you.
Doug Mackintosh
July 23, 2015
To JR's Family, I consider myself fortunate to have been one of the many Corvair enthusiasts to whom JR was so kind and thoughtful, blessings and peace. Please guide us all from above, JR, later...
Ed Thompson
July 23, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with JR's family. He was an awesome man in our little Corvair world. I always enjoyed chatting with him at conventions and reading his musings in the Corvair forums. He was an honest and upright man and will be forever missed by us oldtimer Corvair nuts.
Bob Johnston
July 23, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. JR befriended me in the corvair world about 10 years ago when I was just learning. I always considered him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Connie Gawryluk
July 23, 2015
Later JR
July 23, 2015
JR, you will be missed by all who met you in the Corvair world and by all who knew you from Virtual Vairs. Godspeed to you and your family.
Rob Landers
July 23, 2015
JR was a long-valued member of CORSA's VirtualVairs mailing list. Always a positive voice. One of the very best. May his heirs carry on the tradition.
Shaun McGarvey
Western Canada CORSA
Shaun McGarvey
July 23, 2015
JR was always a great friend. I emailed with him just a few days ago. His loss is a shock and disappointment. Linda and I will greatly miss seeing him again at a convention where we had met so many times before.

Good bye to our friend.
Lon Wall
July 23, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to the family. This is a great loss to the Corvair hobby. I bought parts from JR and was impressed with his kindness in these business dealings as well in his willingness to share his knowledge and expertise to others in the hobby. He will be greatly missed.
Bill Stanley
July 23, 2015
I pray the love of God enfolds you and your family during your journey through grief. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
Barbara Bouley
July 23, 2015
JR was a wonderful man. Great guy!
Chuck Sadek
July 23, 2015
JR, we will miss you in the Corvair world. You were the greatest. I always enjoyed your sense of humor and seeing you at the conventions and at the Homecoming are some of the highlights of those trips for me. R I P old buddy. Thoughts and condolences to the Read family.
timothy shortle
July 23, 2015
Sad to hear of the loss to the family and the Corvair community. My condolences to all who knew JR.
Steve @ Rear Eng Spec Inc
July 23, 2015
I only met JR in Chicago 2001... He impressed me greatly! You can be proud and knowing you won't be alone in missing him hopefully makes the future easier for all of you. Not many can boast of having 1,000's of friends!
Matt Nall
July 23, 2015
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