John Andrew Shea passed away on August 28, 2021 at the age of 81. A descendant of Swedish immigrants who settled in Chicago, he lived most of his life in the Chicago area. He earned his PhD at Indiana University Bloomington and taught American Literature at the college level before earning an MBA at Loyola University Chicago and starting his own firm, John A. Shea Investment Advisor. He co-founded Chicago Capital in 2018 after serving in a portfolio management role at William Blair. John was a decades-long board member of the Old town School of Folk Music and more recently of the Dictionary of American Regional English. He was also an ardent supporter of Chicago High School for the Arts. John would be honored by donations in his memory to either the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625 or to Chicago High School for the Arts, 2714 W. Augusta Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60622. An occasion for family and friends to remember him together will be planned at a later time. Info donnellanfuneral.com
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 12, 2021.