John Vaio
John Vaio, age 82, Emeritus Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, passed away on November 19, 2021, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. John graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College in New York in 1961, and was featured in Time magazine and on the cover of the New York Times for giving his Class Valedictorian speech in Latin. He studied at Oxford University under a Marshall Scholarship, receiving his Masters Degree with first class honors. He completed his Doctorate in Classical Studies at Columbia University and subsequently taught there as an assistant professor. He accepted the chairmanship of the Department of Classics at UIC in 1975. John is survived by his wife, Evelyn Moore, his stepsons, Adam S. Moore (Öge Gözütok Moore) and Andre R. Costa (Melissa), and his beloved grandchildren, Conan, Alyssa, Logan and Mason. His family and friends will miss his passion for life, for music, his devotion to our family, as well as his great kindness and humor. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday December 1, at St. Anne of the Dunes Chapel in Beverly Shores, Indiana. Family visitation from 10:00 a.m. and service at 11:00 a.m. (
Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 27, 2021.
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St. Anne of the Dunes Chapel
Beverly Shores, IN
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St. Anne of the Dunes Chapel
Beverly Shores, IL
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St. Anne´s was my parish when I grew up in Beverly Shores. I graduated from Indiana University in 1970 with a degree enabling me to teach Latin in high school. I would have enjoyed discussing his career over a cup of tea. My condolences to his family. May your happy memories sustain you at this difficult time.
Mollie Muldoon Wiegand
November 27, 2021
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