Michael D. Stevenson
1940 - 2020
On September 18th, one year ago, Michael passed away from a respiratory infection. He was raised in the Chicago Portage Park neighborhood and attended Our Lady of Victory elementary school. He joined the Marine Corps after graduating from Schurz High School. After his military service years, he attended the University of Illinois (1961-1965) and DePaul University Law School (1965-68).
Before Michael became an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the National Labor Relations Board in San Francisco (1979-2002) he served as an ALJ for Social Security Administration (1977-1979), as prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's office in Northern Illinois (1971-77) and for the Cook County State's Attorney's office (1968-71).
Michael was predeceased by his parents Bill and Loretta Stevenson and brother Billy. Michael is survived by his wife, Anne Slattery Stevenson; children Jennifer and Kevin. He leaves behind his brother David Stevenson (Sherrie), nephews Dan (Victoria) and Eric. He leaves behind other relatives: Mary (recently deceased) & Professor Emeritus Richard Michael, Bishop Emeritus Edward Slattery, Jerry (recently deceased) & Winnie Dollear, Kitty & Terry Freihage, Peg & Jack Sheehan, Missy & Jim Slattery and many nieces/nephews.
Due to Covid/Delta a private Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Old St. Mary's Church, Chicago. Michael will rest in peace at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Lafayette, California.
Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 26, 2021.
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My deepest sympathy to the family . I believe Ann Slattery Stevenson was my teacher in grammar school in Palos Heights Il. I have pleasant memories. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.
Christina Babakitis
October 3, 2021
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