William J. Bucholtz
FUNERAL HOME
Cremation Society of Illinois - N. Clark St.
3824 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL
William James Bucholtz, Ageless. Well-known, lifelong Chicagoan from the north side Uptown neighborhood, died on Monday, September 6 from COVID-19, although fully vaccinated. Bill attended St. Mary of the Lake Grammar School, St. George and Senn High Schools, and Loyola University, where he was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, Gamma Iota Chapter. Bill wore many hats during his vibrant life. He was a loving Son, Brother, Husband, Father to William Thomas, Uncle, Food Broker, Tavern Owner (Town Hall Pub on North Halsted Street, is one of many) Real Estate Developer, Concert Promoter, Collector (of junk), Sports Fan, World Traveler, Great Friend, and Mischief Maker. He enjoyed lifelong friendships from Grammar School with, "The Romeo's" (Retired Old Men Eating Out). Bill was a very generous, private, and caring man. Everyone who knew him still can't believe he's gone and feels great sorrow. He will be missed. Cremation Private. A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life is currently being planned by his life partner Mary Jo. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com.


Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 12, 2021.
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I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill and my dad (Tom Foley) have been life long friends, and had been partners in the bar business. I see a memorial is being planned, my brother Tommy and I would like to attend if it open to friends of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family, especially Billy.
Renee (Foley) Domini
Friend
September 16, 2021
My sincere condolences to you
Ruth E Williams
September 15, 2021
So sorry for your family's loss...hoping this pandemic ends soon...it's taken so many loved ones
Patricia Kirby
September 14, 2021
I am very sorry to hear of Billy's passing. Your family is in my thoughts.
Sam Zackowitz
September 14, 2021
Dear Billy, Shirley told me about the loss of your father! My heart goes out to you! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Please let us know when there will be a memorial service for your dad!! Thinking of you!
Debra Maniatis
Friend
September 13, 2021
Billy, so very sorry for the loss of father. Hoping your doing well. If you did anything please ask. Love and hugs coming your way.
Joyce Tamburo-Wall
Friend
September 12, 2021
Billy I´m so sorry for the loss of your dad! I´m thinking and praying for you! I had so many great memories of your dad at good old Town Hall pub! I´ll keep you in my prayers! Happy Samantha got a picture with him!
Shirley Tamburo
Family
September 12, 2021
Dearest MJ, my heart is breaking for you! Bill was bigger than life! I will always remember the many pranks he would pull on you...especially the time he put a cooked turkey in some kind of pan and floated it in your pool on Thanksgiving Day! We laughed for days!! I can go on and on of all the joy Bill brought to everyone who knew him...especially you, MJ, my dear friend, Bill truly loved you! You have wonderful memories for a lifetime! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily! The Lord will see you through this sad time. I pray the angels are surrounding you with peace and comfort beyond understanding. Love and God bless you always dear friend.
Debbie & Brad Hoyt
Friend
September 12, 2021
Mary Jo, I am so very sorry for your loss. This has been a terrible year. That you have to feel the terrible loneliness that I have been endearing, makes me very very sad. No one who has not been in our place, losing a life partner, understands how we feel.
Barbara Lubin
Friend
September 11, 2021
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