1936 - 2020
Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles
405 E. Main Street St.
St Charles, IL
ST. CHARLES - Albert J. "Al" Cada III of Sycamore, IL, formerly of St. Charles, IL, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2020 at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, IL. Al was born February 5, 1936 in Chicago, IL, the son of Albert J. Cada II and Emily Cada (Lacina). Al married his one true love, Jacqueline (Sweeney), on August 15, 1959 at Powers Lake, WI. Al graduated from J. Sterling Morton High School in Cicero, IL in 1954. He was a proud member of the Illinois National Guard. Al was a member of the Masons Riverside Lodge N. 862 since 1961. He attended Northwestern University with an interest in architecture. In 1961, Al moved his family to Branson, MO to build and help run Cada's Long Creek Lodge with Jacqueline. Al was renowned for the pools he built throughout the Branson area. Al returned to St. Charles, IL in 1972 and established Cada Construction, Inc. As a custom home builder Al designed and built numerous homes throughout the area. Al transitioned back to building swimming pools and in 1981 founded Cada Pools & Spas in St. Charles, IL which he headed as CEO. Al loved pulling pranks and telling wonderful stories. His decades-long tradition of epic Christmas Eve fondue dinners with his family always ended with "Dad's" homemade brandy ice. He and Jackie enjoyed boating, especially on Powers Lake, WI, the Chain of Lakes in IL and the Gulf of Mexico. Al and Jackie enjoyed years of travel, visiting 48 of 50 states. Everyone who met Al became a friend and he would hear "Mr. Cada!" shouted out anywhere he went. Last August Al and Jacqueline celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. More than anything, Al loved his family and his family loved him. Al leaves behind an immense legacy with his business, family and friends-and he will truly be missed. Al is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Jacqueline; four sons, Albert (Kathy) of Geneva IL, Thomas (Ellen) of St. Charles IL, Brian (Deanna) of Sycamore IL and Robert (Kelly) of Fox Lake IL; grandchildren, A.J., Aaron, Aidan, Jillian, Chryste, Kelly, Brianna, Cole, Douglas (Jamie), Nicholas; three great-grandchildren, Jackson, James, Emily; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Al is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Michael; sister, Emily; and grandson, Cody. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 23 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery in St. Charles, IL. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Al's name to the charity of your choice. To leave online condolences or remembrance to the family, visit For more information, contact Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles 630-584-0060.

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Published by Daily Herald on Feb. 19, 2020.
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Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Albert will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 26 APR, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls (1140 W. Jackson Blvd.) In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
February 25, 2020
Anthony Ciullo
February 23, 2020
Was close friends with son Albert and spent many happy times in the Cada home during high school and college between 1974-1982. Mr. & Mrs. Cada were always welcoming, friendly and interested in talking about what was going on in our lives. Will always remember and cherish those times. Rest In Peace Mr. Cada and know you will always be remembered.
Greg O'Berry
February 23, 2020
Gregory Sweeney
February 22, 2020
Fun times will never be the same especially the birthday dinners we shared together here in Florida. We'll miss you.
Roland/ Ada Davis
February 20, 2020
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