My father died last night. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September 2008, and after over a year of chemothearapy he had come home. He had been being cared for by his family for six weeks before finally succumbing to the desease, surrounded by family and friends.
He had been a US Marine, retired Captain of the Chicago Police, retired Brigadier General in the Illinois Army National Guard, a Silver Beaver awarded Scoutmaster, Rochelle and Flagg Center Firefighter, son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.
He is greatly missed.
He donated his body to science.
Visitation will be held on Friday April 9th from 3:00 to 6:45 p.m. at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th Street Rochelle, IL with a celebration of Life at 7:00 P.M. and Memorial Mass will be held at St Patrick Church on Saturday April 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may go to donors choice.