February 4, 1932 - April 7, 2021
James Robert O’Leary, age 89, of Grayslake, passed away early Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Advocate Condell Hospital. He was born February 4, 1932 in Oak Park, IL to Maurice and Edith Orme (Firkus) O’Leary. James was a graduate of Oak Park High School, and he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology. James was a proud American who served his country with the U.S. Air Force. James enjoyed traveling to Upper Michigan to visit relatives, and he especially liked taking family vacations in Canada. He was an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan and fisherman. More than anything, James loved his family; he truly took pride in his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a loving father, caring grandfather, doting great grandfather, kind brother, and dear friend to many. James will be forever remembered in their hearts. Left behind to treasure James’s memory are his two daughters, Kathleen (James) Palmer, Colleen (John) Ellis; five grandchildren, James Jr. (Katie) Palmer, Daniel (Pooja) Palmer, Teresa Palmer, John Ellis, Katie Ellis; three great grandchildren, Nathan, Evie, Luke; his sister, Maureen Hall; many nieces and nephews; and his very dear friend, Corinne LaLuzerne. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Patton) O’Leary. Visitation will be Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048. The funeral service will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, Illinois with US Air Force military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in James’s name to The Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, everyone attending is required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing while inside the funeral home. For info: 847-362-3009 or share a memory at www.burnettdane.com.
James Robert O’Leary, age 89, of Grayslake, passed away early Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Advocate Condell Hospital. He was born February 4, 1932 in Oak Park, IL to Maurice and Edith Orme (Firkus) O’Leary. James was a graduate... View Obituary & Service Information
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