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William "Bill" Mego

January 25, 1944 - September 01, 2017

William “Bill” Mego, died September 1, 2017, after a long illness. He was born January 25, 1944, on the south side of Chicago and was a true White Sox fan. He was a resident of Naperville since 1951. He was preceded in death by his parents, Captain “Butch” Mego and Edna Mego. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Straubing) Mego, sons Will Mego (Jessica) of Winfield, IL, and Tim Straubing (Cassandra) of San Jose, CA, and daughter, Kim Straubing of Laurel, MD, and grandsons, Marcus Precht, Joseph Precht, and Wyatt Straubing. Bill Mego was a biologist with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics. He was an adjunct professor at University of Illinois Chicago, teaching genetics and specializing in research into the molecular structure of DNA.  Bill was a researcher at Argonne National Laboratory in bio-remediation of hazardous waste sites, in applying technology to manufacturing problems, and in removing impurities from coal. He holds a patent on biphasic extraction of hazardous waste from manufacturing streams. Hel was also an adjunct professor of art at The Art Institute of Chicago, where he taught Computer Graphics and Robotics. Bill wrote a free-lance weekly opinion column for the Naperville Sun Newspaper from 1988, until September, 2017, and helped shape public opinions on many issues. He was also the author of the novel, The Limbus of the Moon. In addition, for many years, he was the Naperville representative for services provided by the Salvation Army.

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As Bill requested, there will be no visitation or funeral services. He would prefer you do something special today for someone you love. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville was entrusted with arrangements. 

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In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Salvation Army.

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