“Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your professional, compassionate spirit at my grandfather, T. G’s, funeral. I remember when you buried my grandmother 25 years ago (I was 7!), and your smiling face is just the same. The professionalism of your staff will always stand out in my mind when I remember this time. That is a precious gift. Thank you.
— M. D.
John J. "Jack" Walsh Jr.
April 14, 1929 - November 23, 2012
John J. "Jack" Walsh, Jr., age 83, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Edward Hospital in Naperville after a long illness. He was born April 14, 1929 in Chicago, IL.
Beloved husband of 58 years to Sandra "Sandi" (nee Adelman) Walsh, loving father of John Joseph (Melissa) Walsh III of North Platte, NE, Timothy James (Michelle) Walsh of North Platte, NE and Karen Jane (Robert) Gentry of Bend, OR, adored grandfather of John Joseph Walsh IV, Matthew Eric Walsh, Aidan James Gentry, Liam John Gentry, Tristan James Walsh and Sayoko Linda (Katsunori) Yoshikawa, cherished great-grandfather of Karuko and Anji Yoshikawa, devoted son of the late John J., Sr. and Gladys Marie (nee King) Walsh, dear brother of the late James (Carol) Walsh and the late Marilyn (the late Richard) Allbright, fond uncle of many.
Jack grew up in Hinsdale, IL, attended St. Isaac Jogues Grade School and was a 1947 graduate of Hinsdale High School. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and later co-owned and operated Westgrove Automotive Parts in Westmont, IL for many years. Jack enjoyed playing tennis and was a ranked player as a young man.
Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 3:00-8:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.
A celebration of Jack's life will follow Wednesday, 7:30 P.M. in the funeral home.
Private interment will occur at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W Monroe Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60606, (630)522-4774, www.supportwoundedwarriorproject.org