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Ben S. Gagliardo

February 2, 1937 February 22, 2019
Ben S. Gagliardo
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Obituary for Ben S. Gagliardo

Ben S. Gagliardo, age 82, a resident of Woodridge, IL, formerly of Benton Harbor, MI and Clarendon Hills, IL, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was born February 2, 1937 in Chicago.

Beloved husband of Karen M. Greco, whom he married on February 1, 2003, loving father of Christine (Paul) Justema, Kathleen Graef and Elizabeth (Michael) Whalen, loving step-father of Kim Voight (Brian Borowski) adored grandfather of John, Katy Rose, Laura Ann, Charlie and Joey Justema; Aaron, Alex and Michael Graef; Sean, Colin and Kyle Whalen and Amelia Borowski, devoted son of the late Samuel and Mammie (nee Mammina) Gagliardo, dear brother of the late Michael, Roseann and Tony (Leanne) Gagliardo, fond brother-in-law, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend to many.

Ben grew up in Benton Harbor, MI and served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957.
Ben began his long career working in a men’s clothing store in St. Joseph MI.
He went on to open his own clothing stores in multiple locations called “The Gentry Shops”.

An avid golfer, Ben was a former member of Ruth Lake Country Club in Hinsdale, IL. He was also a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Clarendon Hills and the Clarendon Hills Jaycees.

Memorial Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00-5:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville.

Future Inurnment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ben may be made to:

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017, 1-800-541-5454,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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Memorial Visitation




2:00 PM 3/3/2019 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 3/3/2019 5:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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