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John F. McNicholas

August 21, 1934 October 20, 2019
John F. McNicholas
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Obituary for John F. McNicholas

John F. McNicholas, age 85, U.S. Army veteran, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1980, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville. He was born August 21, 1934 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved husband of Eleanor McNicholas (nee Oboza), whom he married May 23, 1959, loving father of Laura (Ed) Trusk, Bob McNicholas, Mark (Maureen) McNicholas, Marianne (Jim) McKenna and Carol (Bill) Georgou, adored grandfather of Nicole (Greg) Rude and Michelle Trusk; Sean (Rachel) McKenna, Amanda (Tim) McGreal, Keenan (Shana) McKenna and Nolan (fiancée, Taylor Blair) McKenna; Becky and Katie McNicholas; Jackie, Jenny and Jillian Hansa, cherished great-grandfather of Brooke and Scarlett Rude; Ellie Klassen and Sophie Trusk, devoted son of the late Thomas and Margaret (nee Ward) McNicholas, dear brother of the late Marie (the late Joseph Giangrasse & the late Norbert Hund) Hund, the late Margaret (the late Dr. Donald) Fahrenbach, the late Anne (the late John) Giangrasse, the late Thomas (the late Catherine "Kitty") McNicholas and the late Therese McNicholas, brother-in-law of Eugene Oboza, fond cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

John grew up on Chicago's South Side and was a 1952 graduate of Calumet High School. Following service in the U.S. Army, John was employed with Reynolds Metals Company in McCook, IL for 34 years. He was a former member of St Daniel The Prophet Catholic Church in Chicago, was a current member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville where he served as a Eucharistic minister, money collections counter and was a member and former president of the 50 & Holding seniors group. John was also a member of The Society of the Holy Name and was an avid sports fan who especially loved the White Sox.

Visitation Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

Additional visitation Thursday, October 24, 9:30-10:30 AM in the Narthex at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, 10:30 AM in the church followed by military honors.

A luncheon will follow at the church, directly after the funeral mass.

Family and friends will meet Thursday, 2:30 PM at the chapel in Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, IL for committal services.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to:

Tabor Hills Senior Living Campus, 1347 Crystal Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 778-8677, taborhills.com

or

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 355-8980, https://www.stapostle.org

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

23

Oct

4:00 PM 10/23/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/23/2019 8:00:00 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

Visitation

Thursday

24

Oct

9:30 AM 10/24/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10/24/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
1500 Brookdale Road Naperville 60563 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

24

Oct

10:30 AM 10/24/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
1500 Brookdale Road Naperville 60563 IL
United States

Reception

Thursday

24

Oct

12:00 PM 10/24/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
1500 Brookdale Road Naperville 60563 IL
United States

Committal Chapel Services

Thursday

24

Oct

2:30 PM 10/24/2019 2:30:00 PM
Assumption Cemetery

1S510 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

Assumption Cemetery
1S510 Winfield Road Wheaton 60189 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Assumption Cemetery Final Resting Place

1S510 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

1S510 Winfield Road Wheaton 60189 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

Tabor Hills Senior Living Campus

1347 Crystal Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
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