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Lucia Sellers

March 26, 1949 March 1, 2020
Lucia Sellers
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Lucia S. Sellers, age 70, a resident of Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2020 at her home. She was born on March 26, 1949 in Daegu, South Korea.

Lucia is survived by her devoted husband, Gregory J. Sellers, whom she married on November 26, 1983 at St. Joseph’s Church in West Orange, NJ; and her loving daughter, Kristin Sellers (married to Pavel Krajcevski) of San Francisco, CA.

Lucia spent her youth growing up in South Korea. As a teenager she immigrated to the United States. She was the youngest daughter of Augustine and Elizabeth Kim and sibling of Hongmin Kim, Thomas Kim, Agnes Kim, Polly Kim, and Younghee Chung. Lucia became a naturalized citizen in March 1977. She attended Rutgers University and earned her undergraduate degree in computer science. Following, Lucia began a long career as a Marketing Manager with Bell Labs in New Jersey. She was lucky to meet Greg, her future husband, at a ski club meeting. After their marriage the settled in Chicagoland and in 1989 their daughter, Kristin, was born. Lucia continued her education and earned her MBA from the Keller Institute of Technology. She retired from Lucent Technologies in 2001. After her retirement she volunteered and taught CISCO networking at several universities.

Throughout her life, Lucia enjoyed spending time with her family. They loved to hike, ski, run, and visited almost all of the National Parks.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Lucia’s life, memorial donations may be directed to the PPA [Primary Progressive Aphasia] Research & Education Fund at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease: https://www.brain.northwestern.edu/about/giving.html. For gifts made online, click “Give online,” and then select for the PPA Research & Education Fund. Please designate any gift “in memory of Lucia Sellers" by making a note in the comment box. Alternatively, checks can be made payable to “Northwestern University, Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease” and sent to PPA Research & Education Fund at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, 300 E. Superior St., Tarry 8 Chicago, IL 60611. Please make sure “in memory of Lucia Sellers” is included on all checks.

The Memorial Visitation and Celebration of Lucia’s life has been postponed, please check back for future updates.

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