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Timothy Root

September 12, 1946 May 6, 2019
Timothy Root
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Timothy Root, age 72, a longtime resident of Wheaton, IL, passed away on May 6, 2019 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL. He was born on September 12, 1946 in San Leandro, CA.

Tim is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Victoria; his loving sons, Timothy Root, Jr. of Venice Beach, CA and Evan Root of Warrenville, IL; his dear siblings, David (Rosemarie) Root, Doug (Lori) Root and Janice Shaw, all of California; as well as many nieces and nephews. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Genevieve Root.

Tim grew up in Northern California and graduated from San Leandro High School. His career spanned over 30 years in sales and management with the Fuji Film Corporation and he retired in 2006. Throughout his life he enjoyed playing golf and socializing with his friends, and was a huge Oakland Raiders fan. Tim had a passion for boating, particularly Chris-Craft wooden boats. He toiled many hours on his own Chris-Craft while he lived in Dallas and he and Victoria enjoyed spending time on Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland, TX. After they moved to Wheaton, he enjoyed taking family and friends out on the Fox River in his boat. He also loved to “relax” while mowing his lawn.

Above all, Tim loved to be with his family. Whether it was traveling the world or just sitting at home, he was happy to be with those he loved. He will be deeply missed and his memory will live forever in their hearts.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Tim’s life, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2:00 untl 5:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

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2:00 PM 5/11/2019 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 5/11/2019 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

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