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Gail A. Kirby

October 23, 1953 August 4, 2018
Gail A. Kirby
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Obituary for Gail A. Kirby

Gail A. Kirby, age 64 of Naperville, formerly of Gurnee, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Edward Hospital of Naperville. She was born October 23, 1953 in Glenview, IL to her loving late parents, Richard and Elizabeth Peterson.

Beloved mother of Sarah (Dan) Witzigreuter and Elizabeth Kirby. Adored grandmother of Samantha Clabaugh, Dylan, Jace and Kaden Witzigreuter. Sister of Cynthia, Jessica, Raymond and Richard. Best companion of Monk and Cloud the cats. She was a great listener and a friend to many.

Gail received her Bachelor's Degree and Masters of Business Administration Degree from Northwestern University. She spent her entire career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Her passions included knitting, cheering for the Blackhawks (and the zambonis), feeding her grandchildren's passions, and challenging those around her to grow and think differently. She was an amazing grandmother that was always awed by the creativity and growth of her grandchildren.

Above all, Gail was generous. She made sure others had what they needed and that they were thought of. She cared for the happiness of others far more than she cared for her own. In addition to caring for those she loved, she was a philanthropist who donated to many causes. Her generosity to family, friends, animals, the defined her.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: World Wildlife Federation, PO Box 1583, Merrifield VA 22116 or to American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe St., Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603.

Arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. Interment is private. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

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Services are private.

Memorial Contribution

World Wildlife Federation

PO Box 1583
Merrifield, VA 22116

American Diabetes Association- Illinois

55 E. Monroe St.
Suite 3420
Chicago, Illinois 60603

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