Hugh R. Tassey

Hugh Rowland Tassey, age 91, formerly of Wilmette, El Cerrito, California and recently Grayslake, Il. Beloved husband to the late Janice nee Head for 35 years and Barbara, nee Belcher for 26 years. Adored father to Barbara (Matt) Houser, Ann (Marty) Tyler, Katherine Heinz, William Tassey and Joan Tassey. Doting grandfather to Emily (Chris) Murphy, Courtney Tyler, James Jacobs, Hannah Stahl and Daniel Tassey. He is preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Brunson. Hugh served in the Navy 1945-46 aboard the USS Warton returning to attend and graduate from Occidental College (1950) where he made lifelong friends. He had a successful career in public relations at Proctor & Gamble, Montgomery Wards, Amsted Industries and the Veterans Administration. Hugh was a voracious consumer of books, media, music and the next irresistible gadget on Amazon. He will be remembered as a thoughtful, curious and creative thinker and writer who had a fierce loyalty to family and friends. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to

One Response to Hugh R. Tassey

  • Gerald and Victoria Diehl says:

    So sorry to hear this -please contact me at so that the Wharton crew can send a tribute in his honor. We will truly miss him and our prayers are all with you. Please stay in touch as you all are Wharton members and always will be. Jerry and Vickie Diehl