Norman C. Geary

Norman C. Geary, formerly of Grayslake, passed away peacefully Friday morning, April 28, 2017 in Bellaire, Texas with his oldest son, Robert, by his side.  Norman was born to James Henry Geary and Ruby Smith Geary on June 23, 1923 in Grayslake. Norman served in WWII in the Navy (Merchant Marines).  He then received his Bachelor of Philosophy from Illinois Wesleyan in 1946 with a major in business administration.  He returned to Grayslake and married Marilyn Hook in 1952.  They had five beloved children, Robert John (Jeanneatte) Geary of Houston, Texas, Diane Fox (Eric) Thurman of Algonquin, James Norman (Cynthia) Geary of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Barbara Lynn Geary who preceded him in death and Kathryn Ann (Curtis) Olson of Hopkinton, Mass.  They also had nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  He later married Virginia Harrington Geary who preceded him in death.  Two brothers, Francis and Adelbert (Del), also preceded him in death.  His career in public service included representing Avon Township as their Supervisor and he was a long standing member of the Lake County Board serving two terms as Chairman.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Donations can be made in Norman’s name to the Preservation Foundation of The Lake County Forest Preserves, 1899 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048 (www.LCFPD.org/donate). Local arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. 

2 Responses to Norman C. Geary

  • Ken Grosvenor says:

    Thank you Norm for all you did for Grayslake, Avon Township and Lake County IL. Also your service to our Country!

  • Gretchen Schalck Krane says:

    Norm Geary was a driving force in Lake County. He was a decent man and a true friend to many of the others on the Lake County Board who tried their best to preserve as much land for future generations as possible! He will be missed !