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Bernard McGeever

Published April 14,2014

Obituary's Biography:

Bernard “Bernie” McGeever, 79, formerly of Ingleside, IL passed away peacefully on April 11, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born February 19, 1935 in Cloontia, Co. Mayo, Ireland, Bernie worked alongside his brothers for ten years, in London, England before coming to the United States in 1960. he met his beloved wife, Teresa (nee: Clifford), in Chicago, IL and they married in 1965. Bernie was a longtime member of Ironworkers’ Union Local No. 1, and he worked for several years in the construction of several Chicago buildings, including the Sears (Willis) Tower, and the Dirksen Federal Building. Always a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Bernie is survived by his children, Eileen (Troy) McCabe, of Rockford, Josie (Sean) Morrisroe of Crystal Lake, James (Jana) of Hawthorn Woods, Sean (Diedra) of Grayslake, and Brian of Ingleside; grandchildren Morgan and Devin Morrisroe, Shannon, Ryan, and Katelyn McGeever, and Riley and Logan McGeever; his brothers Patrick (Mary) of Cincinnati, OH and Tom (Stella) of Kendal, England, and sisters Bridget Battersby of London, England and Teresa (Bill) Black of Crestwood, IL; his uncle Thomas Finn of Cloontia, Co. Mayo, Ireland, sister-in-law, Mary Wodcinsky, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bernie was preceded in death by his loving wife, Teresa, his parents, Brian and Kathleen McGeever, his brother, Joseph, and sisters, Kathleen McNulty, Mary O’Leary, and Ann Griffin. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Monday April 14, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Bede Catholic Church 36455 N. Wilson Rd. Ingleside, IL 60041. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.