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Jack L. Clooney

Published February 02,2021

Obituary's Biography:

Jack L. Clooney, 87, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021 at his home.  He was born February 1, 1933 in Hollywood, CA to John and Dorothy Clooney. Jack graduated from Grayslake HS in 1950 and then served four years in the Air Force, two of them in England. After the military, he worked at Fansteel in North Chicago as a Data Processing Manager for 45 years.

In retirement, he enjoyed flying planes in the Saddlebrook Farms RC Flyers Club. He was also a model train enthusiast. He had a twinkle in his eye, wonderful Irish wit and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. He was generous to a fault and loved by all who knew him.

Jack married his high school sweetheart Sharon in 1952 and they were happily married for 68 years.  He is survived by Sharon and his children Laurel (Richard) Schwery, Erin Clooney, Kelly Ann Glass, Patrick Robert Clooney, and Ryan Matthew (Jennifer) Clooney, his grandchildren Robert (Stacy) Schwery, Blake (Cindy) Schwery, Brianey (Tony) Barten, Jillian (Jay) Heinz, Matthew Kaurin, Sydney Clooney, Jac Clooney, Sawyer Clooney, Brynn Clooney, Eleri Clooney,  great-grandchildren Brandon, Jared, Blake, Paige, Teagan, Caden, Drew, Emily, Brody, and Reagan, his sister Maureen (Robert) Schroeder, and his sister-in-law Candace (John) Patton.  He was preceded in death by his son Kevin, his grandsons Garrett Wysocki and Jake McGrady, and his son-in-law Mark Wysocki.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted  to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org

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  1. Dear Sharon,
    Was so sad to hear of Jack’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. The memory your beautiful wedding is always engraved on my mind.

    Réquiem aetérnam dona ei, Dómine: et lux perpétua lúceat ei. Requiéscat in pace. Amen.

    Merry Nessinger

  2. Prayers and sympathy to you, Sharon, and the whole family. I know you have many happy memories to give you comfort. Holding you close in my heart.

  3. Sharon,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Even tho I didn’t know Jack well, from I DID know was a wonderful man. Sending condolences, prayers and hugs to you and your family. May his memory be a blessing. XO
    Jill (and Steve) Steinberg

  4. Many hugs, love and prayers for you, Sharon! My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find Peace and Comfort from your beautiful memories and family.

  5. Sharon, I am heartbroken for you. This is so difficult for you and your family and we send you our love and prayers. You are surrounded with people who are here for you while you go through this journey. If you need anything at all, just call.

  6. So sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. So many wonderful memories we all had with him. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    With Love, The Dannible Family

  7. Dear Sharon and Family, So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Great man. one of the special few, I was able to know! His sense of humor and wit,were special. He has a great legacy, that’s left behind. It was honor to know him. Sincerely, Scott and Family

  8. Sharon and Family I was so sorry to hear this sad news. While I never met your husband, I know he must have been a wonderful person to be married to such a sweet and kind woman. My heart goes out to you in prayers and love. May your family and memories bring you comfort. With deepest sympathy, Karen Scheel Hayman

  9. Dear Sharon and Family,So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Great Man. One of a special few. I am grateful to have known. His sense of humor and wit were special. He has a great legacy,that’s left behind.It was an honor to have known him. Sincerely, Scott and Family

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