James “Jim” R. Norkus
James “Jim” R. Norkus, 53, of Round Lake, IL passed away on Tuesday January 6, 2015 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Originally from Mount Prospect, IL Jim attended St. Alphonsus grade school and John Hersey high school. Jim was a Regional Manager at Staples in the Chicago area where he worked for the past 11 years.
An avid music lover and diehard fan of all Chicago sports teams, Jim led an active life touching the lives of so many.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn; Children, Sarah and Michael; Step Children, Elizabeth and Matthew; Parents, Arlene and Ray; Brother, John and Sister, Gail.
A memorial service and celebration of Jim’s life will be held on January 11, 2015 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm with a memorial service commencing at 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL. For more information please call 847-223-8122 or visit strangfuneral.org where friends can leave an online condolence for his family.
Over the years working with Jim I got to know him as compassionate, caring person. We often talked more about topics of friendship, sports or our families than about work relate areas. His eyes would light up when he spoke of his children as he was a very proud father.
I learned a great deal while both working with Jim and having him as a friend. You will be missed my friend
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