William J. Healy
William Healy, 89, passed away peacefully at home 9 February 2017 in Grayslake, IL. A WWII Navy veteran who attended DePaul University is preceded in death by wife Dolores (nee Triana), father George, mother Lucille, brothers George, Bobby and Michael and sister Margot. He is survived by sons Tom (Janice), Mike (Beata), and daughter Joanne Kraznoson (Jim), grandchildren Patrick and Matthew Healy, Kevan and Katy Kraznoson, and many nieces and nephews. An enthusiastic sportsman who grew up in Hyde Park was a letterman in basketball at Hirsh High, a boxer in the Golden Gloves 1947, and an avid golfer who held a single digit handicap with 2 holes in one and forever searching for the perfect swing. He was a member of Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan and East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Palm Harbor, FL for over 20 years. He was an enthusiastic Cubs, Bears and Notre Dame fan along with Willie Pep, Buddy Greco, Lawrence Welk, and The Shadow of Your Smile. A successful businessman in advertising sales, his career spanned 40 years with National Cash Register, Hearst Magazines, The Journal of the AMA and New England Journal of Medicine, all with top sales honors. His career brought him from Chicago to Bay Village, OH and finally back to Deerfield, IL. He was very much a family man who enjoyed spending time with his 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all. Visitation Friday 17 February at St. Gilbert Church at 301 E. Belvidere Rd. in Grayslake at 11:00 AM, followed by noon mass and procession to St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lake Forest. For more information please contact Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org
Tom, Michael and Joanne, We are so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a good friend to our dad for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Jim & Debbie and Dad
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