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Gerald "Jerry" Rapaport  -  89
  Saturday March 30th
Gerald “Jerry” Rapaport, 89, of Springfield, formerly of Elk Grove Village and a resident of Chicago Heights for 60 years, passed peacefully on February 15, 2019, with his family by his side. He was born on October 1, 1929, in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and grew up in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Adele Rapaport, their children Gary (Diana) Rapaport of Springfield, Sandy (Wally) Hoschouer of Elk Grove Village, and Lisa (Andy) Reich of Palos Heights, five wonderful grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Jerry loved to work out and rode his exercise bike every day until his final days. He loved movies, his computer, vanilla milkshakes, kibitzing with everyone he met and being with his loved ones. He is an amazing soul and loved by many. Please join us for a visitation to celebrate his life on Saturday, March 30, 2019, between 10 am and 2 pm at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Elk Grove Village, Il. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Second Chance Pet Adoption Organization. Donations can be made at their website: secondchancepetadoption.org
Gerald VanBooven
  Friday March 29, 2019 - Saturday March 30, 2019
Gerald R. VanBooven, 84, a longtime resident of Elk Grove Village, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was born June 21, 1934, son of the late Ralph and Mary (Sullivan) VanBooven. Gerry grew up in Kansas City, MO, attended Rockhurst College and graduated from St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He began a career spanning 49 years as a Human Resources professional for several companies. On July 1, 1961, he married Judith Devero also of Kansas City. The couple celebrated 58 loving years of marriage and were blessed with four children: Angie (Bob) Dickey, Monica (Curt) Czachor, Tom (Terri) VanBooven and Karen (Steve) Pavletich and 10 grandchildren: Abby, Maggie and Ben Dickey, Ann Marie, Molly and Greta Czachor, Luke and Jake VanBooven and Joe and Rachel Pavletich. Gerry was a faithful member of St. Julian Eymard Catholic Church serving as a Eucharistic and Bereavement minister and member of the Parish Council. He also volunteered at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He and Judy enjoyed many years in the company of friends biking, camping, and celebrating special occasions. He enjoyed golf and was treasurer of the Fox Run Senior golf league. Above all, Gerry loved to spend time with his family. “Papa Ger” was known to spoil his grandchildren and spent countless hours proudly watching his children and grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. Visitation Friday, March 29 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Hts Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Chapel prayers will be said at the funeral home at 10:30 AM Saturday, March 30 followed by an 11 AM Mass at St. Julian Eymard Catholic Church, 601 Biesterfield Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.