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Constantine “Eddie” J. Jovan

December 14, 1928 May 1, 2021
Constantine  “Eddie” J. Jovan
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Obituary for Constantine “Eddie” J. Jovan

Constantine “Eddie” J. Jovan of Oak Park, IL, 92, passed away peacefully May 1, 2021. Eddie is survived by his brother William “Bill” Jovan, sister-in-law Mary Alice Jovan (Rankin); dearest uncle to Julie Jovan Sheerin and her husband Patrick Sheerin; loving great uncle to Judge Greyson Sheerin and Jackson Jovan Sheerin; sister-in-law Carol Joyce, loving uncle to niece Heather Joyce Ebbott, and nephews Fran Joyce and Peter Joyce.

Son of the late James and Esther Jovan (Pappadakos), Eddie was born December 14, 1928. The second of three brothers, he grew up in the areas of Beverly and Oak Park, IL. He attended Oak Park River Forest High School where he served as co-captain of the football team. Soon after graduating he served in the Korean War. Eddie delivered medical supplies on the battlefield and was promoted to Sergeant 1st Class on the 38th parallel.

Upon return from service, Eddie managed the family motion picture theatre business. During this time, he earned a real estate brokerage license, picked up flying as a hobby, and earned a pilot’s license. Other hobbies included jogging, swimming, tennis, deep-sea fishing, and boating. He had a genuine love for art.

Eddie was an active investor and long-time member of the Chicago Athletic Association and prided himself in being an avid and dedicated athlete. He provided athletic routine advice to many including attorneys, judges, politicians, and professional football players. Other clubs Eddie belonged to and frequented were the Illinois Athletic Club, the Union League Club, and the Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club. He was a lifelong resident of Oak Park, IL and vacationed at his home on Lake Geneva. He also enjoyed vacationing and fishing with his family and friends in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Michigan. He was a dedicated family member and philanthropist. Eddie supported Catholic Charities, Big Sisters of Chicago, Providence St. Mel School, and other organizations.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to, Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654 or to Big Sisters of Chicago, PO Box 5728, River Forest, IL 60305

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Big Sisters of Chicago

PO Box 5728
River Forest, IL 60305

Catholic Charities

721 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
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