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Joseph C. Scully

September 7, 1940 October 15, 2016
Joseph C. Scully
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Joseph C. Scully, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Lakeside, Michigan on Saturday, October 15. He was born September 7, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Nora and Clare Scully. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Judy, his five children Julie, JoEllen, Elizabeth, Kirk, and Katie, his three sons-in-law Pat, Jeff, and Chris and his nine grandchildren, who he adored, Erinn, Joe, Caroline, Jack, Amelia, Charlotte, Natalie, Jackson, and Quinn. He is survived by his brother Edward and preceded in death by his sisters, Roseanne Reid and Margie Griesmer. Joe was the favorite uncle of many nieces and nephews and was a devoted, loyal friend to many.Joe received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago. He was an active member of the Loyola community and of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Joe was a member of the Loyola University Board of Trustees for nine years and supported the university’s commitment to provide scholarships to Arrupe College and Loyola University students. Joe was President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Paul Federal Savings Bank and was a man dedicated to the advancement of fair housing practices in Chicago and Oak Park during his professional career. He served in leadership positions on numerous community boards including Link Unlimited, Austin Career Education Center, Oak Park Housing Center and CARA, He was quiet, unassuming and unafraid to take unpopular stands for equality and justice. Always up for a new adventure, and as a long-time movie enthusiast, Joe purchased the Vickers Theatre in Three Oaks, Michigan after he retired from banking. For over 43 years, Joe suffered with Parkinson’s Disease and was an inspiration to all who knew him, family members and friends. He never let let the disease define who he was. His strength, courage and good humor served him well as the disease progressed and challenged his quality of life. He was an avid golfer and loved nothing more than spending time on the golf course with family and friends. Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park, Illinois. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 20, 11:00 am at Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., Oak Park, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Scully’s name may be made to Arrupe College, Loyola University, Chicago. Joe’s life could be summed up with the famous quote: “Try hard to leave the world a little better than you found it.” This is Joe Scully’s legacy.

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3:00 PM 10/19/2016 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/19/2016 8:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Service




11:00 AM 10/20/2016 11:00:00 AM
Pleasant Home

217 Home Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Pleasant Home
217 Home Ave. Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Arrupe College, Loyola University of Chicago

820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

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