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Joseph "Joe" Walsh

December 23, 1944 March 3, 2016
Joseph "Joe" Walsh
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Deacon Joseph A. Walsh, 71, passed away at home in River Forest on March 3, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Katherine, M.D.,; loving father of David (Danita), Laura (Michael) Stawczyk, Maureen (Eric) Hilquist, Matthew (Alex); cherished grandfather of nine; dear brother of Mary B. (Sam) Winklebleck, Clare (Norman) Sobiesk, Joanne Lovell, Kathleen, Sheila (Edward) Scanlan, Patrick (Betsy), Kevin (Jean), and Denis (Cecile); fond uncle of many. Joseph was a member of Ascension Parish, Oak Park, for 67 years, a graduate of Ascension School and St. Ignatius High School. He received his undergraduate from Loyola University, Chicago, and his masters degree from Loyola University School of Social Work and his doctorate in social work from UIC. He was Dean Emeritus of the Loyola University School of Social Work. He was ordained to the Diaconate of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2009. He was very active in Oak Park community affairs, past president of District 97 school board, a member of the Oak Park mental health board and volunteered in several organizations. Visitation Tuesday 3 to 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Friends and family will meet at Ascension Church, 801 S. East Ave., Oak Park on Wednesday for mass at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Chicago (littlebrotherschicago.org) are appreciated

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Visitation

Tuesday

8

Mar

3:00 PM 3/8/2016 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/8/2016 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

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

9

Mar

10:00 AM 3/9/2016 10:00:00 AM
Ascension Church

808 S. East Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304

Friends and Family are asked to please meet at church.

Ascension Church
808 S. East Ave. Oak Park 60304 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S Wolf Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S Wolf Rd Hillside 60162 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

355 N Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60607-1016
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