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Clara Isaacs

February 6, 1930 January 20, 2021
Clara Isaacs
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Clara Isaacs, 90, of Franklin Park, passed away peacefully the morning of January 20, 2021. She loved and she was loved. Clara’s life was her family and friends.

She loved to be called Grandma and was naturally adopted by many as their own Grandma. She didn’t care what she was doing so long as she was with family or friends. Every and any invitation or activity was accepted with joy. She never wanted to miss a thing.

She appreciated the little things in life: sweets (especially her daughter Sandra’s), the flowers in her garden, a phone call from family, beloved nightly rosary group, and her círculo de oración. Every night as she fell asleep, she would contemplate what had gone well that day, grateful for every little thing.

Clara used her tremendous energy to do the things that were important to her, such as care for her grandchildren. She wrote beautiful letters to the editor of the Chicago Tribune about things that mattered to her and she felt strongly about. To the very end, she was open to learning and trying new things.

Her favorite section of the library was the comparative religion section. She loved the idea that everyone could have something they believed in.

In her work, in the accounting department of Otis Elevator, she was happy, grateful, and loyal, doing her very best and treated the company as if it were her own, motivated not by money but by strong, unwavering principles.

She was brave, able to accept with grace and dignity those things she could not change, and in the end, she was fearless, peaceful and happy.

Clara was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, George Isaacs. She was loved by her children James (Julia), Richard (Cory), Marti LaManna (Joe), Sonia (Mark Diller), and Sandra Echeverría (Eduardo), her grandchildren, Anthony Bongiorno (Danielle), Daniel Bongiorno (Tiffany), Alexandra, Brian, David, and Amalea, her great grandchildren, Camden Bongiorno, Aubrey Bongiorno, and Anthony Bongiorno, her extended family, and countless friends from church, especially Artemio, Angelica and their families.

The family will be holding a private service and mass at her beloved St. Gertrude’s Church. We will hold a celebration of her life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Clara would have loved that you cherish your family and friends. She will be missed and will live on forever in our hearts.

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