John “Jack” Arthur Kelly, 74, of West Chicago, IL, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Jack was the loving husband of Marilyn Hanna Kelly; dear father of Carol (Felipe) Chavez and Erin Kelly;
devoted grandfather of Jonathan (Samantha), Michael (Xenthia), and Nicholas Chavez; and greatgrandfather of Madeline Chavez. He is survived by his sisters; Joyce Ethington and Jane Kelly.
Visitation will be held at Williams-Woodward Funeral Home, 820 Pine St., in West Chicago, on Sunday July 29 from 2-6 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m on Monday, July 30, at St. Mary’s Church in West Chicago. Please meet at church.
Jack, originally from Moline, IL, graduated from Alleman High School. From there he went on to get his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University and then earned a Ph.D. in
chemistry from Oklahoma State University. His career of over 40 years as a research chemist specializing in industrial water treatment was renowned, and his expertise was sought out world wide.
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