Baccash, Julia Smucker Age 64, of Chicago, died on March 30, 2013 surrounded by her husband and three children. Julie was born in Champaign, IL, grew up in Evanston, IL and Goshen, IN and spent the majority of her adult life in Evanston, IL. She attended Goshen College and Northwestern University, where she received an MAT. Julie loved and cared for her family, including her husband of 39 years. With an easy, beautiful laugh, a spirit for adventure, and a generous heart, she lived a full life. She especially enjoyed being with her husband, children and grandchildren, working in the garden and traveling with her family. Julie was the beloved wife of Michael Baccash; loving mother of Laura, Jonathan (Sophia) and Mary (Kerri); grandmother of Michael Brody, Katherine and Genevieve; sister of Jon, Elaine, Mark, Mary, Paul and the late Ernest. Visitation is Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. at Winnetka Covenant Church, 1200 Hibbard Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091. Interment is at Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Please make checks payable to "Northwestern University" and mail to Ms. Terri Dillon, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 420 E. Superior St., Rubloff Building, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611. Memorial gifts may also be made online at https://www.give-northwestern.org/donate with designation to the Lurie Cancer Center General Gifts Fund. Info: 847-675-1990 or www.donnellanfuneral.com
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Apr. 2, 2013