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Derwinski, The Honorable Edward J. Loving husband of Bonnie Derwinski. Dearest Dad of Maureen (John) Quattrocki and Michael (Kim) Derwinski, and stepfather of Maggie Hickey (Tony Ashley) and Kevin (Javalen) Hickey. Proud DziaDza of Sarah and Michael Quattrocki, Natalie and Jacob Derwinski, Alexander and Avery Ashley and Declan Hickey. Fond brother of Bernadette (Joe) Ferrara, and the late Tom, Casimir, and Paul Derwinski. Dear Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Dear Friend to many. Ed served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1958-1959, member of the United States House of Representatives from the Illinois 4th Congressional District (1959-1983), appointed by President Reagan as Counselor to the State Department (1983-1986) and Under Secretary of State for the Security Assistance, Science and Technology (1987), and appointed by President George H. W. Bush as the First Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (1989-1992). Current and proud member of The Board of Directors Republic Bank. Visitation will be held at Michael Coletta Funeral Home, 544 W 31st Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616 on Friday, January 20, 2012 3-9pm. Family and Friends will meet at Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois 60608 for an 11:00am Mass on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Interment Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C. Memorials may be made to VITAS Innovative Hospice care 580 Waters Edge, Suite 100 Lombard, Illinois 60148, Paralyzed Veterans of America, www.pva.org or Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org. For information call (312)225-8500.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 19, 2012
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