Frederick, James L. Age 65, at Peace in Christ December 7, 2012. Beloved husband of Therese "Terry" A. Frederick (nee Auda); loving father of Lindsay Euclide, Kristin (Chad) Yattaw and Brian Carr; dear grandfather of Connor James Frederick, Kyle Euclide, Ella Euclide, Alexis Carr, Chad Yattaw, Jr; and Angelo Yattaw; dear brother of Linda J. Frederick (Tony Sansone) and the late Ron Frederick. Jim earned his BA at Northeastern Illinois, where he also played football and earned his MS at the University of Oklahoma. During his long career as an educator, Jim taught at multiple levels, but found his passion teaching 8th grade students math and science for 35 years in District 130. Working as an educator, Jim received the National Science Foundation award, multiple listings in Who's Who in American Education and a Golden Apple nomination. Jim was also very proud of being the founder and operator of Tour Services, Inc.-Burr Ridge, IL for over 30 years. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network 425 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143 (www.giftofhope.org) would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, December 12th from 3 to 9 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison St, Willowbrook. Funeral service Thursday, December 13th, prayers 9:15 am at the funeral home proceeding to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church 701 Plainfield Rd, Darien, for Mass 10:00 am. Services will conclude at the church. Private family interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information: 630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Dec. 9, 2012