Robert A. Rayner, 68, a resident of Oak Park, died on Jan. 30, 2012. A salesman for 40 years at Foresters Financial Services (IOF), he was the son of Lester and the late Vivian Rayner, the brother of the late Richard (Marion), and the companion of Helen Huffman.
Loretta Meyer Dillon, 90, a resident of Oak Park, formerly of Chicago, died at home on Feb. 6, 2012. Born in Chicago on June 9, 1921 to Arthur V. and Catherine Hannifin, she attended St. Luke School, Trinity High School and Rosary College.
Raymond F. LeFevour, 81, of Oak Park, died unexpectedly on Jan. 24, 2012. Born on June 30, 1930 in Chicago to John and Frances LeFevour, he was a graduate of St. Patrick High School and received a Master in Business Administration degree from DePaul University.
David Norris, 60, died on Jan. 29, 2012, surrounded by his family. Born on Sept. 8, 1951, to Edward and Margaret (Meany) Norris in Oak Park, he attended St. Giles Elementary School and continued his education at Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he was a standout athlete in football.
Steven Murchie Cahill, 70, of Branson, Mo., died on Jan. 24, 2012 after a long illness. Born on Jan. 29, 1941 in Chicago to Jeannette and Arthur Cahill, he spent his childhood in Hyde Park and River Forest. He attended Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he served on the Student Council.
Edward Charles Sheehan Jr., 73, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died of cancer on Jan. 19, 2012. The firstborn of five boys, he grew up in Oak Park and became a teacher. His work as swim coach at St. Philip High School led to producing swim shows when he founded Aqua Nuts.
Paul Gerhardt Grotelueschen, 84, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of River Forest, died at home on Dec. 20, 2011 after a brief battle with liver cancer. Born in Carlinville on Dec. 8, 1927 to Paul H. Grotelueschen, a Lutheran teacher and principal, and Esther Kuehnert Grotelueschen, he spent most of his youth in Wausau, Wis. He completed his last two years of high school at Concordia in River Forest.
Phil Chapman, aka "Dr. Phil, the House Doctor," 55, of Naperville, who regularly repaired and painted the homes of Oak Parkers, died on Jan. 18, 2012 of liver cancer. More than 100 homeowners in Oak Park were his regular customers for over 27 years, according to his wife, Nadine (nee Romano). He was known for his reasonable prices and cleverly worded flyers advertising "house calls."