Jean-Jacques (JJ) Chevron, of Chicago and formerly Oak Park, died on Bastille Day, July 14, 2018. Born on March 31, 1979, he was an Oak Park and River Forest High School and University of Illinois Chicago graduate. JJ was a world-traveler and adventurer, an accomplished linguist who spoke Spanish, French and Mandarin, a wonderful cook, a Tae Kwon Do black belt, a salsa dancer, loved children and the elderly, funny, an expert charade actor, and had a luminous smile.
JJ Chevron was the son of Leslie Burns and Jacques (Peggy) Chevron; the brother of Julia Chevron, Peter (Astrid Allen) Grimes and Amanda (Matt) Swiderski; the second son of Susan and John Zaruba; the uncle of Lucy Mandel and Sage and Saffi Grimes; the grandson of Robert N. Burns; the nephew of Robert B. (Jacque) Burns, Bruce (Kim) Burns, Scott (Laura Fallon) Burns, Diana McDevitt, Elizabeth and Caroline Chevron; cousin to many in Idaho, Washington, France, and Belgium.
A tribute to JJ’s life will be announced in September. Now you may navigate the galaxies, beloved and psychic son, free from anxiety or pain.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to NAMI, P.O. Box 49104, Baltimore, Maryland 21297.