Harry Edward Clow Sr., 78, died peacefully, surrounded by his children, on Nov. 19, 2020. He grew up in Oak Park and spent his youth on his family’s farm in Loyal, Wisconsin. A graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, class of 1961. After graduating from Wright Junior College, he worked as an accountant for the Forest Preserves for most of his career. The last several years of his life, he worked as a ticket seller for the Chicago Cubs. In his youth, he was incredibly proud to have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was also a Sea Scout. He was very handy and could fix just about anything, from cars to houses. He was a kind soul who attended every Catholic event of his family’s lives, including weekly Mass, despite not being Catholic.
Harry was preceded in death by Sally (Schaefer) Clow, his wife and best friend, as well as his parents George and Eva, and his brothers John and George III. An incredibly proud father and grandfather, he is survived by his children, Harry Jr. (Maura Harding), Colleen, Kevin (Jennifer Cote), Gabrielle, and Keldra (Mike) Rabichow and his grandchildren, Peter, Michaela, Harry III, Maeve, Richard, Sally, Anna, Betsy, and George Clow, Schaefer and Grace Estrada, Michael and Madeline Rabichow, and Alice Olsen. He is missed by all who knew him and were touched by his humor, generosity and kindness.
A private burial has been held.