Irv Studney, 98

Artist, Bronze Star WWII veteran

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Irvin J. Studney, 98, died peacefully at home on April 21, 2020. A World War II Army veteran and Purple Heart/Bronze Star recipient, he graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago on the GI Bill. Though a commercial artist by trade, his true loves were golf and fine art. He and his wife Peg were involved in theater groups early on and became longtime members of the Village Managers Association. 

After raising seven children, he spent his later years delighting grandchildren with art classes, sleepovers and trips down memory lane. The finale to his 66 years on the 800 block of Clinton occurred Friday when his wonderful neighbors appeared on their walkways to honor him as he proceeded up the block one final time. He will be dearly missed.

Irv Studney was the husband of the late Marguerite (Peg); the father of Peter (Peggy), Therese (Robert) Kane, Paul, Mark, Thomas, and the late Michael and Philip Studney; grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 1; and brother of the late Gladys Condos.

Services were held, with interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

Donations in Irv's name may be made to the Oak Park Art League, 720 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302, or Ascension Church, 807 S. East Ave., Oak Park 60304.

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