A celebration of Val Camilletti's life

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Friends and family of Camilletti gathered at FitzGerald's nightclub in Berwyn on Sunday, Sept. 16, to celebrate Camilletti's life.

Oak Parker Andy Mead, a longtime friend of Camilletti, a former store employee, and a current Wednesday Journal employee, said about 300 people attended the event, which raised about $4,000 for Val's favorite local causes: the Animal Care League of Oak Park, MusiCares and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Performers and specials guests included XRT DJ Terri Hemmert, The What 4, Expo 76, Ian Leith, Falling Stars, Beatle-leles and Live To Sing, a 50-plus member choir, which surrounded the crowd to sing Val's favorite choral piece.

"It was an amazing gathering and celebration," Mead said. "Val always welcomed kids, artists, musicians, pet owners, misfits, and we were all there Sunday — as was she — she was in the room."

Email: tim@oakpark.com

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Meg Herman from River Forest  

Posted: September 20th, 2018 4:40 PM

The groups mane is Sing to Live, not Live to sing. The group which is made up of breast cancer survivors, and those who support them, Performs cool pop music 10/21 at Pilgrim Church in Oak Park and 10/20 on Glenview.

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