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Services set for Richard Jonas, 79

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Richard E. Jonas, age 79 of Chicago Heights, Ill., passed away Saturday July 9, 2011 at his home.

He was born to Frank and Helen Jonas in Hammond, Indiana on December 13, 1931.

He attended Indiana University where he received his degree in Accounting in 1959.

He was employed as the Accounting Supervisor at American Maize Products in Hammond from 1963 until his retirement.

Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war from 1952-1954.

He is survived by his children Ken (Karla) Biesboer of Chesterton, Cheryl (Chuck) Hood of Westville, grandchildren Nicole (Jason) Moloney of Chesterton, Cami and Jonathan Hood of Westville, and Darci Hall of Chesterton, great-grandchildren Iain, Ben, Raif and Kaiti.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Chad Hall.

Richard loved baseball and college basketball. He was an avid Chicago White Sox and Indiana University fan.

Visitation will be held at Castle Hill Funeral Home in Calumet City Illinois on Friday, July 17, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m.



Posted 7/13/2011