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John R. Buckley


John R. Buckley, age 67, suddenly, of Riverside. Beloved husband of Sandra (nee Weinstein). Loving father of Deputy Fire Chief RFD John (Laura) Buckley, Deputy Fire Chief/Ofc. RFD/LPD Matthew (Jenny) Buckley, Christopher, Megan, Joseph (Holly) Buckley, Cicero FD Noah (Jen) Buckley and Sarah (Mike) Smith. Dear grandfather of John Richard, Michael, Timothy, Ryan, Ava, Amanda, Patrick and Lorelei. Fond brother of Mary Jo (Jim) Boland and the late Kathleen (Tom) Nolan.


John was an active attorney for the State of Illinois as a hearing officer for the Department of Children and Family Services and former attorney with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office for many years. Proud member of the American Bar Association and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Loyal volunteer at Loyola University Medical Center for the last ten years.


Family and friends will be received at the Ivins Funeral Home 80 E. Burlington Road, Riverside on Thursday July 9, 2009 from 3pm until 9pm. Funeral Friday 9:30am from the funeral home to St. Mary Church in Riverside for a 10am Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lyric Opera of Chicago Attn: Donor Records 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite #860, Chicago, IL. 60606 would be appreciated.

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