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Brian John McGarry


Brian John McGarry, age 55, of Lombard, IL. passed away surrounded by his loving family. He fought the good fight against liver disease with faith, courage and humor. Cherished husband of 29 years and very best friend of Susan (nee Piorkowski) McGarry. Loving and awesome father of Matt, Chris and Kevin McGarry. Devoted son of Earl (the late Lucille nee Younger) McGarry. Adored brother of Barb (Ken) Akison. Dear son-in-law of Stanley (the late Margaret) Piorkowski. Fond brother-in-law of Mary Kelly, Brian (Lynn) Piorkowski and Michael (Roberta) Piorkowski. Loving uncle of Tracy, Dan (Lauren), Kristyn and Austin Kelly, Katy (Tommy) Insley and baby, Kathy, Jenny, Jimmy and Melissa Piorkowski and Jessica (Brandon) Pechette. Caring nephew of Lester Misch, Ron Misch and Harold Mulcahy, godfather, cousin and special friend to many. Brian was a member of Local 399 International Union of Operating Engineers for 33 years. He loved his job and work family at Tishman-Speyer Properties where he was a stationary engineer for 23 years. Brian was blessed with a wonderful gift of life, having received a liver transplant 10 years ago. He was forever thankful to his donor, donor family and Dr. Jenson and dedicated medical staff for giving him the opportunity to share these years with his family and friends. Rest in God’s Hands, dear Brian, knowing that you will be forever remembered and forever loved.


Friends will be received at the Knollcrest Funeral Home 1500 S. Meyers Road (3 blks. S. of Roosevelt Road) Lombard on Friday December 4, 2009 from 3pm until 9pm. Funeral Saturday 9:15am from the funeral home to Christ the King Church in Lombard for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Thumbuddy Special P.O. Box 145, Downers Grove, IL. 60515 or Gift of Hope 660 N. Industrial Drive, Elmhurst, IL. 60126. Information at 630-932-1500.

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