George R. Ceferin, age 72, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2000, formerly of Brookfield, IL and LaGrange, IL, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was born November 5, 1946 in Berwyn, IL. Beloved son of the late Victor and Mary (nee Jeras) Ceferin, loving brother of Jack V. Ceferin of Naperville and Victor R. (Rose) Ceferin of Mesa, AZ, adored uncle of Ray (Kathy) Ceferin, Mike (Gabby) Ceferin and Rose Marie (Jeremy) Kallevig, great-uncle of Alex and Ilianna Ceferin; Nikolas and Eva Ceferin. George was also preceded in death by his beloved Chihuahua mix, Buddy. George attended St. Barbara Grade School, Brookfield and St. Cletus Grade School, LaGrange. He was a 1964 graduate of Lyons Township High School and attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. George worked as a picker/packer for 17 years at Sanford Ink Company, Bellwood, IL, and was member of Temple Shalom Yisrael. in Rolling Meadows, IL. He was also a member of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship and enjoyed messianic jewish music. Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, September 10, 10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville. Future inurnment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to: Temple Shalom Yisrael, 2720 Kirchoff Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, (847) 488-1107.
Jeffery (Jeff) W. Cady
For many years, George, I had hoped to see you face to face and tell you how you have affected my life. You were one of those unassuming guys who didn't have a malice bent in your character, but were the butt of jokes and unkind comments that bordered on the cruel side of immature high school 'friends'. I was one who watched, laughed, and sometimes participated. I knew better but did not have the strength of character to call we tormentors to treat you with the respect you deserved. I had hoped to tell you at the 25th, unable to be at the 50th, and now I have forever lost the opportunity to apologize to you. The lessons impressed on me have made me realize the worth of all persons, especially those unlike myself.
Thank you, George.
Sincerely, Jeff Cady