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Alex J. Gaines Jr.

May 7, 2022


Alex J. Gaines Jr., age 70, of Aurora IL, passed away on May 7th, 2022.

He was the loving husband of Janice M. nee Scanlon; beloved father of Stephenie (Donald) Castle, KT (Colleen) Gaines; cherished grampie of Jordan, Kyle, and Allie Castle; dear son of the late Alex J. Sr. and the late Jean Gaines; caring brother of Beatrice Gaines, the late Lyman, the late Samuel, and the late Rhonda; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear friend and son-in-law of Julie Scanlon.

Alex was a proud Navy Veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He grew up in Alabama and was a retired Journeyman Millwright. Alex started the Aurora Chapter of PFLAG.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 11th, from 4:00 until 9:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Lying-in-State will occur on May 12th at 10:00 AM, with a Funeral Service to follow, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 105 W. Maple, Lombard. Interment at a later date, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations to PFLAG DuPage, Aurora/Fox Valley Chapter, PO Box 1333 Wheaton, IL 60187, or A.D.O.P.T. Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment P.O. Box 2528 Naperville, IL 60567-2528, are appreciated.

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May 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

Lying in State
May 12, 2022

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Calvary Episcopal Church Lombard
105 W. Maple
Lombard, IL 60148

Funeral Service
May 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Calvary Episcopal Church Lombard
105 W. Maple
Lombard, IL 60148

May 13, 2022

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Illinois

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