Raymond N. Saavedra, age 91, of Elmhurst, formerly of Glen Ellyn and Lombard, passed away December 17, 2020.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 22nd from 4 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 23rd with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home proceeding to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.
Raymond was the beloved husband of the late Patricia nee Kett; loving father of Laura (Daniel) Stratton of Addison, Michael of Lisle, Daniel R. (Ingrid) of VA, and Lizabeth of Forest Park; cherished grandfather of Katie (Adam) Abdul-Haqq of Hampshire, IL, Kristin (Brian) O’Neill of Utah, Kari (Ethan) Kelly of Villa Park, Daniel T. of VA, Ana Maria of VA, Sara of VA, Gabriela of VA; great-grandfather of 6; dear brother-in-law of Dorothy Kett of Lisle, Rosemary DeWitt of N.J. He had many other relatives.
Raymond grew up at the Mercy Home for Boys. He graduated from Old St. Pat's High School in Chicago. Raymond was a Korean War Era Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.
He and Patricia married in 1958. They lived in Lombard from 1960- 2006. Raymond lived in Glen Ellyn from 2006 -2016, and then moved to Elmhurst.
Raymond was a member of Sacred Heart Church and sang in the Sacred Heart Choir. He worked as an underwriter for USF&G and worked as a broker for Jackson National Life Insurance Company.
Raymond was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion in Addison. He participated in the Cursillo Movement of the Joliet Diocese. He was a volunteer at the St. Pat’s Soup Kitchen in Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, are appreciated.
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Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
8430 S. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60631