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Edward James McDonald

April 24, 1952 ~ March 1, 2021 (age 68)


Edward McDonald, late of Tinley Park, formerly of Alsip, passed away March 1st, 2021, after an illness.  Beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Tyner) McDonald; devoted father of Steven (Jill), Kevin, Jeanette (Ted), Cyndi (Ralph) Paredes and Timothy (Heather).  Loving brother of Dolores (Roger) Pawlik, Patrick (Terri), Maryann, Maureen, Margaret (John) Karolczak and Mark (Ellen).  Dearest grandfather of Gavin, Brooklynn, Landon, Connor, Makenzie and Declan.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. 

Edward was a longtime director of operations at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.  He was extremely well-read, and enjoyed a myriad of interests including photography, SCUBA diving, motorcycling riding with his adored wife Cheryl, gardening and smoking fine cigars.  He prided himself on his sense of direction and was known to his family as a human GPS device.  He had a love of sunsets as evidenced by his many photographs, however, his love for his grandchildren brought him the most pleasure in life.  He adored them all and considered them to be his highest priority.

Visitation Thursday, March 4th from 3-8pm at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Ave. Tinley Park. Funeral Friday, with 9:15 prayers at the funeral home to St. George Catholic Church for a 10:00 Mass. Interment Good Shepherd.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Edward's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Info.: 708-781-9212.

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