Jeroma W. Whitebread
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Jerome W. Whitebread

Jerome (Jerry) William Whitebread, 92, a proud U.S. Marine veteran, of Burr Ridge, Il, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joan (nee Rumbyrt) Whitebread of 68 years and children: Gary (Bridgette) Whitebread and Jodi (John) McDonald. He was the cherished grandfather of Hillary Morrow, the late Jeffrey (Melissa) Whitebread, Erin (Luke) Goodwin, the late Brian Whitebread; as well as great-grandfather to Mia, Casey and Lyla Whitebread; Grant, Kellan and Eve Goodwin.

Jerry was an avid golfer who enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends. Earlier in life, he spent many weekends calling square dances and excelled both on the dance floor and on roller skates. He enjoyed following all the Chicago sports teams but was a devoted fan of the Blackhawks. He told many a tall tale with a twinkle in his bright blue eyes of harrowing Hawks games at the old Chicago Stadium.

Jerry loved life and when meeting him, he made you feel as though you were a dear old friend. He was welcoming, gracious, had a great sense of humor, and knew how to make an entrance. His smile and good nature will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Interment private. A memorial donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home at 708-352-6500 or HJFunerals.com, where online condolences may be made.



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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Dec. 17, 2020.
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