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Joseph F. Desmond

March 24, 1923 March 26, 2012
Joseph F. Desmond
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Obituary for Joseph F. Desmond

Chicago - Joseph F. Desmond, 89, of Chicago, died Monday, March 26, 2012, in Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights. Born March 24, 1923, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Theresa (Fau) Desmond. Graduated from Lindbloom Technical High School, Chicago, in 1941, served in the U.S. Army, during WWII, and received his engineering degree at Northwestern University in 1948. Joe married Lu Ann S. Schwartz on September 9, 1950, in Evanston. His career of engineering served multiple industries, including food, the U.S. space program, printing, pharmaceuticals, and electronics. He enjoyed playing golf.

Joe is lovingly survived by his children, Nancy (Robert Linden) Desmond of Washington, D.C., Thomas Desmond of Chicago, Peter (Debra) Desmond of Chicago, and William (Barbara Durso) Desmond of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Brian and Carrie Desmond, both of Chicago, and Frances and Molly Desmond, both of Dallas. Predeceased by his parents and wife, Lu Ann, on July 18, 1998.

Funeral Information

Service at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time; Pastor Tim Spickler, of New Life Bible Church, will officiate. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica.

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