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James E. Augustyn

September 24, 1951 — October 9, 2016

James (Jim) E. Augustyn, 65, of Chicago, Il, passed away suddenly on Sunday October 9, 2016 in a community park near his home. He was born in Chicago to Edward J. and Theresa J. (Kopera) Augustyn. He is survived by his mother, Theresa, of Chicago; sister, Donna (Patrick) Augustyn-Sloan of Lacon, IL. Jim is also survived by nieces and nephews, Samantha, Joseph, Bonnie, Christopher, Sara, Theresa and Anne, two great nephews, a great aunt and cousins. He was godfather to Samantha and Adam. He was a colleague and friend to Maria Romero and Guadalupe Martinez. He is preceded in death by his father and sister, Jeanne. Jim graduated from Georgetown University in 1973. He has a master’s degree from Catholic University in Washington and a juris doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in 1985. He was a person of personal conviction and kindness. Jim was a lover of the arts and read voraciously. Though he asked for help reluctantly, he gave it abundantly. He operated a law practice for over 30 years. He studied abroad in Spain and was bilingual in Spanish and English. He was the caregiver for his parents for over 20 years. All who knew and loved him witnessed his generosity in helping others. Funeral Monday October 17, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. from Richard Modell Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5725 S. Pulaski Rd. to Queen of the Universe Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Sunday October 16, 2016 from 2- 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be offered to the Parkinson’s Foundation or charity of choice. (773)767-4730 or www.rjmodellfh.com
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