James R. Spolar, 87, of Plainfield and formerly of Ft. Meyers, Florida, and Lyons, died on Sept. 8, 2016. 

Born on Nov. 19, 1928, he was the fire chief for the village of Lyons from 1958 to 1985. He was a member of the Association of Fire Chiefs, Illinois Professional Firefighter Association and past member of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association. 

Mr. Spolar was a founding member of the Central Cook and DuPage Mutual Aid Association and the Lyons Cadet Program. 

He is survived by his wife, Lois (nee Narowski); his children, Debra (Steven) Saterfield, Karen (Edward) Shallcross, Linda (Tim) Feeney, James and Sandra; his brother, Tom; and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his other siblings. 

Services have been held. Memorial donations are appreciated to the Village of Lyons Fire Department.

Kopicki’s Tower Home for Funerals, Lyons, handled arrangements.

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