John A. Dunlop

John A. Dunlop, 83, a longtime former resident of Riverside and retired police chief of LaGrange Park, died March 31, 2023.

Mr. Dunlop was born July 2, 1939 and most recently was a resident of Indian Head Park and Fort Myers, Florida.

After serving one year with the Illinois State Police, Mr. Dunlop served the village of LaGrange Park and the residents from 1961 until his retirement in 1995. He served on many boards and committees, particularly during his eight years as police chief, working to improve the lives of those in the LaGrange Park community.  

He was always looked up to in the village and throughout law enforcement and had received numerous awards and commendations for his service. He enjoyed taking his motorcycle for a ride, including as a member of the Blue Knights, travelling with Donna, and visiting the shores of Lake Michigan near Mackinac Island.

Mr. Dunlop is survived by his wife Donna (nee Prucha); his daughter, Laura (John) Buckley; his grandsons, John Richard Buckley (Christen Wesley) and Michael Andrew Buckley (Shuyan Zheng); two great-grandchildren, John Lucas and Eva Magdalena Wesley Buckley; his sister, Lenore (Herb) Lawrence; his niece Elizabeth Retke and nephew David (Dini) Lawrence. 

He is also survived by Donna’s children, Brian Dohney, Cory (Jimmy) Guttillo and the late Robert Dohney. He was Grandpa John to their children, Savanah, Alexis, Dakota, Kaylee, Sierra, Jimmy, Jake and Shyanne.  

Mr. Dunlop in death by his father, Andrew Patterson Dunlop, his mother, Beatrice (nee Jedlin) and his brother, James Douglas Dunlop.

Service and burial are private. 

Arrangements were handled by The Original Kuratko Family, Brian D. Kuratko, funeral director.