Russell A. Chorley, 87, of LaGrange Park, died Aug. 9, 2023.
Mr. Chorley was proud of his hard work in supporting his family. In his early years, he worked as head pasteurizer at Willow Farm Dairy in Brookfield. After serving as part owner of Riverside Mobil Gas Station, he worked for 17 years as the dock supervisor at Lyons Township High School’s South Campus in Western Springs, retiring in 1995.
He was the husband of Betty Ann Chorley (nee Komerska), his lifelong high school sweetheart of 68 years, whom he met at Farragut High School in Chicago; the father of Russell A. (Gina) Chorley Jr. and Jeffrey (Allison) Chorley; the grandfather of Amanda, Jessica (Brian), Katherine, Andrew (Kat) and Jennifer (JT); the brother of Margot, Lee (Joyce), the late Dennis and Edith; and the uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Services and interment are private. Interment is at Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien.
Memorials appreciated to Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care, 2800 Desplaines Ave., North Riverside, 60546
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.
Send sympathy cards to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o the Russell Chorley family.