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Passing of Park Commissioner Jim Duffy

March 26, 2018 – It’s with a very heavy heart and extreme sadness to notify the Woodridge Community of the recent passing of long-time Woodridge Park District Commissioner Jim Duffy.

Commissioner Duffy was elected to the Woodridge Park District Board of Park Commissioners in 1987 after spending several years with the Woodridge Soccer Association. Commissioner Duffy recently celebrated his 30th anniversary as a park commissioner.

Park Board President Fred Hohnke stated, “Commissioner Duffy was a dedicated and passionate advocate for parks and recreation whose personal mission was to ensure every Woodridge resident had a park within walking distance of their home. His contributions to the Woodridge Park District and Community will live on for generations to come.”

Commissioner Duffy was also a staunch supporter to enrich the overall quality of life for all Woodridge residents through parks and recreation which was evident by his commitment to continually develop and improve all parks, facilities, programs and services, which included but was not limited to the development of: several neighborhood parks, Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, Orchard Hill Park Sports Field Complex, Janes Avenue Park Renovations and Skateboard Facility Addition, Hobson Corner Park Aquatic Splash Pad, Community Center Administrative Office and Program Space Addition, the Athletic Recreation Center (ARC) and so much more.

Executive Director Mike Adams stated, “We all will truly miss his insights, passion, and leadership as a park commissioner, mentor and most of all as a dear friend. Commissioner Duffy has definitely left his mark on Woodridge, leaving the community in a significantly better place than when he found it.”

Thoughts and prayers for Jim, his wife Judi and his family are appreciated. Rest in Peace!

Visitation Thursday (March 30, 2018) 3 to 9 p.m. at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home 5015 Lincoln Avenue; Lisle, IL (Rt. 53 , south of Odgen/ Rt. 34). Funeral Friday (March 31, 2018) 10:15 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home to Peace Lutheran Church, 21W500 Butterfield Rd. Lombard, IL for 11am Service. Interment Lisle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago at 17 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60602 would be appreciated.

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