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OBITUARIES:  (published Feb. 7, 2019)

John P. Hogan
John P. Hogan, 90, of Hinsdale passed away Feb. 3, 2019.
   He was born in 1928 in Butte, Mont., and was an electrical engineer who worked in aircraft manufacturing before retiring.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary T. Hogan; and his siblings, Margaret McGee, Daniel F. Hogan, M.D., and Eugene J. Hogan.
   He is survived by his siblings, George (Diane) Hogan and Judith (Wade) Pugh and many nieces and nephews.
   Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Isaac Jogues Building Fund, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale, IL 60521.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

William Bruce McCain
William Bruce McCain, 87, died peacefully Jan. 23, 2019. Bill was born in 1931 in Oak Park and lived in Hinsdale before retiring to Savannah, Ga.
   After graduating from Oak Park High School, he received a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering in 1953 from Illinois Institute of Technology. He served as an engineering instructor in the US Army at Ft. Belvoir, Va., from 1953-55. He married his beloved Susan Ann Elwell in 1961.
   He joined his family’s business, Chicago Machinery Laboratory, in 1953. After becoming president and CEO in 1969, he facilitated the company’s transition to McCain Manufacturing Corp. Active in the graphic arts industry, he traveled globally. As an inventor, he collaborated on more than 40 graphic arts machinery patents. He served as president of the National Printing Equipment and Supply Association, and as chairman of the Graphic Arts Show Company, he increased industry advocacy for smaller manufacturers.
   A longtime member of Grace Episcopal Church in Hinsdale, he served on the vestry, as junior and senior wardens and led the 1990 Rector Search Committee. He served on the Commission on Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
   Education was of lifelong importance to him. At University of Chicago, he served on the council on the Graduate School of Business. At Illinois Institute of Technology, he served as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and later as trustee, life trustee and trustee emeritus.
   His keen mind appreciated wittiness and took pleasure in wordplay with family and friends. An avid reader with wide-ranging interests, he enjoyed current events, mysteries, humor and history. He was a passionate golfer and lifelong wingshooting sportsman who held memberships at Duck Island Club, Forest City Gun Club, Hinsdale Golf Club, The Landings, Union League Club of Chicago and Social Studies Club of Hinsdale.
   He is survived by his wife, Susan Elwell McCain; his daughters, Heather McCain, Laurel (Bill) Haarlow and Catherine (Andy) Burgess; and his grandchildren, Alison and Lael Burgess and Bill, Ellie and Ann Haarlow.
   A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 W. Ridge Road, Savannah, Ga., with a reception following in the parish hall. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the William B. and Susan E. McCain Scholarship Fund, Illinois Institute of Technology, 10 W. 35th St., Suite 1700, Chicago IL 60616 or online at (online designation: McCain Scholarship), or to Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, (Memo: In Honor of Wm McCain), 3 West Ridge Road, Savannah, GA, 31411.
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   Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors in Savannah handled the arrangements.

Mary Ellen O'Hara
Mary Ellen “Honey” (Ryan) O’Hara, 94, of Hinsdale, formerly of River Forest and Oak Park, died Jan. 28, 2019.
   She was born in Chicago in 1924. Married to the late Richard “Dick” O’Hara for 62 years, they lovingly raised their large family of nine children. A graduate of Trinity High School and Rosary College in River Forest, she and her three siblings spent their early years living on a ranch in the Sonoran desert of Mexico. At age 13, the family returned to Oak Park, joining St. Giles Parish.
   Following graduation from Rosary, she worked as a social worker for Catholic Charities. After her children were grown, she worked as a teacher’s aide at St. Vincent’s Elementary School. As her children grew older, she was a favorite “Mom” with college dorm mates due to her famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies sent in care packages. Honey also found time to volunteer for St. Giles and St. Luke’s Parishes, including hosting many Sunday dinners for the parish priests. She also was a great advocate for the Dominican Nuns, her children’s teachers.    As a devoted Catholic, she served as a Eucharistic minister, attending Mass on a daily basis and included many in her prayers while praying the Rosary.
   She had a lifelong love of books and was always in a book club. An eclectic reader, she had a particular interest in history, with a focus on Irish history. She enjoyed playing bridge, and spending summers at the beach as a wonderful way to keep her children entertained while at the family cottage on Lake Michigan in Grand Beach, Mich.
Nature was very special to Honey and her way of finding peace from her busy days. Thunderstorms rolling through the tree tops at the cottage delighted her, and a visit to the Morton Arboretum for a few hours filled her soul.
   She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill (Jane) Ryan.
   She is survived by her children, Kate (Tim) Hemlock, Jan McNamara, Rick (Kathy), Terry (Sally), Madeleine Jordan, Bill, Mary Ellen (Dan) Duffy, Ray and Sharon (Dave) Habiger; her grandchildren, Elyse, Ian, Megan (Jeff), Sean (Alysha), Patrick (Audrey), Tim, Brendan (Britt), Colin, Leslie, Carey and Hannah; her great-granddaughter, Madeleine; and her siblings, Patricia (the late Bob) Liska and Larry (Nancy) Ryan.
   Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Road, Westchester.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Luke Church, 7600 Lake St., River Forest.
   Interment is at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824 or online at


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