Russell A. Chorley

Russell Chorley

Russell A. Chorley, age 87, of La Grange Park. Beloved husband of Betty Ann Chorley, nee Komerska his lifelong high school sweet heart of 68 years whom he met at Farragut High School, Chicago; loving father of Russell A. (Gina) Chorley, Jr. and Jeffrey (Allison) Chorley; devoted grandfather of Amanda, Jessica (Brian), Katherine, Andrew (Kat), Jennifer (JT); brother of Margot, Lee (Joyce), the late Dennis and Edith; uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Russ was proud of his hard work in supporting his family. Working in his early years as Head Pasteurizer at Willow Farm Dairy, Brookfield. After part ownership of Riverside Mobil Gas Station, he worked for 17 years as the Dock Supervisor at Lyons Township High School, South Campus, Western Springs, retiring in 1995.

Services and Interment Private.

Interment at Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, IL.

Memorials appreciated to Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care, 2800 Des Plaines Ave, North Riverside, IL 60546

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd.   Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Wendi Curtis condolence:

    Sending much love from Margo and Wendi. Mom would love to be there but health does not permit. She loved her brother very much and is praying for all the family

  2. Jim & Donna Hurley condolence:

    We are sorry for your loss. Jim worked with Russ at LTHS for years. He was a great guy. Our sympathy to Betty and family.

  3. Glen Klecka condolence:

    So sorry for the loss of a great man. I enjoyed working with both Russ and Betty back in 1988 to 1995 when they both left LTHS to enjoy retirement. Glad to learn he had a good number of years to enjoy not working and he had the love of his life Betty to enjoy them with. Rest in peace Russ, my sincere sympathy to all your family.

  4. Terrance bieniek condolence:

    The Chorley family
    My condolances

  5. Bill Pence condolence:

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Russ. He and Betty were dear friends of my parents, Bill and Rose Pence for many years. Dad loved to talk to Russ about the Blackhawks.
    Blessings to Betty, Russ, Jeff and the entire family.
    Bill Pence, Mike Pence and Lisa (Pence) Sandage

  6. Patricia Pence condolence:

    Betty and family,, I tried to call today…11/16/23…So sorry to hear of Russ’s death back in August. Yg Bill found out for me. Have missed our twice yearly get togethers. Praying that you are well as you grieve your Russ. God’s peace and comfort. Pat Pence.

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