Timothy W. Gawron

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Timothy W. Gawron, age 60, of Westchester; loving brother of Susan (Arthur) Landen, Carla (Ronald) Bolz, Paul Gawron, and the late Ellen N. Gawron; dear uncle of Sheridan Cuddy; dear great uncle of Brenden Cuddy; After Graduation from Smith College with a Master’s Degree In Social Work, Tim was a psychiatric social worker for Community Family Services in Western Springs from 1978 to 1982. In 1982, he became the Assistant Clinical Professor for Pediatric and Genetics Counseling at the University of California Irvine College of Medicine. He also served as the Chief Social Worker and the Director of Education for that program. From 1987 to 1995 he was the Director of Social Medicine for Kaiser Permanente. In 1995, Tim returned to Illinois and became the Project Director for the Community Wraparound Initiative, a federally funded demonstration grant in Lyons, Riverside and Proviso Township. With the successful completion of the grant, Tim served as the Manager for Quality Improvement and Applied Research at the Illinois Department of Mental Health, Office of Mental Health. In 2004, Tim accepted a position with the Department of Children and Family Services as Statewide Administrator for Behavioral Health. Tim was also a nationally renowned consultant, providing expertise though the Center for Mental Health Services, Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health. Visitation Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 8:45 A.M. to 9:15 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 A.M. to St. Cletus Church, La Grange; Mass 10 A.M. Interment Private St. Marys Cemetery, Elizabeth, IL. In lieu of flowers Memorials to Timothy W. Gawron Memorial Fund for Children appreciated. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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