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John J.NokesChicago Fire Dept. LogoNOKES

John J.Nokes, 69, of Chicago. Retired District Chief of C.F.D. Passed away July 19, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Beloved husband of Janice, nee Nixon. Loving father of  Andrea (Ben) Steed, Jacob, Kelly, Amy (Johnny)Bomar and Sean Nokes. Proud grandfather “Chief” of Ayla, Paxton, Annalis and Jaxen. Cherished  companion to his dogs “Duke”,  “Gibbs” and “Roxie” Many  years of service and mentorship with   CTA, CPS, CFD, as a NIPSTA instructor  and  AeroCare Organ Transport driver.  Longtime volleyball and football coach.

All services  private.

Memorials may be made in John’s name to:  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, at JDRF.org,   Dr Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research at Drsusanloveresearch.org,     Henry Schueler 41&9 Foundation at Henryschueler.org/donate. Arrangements entrusted to M J Suerth Funeral Home- Peter Heneghan director.  www.suerth.com