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Jerome “Jake” PalumboPALUMBO

Jerome “Jake” Palumbo, 79, of the northwest side of Chicago. Beloved husband of 39 years to Anna Palumbo, nee Mueller. Loving father of Annette (Attilio), Angela (Jesus), Anthony (Kimberly) and Mario (Tracie). Proud grandfather of Amanda (Darell), Christina (Mauricio), Roque (Daniela), Paige, Elyssa, Jenna, Mia, Lyndsay, Ryan and the late Louie. Son-in-law of Katharina Mueller. Brother of Mary Ellen Demos and Homer (Lou) Hill. Brother-in-law  Robert (Rose), Kathy (the late Alan), Johnny, Christina (Sarge) and the late Steve. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Retired 30+ year employee of Chicago Park District. Working many years at Horner Park. Jerome always stressed the importance of family and love. He had a tremendous love for his wife, his family and friends, baseball and dogs. Over the course of his life, he went out of his way to help others and changed the courses of many lives for which he will always be remembered. Through coaching, casual conversation and the way he carried himself, he was able to touch many hearts and lead them into the right direction.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 7, 2018 at the M J Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago, Illinois 60631 from 4- 9 PM.  Funeral service will be held at funeral home Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Interment Irving Park Cemetery.  For further information 877-631-1240 or www.suerth.com.