OBITUARY

Andrew Ross Staller

February 23, 1956October 11, 2020

Andrew (Andy) Ross Staller, adored husband to Sharon Staller; devoted father to his son Aaron Staller and late daughter Rebecca Staller; as well as stepson, Randy Aitken (Paula); step daughters Jennifer Baker (Will) and Kendra Haviland (Ryan); stepson Timothy Boatman; loved grandfather to Morgan Hudson as well as eleven step grandchildren; treasured son to his late mother, Barbara Greenburg and late father, Martin Staller; cherished by many others both family and friends alike, passed on October 11th, 2020 at age 64.

Andrew dedicated himself to healing others. For the majority of his career, he worked as a registered nurse in the ER at Ravenswood hospital in Chicago, as a psychiatric nurse at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and as head nurse at Edgewater hospital in Chicago teaching and developing proper training for dialysis. Moving on to ensure exceptional care is being taken for patients, he began to inspect hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices for IDPH then ultimately, prior to his retirement, he focused that care as Director of Patient Safety at the Good Sheppard Hospital in Crystal Lake.

Throughout his life, Andrew exhibited and shared patience, kindness, generosity, care, delight, knowledge, charity, tenderness, empathy, support, and above all else, love. Putting others’ feelings and comforts above his own always, Andrew was the first person you’d want to bring either triumph or tragedy to as he was the first person to offer his congratulations, advice, or even simply an ear to listen.

Andrew loved family, literature, music, cooking, fishing, and the Packers. With pride, he wore his affection openly never trying to hide it.

A private memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 15th 2020 to honor and commemorate Andrew’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the national institute of mental health (NIMH) organization or another mental health organization of your choice.

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Karla Christianson

October 19, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Andy at Good Shepherd hospital in Barrington IL. He was a gentle and soft spoken man with a huge heart for kindness and consideration of others. I send my deepest condolences to his family and others that had the privilege of knowing Andy. Fondly and with sympathy . . .

Susan Marschall

October 18, 2020

It was truly a pleasure and honor to know and work with Andy at Good Shepherd Hospital. His knowledge, teaching style and expertise in patient safety was second to none. Rest In Peace Andy. Your life was a blessing.

Charlotte Dioguardi

October 18, 2020

Andy was the kindest and sweetest man. I am glad I had the honor of working with him for so many years at Good Shepherd. He will missed.

Nancy Karijolich

October 18, 2020

I was lucky to have the pleasure of knowing Andy at Good Shepherd Hospital. He was always smiling and kind!
May God Bless your family.

Mary Sue Fidale

October 18, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences re. The loss of Andy..I worked with him at Good Shepherd Hospital. I did not work closely but I always remember him being very nice.
Sincere condolences to all.
Mary Sue Fidale, RN

Renee Norbeth

October 17, 2020

I worked with Andy while I was at Good Shepherd. I will remember his kindness and knowledges he shared. Rest In Peace .

Stephanie Farley

October 17, 2020

Dearest Andy, thank you again for the amazing son that you created. Aaron truly is you. You passed on the qualities of compassion, honor and love to your son. And he shows those to every person he meets. We are so grateful to have him as part of our "chosen family." He is and always will be Uncle Aaron to our children and Cory's and my best friend. We adore him; our children adore him. You created one amazing human and we are grateful to you for that. You will be missed, but I know without doubt, that your legacy will continue through Aaron.
To Aaron- You ARE our family and we send our deepest condolences to you. I made a promise to Papa Staller that we will take care of you and that promise will remain forever. We are here to walk this journey with you. Your dad instilled so many amazing qualities and characteristics in you that the world is a better place, our world is a better place, because you are in it. The impact you have on us: the love you show to our family and our kids- it's rare to find friends like that and we have your dad to thank for creating such a fine human! You mean the world to us and we love you with all our hearts. Love, The Farleys

Kelly Blair

October 17, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of Andys passing. I had the privilege of working with him at Good Shepherd Hospital. He was a kind soul and always put others first. He had a wonderful sense of humor and we laughed a lot. You have my deepest heartfelt condolences. He will be missed and I pray you all find peace in the coming weeks and months ahead. God Bless.

Naomi Scianna

October 17, 2020

I worked with Andy when he was the Patient Safety Manager at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. He is responsible for introducing me and many others to patient safety! He lived the Advocate Behaviors of Excellence. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing but I will cherish the memories and opportunity to know him. My deepest sympathy to Andy’s family during this difficult time.

Wendy Pinkowski

October 16, 2020

I worked with Andy on the Safety Committee at Good Shepherd Hospital. It was fun bouncing ideas off each other. He made us feel comfortable and valued our opinion as he was dedicated to that program. It was a pleasure to serve alongside him. My sincere deepest sympathy goes to his family.

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