Paul B. Kilkelly

August 13, 1930January 18, 2022
Obituary of Paul B.  Kilkelly


Marsh Funeral Home

Paul B. Kilkelly, (August 13, 1930) a proud lifelong Waukegan resident went peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 18, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Joan M. Kilkelly (nee Hrovatin), Father of 5 beautiful daughters: Kathleen M. Kilkelly, Karen A. Kilkelly Nawrot, Joannie M. Kilkelly Laity (Michael), Janet E. Kilkelly (Larry Kilbane) and Kristine M. Kilkelly (Mark Walsh), Adored Grandfather to Brian Paul Kilkelly (Nancy Calhoun), John Paul Kilkelly Walker, Lauren E. Kilbane, Margaret C. Kilbane. Cherished Great-Grandfather to Eric Calhoun Kilkelly.  Favorite Brother to Colleen Hines. Admired Brother-in-law to Janet Meyer, Loved Uncle to nieces; Mary Hines, Margaret Hines, Amy Hines Maki (Jake) and nephews Paul Hines, John Meyer (Sue), Joseph Meyer. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, the Honorable Judge Paul C. Kilkelly and Charlotte Kilkelly (Duggan), Mother-in-law, Marion (Eade) Hrovatin, Father-in-law John Hrovatin, Son-in-law Chuck Nawrot, nephews Jerry Meyer, John Hines Jr. and brothers-in-law Guy R. Hrovatin, John Hines and Ben Meyer. Paul was always working, even past retirement. He devoted 35 years of service to Abbott Laboratory (HPD) and 28 years to Marsh Funeral Home (Dignity). He was also a member of The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) at the age of 17 years. He was Lake County’s favorite bartender for over 65 years working at Swedish Glee Club & Bonnie Brook Golf course, Waukegan among others. He was a student at Loras College in Dubuque, IA until he met his future wife, Joan Hrovatin. They had a beautiful life together and a marriage that lasted 71 and a half years. Paul and Joan had many adventures, traveling across the world with their family and friends.  Paul loved games and was a longstanding member of the American Cribbage Congress. He played regularly, twice a week, and participated in countrywide tournaments and some internationally. Paul always traveled with a deck of cards and a cribbage board. He shared his love of games with his daughters; teaching them all and enjoyed so many afternoons of cards and dominos with his girls.  Quality time spent with his wife, daughters, grandchildren and friends were the best part of Paul’s life. All who knew him considered him a man of integrity, compassion, generosity, kindness, and wisdom. Paul will be missed terribly. The Kilkelly Family wishes to thank the caring staff at The Sheridan at Green Oaks, Lake Bluff and Kindred Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please donate, in Paul’s name, to your favorite charity. A visitation for Paul will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 where funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 26th at 11 AM. Interment at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, IL. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Kilkelly family.

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