OBITUARY

John A. Sivright

January 26, 1929March 24, 2019

Sivright, John A.

Chicago civic leader & banking executive, John A. Sivright, died March 24, 2019 in Glenview IL. He was 90. Mr. Sivright served in senior roles at the Harris Bank, during his 40 year career there. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1950. Upon then entering the US Marine Corps, Mr. Sivright served in Korea, and later retired in the rank of Captain. During his business career, he served as a Director of Maytag Corp., President of the Economic Club of Chicago, President of the Chicago Youth Centers, and Governing Member and Honorary Trustee of the Shedd Aquarium. Mr. Sivright was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Marion Smith Sivright. Mr. Sivright is survived by 3 children: John Sivright, Jr. of Drakes Island Maine, Scott Sivright of Glenview Illinois, and Barb Sivright Costin of Powell Ohio. He also is survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Midwest Chapter, 1800 N. Maine Street, Suite 125, Wheaton, IL 60187, or to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA, 22172. A Memorial Service will be held 5:00 pm Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Glen View Club, 100 Golf Road, Golf, IL 60029. A Celebration of Life Party will immediately follow the memorial service at the Glen View Club. Interment Private. For information, please contact Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home at 847-251-8200.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Party Saturday, April 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

John A. Sivright

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Christine Nevins

March 28, 2019

I loved taking care of this special man, it was always a joy to see him, he will be missed!

Deborah Ecker

March 27, 2019

To John Sivright's family,
As you all know, another aspect of your father's life was his residence at Bayou West. He was on the Board of Directors, indeed its President, for many years. Besides his official role he was an anchor of wisdom when the various issues arose about condo affairs. All respected him for his kindness . He was caring and loving of your mother and of all of you.
We all have so many memories of him in his prime years.
My best wishes to all of you.
Debby Ecker
PS I am now living in a retirement facility in Concord, MA.

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FROM THE FAMILY