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John “Brian” Sears

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:14 a.m. CDT

WILMINGTON, Ill. — Mr. John “Brian” Sears, 38, of Wilmington, Ill., and formerly of Woodridge, Ill., lost his battle with throat cancer on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born Oct. 6, 1974, in Hinsdale, Ill., Brian is a son of David and Mary Anne Kelly-Sears. He was raised and educated in the Woodridge and Bolingbrook area, and graduated from Downers Grove South High School with the Class of 1992. Brian was employed at Chicago Aerosol Company in Coal City. He enjoyed football and was an avid Chicago Bears fan.

Survivors include his parents, David and Mary Anne Sears. and one brother, David (Jennie Yanke) Sears Jr., all of Wilmington; one sister, Christine (Clifton) Williams of North Aurora, Ill.; aunts and uncles Constance (Phil) Schwartz of New York, Catherine (Gus) Baffa of New Hampshire, Katherine (the late John) Kelly of Massachusetts, and Veronica Dwyer of New York; one niece, Madison; and two nephews, Kordell and Quintyn.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 11, from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7:30 p.m. in Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois 113), Coal City. The Rev. Robert Noesen from Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Coal City will officiate.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Brian’s name to the American Cancer Society.

Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes Ltd. in Coal City. For additional information, call (815) 634-2125.

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