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John Robert Burgess

January 15, 1964 - August 13, 2010

CHICAGO – John Robert Burgess, 46, of Chicago died Friday, August 13, 2010 at his home. He was born January 15, 1964.

John is survived by his parents Linda and John Burgess of Springfield; his father, Robert Lescaleet of Arlington Heights; 2 brothers, Mark Burgess and Brett (Phoebe) Burgess both of Springfield; his Partner, Victor Salguero of Chicago; his grandmother, Virginia Lescaleet of Bath, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was of the Catholic Faith. He graduated from Sacred Heart Grade School in 1978, Griffin High School in 1982 and he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts & Philosophy degree from Cardinal Glennon College in St. Louis in 1986. He worked many years in graphic design and most recently he was employed in the service industry. John has been a resident of Chicago for 25 years.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5-7p.m., Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with a memorial service held at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Peter Harman officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 20, 2010 at Rochester Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Church or St. Martin de Porres Center.

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