Obituary for Bill Kashul | Ryan-Parke Funeral Home


Bill Kashul

October 7, 1933 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 84)
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Bill Kashul. Age 84 of Park Ridge, IL and Park city, Utah. Loving husband of the late Christine, nee Karnazes. Loving father of Bill (Karen), Steve (Cindy), Tom (Mary), Deborah (Brian) Kracik, Laura, and Susie (Carl) Moellenkamp. Devoted grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather of 4. Dear brother of Olga, Marie and the late Leona and Emilie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, February 8, 3-8 p.m. at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. Funeral Friday, 12 noon from funeral home to St. Paul of the Cross Church. Mass 12:30 p.m. Interment Private.

Bill Kashul,  died after suffering a brain injury while skiing one of his favorite runs in the mountains of Park City, Utah. He peacefully passed to heaven last Thursday, February 1st on the 5th anniversary of his wife Christine’s death.

Bill Kashul, an Army Veteran of the Korean War, held an MBA from the University of Chicago. He was the 5th person hired at Northern Telecom in the US....becoming an officer of Nortel Networks. He retired from the company after 25 years at the young age of 60. He then formed Kashul Consulting, which helped grow many smaller and start up companies. In addition, he was President of the Board for Midtown Education Foundation in Chicago and helped grow the organization for twenty years. He served on many other boards including Special Olympics Illinois, St Joseph’s Catholic Church, and the Chicago Symfonietta where he was board President. In all, Bill Kashul truly believed in going for the unreachable, and helping others so they would be inspired to work hard and rise up.

In addition to vast success in business and not for profits, Bill was all about his family and God. He attended church daily and lived a life of extraordinary blessings...married 56 yrs to his High-school sweetheart, father of 6 children, grandfather of 17 and great grandfather of 4. Bill was generous, humble and wise. He was a friend, counselor, and father figure to: his children’s spouses, many nephews & nieces, in law brothers & sisters as well as to so many friends. He will be missed more than words can describe. We now live in gratitude for his life, his inspiration, and the lessons we learned.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Speech and Language Program at Gigi's Playhouse:

Amina Grace Memorial Fund Inc./Gigi's Playhouse, PO Box 377, Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068

The Amina Grace Memorial Fund and GiGI's Playhouse are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.  

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