John M. Dreger, PhD of Niles. Suddenly on April 15, 2018. Beloved son of Irene, nee Shanahan, and the late Joseph T. Dreger. Devoted brother of Marianne and Thomas (Agata) Dreger. Loving uncle and godfather of Kathleen Dreger. Cherished nephew, cousin and friend to many. An exceptional person, John will be loved and remembered by all for his compassion, kindness, love of family and friends, and great sense of humor. Visitation Thursday April 19, 4-8 p.m. at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy. (2 blks. S. of Touhy), Park Ridge. Funeral Service Friday, 11 a.m. at funeral home. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Misericordia/Heart of Mercy Center, www.misericordia.org or GiGi's Playhouse, www.gigisplayhouse.org.