George Tootelian, 83

Services scheduled for Palatine resident and former teacher at Harper College, George Tootelian, 83.

Memorial visitation for George Tootelian, 83, of Palatine, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 4 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, located in Palatine at 201 N. Northwest Highway.

Part time, George taught at Harper, Temple U and Oakton colleges a combined 58 years.  He was teaching physics just two weeks prior to his death.  George was loved for his enthusiasm, generosity, warmth and irreverent wit.  An avid reader, his interests were many.

George was raised in Philadelphia by parents who had fled the Armenian massacres. He received his BSME and MBA from Drexel U, and moved to Illinois in 1978 to run Indy Car racing events for Gould, Inc.

Beloved husband of Katherine, nee Jarvis; loving father of Michael, Nicholas (Nicola), Shawn and Emily (the late Bruce) Duncan; proud grandfather of Liam, Claire, Sophie and Sean; step-grandfather of Emily Lynn, Casey and Sally; cherished brother of Marion; uncle, brother-in-law and cousin to many; father of the late Christopher and son of the late Senekerim and Araxe. 

George died peacefully at home Tuesday, Oct. 2. Donations in memory of George may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

For more information call the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home at 847-358-7411 or visit www.ahlgrimffs.com.


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