In Memoriam

As we are informed of the passing of a club member, spouse or immediate family member or the death of an Osco/Sav-on associate or former employee, we will post a write-up including bereavement details, job history and photos.  In addition to posting on the website, the memoriam may also appear in an edition of Connections.   If you have specific information or photos you would like to share please send via email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or via U.S. Mail to:

Osco/Sav-on Alumni Club
P.O. Box 1024
Lombard, Illinois 60148-8024

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On behalf of the Alumni Club, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones.


2019 June 19th: Charles "Rex" R. Dobey

Rex Dobey

Charles “Rex” R. Dobey, age 83 of Naperville, IL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at Brighton Gardens of St. Charles. He was born September 5th, 1935 in Galesburg, IL. Following graduation from Galesburg High School, he enlisted in the Armed Forces as part of the Sixth Armored Division stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Ladd Airforce Base located at Fort Jonathan Wainwright, located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Honorably discharged in 1956 after two years of service, he moved to Twin Falls, Idaho to work at Jewel-Osco Drug Company. It was here he met Linda Buhler and her three children. They married and as a family relocated to Naperville, Illinois. Rex worked as a district manager for the Chicagoland area for Jewel-Osco Drug Company for many decades until his retirement. After retirement, Rex enjoyed golfing, traveling, and being a grandfather. He was known as a devoted family man, good friend, hard worker, a man of integrity, and a compassionate soul. Rex is survived by his loving family, Tricia Nolan, Perry Dobey (Christy), and Cindy Boyle (Edward), his brothers, Richard Dobey (Geri) and Rodney Dobey (Rebecca), and his numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Pauline (Ryner) Dobey. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of America (


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2019 May 16th; Jamie Jo Boos

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Jamie, a loving wife and mother of four children passed away at the age of 48. Never wanting to be defined by cancer,because of her will to fight it, Jamie drew her last breath with her husband, Shane Boos, holding her hand, as he had through the entire fight.

Born in the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters, Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany. Survived by parents Patti Lynn Dolecheck (husband/stepfather Cecil), father James Steven “Steve” Jones. May 13, 2000, Jamie married Shane. Together they have three daughters, Abby, Megan and Alexa, and one son, Will. Jamie is survived by siblings Justin and his wife Teena Jones; Stephanie and her husband Cody Knop; her four nieces, one nephew, and two step sisters Laura Dowd and Lisa O'Keefe.

Jamie grew up in Mount Ayr, IA, graduating from Mount Ayr High School in 1989. Participating on the dance team, basketball and track, in which she won multiple state championships. She went on to graduate from Drake University College of Pharmacy in 1994. Member of Delta Gamma Sorority at Drake - rush chair.

After graduation, Jamie joined the Osco Drug family and remained there during the many acquisitions throughout her career. During her 25-year tenure, she not only cared for her patients, but was known for her role as a Pharmacy Recruiter, adding hundreds of pharmacists to the Osco/CVS family.

But it was after meeting Shane that her life took an additional path. Jamie was confirmed in the Catholic faith in 2000. Jamie and Shane were instantly involved with their church and its’ community. A volunteering member of Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, KS, the pair were also volunteers in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

Life became busier when the couple welcomed Abby and Will into the world in 2005. Then Megan in 2008 and Alexa in 2010. Whether it was sports, scouts or being a room parent, her energy for her family showed no bounds. Eventually being a supporter of Camp Kesem, a free program dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer ( The unique love that she wove into her immediate Boos’ family was and still remains indescribable.

Jamie was a best friend to everyone outside her family as well. There was never a bad day to be with or around her. Socially she enjoyed concerts, golf, board games, parties, alumni events (for schools she didn't even go to) but mostly time among friends. Her smile was contagious. Her sense of humor, while always extremely sharp, was delivered with precious timing and something that never left her, up until the very end. That’s what most will miss about Jaime, how she embodied the love and friendship of Christ so fully. She left us with her beautiful model for love, friendship and strength, and may we be to others what she was to us.

Thank you Jamie for being our wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend.

Funeral arrangements have been made with McGilley State Line Chapel. Visitation and eulogies will be held at the Church of the Ascension, Tuesday, May 21st 4:30-7:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30am at the Church of the Ascension, Wednesday May 22nd, with grave-side services and reception/lunch to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the Boos’ preference is for contributions to the children’s education fund and health expenses.

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2019 April 13th 2019: Thomas Carroll



Thomas L. Carroll, 74, of Bartlett and formerly of Schaumburg and Wilmette; husband of Margaret "Peggy", nee Ryan; dad of Michael (Jackie), Kimberly (Jim) Moore and Katie (Ron) Williams; grandpa of Daniel and Erin Moore, Mackenzie and Ryan Carroll, Kyle, Jake and Braiden Williams; brother of Nancy (late Bob), Patrick (Pam), Mary (Tom), Nell (Mike) and the late Fr. Bill Carroll and the late Michael (Dawn). Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Son of the late Russell and the late Jean. He is also missed by the two family dogs Bear and Moose. Tom was a proud Marine, who served his country as a tank commander in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was a dedicated employee of Osco for 30+ years. He and 11 others took a leap of faith when they left Osco and started Ulta Beauty, Inc. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, golfing and photography. Visitation Thursday, April 18th, 9:00 am until time of service 12:00 pm / noon at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory 950 South Bartlett Rd. (at Stearns Rd.) Bartlett. Interment Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Toys for Tots would be appreciated.

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2019 March 1st: David C Kendall



Dave KendLL

David C. Kendall, 69 of Iowa City died Friday, March 1, 2019. Services celebrating David’s life will be held at 2pm Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service where there will be a time of visitation from 12pm until services and following the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in his memory to Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. To share a thought, memory or condolence please visit the funeral home website @ David Chris Kendall was born July 9, 1949, in Storm Lake, Iowa. Following graduation from Laurens, Iowa high school he attended the University of South Dakota where he received his degree in business management. He joined the Osco Drug Company shortly after college and was with this company and its subsequent new owners for 34 years. In retirement he enjoyed his work at On The Go Convenience Store until it’s closing last year. David was united in marriage to Connie L. Davis on December 23, 1970, in Sioux City, Iowa. He loved his family, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and family trips to Grand Marais, Minnesota. A John Wayne western was never ignored but thoroughly enjoyed. Dave was known for good conversation, quick wit, interesting sense of humor, but most of all he was a genuine, sincere, compassionate soul that always had time to listen and do whatever he could to lend a helping hand. His family includes his wife, Connie; their two children, Cory Kendall (Heather) and Kara Fort (Matthew); 3 grandchildren, Hannah, Alexander and Mayzie; brother, Gregory Kendall (Judy) sister, Pamela Gulbranson (Patrick); brother-in-law, Randy Davis, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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2019 January 17th: Donald Dean Clay


Don ClayDonald Dean Clay, age 87, of Bloomington ,formerly of Normal, passed away on Thursday January 17, 2019 at Martin Health Center in Bloomington at 7:35 AM.  Cremation Rites were accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements.He was born September 8, 1931, in Warren County, Iowa to Harley and Lorraine Clay.  He married Phyllis Baker on March 3, 1957 in Waterloo, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Donna (Bill) McNamee of Indian Head Park, IL, Deanna (Mike) DeCou of Mesa, AZ. three grandchildren, Kelly (Tyler) Parks, Brianna McNamee, and Shea DeCou; and one great granddaughter, Camilla Parks.  Donald was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomington and Perdido Bay United Methodist Church in Pensacola, FL.  Donald graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1953 and was active duty in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.  He was a member of BPOE and Bloomington Downtown Council.  He worked for OSCO Drug for 37 years, retiring in 1990.  He enjoyed woodworking and along with his wife, he enjoyed nature and travel.

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