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 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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2018 December 24th: Jacqueline V. Boisso

Jacqueline V. Boisso, age 84, of Yorkville, IL, formerly of Darien, IL passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018. She was born on December 1, 1934 in Seaton, IL the daughter of Harland and Isabell (Fensch) Greer.  Jacqueline was united in marriage on June 17, 1956 to Robert G. Boisso and they spent the next 62 happy years together. She was formerly employed for 12 years as a school teacher. Jacqueline was then employed for 48 years by Jewel-Osco in Darien, IL until her retirement on October 30, 2018.

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2018 December 29th; Barbara Jean Pine Hall

Barbara Hall

Barbara Jean Pine Hall, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at 12:58 a.m. at Union Hospital. She was born in Terre Haute on Oct. 30, 1932, to Thurman William Pine and Catherine Helen Brunner Pine.  Barbara was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church, and was a 1950 graduate of Marshall (Ill.) High School. She worked for Osco Drug (now known as CVS) for over 20 years.

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2018 November 25th: Christopher F. Ellis

Christopher Ellis

Christopher Ellis, 46, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 25, 2018, at Jackson County Regional Hospital.  Chris was born August 11, 1972, in Bay City, Michigan, to Rev. Terrance and Sandra (Rohn) Ellis. He graduated from Northeast High School in Goose Lake, Iowa. He worked at Jewel Osco and Wareco/CircleK both in Clinton, Walmart in Davenport, Custom Pak in Clinton and DeWitt. He married Jennifer Starr on September 1, 2012, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlotte.

Chris was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlotte, where his dad was pastor for nearly 23 years. He was a volunteer for the Charlotte Fire Department, coached the Charlotte little league baseball team, played drop in hockey in Davenport, and was an active member and current vice president of the Jackson County ATV club. Chris was an avid sports lover and had an encyclopedic knowledge of sports history. He faithfully followed the Detroit Lions, Red Wings, and Tigers, and the Michigan Wolverines. Chris gave the gift of life through tissue donation.

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