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She will be missed and it was jsut a pleasure to dive with her and harold over the last 10 yrs. God bless to all her family. I was so glad she was able to be at my wedding. My heart is heavy and she was a wonderful lady !!!

Posted by: Bryan Nolan - darien, IL - fellow scuba diver and friend   Jan 31, 2013

to the family and friends of Eileen,

I express my deepest sympathy and condolences.
Eileen was a significant contributor and important fixture of our scuba community.

Her presence will be greatly missed.

Mark N

Posted by: Mark Niewoehner - Chicago, IL - friend   Jan 24, 2013

Eileen, we were ready and happy to welcome you this year in Tesero, Northern Italy, the village where your grandparents lived before emigrating to USA in the early 1900's. We followed your courageous fight during these months through Bud and Mary. Even though we never met, we feel like having shared something with you in this life. Now we think of you like a free, beautiful spirit, full of light and love. CIAO EILEEN!

Your italian cousin Ivo Vinante with Virna

Posted by: Ivo and Virna Vinante - Tesero (Dolomites), Italy - Italian family   Jan 24, 2013

While most people will look down on me from the clouds, I do not believe this is where I will see you. You belong, and always have belonged, in a different kind of Heaven. One that is among the reefs and the whales, the fish and the beds, not among the clouds. I will not find you up high, but down beneath the waves, which you showed me and helped me understand so I could become an Adventure

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Posted by: Jimmy Anders    Jan 23, 2013

I first met Eileen when we worked at the same company many, many years ago. We were there when our kids were born, got a dog named Corky from her because he kept chewing everything, and just talked and talked. Even remember when she broke her leg. I will miss you friend.

Posted by: Mary Augustine Skowronski - Tinley Park, IL - friend   Jan 22, 2013

Even though Eileen and I didn't talk since the mid seventies, I thought about her and wondered if I would ever find her again. And then the wonder of facebook and similar friends I found her. We didn't facebook much but just the fact that she was there if I needed her was enough. Our lives have gone in different directions but I feel there was still a connection. To get on facebook this morning and read that she has

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Posted by: Pearl Ujvari Scalzitti - Lansing, IL - old friend   Jan 22, 2013