Dr. Jeannette Arlene Switzer

Dr. Jeannette Arlene Switzer, 66, of Hinsdale passed away April 20, 2020.

Jeannette was a beautiful, warm and caring person who always had a great sense of humor. As a classically trained pianist, she loved music and enriched her children with an appreciation for and interest in music and literature. She staunchly supported Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

She earned an undergraduate degree in music theory from the Southern Methodist University. She also received a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Oklahoma. She began her career as the owner and operator of a music school in Ardmore, Okla., where she taught piano to young students. She later taught at two Canadian universities (Concordia and Dalhousie universities) and at Loyola University Chicago. She was a teacher at heart and served as a role model for her finance and music students. She supervised and mentored many students now fulfilling important and meaningful careers. Her interests surpassed music and finance, including being an avid gardener recognized for her beautiful and meticulously designed flower beds and creator of authentic and delicious meals admired by her family and guests. She enjoyed life and loved her family.

She was the beloved daughter of Rose and the late Wayne Switzer.

She is survived by her husband, Abol Jalilvand; her children, Anahita and Hossein Jalilvand; and her grandchild, Maziar Eisinger.

Interment will be private at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.

A memorial service will be held in late summer.

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Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.