Joseph T. Cesario

Joseph T. Cesario of Elmhurst died Nov. 25, 2020.

Joseph was a retired attorney who practiced law for more than 50 years - more than 40 years in Hinsdale - and was honored by the Illinois State Bar Association for his pro bono service.

He graduated from Marquette University and earned his juris doctorate at the Northwestern University School of Law. He was a former Elmhurst alderman and member/chairman of the city's board of police and fire commissioners as well as an active member of the Democratic Party of DuPage County.

He was preceded in death seven days earlier by his beloved wife, Genevieve B. Cesario, nee Stachnik.

He is survived by his children, Joseph R. (Ellen), Andrew (Diane), Katie (Chris Newitt) Cesario, Mary (Jeffrey) Harrold and Amy Cesario; his grandchildren, Elijah, Lily Rose, Rocco, Aza, Charles, Lauren and Casey; his siblings, William (Kathryn), James (Cindy), Marguerite (Frank) Dixon, Jeanne (James) Czerwinski, John (Paulette) and Michael (Stacy); his brother-in-law, John (Mary) Stachnik; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to IC Catholic Prep, 217 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 to fund the new ICCP Library in memory of Joe and Gen or the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510, Herriman, UT 84096.

Services have been held.

Gibbons Funeral Home in Elmhurst handled the arrangements.