James J. Conrad

James J. Conrad, 79, of Bolingbrook died July 30, 2021.

James was a dedicated teacher for more than 35 years in Community Consolidated Elementary District 181. He proudly taught at Prospect and The Lane schools. In addition, he was a professor at the Chicago State University. In 1993, James was awarded the Honor Roll of Teachers from The Chicago Academy of Sciences. He loved sports and devoted his time as a coach. Finally, James was a Bolingbrook park commissioner for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, nee Ballard; his children, Matthew and James (Karyn); his grandchildren, Kristen, Joshua and Jacob; his brother, Paul (Kay); and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Vlasta, nee Chejlava.

A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 5, at St. Scholastica Catholic Church, 7800 Janes Ave., Woodridge.

Interment will be private at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum in Alsip.

Memorials may be made online to the National MS Society at https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MAM/Donate or the Field Museum at https://www.fieldmuseum.org/join-give/make-gift/giving-information.

McCauley-Sullivan Funeral Home and Crematorium in Bolingbrook handled the arrangements.