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Maureen "Moe" Girkins, 69, passed away at her Oak Brook home in the care of family Nov. 12, 2023, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Moe was a brilliant leader and innovator, equally kind-hearted and hard charging. She was inspiring, welcoming, attentive, straightforward and successful. After graduating from Northwestern University, she held executive positions at AT&T, Motorola and Dell and served on several public company boards. Later, she earned her master's in divinity, serving in several theological roles, including as the first female CEO of Zondervan, a 92-year-old Christian media company, and as an elder and trustee of Christ Church in Oak Brook.
Along the way, she owned and operated Oak Hills Country Club, authored multiple books and chaired several nonprofit organizations. Her family proudly witnessed her launch Four Minute Bible Study, a book and app offering an easy way to study God, just days before her passing.
Moe loved family vacations, particularly to Hawaii and Siesta Key, long walks on the shores of Lake Michigan and nearby in Fullersburg Woods, her dog Leucos, golfing, and every moment with her grandchildren.
Moe is survived by her spouse, Kevin Condon; her children, Brian (Emily) Grzelakowski and Michael (Erica) Grzelakowski; her grandchildren, James, Ava, Luke, Jack, Will, Gianna and Ben; her stepchildren, Lindsey (Colin) Moynihan, Kelly Condon and Katie (Matt) Grace; her step-grandchildren, William, Quinn, Rory, Aven and Thomas; her father, Jim; her siblings, Joyce (Bill) Ruhaak, Guy (Barb) Barry, Deb (Joe Maschek) Barry, Jim (Claudia) Barry and Marilyn (Elvo) Bucci; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Toni.
Visitation is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Christ Church, 501 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Four Minute Bible Study at http://www.fourminutebiblestudy.com/donate.html
Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.