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“Lucho, Jim Pavletich forwarded the notice to me and I am so sorry to learn of Gail's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Parkhurst - Barrington, RI

“Dear Patinos family, I was so saddened to hear of Gail's passing. She was such a lovely person. I so enjoyed visiting with her the few times we...Read More »
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“Dear Patinos Family, We send our thoughts and prayers to you during this very difficult time. Your Mother and Wife was a wonderful lady and will...Read More »
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4 of 9 | Posted by: Virgil Venditto - AZ

“Gail's passing is a huge shock and loss. I will miss her loving nature, positive outlook, generous spirit, work ethic, and openness. I am a better...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Laura Hamilton - Kailua, HI

“Lucho, Alexis, Aaron and Andrew We send our deepest condolances and sympathy for you at this time. Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Gail. She...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tim Roberts & Mimi Fortin

“Gail was a wonderful, caring woman, and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Everyone in the Toller community was the richer for her...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: James and Jeanne Wolf - VA

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8 of 9 | Posted by: Cat Schlueter - Azle, TX

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Gail F. Patinos (nee Keller), age 46, beloved wife of Luis (Lucho) for 19 wonderful years; loving mother of Alexis, Aaron and Andrew; devoted daughter of Charlotte and the late Lawrence Keller; dear sister of Kathleen (Dan) Davis, Lynn (Andrew)Stefik, Linda Keller and Maureen (Terry) Kmiec; fond daughter-in-law of Nicholas and Gloria Patinos; dear sister-in-law of Margo and Tom (Luz Elena) Patinos, Maria (the late Mark) Lodenkamp and Anastasia (Brian) Winley and ;fond aunt of 7 nieces and 7 nephews, and close friend to many, many people.

Gail graduated from Northern Illinois University in December 1984, Bachelors of Science degree in nursing (BSN). Gail worked for several top ranked Illinois hospitals including Advocate Healthcare Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate Healthcare Lutheran General Hospital, University of Chicago Hospitals and Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital. During her career in healthcare, she received her Masters in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University in 2008 and advanced into several key management positions, including Revenue Cycle Director in the finance department at Advocate Healthcare Good Samaritan Hospital.

Gail rapidly advanced and played an instrumental role in the healthcare profession. She had a passion for dogs and was an avid promoter of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club(NSDTRC). She was deeply committed to the cause of toller retriever dogs, dog breeding, dog showing, dog people, and the Toller canine fraternity. Gail actively participated in Toller Retriever training and competitions. She received several CERF Certifications and won many awards for the NSDTRC (USA) National Specialty Obedience and "Hunting Retriever" Class competitions for her dogs, Ari and Ace. We have lost someone truly special in our world who now rests with the angels. Farewell, until we meet again.

Visitation Monday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a memorial service at 8:00 p.m., at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. (1 blk. E of Naperville Rd.) Wheaton. Visitation Tuesday 12noon until time of funeral service 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Orthodox Christian Church, 412 Crescent St., Wheaton. Interment Wheaton Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions to The Patinos Children College Fund, c/o Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187. Funeral info; 630-668-0016 or www.williams-kampp.com.

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