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Paul Vanderbilt

Paul C. Vanderbilt

July 30, 1938 - September 5, 2020
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Obituary

Dr. Paul Cornelius Vanderbilt, age 82, died peacefully in his sleep on September 5, 2020, husband to the late Arlene Dorothy (nee Shimkus), beloved father to Kimberly Vanderbilt Meier (Douglas), Julie Vanderbilt Edwards (Timothy) and Michelle Vanderbilt Sullivan (Raymond), cherished grandfather to Justin Meier, Amanda Meier, Evan Sullivan, Ivy Sullivan, Violet Sullivan, Savannah Sullivan, Beck Edwards and Chase Edwards.

Dr. Vanderbilt was a distinguished surgeon and Chief of Staff at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island and joyfully served with tireless commitment the communities of Blue Island and southwest Chicago for over 40 years. He served with honor in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon and completed a residency in General Surgery and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Hines VA Hospital.

Paul and his brother Robert grew up in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago with their parents,the late Dr. Cornelius and Muriel (Keller) Vanderbilt. He attended Fenger High School and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine before entering the Air Force.

He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Arlene, with whom he lived a full and happy life filled with family celebrations, travel, music, and close friendships. Their favorite moments were enjoying after dinner coffees on the front porch or side by side in the living room. They never spent a day apart during the course of their long and beautiful marriage. He is now with her, side by side, once again.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Lawn Funeral Home 7732 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, Illinois from 8:30-9:45 AM. Phase 4 Covid 19 regulations, visitors must wear mask when attending the visitation, lingering is not permitted to accommodate all guests. Funeral services are private due to current restrictions. Interment at St. Casimir Cemetery in Chicago. Funeral Info: 708 429-3200
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  • Visitation

    Saturday September 12, 2020 | 8:30am - 9:45am
    When
    Saturday September 12, 2020 8:30am - 9:45am
    Location
    Lawn Funeral Home - Orland Park
    Address
    7732 W. 159th St.
    Orland Park, IL 60462
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  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday September 12, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday September 12, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Alexander Church
    Address
    7025 W. 126th St.
    Palos Heights, IL 60463
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    Officiant
    Fr. Marty Michniewicz
  • Interment

    Saturday September 12, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday September 12, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    St. Casimir Cemetery
    Address
    4401 W. 11th St.
    Chicago, IL 60655
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Dr. Ashok & Nirmita Dholakia

Posted at 11:59pm
Our heartfelt condolences toDr. Vanderbilt famil. May Lord give you strength to withstand the loss. We will miss the great soul.
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Dr Felipe and Melissa Gracias

Posted at 12:03pm
Our loving thoughts are with you. We will miss Paul and treasure our memories. Love, Dr Felipe and Melissa Gracias
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Posted at 09:32am
With heartfelt condolences, Peter Brennan and family
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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time. With love, The Jabaay family
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Posted at 10:36pm
Dear Kim and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel enfolded and comforted by all of us who love you! Love Gertrude & Rich Lyons
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