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Dr. Charles B. Van Gorder

December 3, 1920 ~ December 18, 2012 (age 92)


Dr. Charles B. Van Gorder, age 92, of Chicago, former longtime Geneva resident and physician passed away Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. 

He was born December 3, 1920 in Chicago, the son of Clyde and Gertrude (Brown) Van Gorder.

Charles completed his undergraduate degree at University of Illinois where he continued on and graduated from the Medical School in 1945. He served his internship at Rush University Hospital where he met his wife, Elaine (Atkinson). Dr. Van Gorder served his country as a physician in the US Army.  Following this time in the military, he was on staff at Community Hospital in Geneva and later had a private family practice in Geneva until he retired in 1990. Dr. Van Gorder was known and loved by the many local families he served and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. 

He is survived by his son Dr. Mark Van Gorder of Chicago.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Carol (Atkinson) Van Gorder, parents, sons David Charles and Dr. Paul Norman and his sister Annette Vail.

Visitation will be held Saturday December 29 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home 324 East State Street (Route 38), Geneva.

Funeral service and interment will be held privately at Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside Illinois on Monday, December 31.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society 143 First Street, Suite 100, Batavia Illinois 60510 or the Field Museum of Chicago 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605 would be appreciated.

For information 630-232-8233.

 Service Information

December 29, 2012

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
324 East State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Funeral Service

Oakridge Cemetery
Roosevelt Road
Hillside, Illinois 60612

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