James R. "Jim" McCall

June 11, 1944 ~ August 9, 2022 (age 78)


James Richard “Jim” McCall, age 78, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at his cabin in Minocqua, Wisconsin surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 11, 1944, in Chicago, the son of Raymond Floyd and Mary Margaret (Miller) McCall.

Jim graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1969 and earned a graduate degree in prosthodontics two years later. Dr. Jim began McCall Family Dentistry in 1977 and along with his son, continued to provide support for his patients until his cancer diagnosis in early 2022.

When Jim wasn’t practicing dentistry, he was spending time with his loving children and eleven doting grandchildren. He was an avid singer and guitar player, performing with his bands The Caravells, The Wanderers, 6:30 Sunday, Petrified Rock, The MacCartyns, and the St. Peter Catholic Church choir. Jim loved playing music, snowmobiling, waterskiing, driving remote control cars, spending summers at his cabin, tinkering, and picking apples from his backyard tree to bake the most delicious “Grandpa’s Apple Pie”.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Darla (Boone); children Brett of Chicago, Michael (Shannon) of Geneva, Andrew (Cara) of Downers Grove, and Ryan (Lindsey) of Geneva; grandchildren Joseph, Riley-Ann, Liam, Aidan, Allison, Thomas, Neave, Cait, Logan, Lyla, and Sidney; siblings John, David, Alan, and Robert; and many other dear relatives and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 10:30 am at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva with Father Jonathan Bakkelund celebrant.

Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Geneva.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 15 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm with a liturigical wake service and family remembrances at 7:45 pm at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva.

In lieu of flowers, we ask a memorial donation to the Geneva Community Chest,, an all-volunteer non-profit that supports 29 charities that help those in need in the Geneva community.

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August 15, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
324 East State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Memorial Mass
August 16, 2022

10:30 AM
St Peter Catholic Church
1891 Kaneville Road
Geneva, Illinois 60134

Video is available for this event

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