John Michael Khym

John Michael Khym, 69, of Beverly, died on Oct. 18 after a long battle with leukemia. He was surrounded by family and friends.


John Michael Kym, 69, of Beverly, died Oct. 18.

Visitation will be held Oct. 23 from 3-8 p.m. at Curley Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. at Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 46 years, Debbie; his children, John (Marla) Khym and Katie (Ryan) Quinn; his grandchildren, Charlie and Caroline Khym and Emmie and Vivian Quinn; his siblings, Catherine (Rick) Johnson, Dennis (Mary Ann Rodriguez) Khym and Jennifer (Peter) Pavilonis; and his sisters-in-law, Agnes (Paul Simanski) Canning and Beth (Gary) Kautz.

Khym was a 1969 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School. He was a proud member of Plumbers Local #130 for 52 years. He was a retired Chief Plumbing Inspector, City of Chicago, Department of Water Management, Local #130 UA part-time officer on the Examining Board, Member of the American Society of Sanitary Engineers and the Illinois Army National Guard (1972-1979).

The Khym family will miss his sharp sense of humor, his great smile and the joy he gave us.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name are appreciated to the Mt. Carmel High School Caravan Relief Fund,