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Russell J. Flores
(04-25-1935 - 02-17-2018)

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Russell J. Flores, 82, of Elgin passed away on February 17, 2018 at Kindred Hospital, Sycamore, IL, surrounded by family. He was born on April 25, 1935 in Elgin, IL the son of Tomas and Anastacia (Pompa) Flores. Russ graduated from St. Edward Catholic High School. He was a Veteran, and served in the Army. He was an avid sports fan, both participating and coaching. Russ was a Dodgers and Notre Dame fan. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and will be deeply missed.

He was a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church, and was a longtime 8th grade basketball coach at the school, and also a member of the Elgin Elk’s Club.

Survivors include his wife: Virginia “Ginny” Flores, whom he married on October 12, 1959; three children: Laura, Michael and Christine (James Sarrett) Flores; his siblings: Joseph of St. Louis, Onorio (Margarita) and Anthony, both of Elgin, and James (Susan) of Arizona, along with many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: Mary Rivera, Margaret Pawlowski, Carmen Hernandez and Peter Flores.

Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday February 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin, with Rev. Andrew Mulcahey officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be on Tuesday at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin from 4-8:00 PM and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 AM until the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Laurence Catholic Church, the American Heart Association, or a charity of your choice. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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