Dimas, Steven "Steve" Age 61, a 25 year resident of Naperville, IL died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Edward Hospital, Naperville after a five year struggle with lung cancer. He was born April 10, 1951 in Chicago, IL. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Cortina) Dimas, whom he married December 9, 1972, loving father of Cassandra (Martin) Connolly of Oswego IL, Eric (Jessica) Dimas of Chicago and James (Jessyca) Dimas of Lisle, IL, adored grandfather of Max, Gina, Logan, Phinneas and Frederick, devoted son of Martha and Sam Dimas, dear brother of Ronald Dimas, son-in-law of Therese and the late Armando Cortina of McLean, VA, brother in law of Joe (Dabney) Cortina of McLean, VA, Tom (Kristy) Cortina of Reston, VA, Marie (Craig) Platenberg of McLean, VA and James (Mary) Cortina of Annandale, VA, fond uncle of many. Steve grew up in Lincolnwood, IL and attended Niles West High School where he played varsity baseball. He attended Loyola University and studied pre-med and played varsity hockey. After his undergrad, he attended Northwestern University for his training in Respiratory Care. Subsequently, he became an instructor at the university for over 10 years. During that time he published in many medical journals and co-authored The Essentials of Respiratory Care. He became director of the program at Northwestern and lectured both nationally and internationally. After his academic career he accepted a position at Foster Medical and then went on to co-found Stat Home Care, a company that cared for patients with respiratory needs, throughout the Chicagoland area. After he sold his company, Steve retired and pursued his passions of spending time with his family and friends, golfing, reading, and philanthropic pursuits. Steve waged a courageous battle with Stage IV lung cancer for almost 5 years - defying all the odds. His devotion to his wife Carol, his children, his grandchildren and friends was exemplary. Steve embraced each day and lived it to the fullest. He will be profoundly missed. Visitation Tuesday, June 26, 3:00-9:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 27, 10:00 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville. Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.For info. (630)355-0213, www.friedrich-jones.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on June 24, 2012