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James M. Alwan

April 17, 1927 March 26, 2021
James M. Alwan
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Obituary for James M. Alwan

Peoria- James M. Alwan, 93, of Peoria passed away on March 26, 2021 at home with his loving family by his side.

Born April 17, 1927 in Itoo, Lebanon, he was the son to Mason Alwan and Nabeha Slyman. He married Laurie M. Padwa on October 28, 1975 in Buffalo, NY. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include: one daughter Ramza (Douglas) Gangloff of East Peoria; grandson Barrett Daniel Gangloff of East Peoria; brother William (Sally) Alwan of Peoria; and Sister Laurice Alwan of Denver, CO; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Joseph Alwan, and brother-in-law Rizk S. Alwan.

Jim was always a hardworking man. He proudly founded Alwan’s Market in 1953 and worked there until 1962. He continued his restaurant career as general manager of K.F.C. franchises. Later he then built and ran the restaurant Famous Southern Fried Chicken in Bartonville through the 1980’s. After his retirement, Jim enjoyed his passion for gardening Lebanese Kousa and playing the stock market and lottery every day after that. He enjoyed spending as much time with his family and especially his beloved grandson.

Funeral Mass will be Tuesday March 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Jude Catholic Church.
Visitation will be Monday March 29, 2021 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Wright and Salmon Mortuary with an additional visitation one hour prior to the Funeral Mass at the church. Fr. Patrick Henehan will officiate. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum.

Memorials in Jim’s honor may be made to St. Jude Parish.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or leave their private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

29

Mar

5:00 PM 3/29/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/29/2021 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

30

Mar

9:30 AM 3/30/2021 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/30/2021 10:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

30

Mar

10:30 AM 3/30/2021 10:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
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