More detail on this person: William "Bill" Cnota, age 74, a 41 year resident of Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2019 at his home, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on July 31, 1945 in Chicago, IL. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Linda; his loving daughters, Rachel (Zach) Heuer of South Elgin, IL and Sarah Cnota of Chicago, IL; his cherished grandsons, Mason Kascher and Alexander Heuer; his dear sister, Judy (the late Louis) Affarano and brother, Jerry (Maureen) Cnota; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Mildred Cnota. Bill was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School, Chicago. He proudly served in the United States Army as a Warrant Officer with the 281st Assault Helicopter Company. He was awarded the Bronze Star and The Air Medal for his meritorious achievements during his service. After he was honorably discharged, Bill served as a Chicago Police Officer from 1970 until 1973. He then began his career as an Air Traffic Controller with the F.A.A. and served over 30 years in the Aurora Center. He was proud to continue his involvement in the industry as a trainer at the center after his retirement. Bill was also a longtime member of the Judd Kendall V.F.W. Post 3873, Naperville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, 908 Jackson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540. A memorial visitation will be Thursday, August 8, 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 7:00 PM that evening in the funeral home. Interment will be private.
Burial information: Cremated
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