James W. Carver 89, of Arlington Height passed away peacefully May 9, 2018. Loving husband for 59 years to Elaine Carver nee Allen; beloved father of Nancy (Dave) Greenwald, Paula (Kevin) Lutsch and Doug (Celeste) Carver; adoring grandfather of Colleen, Leslie, Craig, Connor, Adam, Ben, Jeremy, Mallory and Madison; great grandfather of Noah and Jordan.

Jim’s passion for life, his family and his friends were immeasurable. His family and friends meant the world to him, he always had your back even when others didn’t. When Jim was around, you knew you were in for a good time, a lot of laughter, most likely a sporting event would be involved and definitely some singing.

Jim had a long career in banking and loved to be of service. From volunteering with the Lion’s Club for many years, singing in the choir at church and the choir at work to helping coach youth sports. Working the beer tent, being a clown in a parade, emceeing events, (he loved a microphone) to singing for the Pope, if he was needed somewhere he was there.

Memorial Visitation Monday May 14, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd., (at Northwest Highway) Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.

Funeral Mass Tuesday May 15, 11:00 a.m. at St. Edna Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607 or Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654