Lionel Barrymore Jolitz, 80, died February 4, 2019 at Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence after a brief illness. Lionel was born on December 29, 1938 in McHenry, Illinois.
After high school Lionel worked for Simpson Electric in Elgin, Illinois for many years. As a lifelong bachelor, Lionel was an avid movie fan enjoying both old and new movies. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and riding his bike to stay in shape. After his retirement he took an active role in the church and was an active member of Greater Grace Community Church of Elgin, where he sang and did other volunteer work as needed. As an animal lover, he is survived by his beloved cat shared by him and his roommate.
Lionel is preceded in death by his parents and several siblings.
Memorial services will be February 23 at Greater Grace Community Church, 991 Deborah Ave., Elgin, IL 60123. Visitation begins at 1:30 p.m. until time of service at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to Wayside Cross Ministries/Elgin Wayside Center in Elgin.