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Bernard George Yvon

Bernard George Yvon, Only beloved son of Dr. Bernard and Gail (nee Curry) Yvon. Loving partner of Matt Raftery. Cherished brother of JoAnn Yvon (Nate) Eberle and Renee Yvon (Ralph) Napolitano. Treasured “son-in-law” of Michael and Ginny Raftery. Adored “brother-in-law” of Anne (Leo) Raftery Cassidy, Maureen Raftery, Erin (Scott) Raftery Deluga and Danny Raftery. Adored uncle to his nieces and nephews; dear cousin of many and loved by innumerable friends. Bernie graduated from Old Town High School and Northwestern University, and began an illustrious musical theater career in Chicago, which became and remained his home. Not only did he light up stages all across the country, but more importantly he lit our hearts with perpetual joy and love. Visitation, Funeral and Interment will be private. A personal message from Bernie's Family: We are overwhelmed by the generous outpouring of love and support from all of you who knew and loved Bernie Yvon. A private memorial service has been scheduled for Friday, September 12, 2014. The “Bernie Yvon Memorial Scholarship Fund” is being established to assist students pursuing a career in the Performing Arts. Bernie’s parents are providing $50,000.00 in initial funding as “seed money,” with the hopes that the fund will continue to grow and inspire future generations to follow in Bernie’s footsteps. More information will be forthcoming on how interested donors can contribute to this commemorative fund. Those wishing to make a donation may visit any of the following websites: bernieyvon.myevent.com *All gifts collected therein will be gifted to Matt Raftery in memory of Bernie. www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/xqp5/with-love-from-your-arbonne-family-in-remembrance-of-bernie-yvon *All gifts collected therein will be gifted to Matt Raftery in memory of Bernie. www.broadwaycares.org. *Bernie was an avid supporter of Broadway Cares- Equity Fights Aids You may also make a donation to the charity of your choice in Bernie’s name. The theater community will be participating in a “Dimming of the Marquee Lights” on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:30pm in remembrance of Bernie Yvon & Molly Glynn: two wildly adored Chicago stars. There is also an ongoing “pay it forward” initiative in Maine, Bernie’s home state, honoring his memory. A Chicago celebration of Bernie’s life is being planned for later this fall. The details will be shared as they are solidified. We thank you. We love you. Matt Raftery & The Yvon and Raftery Families
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