David Claudon, 73

Teacher, past-president of NAME

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

C. David Claudon, 73, of Oak Park and formerly of Park Forest and Lexington, died on Nov. 8, 2016. Born on Oct. 23, 1943, he was an English teacher and the drama director at Rich East High School for over 36 years. He then spent nine years at St. Ignatius College Prep as a part-time English teacher. An active choir member of Forest Park's St. Bernardine Catholic Church, he was past-president of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME), and the proud owner of the Butterfly Cat Studio. He loved life and never stopped smiling. 

David Claudon is survived by his nephew and niece, Patrick (Brooke Spellman) Urich and Jennifer (William) Hopkins; his great-nieces and nephews, Katherine, Margaret and Elizabeth Urich and William, Andrew, and Madeline Hopkins; his partner and best friend, John Breitenbach-Patch; Janet and Victor Scodius; and mentor, "uncle" and "Mufasa" to Sean, Kaeleb, Alyssa and Christopher Breitenbach, and Brandon, Evan and Sara Scodius. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan "Pete" and Gwen; and his siblings, Paul Claudon and Carol (Frank) Urich. 

Visitation was held on Nov. 11 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home in Oak Park. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bernardine Church on Nov. 12. Interment was private. 

The family appreciates Memorials to the St. Bernardine Music Ministry, 7246 W. Harrison St. in Forest Park, 60130.

Love the Review?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Forest Park Review and ForestParkReview.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Community Guide 2019 - 2020

To view the full print edition of the Forest Park Review 2019 - 2020 Community Guide, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Forest Park.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Classified Ad