STATEMENTS FROM CITY OFFICIALS ON THE PASSING OF MAYOR PRADEL
NAPERVILLE— This morning the Pradel family released a statement on their website about the passing of beloved Mayor Pradel:
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 - 10:20 a.m.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., our dad passed away, peacefully, surrounded by his three children, just as he wanted.Arrangements are pending; they will be posted here.Thank you, again, for your love and support! We love you all.
Naperville's Mayor Steve Chirico released the following statement just moment ago:
“George Pradel was the kind of community-focused individual that blesses a town once in a lifetime. His name will forever be remembered in our City, and when people think of him, they will remember an individual who quietly and humbly gave of himself through his 29 years as a police officer and then for two decades as our longest-serving Mayor.
A cheerleader and champion to all, George’s legacy will live on through the city he helped shape. As the founder of Safety Town, we owe generations of our children’s safety to this, his crowning achievement. This wonderful man will not be forgotten.
On behalf of the City Council, the City of Naperville and my wife Julie and our entire family, we send our deepest condolences to the Pradel family on the loss of George.”
Naperville's City Manager, Doug Krieger, aslo released a statement.
“The entire City of Naperville mourns today over the loss of Mayor Emeritus A. George Pradel. George’s enthusiasm for this City and love for its residents was second only to the love for his family – in fact, it was the Pradel family’s support for him that allowed George to devote so much of his life to Naperville. George was the kind of man who knew everyone’s name and, when he saw you, no matter how busy he was, he’d stop and see how you were doing. Everyone was equal in George’s eyes – you were a cherished member of his extended Naperville family, and from the first time he met you, you were a friend. We grieve the loss of George but are thankful that his time spent as a police officer, our Mayor and our first Mayor Emeritus changed Naperville forever. I am humbled and grateful that I could call this man my friend, and I join the many who are sending their sympathy to the entire Pradel family today.”
Our hearts and prayers are with the Pradel family at this incredibly sad time. Thank you for the countless memories, Mayor Pradel.♥
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