Pamela J. Cranston Posted: 2018-05-05 12:06:16

Pamela J. Cranston


Pamela J. Cranston, 57 of Algonquin, passed away at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, Illinois on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

She was born November 26, 1960 in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of John Robert and Georgiana (Lee) VanScoyoc. She grew up in Prospect Heights and graduated from Wheeling High School. She was united in marriage to Donald H. Cranston on November 12, 1983 in Arlington Heights. The couple lived for a time in Mundelein until moving to Lake In The Hills in 1989 and Algonquin in 1999. Pam taught at the Algonquin Preschool for many years. She was an avid Cubs fan, participated in a bowling league, enjoyed country music and camping. She loved time with her family and friends and adored her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Don of Algonquin, her daughters, Rebecca (Jacob) Keltner, Amy Cranston and her fiancé, (Ryan Hoven) and Holly (Tirso) Castro Rodriguez all of Crystal Lake, her grandchildren, Caleb, Carson, Milo and Max, her brothers and sister, Steven (Lorie) VanScoyoc of Arlington Heights, Debra (John) Maguire of Shiloh, Illinois and David (Lisa) VanScoyoc of Crystal Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10th at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the 10:00 a.m. Funeral Service on Friday, May 11th at Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 100 Hanson Road, Algonquin. Burial will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or Light of Christ Church. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to

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Kelly and Teresa Snyder 2018-05-05 18:49:07

Remembering our wonderful and Dear Aunt Pam and her wonderful personality and gentle soul will always be remembered and remain ingraved in our hearts! ???? May she rejoice in her new heavenly home. We miss you Auntie Pam and want to send hugs and prayers to my cousins Beckie, Amy, Holly, and my dear Uncle Don. Thinking of you all.

Gail Wilhelm 2018-05-05 19:53:47

To my dear friend Pam may you rest in pease, god bless you and your family. You will be dearly missed

Steven Lebbing 2018-05-05 20:54:55

I'm Steven i am friends with Pam daughter Holly i wanna sent my condolence and hugs to the family even i did not know Pam very well. I know she was a great person and a great mom and a great grandma to her grand kids. Pam you will be missed a lot. And my prayers go out to her and her family doing this time. God bless you all.

Jennifer Holland 2018-05-06 19:22:42

She will always be Pammy to me as I used to babysit her when she was very little. Had to bend over to hold her hand when taking walks!! My heart goes out to all of the VanScoyoc families.

David and Claudia Meyer 2018-05-06 21:13:45

Donald and family - we were so sorry to hear of this. Although we did not know Pam well, we enjoyed seeing you two as a loving and fun couple. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Keep your many memories tucked close to your heart for they will comfort you in the days ahead.

Molly Bryant and family 2018-05-08 07:45:01

So sorry for your loss. May your good memories give you comfort at this time.

Kathy (Paup) & Tim Goranson 2018-05-08 14:51:40

Don, we were so very sorry to hear this tragic news. While we didn't get to spend much time with Pam it was obvious how happy she made you from the first time we met her in Cedar Falls and that was enough. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Susan Paup Clark 2018-05-09 16:38:30

My heart goes out to Don and family over Pam's passing. Please know, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Karen Rozzano 2018-05-10 11:25:18

Sending prayers toher family. I know how much she adored her girls and her grandchildren. She was so excited to camp with them Little Pam will live forever in our hearts. God bless her and her family

Joan 2018-05-11 08:21:01

My condolences to the family and friends for the loss of Your loved one, Pamela, and may these Bible scriptures help to bring you comfort in your times of sorrow, please read Acts 24:15, and Revelation 21:4, 5.