James O. Puff Posted: 2019-07-05 15:34:33


James O. Puff, 56 of Algonquin, died peacefully, July 5, 2019 with his family by his side.
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.
James was born April 14, 1963 in Chicago, the son of James and Audrey. On June 6, 1987 he married B. Myla Wrobel. He worked for the Village of Skokie for over 30 years, he liked RC cars, working with tools. His greatest joy was his family, he was a devoted husband, father and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, B. Myla, son Steven and daughter, Alana. He is also survived by his mother, Audrey and his sister, Lorelee. He was preceded in death by his father.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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Dawn-Margaret Webb and Carol Webb 2019-07-05 17:17:55

May the Lord be with you. And love the fact the he is no longer suffering.

Darlene Codd 2019-07-05 17:48:59

Myla, Steven and Alana, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jim. He touched many lives with those he worked with daily. He was a generous kind man who was liked by all and will be missed immensely. Rest In Peace my friend. Darlene Codd & Jeff Dunn

Bre weiss 2019-07-05 18:11:07

A great dad to Alanna and Steven who I went to school with, may you rest peacefully.

Dawn Rabick 2019-07-05 18:33:23

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

JACKIE JOHNSON 2019-07-05 20:44:49

With deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim for many years and he was always a pleasure to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Janet Rains 2019-07-05 20:46:58

Lorelee, Audrey, Myla, Steven, Alana and Chris, My thoughts and payers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Just know that Jimmy is now a peace and without pain. Love you all Janet

Brian Zeis 2019-07-05 22:56:00

So sorry for your loss. May you rest peacefully and your memories continue to touch the hearts of your family and friends.

Lorelee Porth 2019-07-06 09:18:26

My dearest brother Jimmy, our time was too short. I will always love you and you will always be in my heart. I am glad you are at peace. Love and miss you so much. Lorelee

J.D. Nasgovitz 2019-07-06 09:35:49

God be with you Audrey! My deepest sympathies!

Mary & Bill Brown 2019-07-06 10:37:31

Such great sorrow at the news. We pray for everyone’s comfort.

Susan Smith 2019-07-06 11:18:01

My sincere Condolences to the Puff family. I have known and worked with Jim for 6 years in property management. We met in 2010 at R.E.I.T Homes. He was always so helpful in making everyone happy and content. We spoke recently and over the years about his struggle with bone cancer and how it affected his quality of life. No matter what, Jim found solutions and savings with the maintenance requests I asked of him. Jim had a witty sense of humor and every phone call ended with laughter. I will miss Jim and his beautiful personality. Until we meet again Jim. Susan

Audrey - Jim's Mother 2019-07-06 16:08:32

My dear son Jimmy. I am going to miss you terribly and when I have those sad days and I will I will try to think of all the fun times we had and the funny things you did that maybe weren't funny at the time. Like testing your sister's patience by getting an inch away from her and saying "I'm not touching you,so often until she smacked you and then you would yell for me and say Lorelee hit me. There are many such memories that we laugh at now but then were annoying. Your wonderful dry sense of humor like Grandpa Sass and his walk and you were such a tease. You were a very thoughtful son and I love you so very much and will carry you in my heart until we meet again in heaven. Your loving Mother.

Chris Porth 2019-07-06 17:13:32

Jim. Our time together was too short. You were not just my brother in law but my best friend! We had some great times together and I loved your stories you would tell, especially the bunny story, cha, ching! I wish that we had more time together, I'm really going to miss you brother!!

Chuck Peterson 2019-07-06 19:08:45

Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I worked at Skokie with him. Many times we would talk when we ran into each other. He would usually talk about his family. May the Lord Jesus comfort the family in the days ahead

Cherisse & John Lamka 2019-07-06 19:16:13

Myla, Steven and Alana May the lord carry you all through this very hard time of loosing Your loved one , Our deepest sympathy to all of the family ???? We will keep you all in our daily prayers please let us know if you need anything... Jim Rest in peace with our dear Lord Jesus.

Dawn Tarandy 2019-07-06 19:17:04

Omg I’m soooo sorry. Love you guys and I’m here for you. Prayers, hugs, peace and more hugs

Mary Lee Caruso 2019-07-06 21:41:12

So sorry to hear of your loss of your husband? May the Lord Bless you and your family ????

Peter Duwel 2019-07-07 11:55:13

My sincere condolences. I enjoyed Jim’s company. We would talk often at work when our paths crossed. He was a good guy. May he Rest In Peace.

Bogdan and Irene Boksa 2019-07-07 12:48:49

Myla, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this very sad time. Jim was always funny and very nice. It’s been a while, but there were many happy times to remember when we got together with your brother’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Betty Schmalfeldt 2019-07-07 14:49:01

To my dear friend Audrey my Loralee and family so sorry Jim had to leave you all so young cancer is a horrible disease Jim is not suffering anymore he is at peace as my Erik is God Bless all of you at this time you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Myles McDonagh 2019-07-07 16:26:27

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My condolences.

Colleen. Hansen 2019-07-07 18:49:00

Myla and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. McKayla played vball with Alana her first year at Top flight and I remembered talking about our husbands health. I hope you find peace knowing he is no longer suffering

Pete natalino 2019-07-08 14:18:55

So sorry for your lost, prayers for your family and Jim's soul.

Connie & Bob Podgorski 2019-07-10 08:22:18

We send our Deepest Sympathy to Jim's family, who we know Jim, loved them very much. He worked for Deb and Alex Attiah who are our kids. The few times I met Jim he was kind, caring, hard working and liked by everyone. We are saddened by his loss, he will surely be missed and remembered by all who knew him. We're glad he's not suffering anymore. RIP in your final destination, your heavenly home, prayers from us, the Podgorskis.