Homewood resident Brian J. Gannon, 24, died on Friday, Aug. 23 after a two-decade long struggle with a brain tumor.
Brian was the type of person who persevered in spite of his adversity. The son of James and Jayme Gannon was "a pillar of the Operation Snowball program through Homewood-Flossmoor High School," according to his obituary. From H-F, he moved on to Illinois State University where he received his Bachelor's in Science degree.
Brian was also named a Children's Miracle Network Chicago Miracle Child in both 2007 and 2008.
A celebration of Brian's life will be held at Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Highway, Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday.
The family is accepting memorial donations, rather than flowers, to be passed along to various charities. For more info, call Ryan Funeral Home at 708-798-0331.