Melissa Rosenow Gordon, of South Barrington, passed away unexpectedly on September 12, 2012.
Melissa was the loving daughter of Michaella and the late Warren Rosenow; beloved wife of Stephen Dorgan; dear sister of Marc Rosenow, Matthew Rosenow, John (Sheila) Rosenow and Adam (Susan) Rosenow; beloved aunt of Lucas, Maxwell, Michaella, Sleeter, Kendra, Shade and Erika; loving stepmother of Kevin Dorgan and Brian Dorgan.
Melissa served as the Executive Director of Smart Grid Workforce Training and Development at the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology. She was very involved with civic activities, including serving as Conservancy Commissioner for the Village of South Barrington. Melissa was the past director of the Walter Payton Foundation, honorary member of US Marine Corps by virtue of significant contributions to the Toys for Tots program, Director/Founder of Operation Green Jobs for Veterans, Executive Board Member of Heroes to HealthCare, Board Member of the Otis Wilson Foundation, partner of the Teamsters Military Assistance, and was involved with numerous other charitable organizations.
Visitation will be held from 4-9p.m., Monday, September 17, 2012, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main Street (Lake Cook Rd.), Barrington, IL 60010.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 120 Ela St., (corner of Franklin and Ela Streets) Barrington, IL 60010, where there will be a second visitation held one hour prior to mass at church.
Memorials may be made to Heroes to HealthCare, 300 South Ashland, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60607.
Obituary provided by Davenport Family Funeral Home