It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeannie Klein, wife of longtime Football and Basketball Official, Rich Klein, after a long battle with cancer. She passed away late Saturday evening surrounded by family. Please keep Rich and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Detailed are the arrangements for Jeannie Klein. Visitation will be Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 4-9pm at Montclair Funeral Homes located at 6901 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago 60634
Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, September 25th beginning at 10am at Saint Hyacinth Basilica located at 3636 W. Wolfram Street, Chicago IL 60618
The family has respectfully asked that in lieu of Flowers donations be made to American Lung Association or the Robert H Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University
The Athletic Officials Association trains high school officials in the sports of Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Softball. With over 400 members, it was established in Illinois in 1917 and is a member of the Illinois High School Association. Meetings are held just west and southwest of Chicago serving officials who live in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Will Counties. Over its proud history the AOA has had many members assigned to Illinois State Championship games as well as those who moved up to college and professional officiating.
The Mission of the Athletic Official Association (AOA) is to assist members in becoming better athletic officials. The AOA will accomplish this goal through clarification and interpretation of rules and promoting efficient and standard officiating techniques in football, basketball, baseball and softball. Each member will be involved in the following :
Rules Knowledge Instructional Meetings Professionalism Promoting Sportmanship
Chairman: Joe Spagnolo
Vice Chairman: Laurie Jordan
Treasurer: Joe Fritsch
Secretary: Steve Harms
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