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Sympathy Notice: Rev. John Rathod

Posted: August 9 2022 at 09:22 AM

Rev. John Rathod, retired clergy with the Northern Illinois Conference and GBGM missionary to the Philippines, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 200 at age 83. During his ministry, Rev. Rathod served Evanston: Emmanuel, Evanston: Emmanuel Gujarati Congregation, Mindanao, Philippines, Ashton, and  Elmhurst: Faith Evangelical.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at:
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
1401 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Wake begins at 9 a.m.
Funeral Service at 10 a.m.
After the church service, interment will be held at:
Maryhill Cemetery and Mausoleum, 8600 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL 60714

Messages of condolences may be sent to his wife
Mrs. Purnavati Rathod
7132 N. Oakley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60047

All are invited to share memories, stories, and photos on Rev. Rathod's Facebook memorial page by clicking here.

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