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D.J. Boos, ( Danny W. Boos, Jr. ), 48; formerly of Beaverton, Michigan; 1997 Mr. Chicago Leather; passed away unexpectedly March 14, 2014.
In 1989, after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, D.J. moved to Chicago, where he embarked upon a long bartending stint at Bucks and Touche, which lead to a career as a supervisor at Service Is Us staffing, serving many high end catering clients.
He loved and was deeply loved by his second family and friends in Chicago.
Beloved son of Jamie L. Boos of Beaverton.
Devoted eldest sibling of Melissa L. Yager, Christine K. Boos, and Donnaliegh R. Christie.
Survived by aunt Judy ( Richard ) Tipton and Chuck ( Pat ) De Young.
Beloved uncle of Jamie E. Yager, Kimber K. and Keenan J. Boos-Harless, Maxine and Jessie Christie, and the late Brandon Boos.
Dearest friend of many in Chicago's LGBT community, for whom he often donated his expertise and service at fundraising events.
He will be deeply missed by all.
Visitation Sunday, March 16, 4-8, ( celebration of life 6:30 ) at Herdergen-Brieske Funeral Home, 1356 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago, 773-525-0178.
Final disposition to occur in Beaverton, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Test Positive Aware Network, www.tpan.com . 773-989-9400.
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