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Albert F. "Kirk" Bosco
February 14, 1950 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Albert F. Bosco (also known as “Kirk Bosco"), a beloved member of our community who entered eternal life on Monday, September 18, 2023. Kirk was born on Tuesday, February 14, 1950, and during his 73 years of life, he left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Kirk was a remarkable individual, known for his sincere kindness, loyalty, generosity, and wonderful personality. He began his journey into the world of horse racing, where he was a professional thoroughbred handicapper where he worked for the Green Sheet, a well-known sports horse racing program sold throughout the horse tracks. His ability to handicap and predict the outcome of upcoming races was truly amazing and left him well Respected in the horse racing industry.
In addition to his involvement in the horse racing industry, Kirk was a dedicated entrepreneur who owned and operated three GNC franchisee stores for an impressive 25 years. Through his knowledge of health and wellness and his friendly manner he touched countless lives, offering guidance and support to those seeking a healthier lifestyle. His stores received many awards throughout his GNC franchisee career.
Sports played a significant role in Kirk's life, and growing up on the Southside of Chicago, he was a diehard Chicago White Sox fan and loved the Chicago Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks. Kirk’s loyalty to these teams was unmatched, and he celebrated victories and defeats with equal enthusiasm, often sharing his passion with friends and family. But Kirk's true passion was his children and grandchildren. With Mary by his side, Kirk cheered and supported with great Pride as many of his children’s, and especially, his grandchildren’s sports, school plays, events and activities as possible.
Beyond the world of sports, Kirk had a zest for life that extended into various hobbies. He enjoyed bowling with friends and family, golfing with his brother, bocce ball and lifting weights to maintain strength and vitality. Kirk had a particular fondness for Rocky's style of working out, which motivated him in his fitness and life journey.
Kirk’s social spirit was well-known, and Kirk loved nothing more than gathering with friends and family, sharing laughter and loved playing cards and making everlasting memories. Being 100% Italian, he cherished his Italian foods and loved his pizza, desserts and especially his mother's homemade pasta and meatballs.
Kirk's passing leaves a void that cannot be filled, but the memories of him will forever live on in the hearts of those he touched, especially his loving wife who he loved dearly, Mary, who faithfully honored her vows to be his partner in sickness and in health; his loving children, Tammy (Bob) Bosco, Lisa (the late Mike) Parks, Frank(Melissa) Bosco, and Joe (Gina) Bosco; his cherished grandchildren, Breann (Josh), Shannon (Daniel), Joey (Haillie), Talia, Joey, Frankie, Nikko, Vinnie and Dominic; and cherished great-grandchild, Ellie; and dear brother Robert “Bob” (Marge) Bosco and uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews who he loved so much. He leaves behind a legacy of passion, dedication, and love that will continue to inspire us all.
Kirk is reunited with his beloved parents, Frank and Emily Bosco, who have gone before him marked with the sign of faith.
A memorial mass to celebrate Kirk’s life will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (605 State St., Lemont, IL) at 10:30 a.m. where friends and family can gather to honor his memory.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Fund at americanbrainfoundation.org in honor of Kirk’s passion to help fight against Lewy Body Dementia (LPD).
May Kirk’s soul rest in eternal peace, and may we find solace in the cherished memories we hold dear.
“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”