Obituary for Eric Iliff
BLOOMINGTON - Eric J. Iliff, 25, 907 S. Oak St., Bloomington, died Tuesday
(March 13, 2007) in Normal.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian
Church, 1670 W. Hovey Ave., Normal, with Father John Dickson Brown
officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation
will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home,
Bloomington, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to his
church or Hogar Rafael Orphanage, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Eric was born Oct. 11, 1981, in Normal, the son of John and Monica
Kokosinski Iliff. They survive, as do two sisters Hillary Jean and Mary.
Other survivors include his grandmother, Patricia Iliff; great-grandmother,
Myrtle Hastings; aunts and uncles, Robert (Vicki) Iliff; Jerry (Janice)
Kokosinski; John Kokosinski, Hilary Kokosinski; Jeanette Kokosinski.; and
many cousins. Eric is also survived by his godmother Isak (David) Griffiths.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal
He was a graduate of University High School, Normal; Illinois State
University, Normal; and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary,
Eric was a founding member of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, member of
SNAP - The Survivor Network of those Abused by Priests and ISU Civic
He was a kind and generous young man taken from us far too soon. May his
memory be eternal.