James R Weston, 74, of Elgin, passed away on January 8, 2017 at home with his family. He was born on January 25, 1942 in Chicago, IL and was the son of Catherine and Edward Weston. Survivors include his loving wife, Kathleen Weston, with whom he recently celebrated 51 years of marriage; his three children: Julie (Bryan) Kenny of Oak Park, IL, Peter (Mary Beth) Weston of Long Beach, CA, Matthew (Stephanie) Weston of Hampshire, IL; two cherished grandchildren: Atticus and Maximus; two brothers: Scott Weston and Tom (Ginny) Weston; one sister: Bonnie (Bill) Booth; along with his beloved niece, nephews and friends. He was a Financial Analyst with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. as well as an avid fisherman, golfer, and world traveler. Big Jim's passion for life will be celebrated in a private memorial service. Donations to the Les Turner ALS Foundation may be made in his honor at www.lesturnerals.org . Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com .
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