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Jack Edgar Bridges
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Obituary for Jack Edgar Bridges

Jack E. Bridges
Formerly of Park Ridge, recently of Arlington Heights

Jack E. Bridges was born in 1925, Denver, CO, to Byron E. and Edith (nee Kimmel) Bridges. He died Monday, June 18, 2018 in Arlington Heights.

Mr. Bridges worked as an Electro Magnetic Engineer for the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute of Chicago for over 40 years. He was named in 48 United States patents and over 100 foreign patents. Jack was proud to be a lifetime Fellow with IEEE and was a long-time member of Park Ridge Community Church. He loved to travel and to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was loved by all.

Jack is survived by his wife of 66 years, Martha; daughters, Victoria (Randy) Bumgarner, Amelia (Mark) Cieslewicz and Cynthia (Denis) Jones; grandchildren, Lee (Whitney) Bumgarner, Roger (Stephanie) Bumgarner, Karen Cieslewicz, Brian Cieslewicz, Scott Jones and Andrew Jones; great-grandchildren, William Bumgarner, Charlie Bumgarner, Benjamin Bumgarner and Elizabeth Bumgarner.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 1:00 pm until the 2:00 pm Funeral Service at the Odean Johnson Chapel, at the Moorings of Arlington Heights, 811 East Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Interment 3:00 pm at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, 520 East Grand Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Chicago 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60631 <> or Park Ridge Community Church, 100 Courtland Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.

Previous Events





1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Odean Johnson Chapel

1071 Moorings Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Odean Johnson Chapel

1071 Moorings Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Cemetery Details


Mount Emblem Cemetery

520 E. Grand Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Memorial Contribution

Park Ridge Community Church

100 Courtland Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068

Alzheimers's Association


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