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Cedric Shearer

Cedric Shearer, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on March 13, 2021. A proud veteran of the US Army 101st Airborne stationed in Georgia and Kentucky, he served from 1957-1959. Professionally, Cedric was an options trader and stockbroker. After retirement, he was a Kohl's Associate and a CUBS Crowd Management associate. Cedric was a Cubs fan and enjoyed watching football. He loved to play games and enjoyed a regular card game with his close friends. For many years he would volunteer for Misericordia's Candy Days. This was a charity that was close to his heart. Beloved son of the late Cedric Shearer, Sr and Maybelle Murray nee Shearer, brother to Joan Smallenburg nee Shearer - deceased (Richard Smallenburg - Deceased) and Darcy Hurtgen nee Shearer - deceased. Father of Ben Shearer (Lisa Alvarez) and Nancy Wendt nee Shearer (Courtney Wendt). Grandfather to Nathaniel Wendt & Noah Wendt. https://www.forevermissed.com/cedric-shearer Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


I met Sederick six months ago he had been a regular at a place that me and my friend found solace during the Covid pandemic to most of the patrons they viewed him as a cranky old man but to me and my friend Sederick was fascinating and sweet he told us how he had created the CBOE after coming from New York. From their our friendship began we would sit down every day and have lunch and ironically enough I would tell him my concerns and worries about my daughter and my son and he would always tell me how happy he was to have lived the life he had and to have had made the friends he made and also to have had his two children and his wife in it. As his friend God also blessed me to see him and be there for him right before his passing Sederick you will always be and have always been a true friend in my heart and the world is a much lighter place without you in it. Rest In Peace.

Kent Garrity Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

I have only met Rick a few times with his family, but I have heard a hundred stories, all of them unique and interesting. He was certainly the COOL GUY. What is most important to me, however, is the really wonderful family he leaves behind for the rest of us to cherish. That is his lasting and significant contribution despite a difficult life--to give us kind, decent, caring, honest neighbors in troubled world. Congratulations, Rick.

Mary C O'Connell Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

I will miss you. You were a kind an gentle person who gave me a great cat, when you couldn't keep her .We had good times on our group trips to Shawano Wi.

Lila Felton Mar 21 2021 12:00 AM