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Dr. Stanley G. Rousonelos

In his free time, Stanley found much enjoyment working in his magnificent garden and terrarium.

Throughout his life and career, Dr. Rousonelos served many different organizations, some of which are listed below:
- Past president of the JJC   Foundation Board
- President of the Medical Staff of   Saint Joseph Medical Center,   1982-1983
- President of Will-Grundy Medical   Society, 1977-1978
- Police Pension Board member
- Will County Health Department
  Board member
- University of IL Chicago of   Medicine, Chicago Alumnus of   the Year Award, 1995
- Award for Community Leadership   by U.S. Secretary of Health,   Donna Shalala, 1994
- Recognized for outstanding   volunteer services to the Will   County community in the health   and human services category, by   the United Way, 1993
- Member of the Board of the Joliet   Area Community Hospice and   past president
- Inducted into the Joliet/Will   County Hall of Pride, 1995
- Delegate to House of Delegates,   Illinois State Medical Society for   more than 15 years
- Member of the Illinois State   Medical Society, the A.M.A., the   Will Grundy Medical Society, the   American Academy of Family   Practice, and Diplomat of the   American Board of Family   Physicians

Stanley is survived by his wife Nola, seven children, and nine grandchildren.

Dr. Stanley G. Rousonelos (1926-1998) served the Joliet community for forty eight years. He delivered three generations of babies to families in the Will County area. His dedication to his patients and his compassion towards all members of the community made him a much respected figure in Joliet, and throughout Will County.

Born in Joliet, and a lifelong resident, Dr. Rousonelos was a graduate of Joliet Township High School and Joliet Junior College. He then attended the University of Illinois at Champaign and the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Iwo Jima. Stanley was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Joliet his entire life, and was a member of the Ahepa organization.

Concerned about those in the community who could not afford health care, Dr. Rousonelos founded the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic in 1986. He served on its board for twelve years. This free health care facility continues to provide essential medical services to many in the community.

 

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