Memorial service set for Jimmy Piersall

TORONTO — A memorial service for former White Sox broadcaster Jimmy Piersall will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Wheaton Bible Church, 27W500 North Ave., West Chicago, Illinois.

The public is invited to attend the service, which will last about an hour, and a lunch will be served afterward. Interment will be private.

Piersall died June 3 at a care facility in Wheaton after a long illness.

He was a two-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove outfielder during his 17-year major-league career with the Red Sox, Indians, Senators, Mets and Angels in the 1950s and ’60s.

Jimmy Piersall (right) as a player with the Boston Red Sox in 1956.

Piersall also was a Sox TV broadcaster who worked alongside Harry Caray during the 1970s and ’80s, a Cubs roving outfield instructor and a baseball analyst for The Score (670-AM).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Rush University Medical Center. Rush donations in Piersall’s name should be designated for ‘‘Movement Disorders Research and Programs and the Marshall Goldin, MD — Abt Family Endowed Scholarship.’’  Memorial gifts should be sent to Rush University Medical Center, 1700 West Van Buren, Suite 250, Chicago, Illinois, 60612, or visit http://rush.convio.net/jpiersall.

Memorial gifts also may be directed in Piersall’s name to the DuPage Care Center Foundation, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60187.

More information is available through Hultgren Funeral Home (http://www.hultgrenfh.com/obituary/jimmy-piersall), including an online photo gallery and a full biography of Piersall.

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