Chris Isely, age 70, Captain, U.S. Navy Supply Corps (Ret.) of Evanston IL died peacefully at Evanston Hospital on Thursday August 6, 2015 after a year-long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 20 years Meredith Haydon; children Sarah Isely (Geoff) White and Christian R. Isely V; grandchildren Brian, Jack and Hope White; and siblings Barbara (Richard) Dedo, Liz (Neil) Ferrari, Sue (Thom) Widell, and Jeff (Liz) Isely.

A celebration of Chris’ life will be held Saturday, August 29 at 1:00 pm at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston Il 60201.  Phone  847-864-1330.    Website: .

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Unitarian Church of Evanston; Interfaith Action of Evanston (; or NorthShore University HealthSystem Hospice Fund ( will be gratefully accepted.