Chandresh (Chance) Bahadur 11/22/42 – 1/19/14


A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Chandresh (Chance) Bahadur, 71, of North Barrington, will be held at St. Francis de Sales Church, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM.  Chance passed away January 19, 2014 at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington. and was born November 22, 1942 in Agra, India.He came to the U.S. at age 16 with two college degrees; one in Physics, and another in Chemistry.  At age 18 he received his nuclear engineering degree from KansasStateUniversity.  He obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago and a CPA also.  Chance worked as an engineer for a few years, then, after his MBA, became treasurer at Beatrice Corp., and Esmark.  He was also treasurer at Marriott Corp. and Macy’s (Federated Stores).  He ran his own consulting firm the last number of years and did volunteer financial work for SCORE.  He is survived by his wife, Donna Narolewski Bahadur of 51 years, and two sons, Mark Bahadur of Charlotte, NC, and Miles Bahadur of Barrington, IL, one beloved grandson, Ryan Bahadur, and his brother Vishmu Chandra in India, with nieces and nephews.  He dearly loved his family as well as his work.  His 3 C’s were important to him, his cats, his computer and his country, the USA.

10 Responses to Chandresh (Chance) Bahadur 11/22/42 – 1/19/14

  • Sharon and Ron Cobb says:

    Dear Donna and sons,
    Ron and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Chance. My first introduction to Chance was through my mother who adored you both. I am so sorry to hear this news and I hope that you will find peace. He was a wonderful man and always so gracious to both of us. We look forward to his memorial service. Love, Sharon and Ron Cobb

  • Francesca and Robert Rushworth says:

    Dear Donna and family,

    With heartfelt thoughts of sympathy in your loss.

    Sincerely Francesca and Robert (Oceana South)

  • Warren Frank says:

    We have lost a great person and good friend. We will miss him. Peace.

  • Suzanne Hanifl says:

    We’ll miss having Chance to converse with over all manner of subjects.
    Suzanne and Paul

  • Dennis and Lauren DeJesu says:

    Dear Donna, we were shocked and so sad to learn that Chance passed away. Our hearts go out to you and the boys. We have many fond memories from our time as neighbors so many years ago. We will remember him and you all in our prayers.
    Dennis and Lauren

  • Jill Des Jardins says:

    Donna and Miles,
    What a terrible loss to all of us. The world has lost a dynamic man. Paul and I always enjoyed his conversations.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ali Malekzadeh, Edgerley Family Dean, College of Business Administration, Kansas State University says:

    Dear Donna,
    We are so saddened to learn that our dear friend, Chance, has passed away. He was a great man and even greater friend to all of us here at Kansas State University. He will be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Please know you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Derek Smith, Union Pacific Railroad, Metra Conductor says:

    I can, with a full heart, say, that Chance was a tremendous person, though I only had the pleasure of his acquaintance for close to two years. His personality and morning conversations on the commute downtown will truly be missed. I offer my sincere condolences to his family.

  • Sheila Funk says:

    Hi Donna, Just read about Chance in the Trib. So sorry to hear he passed away. Not sure if I ever met him but he must have a wonderful husband and father. Hope to see you at our next reunion. Love to your family, Sheila

  • Kathleen Blake says:

    Mrs. Bahadur. I worked for Chance as his secretary at Marriott Corporation while he was the Treasurer. I must say that the lessons that he taught me on how to be an efficient secretary I still practice today in my current position as an administrative assistant to a Commissioner at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Regarding investing, he taught me that if I couldn’t afford to thow money in the trash, I had no business investing it. So true.

    He was a tough boss but I learned so much from him and will be forever grateful. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Kathleen Blake.

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