Alison J Renner - age: 68
(September 11, 1949 to December 23, 2017 )
Resident of Chicago, Illinois
AJ recently passed away among family and friends after a brief illness. She grew up in Sea Bright, New Jersey where she was raised with her two brothers RJ and Brad. While growing up on the Jersey shore, AJ’s father operated a Boat Yard where she and her brothers worked.
AJ entered the insurance business in 1972 in New Jersey.
She soon moved to Chicago to work in the Excess & Surplus lines segment of the business for AVRECO. She developed an expertise in the Pharmaceutical business and formed her own company A. J. Renner & Associates in 1985. For 30 years her company thrived and become known as the gold standard for access to the London and US insurance marketplace.
AJ enjoyed her home in Florida and traveling with her many friends. She was actively involved in charities including the creation of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation chapter in Chicago. She enjoyed the many activities of her ten grandchildren who she adored.
AJ was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Carol, her nephew Robbie Renner and former husband Terry O’Brien. She is survived by her children Mike O’Brien (Joan), Pat O’Brien (Christine) and Kate Gibbons (Sean) and her grandchildren Hugh, Grace, Ella, Erin, Cecelia, Cara, Elizabeth, Emmett, Mairead and Charlotte. She is also survived by her brothers, nephews Brian Renner, Nicholas Renner (Erika) and nieces Barbara Ann Boylan and Dawn Mara.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday January 6th at Chicago Cut - 300 N. LaSalle from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM preceded by a visitation from 10:45 AM to 1:00 PM at Chicago Cut. In lieu flowers donations should be forwarded to the Chicago chapter of St. Baldricks.