James A. Lankford, age 89, of Skokie. Beloved husband of Dina, nee Ambrosini, to whom he was married for 59 years; loving father of James (Diane), Michael (Nancy), Therese (Steven) Phillips, and Karen (Mike) Nocek; cherished grandfather of Jamie, Jessica and Jacob Lankford, Mikey and Dan Nocek, and Aleksandra Ambrosini; fond brother of William (Frances) and Gloria Lankford, and the late Shirley (Ivan) Witt; beloved son of the late James A. and Anna Mae Lankford. A Korean War veteran, James served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Visitation, Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., at HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory, 8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie. Funeral Service, Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Interment, Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60601 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123. Funeral info: 847.673.6111.