In Memoriam – Clifford I. Ganan

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Clifford I. Ganan on February 6, 2022. He was a beloved colleague, mentor and friend.

Cliff was a graduate of the University of Illinois where he first met and enchanted his wife of many years, Barbara (Bunny). They have been blessed with two children, Jordan and Dori, daughters in law Jill and Leslie, and grandchildren Mikayla and Seth. Cliff graduated from DePaul Law School and in 1970 launched Ganan & Shapiro, P.C. with fellow DePaul graduate Jay M. Shapiro.   The firm owes its every success to Cliff, his hard work and dedication to the practice of workers’ compensation defense.

It was never really about the work, however, but the people he met along the way. Cliff treated everyone he ever met as a friend, and every friend he ever made as family.

Cliff loved good food; he had a favorite restaurant (or three) in every city he ever visited, no matter how exotic the locale. He loved to travel, if only to meet new people and make new friends.

He will be missed by us all.