In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln
  • 48 years old
  • Born on August 26, 1970 .
  • Passed away on December 26, 2018 .

Amy Krok Cordero, age 48, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2005, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. She was born August 26, 1970 in York, PA. 

Beloved wife of Jon J. Cordero, whom she married May 5, 2001, loving mother of Noah (15) and Natalie (12) Cordero, devoted daughter of Bob and Peggy Krok of Granger, IN, dear sister of Shannon (Jon) Romine of Indianapolis, IN and the late Stacey (Peter) Grace, fond aunt, niece and friend of many.

Amy grew up in York, PA and Pella, IA and later moved to Granger, IN. She was a 1988 graduate of Marian High School in Mishawaka, IN. In 1992, she earned a BS in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. Amy was employed by Northern Trust, Chicago for many years, achieving the credential of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), before starting her family. 

Amy was a faithful member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville where she taught religious education. She also volunteered at Cowlishaw Elementary School in Naperville and was an avid sports fan who rooted for the Bears, Blackhawks and especially loved her Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Cubs.

Memorial Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019, 5:30-7:30 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL. 

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 4, 11:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL. 

Interment: Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Amy's memory may be made to: Loaves & Fishes Community Services, 1871 High Grove Ln., Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 355-3663,

Posted by Christina Harper on 23rd January 2019
Although we lost touch over the years, I have such warm memories of Amy at ND. Amy was very kind and always so much fun. We laughed a lot when we were together. I was very sad when I read this news. My deepest sympathies and prayers for her entire family.
Posted by Jim Doppke on 6th January 2019
I'm so very sorry to hear of Amy's passing. I met her at Notre Dame and found her to be uncommonly kind and warm, and gently funny to boot. She was a wonderful friend to many, and I'm not surprised to hear that she continued to bring light to many more. May all her loved ones and friends know peace.
Posted by Todd Vician on 6th January 2019
I met Amy at ND when we were freshmen as our group of friends who lived in Siegfried and Flanner often ran in the same social circles. I remember her fun-loving nature and her sense of humor. May her family find peace and solace at this time, and may she rest in peace.
Posted by Audrey Scott on 4th January 2019
Amy's laugh—or was it a giggle or a chuckle? Well, I probably won't ever be able to describe it correctly in words, but I'll never forget how it sounded and how happy it made me feel. Amy's loving heart had a way of putting people at ease and making you feel special and important each time you saw her. I met Amy at Notre Dame when I lived next door to Siegfried in PW. I often thought of us as "sister or best friend" dorms which always made me smile—but this week as I was on campus—I stopped in that space between those buildings and felt comfort and gratitude for the gift of Amy's life and friendship. She is remembered in a special way today at the Grotto and my heart goes out to Jon, Noah, Natalie, her whole family, and all who loved her.
Posted by Sheila Balnis on 3rd January 2019
Jon, sending my deepest sympathies to you and your children and family. May many great memories of her carry on for years to come. Sending wishes of strength to you during this challenging time.
Posted by Eileen Sabini on 2nd January 2019
Dear Peggy and Bob, Our hearts break for you and your family . We pray that Amy's spirit will fill your lives with love and peace . Eileen and Angelo
Posted by Genny Sjostrom on 2nd January 2019
Dear Peggy and Bob, my heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry you have lost another daughter. You are in my prayers. Genny
Posted by Damian Leonard on 31st December 2018
Our deepest condolences to the Cordero family for this tragic loss. Our prayers go up for you and yours.
Posted by Jim Donlin on 31st December 2018
Jan and I give our condolences to Jon, the children and Bob and Peggy Krok. We remember her wedding and the wonderful celebration. Amy was a shining light in the Krok Family and became a wonderful wife and mother. We pray that the Family will stay strong through God's grace in this terrible moment. May God Bless you all.
Posted by Vijay Satyanarayana on 31st December 2018
My deepest condolences with you and your family Jon. May her soul rest in peace.
Posted by Michele Wright on 30th December 2018
Amy- volunteered at Cowlishaw Elementary School when I worked there. She always had a smile on her face and was ready to help us or the students. She always liked looking at the books and discussing them with me to see what would be good for Noah and Natalie. Good thoughts and prayers to the family.
Posted by Kim Westerfield on 29th December 2018
I echo what has been said by others above, whom I have not even met. I met Amy in 7th Grade. She was a transformative person for me as well, bringing me out of my shell, building my confidence, and learning together about lifelong friendship, during those formative years of Middle School and High School. I lived just down the hill from Amy and her wonderful family and spent countless days and nights together all through High School. She was such an intelligent, vibrant, loyal, beautiful friend. We maintained contact through our college years, early days of marriage and starting families. I had the joy to see her with Noah and Natalie in Chicago 2 years ago, and it was like a flashback for me, as they were about the age Amy was when I first met her. I am heartbroken for your loss, and will miss Amy dearly.
Posted by Ellen May on 28th December 2018
Amy was special in so many ways. When she listened to her friends, she REALLY listened. She never gave a “pat” response—she was insightful and thoughtful in the way she approached a conversation. So many times she helped me take a deeper look at a person or find an more positive and optimistic way to approach a situation. And she always did so in the most gentle and supportive way. She made the people around her want to be better people. I know she did that for me. To Jon, Noah, Natalie, and all of Amy’s family, my deepest sympathies.
Posted by Rahul Parashar on 28th December 2018
My deepest sympathies for your loss, Jon. May her soul rest in peace.
Posted by Jessica Kunz on 28th December 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Jon, his children and all of their family. Thinking of you all, wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time.
Posted by Jeff Strack on 28th December 2018
My sincerest condolences to all of her family, especially to my colleague at HCSC Cordero at HCSC and their children.
Posted by Elizabeth Joshi on 28th December 2018
Amy was such an incredible person and meant so much to me. She came into my life when I was 18 and really was a transformative person for me. She helped bring me out of my shell at a time when I had a lot of self doubt and lacked confidence. She was such an upbeat and positive force in my life. Amy really took an interest in people and made each person feel like he or she mattered in this world. I feel so grateful that we were able to reconnect and share some time together earlier this year. My deepest condolences to her parents, sister, Jon and her kids.

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