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Ceil Real, wife of American Football Association (AFA) Founder Ron Real, recently passed away surrounded by family. She served on the AFA’s board of directors for many years and was very integral to continuing her husband’s dream for the organization. The AFA was founded in 1980 by Ronald J. Real under the name Minor Professional Football Association (MPFA). Real dedicated his life to the advancement of semi-pro football, and today the American Football Association is in its 37th year of service as the national association for semi-pro/minor league football organizations.  

Cecilia “Ceil” Real, nee Sieroslawski, age 79, of Elmhurst. Beloved wife of the late Ronald J. Real; loving mother of Sherry (Rick) Davies, Rory (Kathy) Real, Ronda Real, Roxanne (Tom) Knapp, Rae Ellen Pugliese, Mike (Pam) Real, and Russ (Rachael) Real; grandmother of Jolie (Josh) Walker, Brittany (Dave) Paryl, Talia, Parker, and Riley Knapp, McKall, Taylor, Brady, and Payton Pugliese, Landon Real, Carson and Trevor Real; great-grandmother of Harlowe, Monroe, Colton and Hailey; fond sister of twin Gloria (the late Donald “Don”) Pasik, the late Margaret “Marge” (the late Richard “Rich”) Wilson; aunt of many nieces and nephews. 

Memorial Gathering Friday, September 29, from 3-8 PM, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, IL. Internment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Funeral info: or 630-932-1500.

About the American Football Association: The American Football Association is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 37th year of operation, and is dedicated to the advancement of adult (semi-pro) football from coast-to-coast. Our slogan is Semi Pro & Proud®. We are not affiliated with any other national semi-pro/minor league organization. The AFA, Hall of Fame, American Football News™ and AFA logo design are registered trademarks of the American Football Association. All other AFA-related trademarks are trademarks of the American Football Association.
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