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Jerome E. Sobczak

August 24, 1929 November 3, 2021
Jerome E. Sobczak
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Obituary for Jerome E. Sobczak

Jerome E. Sobczak, age 92, of Orland Park and formerly of Joliet, Illinois.
Beloved husband of Harriet Sobczak, nee Wisniewski, for 68 wonderful years. Cherished brother of Phyllis Dulkowski. Loving father of Marie and Michael Sobczak, M.D. (Ellen). Proud grandfather of Sarah Hutchinson (Ryan); Claire, Anne, and Jane Sobczak; and Vallée Ross (Bryan Hodge). Doting great-grandfather of Michael, Jack, and Joey Hutchinson.

He was born in Bridgeport on the eve of the Great Depression to Elvira and Jim Sobczak. A graduate of Tilden Tech, he served in the U.S. Army in the early 1950s, and moved to Joliet in 1953. Jerry had a long and productive career as a member of the Labor Movement in Will County. His work as a printing pressman led to his position as the editor of the Joliet Labor Record. He was a champion of the union worker, and fiercely advocated for their interests in many labor contract negotiations. During his career, he served selflessly on numerous civic organizations and boards. Through his work with the United Way, he proved himself a compassionate and true friend to the needy in Will Country.

Jerry was a kind and cheerful man, devoted to his family and his community. He was a loyal Cubs and Illini fan, an expert walleye fisherman, and lover of a good story, no matter how often told. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was his long and exemplary marriage to Harriet – a model of a true and loving partnership.

We would like to thank the physicians of Palos Community Hospital for their attentive care over many years. And heartfelt thanks to the caring staff and hospice nurses at Smith Crossing who eased his transition to his heavenly home.

Visitation Friday 1:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, Illinois until time of funeral Mass of the Resurrection at 2:00 p.m.

Entombment Resurrection Cemetery

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

5

Nov

1:30 PM 11/5/2021 1:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/5/2021 2:00:00 PM
ST. BARNABAS CHURCH

10134 S. LONGWOOD
CHICAGO, IL

ST. BARNABAS CHURCH
10134 S. LONGWOOD CHICAGO IL
United States

Mass

Friday

5

Nov

2:00 PM 11/5/2021 2:00:00 PM
ST. BARNABAS CHURCH

10134 S. LONGWOOD
CHICAGO, IL

ST. BARNABAS CHURCH
10134 S. LONGWOOD CHICAGO IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

RESURRECTION CEMETERY - JUSTICE Final Resting Place

7200 S. ARCHER AVENUE
JUSTICE, IL

7200 S. ARCHER AVENUE JUSTICE IL
United States
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