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Joseph B. Goldyn

November 5, 1925 July 13, 2018
Joseph  B. Goldyn
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Obituary for Joseph B. Goldyn

Goldyn, Joseph B. Age 92 U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran

Beloved husband of 65 years to Catherine (nee Fallon).
Devoted father of Maryanne Goldyn, Mary Julie (Robert) Hutchinson, Martha (Kevin) Gaskin, George (Karen) Goldyn, and Joseph O’Brien Goldyn.
Proud grandfather of Aimeebeth, Melissa, Meaghan, Angelique, Patrick, Alexander, Gretchen, Candace, Monica, Trevor, Abigail, Veronica, and John.
Adored great-grandfather of Brynn, Hudson, Sawyer, Austen, Ace, Aiden, and Nolan.
Loving brother of Lillian and predeceased by 6 siblings.
Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m.

Funeral Wednesday 9:15 a.m. from the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL to St. Barnabas Church, Mass 10:30 a.m.

Interment Resurrection Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, P.O. Box 97007, Washington D.C., 20090-7007 or through their website GuidingEyes.org would be appreciated.

www.sheehyfh.com 708-857-7878

A Tribute to Joseph Bernard Goldyn
Written by, daughter, Julie Kelly

Joseph Bernard Goldyn, since he was a little boy his Christian faith was strong. All Joe wanted was to be an Alter boy with his whole heart. When Joe became an Alter boy at Five Holy Martyrs, he served every Sunday, all the way through grammar school. Joe was proud of his first important job as an Alter Boy.

That dedication Joe had starting from a very young age was pretty much how the rest of his life followed. Joe approached everything he did in life with pride and dedication.

Following his high school graduation from Kelly High School, Joe enlisted in the Air Force Core, and joined the Bomb Squadron. Joe had many campaigns flying in a B 24, bombing ammunition facilities in Germany. In March of 1945 during a mission his B 24 was shot at, wounding Joe in flight at the age of 19 years old. Joe lost his sight on that mission, just two weeks before World War ll would end.

As always, Joe never gave up! He went on to learn to walk with a cane, read braille, and even became a teacher for the blind, teaching students who were born blind to read by braille. Joe later was presented with a new friend and loving companion, his guide dog, Pedro. Pedro accompanied Joe by bus daily to Roosevelt University, and after receiving their Bachelor degrees, the two best buddies went on to Loyola where they received their Masters in English.

Joe went on to teach for a few years at Francis Parker High School, downtown.

Joe met his future wife, Catherine, fell in love, married, and together raised 5 children. During that time Joe accomplished many things. He was a radio DJ in Oak Park on Sunday mornings for a Polka station, he opened a shop with his brother, Stan, called, Goldyn’s Mens Wear, in Beverly. Joe went to work at South Chicago Community Hospital, where he helped in the School of Radiology, teaching the students all about the Dark Room. Joe would work at the hospital for 32 years, with perfect attendance. During those years Joe inspired so many young lives to go and accomplish their dreams. Joe would always have a message to share, NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Joe never gave up! He raised a beautiful family in a beautiful home, sent the children to catholic schools, took great family vacations, and lived his life to the fullest!

Joe also had some pretty darn good knacks for getting the best deals when purchasing an automobile, and even better when purchasing a home. Any time anyone was in the market for a car or home, it was always, CALL JOE TIME! And, Joe was always happy to help!

Joe’s most precious moments though, were the moments he had with his grandchildren. Joe loved his grandchildren with his whole heart and soul. His kids and grandchildren love him with their whole hearts and souls, and along with Joe’s wife, Catherine, and all of us, we will always love our Da!

Joe was a good man, a holy man, and would give you the shirt off of his back! Joe suffered a lot during the last 13 years, yet never lost his faith in God. You are home now Da. Enjoy your reunion with your family and friends, enjoy the celebration. Enjoy all of the rewards you so deserve in heaven! We are all happy just thinking that you have regained your eyesight, and you are smiling down on us all, looking at the mysterious faces you could not see for all of those years. You are forever in our hearts Da, until we meet again, we love you!

One last thing, Da. If at all possible can you maybe give The Chicago White Sox a little nudge??

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

17

Jul

3:00 PM 7/17/2018 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7/17/2018 9:00:00 PM
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park

9000 W. 151st St.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park
9000 W. 151st St. Orland Park 60462 IL
United States

Mass

Wednesday

18

Jul

10:30 AM 7/18/2018 10:30:00 AM
ST. BARNABAS CHURCH

10134 S. LONGWOOD
CHICAGO, IL

Funeral home opens at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Procession leaves the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday to go to the church.

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 60458

7200 S. Archer Avenue Justice 60458 IL
United States
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