Edward J. Sychta
Edward J. Sychta, 92, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Saturday, November 14, 2015 at his home in Grayslake. He was born July 9, 1923 in Chicago to Joseph and Lottie (nee: Urbanski) Sychta. Edward was a World War II veteran. He was a long standing President of the Vernon Hills Seniors Organization, he enjoyed the casino, but most of all he loved all of the family gatherings and being with his family. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Victoria, whom he wed on January 28, 1950 in Chicago, his children Susan (Martin) Gallegos-Sychta of Berwyn, Margaret (Kimbrough) Clarke of Lake Villa, Mercedes (Jerome) Balcer of Palatine, and James (Sharon) Sychta of Batavia, his grandchildren Nina (Alex) Larson, Scott, Madeline, Cassandra, Claire, and Trevor, and his one great-grandson Colton. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Steve, and his sister Bernice. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, November 16, 2015 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Mary of Vernon Hills 236 US Highway 45 Vernon Hills, IL. Interment will follow at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.