Raymond S. Jarecki

Raymond S. Jarecki, 73, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his home with his family beside him.  He was born August 25, 1942 in Chicago, IL to Stanley and Helen Jarecki.  Ray was a longtime Brunswick employee and White Sox fan, enjoyed golf, retirement, the company of friends and family, and took extreme pride in his grandchildren.  Ray is survived by his sons Richard (Meagan) Jarecki of Littleton, CO and Jim (Christine) Jarecki of Grand Rapids, MI, grandchildren Matthew, Jessica, Addison, Kelsey, and Carson, special friend Judy Arrington, cousins Ann (Andy) Plonka and Walter (Mary) Jarecki, several nieces and nephews, and his former wife Georgene Jarecki.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:30am, Monday, July 18, 2016 at St. Paul the Apostle Church 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031.  Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society 58 Progress Parkway Maryland Heights, MO 63043 or Journeycare Hospice 2050 Claire ct. Glenview, IL 60025 .  For more information please contact (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org

6 Responses to Raymond S. Jarecki

  • Terri Gallanis says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Raymond’s family and friends during this time of loss. So sorry to hear of his passing. Terri Jarecki Gallanis and Family in Seattle

  • Edward Ryder says:

    To the Jarecki family, and his many friends I forward my condolences for your recent loss. Ray was very proud of his sons Richard & Jim and he always talked about his Grandchildren. For myself, Judy, and his many Brunswick friends we will forever miss his willingness to offer his help over the many years we knew him. I am proud to say I have known Ray since 1969 and only wish I could have spent more time with him during our retirement years. Living in North Carolina my visits to Illinois were few and far between and our meetings for lunch at Fogcutters were always enjoyable to talk about the past and being brought up to date as our lives progressed.

    May he rest in peace.

  • Jim & Christine,

    Sending our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your father. Know that we hold you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dennis Conerton,
    Beloit Snappers Board of Directors & Staff

  • Pieczynski family says:

    The whole Jarecki family are in our prayers-will always remember the baseball Mits from him.

  • John and Sharyn Herian says:

    I will miss the times Ray would come visit when he was in town to see son Rick and the grandchildren he loved who live near us. We would have lunch or sometimes golf and it was fun to see an old and valued friend where we could talk about work and families.
    Once, Ray stopped in to surprise me at St. Francis Cabrini Church where I run the sound booth and that meant a lot. Our Pastor, Fr. Sean McGrath said Mass for Ray Jarecki when I learned the sad news of his death. Sharyn and I were happy to be there with Ray last and with his family in Spirit last Saturday and will miss his visits to Littleton CO. May out Lord bring comfort and treasured memories of father and grandfather Ray. In deepest Sympathy for all the family.

  • Robert and Cathy Brown says:

    Cathy and I were saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Ray for many years at Brunswick and I know he will be missed by so many Brunswick colleagues far and wide. He was such a wonderful advocate for the employees in the retail bowling centers and truly lived the value of “serving his internal customers”. Such fond memories of our great times working and playing. Ray’s legacy will live on forever. We were blessed to count Ray as a good friend and colleague and we extend our thoughts and prayers to Ray’s family and to his long time friend Judy Arrington. Rest well Ray. Bob and Cathy Brown Durham, NH