Sharon L. Przybylo

Sharon L. Przybylo (Goodwin), 55, passed away on Friday, December 28 surrounded by loving family and friends. Sharon was born in Waukegan on July 30, 1963, to Margaret Goodwin and thus began her life-long suffering as a Cubs fan. She grew up and resided in Round Lake Beach, IL for many years.  After living in Lancaster, SC for a short time, it was her desire to be near family that led her back to Lindenhurst, IL, where she spent the remainder of her life. United in marriage on July 23, 1983, Sharon spent 35 happy years with her best friend Robert “Bob” Przybylo. Together, they enjoyed time with friends and family, sitting around a campfire, playing cards, going to concerts, and cheering on the Cubs and Bears. Always in search of a great bargain at Goodwill, Sharon’s greatest deal was her two children, Mathew and Monika, who in turn gave her three beautiful granddaughters. She lived for Delilah, Amelia and Isla. An accomplished cook, she often spent time with them baking her famous banana bread, cookies and red sauce.  When she wasn’t cooking, she loved to take the girls to Bay Beach Amusement Park, volunteer in their classrooms, and read to them. Sharon held many jobs throughout her life, working as an assistant teacher at Peppermint Stick Preschool for many years, as an insurance agent, and then returned to the school system where she worked in various roles with special education, but her family always came first and her greatest labor of love was being a mother and “nana.” Sharon was proud of her time in color guard and kept in touch with her fellow “Rebelaires.” Sharon also had a life-long passion for the Cubs and had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend Games 6 and 7 in Cleveland to watch the Cubs win the 2016 World Series. Surviving her is her husband Robert Przybylo; children, Mathew (Emily) Przybylo and Monika Przybylo; 3 grandchildren, Delilah Denikas, Amelia Denikas and Isla Przybylo; mother, Margaret Goodwin and the man who became a father to her, George Randall; mother- and father-in-law, Joyce and Allen Greenspon; sisters, Annette (Rod) Sheets, Doreen (John) Cashmore, Paula Jenkins; cousin Dolly (Mark) Hoffer; many nieces and nephews; and her very good friends, Kitty and the Madden sisters. She was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Mike and Tim Przybylo and grandparents, Mildred Minghi, Verna Bork, and John Hommrich. It is evident by the outpouring of love, that Sharon Przybylo impacted many lives with her compassion, generosity and warm-loving heart. When you see a penny on the ground, pick it up, and continue to keep her memory alive. Services will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel in Grayslake, IL on Friday January 4th 2019. Visitation from 10AM-2PM followed by a graveside service at Avon Centre Cemetery (intersection of Shorewood Rd and Route 83). Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030.

9 Responses to Sharon L. Przybylo

  • Monica Przybylo says:

    Love you so much mom!

  • Taylor says:

    I have so many fond memories of Sharon growing up with Monica and Matt. The Przybylo family has always been like a second family. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

  • Glen Johnson says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so sweet to me. I remember playing card games with her and Mathew when I would come over for sleep overs. I’m so very sorry she’s passed. God bless her.

  • Leeana Stone says:

    Love you. Fly high my friend

  • Russell Goodwin says:

    I was deeply saddened to learn that my daughter Sharon has passed. My greatest fear come true, to have one of my kids pass before me. Although I was not able to be in contact with you I NEVER stopped loving or thinking about you, or my other children for that matter. I have tried several times over the years to be apart of your life and unfortunately I was blocked from having contact. I wish I could have shared in your life and been able to have the relationship I always hoped we could have. Now I will look to the stars and know the one that shines the brightest is you looking down upon all those you loved and were able to share in your life. Until we meet again. Love from your Dad Russell Goodwin.

  • Mary Beth Wicinski says:

    You left us too soon my friend. All of grade school, junior and senior high, we traveled the same paths.
    Living only blocks away, not best friends but always around. We haven’t been friends as adults but I feel an absence knowing your gone. You are missed my class of ‘81 friend. You left too soon.

  • Catherine deGroh says:

    I’m sorry I can’t be with you today. Sharon was such a ball of positive energy. She made any project that we worked on better. Her life focus was family, family, family. I know she’s smiling down on you, knowing she achieved her life goal – your family. I’ll be visiting her at Avon, since I too have chosen that as my resting place.

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