Edward Dyrek, 87, of Cary, IL, passed away on December 26, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL. He was born on February 4, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Mary Dyrek (nee Majkrzak). Edward was a Korean war veteran. He loved to golf and travel and was a avid Cubs and Bears fan, but most of all, he loved and cherished his family and friends. Edward is survived by his wife of 65 years Shirley, they were married September 3, 1950 in Chicago, by his children Doug of Myrtle Beach, David of Chicago, Gary(Sandra) of Crystal Lake, his grandchildren Katreena, Megan, Elizabeth, Lauren, and Gregory. Edward was preceded in death by his aforementioned parents. A public visitation for Edward will be on Friday January 1. 2015 at the Strang Funeral chapel 410 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030 from 3:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. a funeral mass will be on Saturday January 2, 2015 at St. Paul The Apostle in Gurnee at 10:00 A.M burial will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. in lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to The American Cancer Society.
We will miss you and have great memories of both growing up on Morgan Street and later visits to Florida. Love you and Shirley Joe & Pat Raklovits.
No young person could have asked for a better uncle than my uncle Whitey. When he came over, he would throw footballs to us for hours on end. He had an amazing ability to lead you just enough so that you had to dive for almost every ball. What kid doesn’t love that. Whether you caught it or not, he would break out in that wonderful laugh of his. It is truly one of my fondest memories growing up. My entire life was made richer by this man. Rest in Peace, Uncle. from Don Raklovits
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