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Edward J. Sychta

Published November 15,2015

Obituary's Biography:

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.

3 replies on “Edward J. Sychta”

  1. Jim, Sharon and Family,

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. No matter how old we are loosing a parent is very difficult. I pray that you all can find peace in his passing and hold onto the good memories forever.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Kim Eber

  2. Jim and Family:

    My condolences on the loss of your father. It’s always hard to lose a parent, regardless of their age. Be thankful that he had a good, long life and remember those times you shared steelhead fishing over in Michigan.

    Kindest regards,

    Mark Anderson

  3. Dear Sychta Family,

    On behalf of Community High School District 128, please accept our sincere condolences on the recent passing of your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Ed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    We had the distinct pleasure of meeting and working with Ed through his long association with the Vernon Hills Seniors Organization and our two Senior Citizen Holiday events at Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools. He was incredibly supportive of District 128, LHS and VHHS, and was instrumental in making our Senior Citizen events successful. Ed was an amazingly kind, positive and thoughtful person, and we all enjoyed working with and getting to know him over the years. Ed was a very, very special person, and we will all miss him.


    Dr. Prentiss Lea, Superintendent
    Community High School District 128

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