James “Jim” Poremba
James “Jim” Poremba passed away on July 31, 2021 at his home in Grayslake. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Pat) nee Oksinski for 58 wonderful years. Loving father of Susan (Paul) Skowronski, David (Keith Jerdee) Poremba, and Michael (Tanya) Poremba. Caring grandfather of Amanda (Miguel) Escobar, Michael (Lela) Skowronski, Katie (Brandon) Franz, Allyson, Emily, Nicholas, Blake, Jonathan, Steven and step grandfather to Kendra and Eric. Son of the late John Poremba and Selma Poremba nee Bogaczyk. Cherished brother of the late Dennis Poremba. Also, survived by daughter-in-law Kathy (Rich) Yamada. Longtime resident of Chicago and Grayslake. Enjoyed the Wisconsin Northwoods Minocqua area where he had a cabin for over 20 years. Served 26 years at Zenith Electronics as a RF electrical design engineer and was proud of many achievements mainly helping on the development of the last Transoceanic radio known as the R7000. Also, served 9 years as an electrical engineer at Shure Brothers Inc. working on the first UHF wireless microphone system. Proud alumni of Illinois Institute of Technology and St. Patrick High School.
A visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Monday, August 2, 2021 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein, IL 60060 on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 10:00am. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery. For more information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org.