Vasile Matei-Maier, 72 years old died peacefully in the comfort of his own home on August 28, 2014 after a long battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Elena, his younger sister Maria, his two beautiful daughters Paula and Iona, and his amazing son Alexandru, along with his two sons-in-law Laurentiu and Aurel, and his only granddaughter Denise. He was a loving father, husband, and grandfather. He will be missed and loved forever by his family and friends. God rest his soul in peace. Friends of the family may visit Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 11:00am until 12:00 pm with a funeral service commencing at 12:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.