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Wayne “Whop” Malizio

Published October 08,2014

Obituary's Biography:

Wayne “Whop” Malizio, age 67, of Grayslake, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. He was born on July 27, 1947 in Evanston to Frank and Arline (Norman) Malizio. A Vietnam vet, Wayne loved motorcycles and was a member of the Sojourners motorcycle club. He was also an avid clock maker. He is survived by his mom, Arline Malizio; his three brothers, Phil (Patricia) of Lake Villa, Larry (Marj) of Libertyville, and Norm (Jana) of Mundelein; one niece, Gina; three nephews, Shawn (Lara) of Lake Forest, Todd (Christi) of Gilberts, and Michael of Mundelein; and one great-nephew, Cole. Wayne’s dad, Frank, preceded him in death. Friends of the family may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org. Everyone is invited at the end of the visitation at 4:00 p.m. for Wayne’s last prayer.

9 replies on “Wayne “Whop” Malizio”

  1. Wayne was a wonderful guy – and the best of friends to me and others. Will be missed beyond words.

    Marilyn Graham

  2. Wayne was a very dear friend for more than 50 years and I will miss him terribly. My deepest condolences to the Malizio family.

    1. pam, not seen you since high=school. wolfgang schulidoff, jerry rosenquist and I knew you. You had a beautfull smile. how did we suddenly get aged?

  3. Wayne, you have touched many lives in your short stay! You touched my life over 50 years ago! RIP my dear friend for you will be missed by many…. I’m so glad we reconnected! I will miss our crazy emails. I will be by to say goodbye tomorrow….. Keep that beautiful smile on your face!

    Mrs Malizio, Phil, Larry & Norm, you have my deepest sympathy in your great loss.

  4. I was looking for Norm on the net just now who was my best friend in HS and I saw this and am extremely sad to hear the news about Wayne. I only knew him through Norm but he was always spoken of in the highest regard. Rest in peace Wayne. And if anyone knows how I can reach Norm please let me know of let him know Paul is looking for him and would love to connect again. My sincere condolences to the whole family.

  5. wayne, my brother. you were my best friend for 55 years. ice skating in jewet park, riding in franz kolbecks pick=up. living together in Highland park, riding choppers all over Illinois.. I was looking forward to seeing you in aug. 2016′ I just found out you passed in 2014. Damn! I cried for hours. Your voice is still on your phone mess. I miss you,wayne. Goodbye, my loving friend. your smile will always be with me. Bruce

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