John L. Skrbec September 29, 1941 – February 11, 2023
Visitation for Mr. Skrbec will be Saturday, February 18th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home at 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477. ( 1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street) Celebration of Life Service will begin promptly at 5:30 PM. John will be laid to rest along side his beloved Donna at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
**His family will be wearing Bears attire, and would love to have you join them by wearing something from his favorite team as they celebrate his life. BEAR DOWN!
For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net
On Saturday, February 11th, 2023, John Alois Skrbec, age eighty-one joined his beloved wife, Donna Jean at eternal rest. Born to John and Estelle Skrbec, John proudly spent his early 20s in the Army, stationed for a time in Germany. Upon his return, he worked for Commonwealth Edison, and then began a career with US Steel as an electrician that spanned decades until the plant was closed. The “Mayor of South Works”, was one of the last people to depart the mill. Afterward, he worked in construction until he joined the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, working there until his retirement.
John was a lifetime Bears and Cubs fan, and spent many happy Sundays tailgating with his kids at Soldier Field.
Cherished father of Bradford (Eileen) Skrbec, Wendy (Mark) Jongsma, Wanda (Jim) O’Brien, Rachel (Timothy) Roberts and Sean (Karen) Skrbec. Loving grampa of Caitlin, Kelsey, Marissa, Kayla, Meghan, Samantha, Colleen, Jimmy, Gillian, Matthew, Trevor, Jenna, Emma, Shane, Miranda and Paige. Dear brother of Joanne.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Wounded Warriors Project (https://tinyurl.com/WWPORG) or the Humane Society of the United States (https://tinyurl.com/USHUSOC) would be greatly appreciated.
All Arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.