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Memorials

Pedro Claudio Gonzalez 

1959-2024 

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Pedro Claudio Gonzalez ,59, passed away suddenly Saturday July 6, 2024 after a sudden trip to the hospital Our Strong Beloved Friend was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. He was born February 9, 1959 in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico ; son of Pedro and Elsa Gonzalez .

 

 

Pedro was employed as a Machine Operator  at Lakone Company. He enjoyed cooking, gardening his vegetables & flowers listening to his music, dancing, joking around pedro was such a funny man he loved everyone and everyone loved him he loved spending time with family and friends. Pedro is survived by his wife of 35 years, Margarita Gonzales,  step children that he raised as his own Tony Lorena n Louis (Gonzales) , His Son Edgar Claudio Gonzalez His sister Evelyn ; brother’s Edgar(Flacko)and Jose(Gordo) His Grandchildren; Mireya, Damien, Envy,  Lorena, Hazel, Serenity, Olivia, Cynthia, Gabriel,  Johnuel, Yamil, Namil, Edgar, Dina, Talita, Noah,  Hazara many nieces, nephews and other relatives.  He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Miriam.

 

Family will be receiving guests Tuesday July 16, 2024 from pm to pm at Dieterle Memorial Home 1120 S. Broadway in Montgomery.

Martin (Marty) John Mazurek
(April 1, 1949 – March 6, 2024)

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Martin John Mazurek, 74, unexpectedly passed away on March 6, 2024, while sharing God’s love with others at a local food pantry. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1949 to John and Sophie Mazurek and grew up in Mundelein, Illinois. He attended Carmel High School where he felt “this school made him the man he was today.” He went on to study Mathematics at Northern Illinois University. After graduation, he worked at Sears Roebuck & Co. and Merck where he retired.
Marty met the love of his life, Barb in 1970 while attending a dance at Northern Illinois University where Barb
walked up to Marty and asked him to dance. Excited to start their new lives together, the two were married in the spring of 1972. Marty and Barb were eager to start a family and they were blessed with two beautiful children – Michelle & Bryant.
Marty will be remembered for his compassion, love, and giving back to the church and community. He took the
hand of God and administered communion and prayer to those in the hospital. Marty enjoyed engaging with
Pre-Cana couples about the sacrament of marriage. Volunteering was his life, including Loaves & Fishes, Hesed House, and Special Olympics to name a few. Marty battled cancer and was a positive influencer in the lives of his cancer mentees. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus. His mantra was to make others smile.
If he was not busy volunteering, Marty enjoyed spending time with Barb outdoors riding bicycles, cruising on the
Harley or in his favorite red sports car. Do not forget about the Sunday family triple solitaire challenges.
In keeping with Marty’s loving and generous spirit, it was his wish to make an anatomical donation to the
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to contribute to the advancement of science and medical
research. Marty wanted to “pay it forward.”
Marty was preceded in death by his parents John & Sophie Mazurek and brother Johnny Mazurek. He is survived by his wife Barb, daughter Michelle, son Bryant (Erica), and grandsons Lucas, Benjamin, and Adam. Oldest brother Ron (Carole) and Ron’s kids Elise (Tom Borst), Paul (Anna), and James.
Memorial Mass is Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 11:00 am (CDT) at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Road, Naperville, Illinois, 60540.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to one of the following organizations where Marty
volunteered.
Loaves & Fishes Community Services, Naperville, Illinois (https://www.loaves-fishes.org)

 

https://www.loaves-fishes.org/ways-to-give/

 

Hesed House, Aurora, Illinois (https://www.hesedhouse.org)

 

https://www.hesedhouse.org/financial-donations

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