Len Chudzik, 56, late of Frankfort, formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 13. He was just shy of his 57th birthday. Dearest and best husband of Lisa (nee Lewandowski). Devoted dad of Emily (Alex), Jake, and Joey. Cherished son-in-law of Norbert and Virginia Lewandowski. Beloved brother-in-law of Jim and Nancy Lewandowski. Fond uncle of Justin, Andrew, Ben, and Lily. Loved son of the late Leonard and late Adeline. Caring brother of the late Anthony, Joe, Sue, and Patricia. Wonderful friend to many.
Len has touched the hearts of many people during his time on earth. He was an avid fisherman, a dedicated baseball coach and umpire, a lover of all sports (especially football [Go Bears!], baseball [Go Cubs!], and hockey [Go Blackhawks]), and a certified dad joke specialist. He was also incredibly active in the special needs community. Len was a great man and could make friends with absolutely anyone. One of his favorite pastimes was talking to people in the grocery store aisles, sitting in the crowd of a sporting event, or just about anywhere else. He made countless people’s days with his kind smile and goofy demeanor, and he will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to meet him.
Visitation: Sunday, December 19, from 3–8pm at Maher Funeral Home (17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477. Tel: 708-781-9212). To honor Len, please add a dash of purple to your attire for pancreatic cancer awareness.
Funeral: Monday, December 20, with 9:15am prayers at the funeral home departing to St. Anthony Catholic Church (7659 W Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423) for a 10:00 Mass of Christian Burial. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Following burial, the family invites you to join them at a luncheon at 1:00pm at Alpine Banquet Haus (11141 W Roosevelt Rd, Westchester, IL 60154).
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate memorials made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (go to www.pancan.org, select “Donate Now,” and be sure to select the box that says, “This is an honor or memorial gift.”)
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