H. Lillian Pekar - 88

9/9/1924 - 6/28/2013
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident

Pekar, H. Lillian Pekar nee Gereg, age 88. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife of the late Sylvester “Syl” Pekar. Mother of Russell (Julie) Pekar and Cynthia (Jack) Malec. Grandmother of Jennifer (Jeff) Sacks, Valerie (Stefan) Kessler, Kimberly (Tim) Zita, and Kyle Malec. Great grandmother of Leila and Carson Sacks, and Jaxon Zita. Sister of the late Joseph (Helen) Gereg. Beloved aunt and friend to many. A talented seamstress, Lil also managed the Second Chance Resale Shop of the Humane Society for many years and was a proud Minister of Care at the St. James Hospital. She was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1060 Women’s Auxiliary, the Women of the Moose Chicago Heights Lodge, and the Altar and Rosary Society of the former St. Ann Church. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St (US Rt. 30, 3 Blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Monday July 1st from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Tuesday 10:45 AM to St. Paul Catholic Church, Chicago Heights. Mass 11:30 AM. Private Inurnment Assumption Cemetery. Memorials in Lil’s name may be made to the Special Olympics. For further service information please call 708 481-9230.



Dear Cynthia and Russell and entire family of Dear Lil, It is with the very fondest memories of many beautiful times (square dances, ice cream socials, Easter Bunny, Altar and Rosary auctions) we all shared at Saint Ann, "the friendly little church on the corner" that I carry with me always. Your MOM was a dear friend to my MOM "Maxie" as your mom enjoyed calling her. God Bless all of you during this time. I'm thinking that our MOMS are enjoying some special words at this moment in heaven. Please accept my deepest condolences as well as those of all my family members. I'm also extending these wishes and sentiments from Sharon Lustig Helmink, who asked that I include her in this message of condolence. God Bless. Sincerely, Barbara Maxwell Maine Saint John, Indiana

Jeff Gereg

Aunt Lil always kidded that I was her favorite nephew. She was a warm, caring and fun loving lady... She will be missed. We will be making a donation to Special Olympics in her name - Go Cubs

Donna Zajdlik

Aunt Lil was a funny and feisty woman, and I loved that about her. My prayers to Russell and Cindy and their families. Donna

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