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Francis Strezo - 83

Richton Park

Francis A. “Frank” Strezo. Age 83. Longtime Richton Park resident. Recently of Orland Park. Graduate of Bishop Noll High School and St Joseph College in Rensaleer, Indiana. Retired Junior High School Teacher from St Anne Catholic School in Hazel Crest after thirty-one years of teaching. Husband for fifty-one years of Mary Ellen nee Hayes. Father of Michael (Jennifer) and Frank (Amy) Strezo. Grandfather of Nick, Casey, Luke, Benjamin and Cooper Strezo. Son of the late Frances nee Chapla and Frank Strezo. Brother of the late Irene ( Frank ) Dubec, Helen ( Edward ) Kolisz, Theresa Strezo and Eleanor ( John ) Hora. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Friend of many. Funeral services at Saint Ireneaus Church and Inurnment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery were private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Frank’s favorite non-profit organizations, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Greater Chicago Food Depository or Disabled American Veterans. For further service information Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and panozzobros.com. 

10 Comments

  • Sabina Russo Fritzgerald

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Mr. Strezo was my favorite teacher at St. Anne's. He expected a lot of his students but he was fair and I believe we are all better people for it. My sincerest condolences to his wife and sons. He will be greatly missed. I will be sure to say a prayer, especially The Prayer of St. Francis. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort.

  • Sabina Russo Fritzgerald

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Mr. Strezo was my favorite teacher at St. Anne's. He expected a lot of his students but he was fair and I believe we are all better people for it. My sincerest condolences to his wife and sons. He will be greatly missed. I will be sure to say a prayer, especially The Prayer of St. Francis. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort.

  • Sabina Russo Fritzgerald

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Mr. Strezo was my favorite teacher at St. Anne's. He expected a lot of his students but he was fair and I believe we are all better people for it. My sincerest condolences to his wife and sons. He will be greatly missed. I will be sure to say a prayer, especially The Prayer of St. Francis. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort.

  • Lisa Rice

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Mr strezo was the best have the greatest memories of him at st Anne's he will truly be missed!!! Prayers for his family during this time he has made a huge impact on alot of lives! I was blessed to know him.
  • Conrad J Dominguez-Urban

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Fare the well Mr. Strezo. Both as a student and through 35 years of teaching myself, you were among the top 3 teachers I have had the honor of knowing. After checking in with St. Pete, I'd like to think of you having a tall cold one with one of the other two. Say hi to Mr. G for me, and indeed I will definitely "Think about it!".

  • Colleen Hogan

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Mr Strezo kept all his students on their toes to always work hard and be better.  Absolutely my favorite teacher.  My sincerest condolences to the entire family.

  • Kathy Krist - Binette

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Mr . Strezo was my favorite teacher!  His Love for History, Government and the world was contagious! He was tough yet loving! He demanded respect and manners!  Loved his signs and creative motivation tactics!  He has had  and always will have positive influence on me!!  RIP Mr. Strezo!

  • Robyn

    3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Mr. Strezo was my FAVORITE teacher at St. Anne. I always tell stories to my students about how he would catch me making bookmarks in his class. He asked me to make him 15 and I was soooo happy. Only to later use them at parent teacher conference
  • Terri Schauer-Rourke

    3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Mr. Strezo was one of my favorite teachers at St. Anne's. He was also a good friend of my parents - my mom, Eileen Schauer, was school secretary for many years there. I was privileged to know Mr. Strezo not only as an amazing teacher whose love of history, government & current issues was contagious but also as a person (through his relationship with my parents) who loved life, family & friends.  The world was a better place because he was here! Rest In Peace Mr. Strezo. Prayers to Mary Ellen and sons.  

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