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John Vrabec - 89

6/4/1928 - 10/1/2017

South Holland

John Vrabec age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 1st at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy where he had resided the past 3 years. Longtime South Holland resident, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland area. Retired after 35 years of service as a machinist at Argonne National Research Laboratory. John was a Pullman Tech High School graduate and U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Loving husband for 49 years of the late Gloria nee Panozzo. Devoted father of Lurita (Jeffrey) Garritano. Proud grandfather of Brandon and Sean Maicher. Son of the late Mary nee Buza and Samuel Vrabec. John was an active member of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima and Tresche Conca Society. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday October 6th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Saturday morning 9:00 AM to St. John the Baptist Church, 15746 S. Union Ave., Harvey. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230 or

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