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Marikay Kaszubski - 68

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Marikay Kaszubski nee King. Age 68. Passed away suddenly, Friday, July 15, 2022.  Marikay was born on June 29, 1954, the oldest child to the late Jacquelyn nee Vinlove and Thomas King. A lifelong resident of Chicago Heights, IL. Graduate of Marian Catholic High School Class of 1972. She made many friends along the way and pursued a path toward nursing.  She followed in her mother’s footsteps and graduated from Little Company of Mary Nursing School in 1978. She had a passion for helping others and made an impact on the lives of countless people.  After nursing school she married Richard Kaszubski and during their 20-year marriage had three children, all the while, she was steadfast in her dedication to her career and service to others. Marikay was an Emergency Room Nurse Manager for 44 years starting at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, IL, Christ Hospital in Oaklawn, IL and at Franciscan Health (St. James Hospital), in Chicago Heights, IL and most recently Olympia Fields, IL. Throughout her career she became a mentor to all of those that she worked with where she was known by her colleagues as “Mama K”.   She was known for her unwavering compassion, immense knowledge, contagious sense of humor and great hugs.  Many have said that they wished they could be half the nurse as Marikay. Marikay loved to gather with her entire family at her house where you would often find everyone enjoying her company and the best magical culinary experience which consisted of her famous artichokes and pasta sauce. As a mother, she loved to see her children happy and was very caring, selfless and fun-loving. Marikay was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and nurse; she was deeply loved, will be greatly missed and her memory will always be cherished.  Loving mother of David Kaszubski, Kate (Rob Scott) Kaszubski and Jacob (Lisa) Kaszubski.  “Gramma K” to Kaelyn and Olivia Kaszubski, Ayden and Arielle Scott, Logan and Cameron Kaszubski. Dear sister of Kathy (Sam) Morales, Tom (Jill) King, Kevin (Cindy) King, Terry (Tami) King, Kelly Acs and Karen (Rick) Kara.  Aunt, cousin and friend of many. Memorial Visitation Friday, August 5, 2022 at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 2:00 pm until time of memorial service 7:30 pm. Interment private. Info 708-481-9230 and


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