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Richard G. Gawronski - 82

Thornton, Illinois

Richard G. Gawronski. Age 82. Longtime Thornton resident, born and raised in Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood/Holy Rosary Irish Parish. Graduate of Chicago Vocational School “C.V.S.” Worked as a Laborer for the City of Chicago Water Department as a Water Distribution Laborer and Machinist at Broach Fixture and Renewal. Beloved husband for 62 years to Susan nee Fitzuk. Father of Susan (Robert) Roemer, Barbara (Charles) Turek and Richard (Lana) Gawronski. Proud Grandfather of Scott (Wendy) Wories, David (Elizabeth) Roemer, Jennifer (Nick) Mucia, Michael (Kaley) Roemer, Jessie Roemer, Kendall (Miah) Oelburg, Richie Gawronski, Bryce (Crystal) Gawronski and Travis Gawronski. Great grandfather of Brenton, Isaiah, Lilia, Henry, Tommy, Victoria and Bryce. Great great grandfather of Isabella. Son of the late Anne nee Boyle and Joseph Gawronski. Brother of the late Joseph (Joyce) Gawronski and Ruth Gawronski. Son in-law of the late Jo nee Tufo and Fred Fitzuk. Brother in-law of the late Betty Fitzuk, Barbara Fitzuk, Dorothy (late Phillip) Curtis and Fred (late Barbara) Fitzuk. Uncle, cousin and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks of E. Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Monday January 16, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Services at funeral home Tuesday 11:00 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. Info 708-481-9230 and 


  • Madeleine Yonker

    3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Susan and all your family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Remember all the good times and know that your dad is safe with our Lord. My sympathy to you all.

  • Ann Louise Host

    3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Dearest Sue and beloved family. It is with a dark and heavy heart that is filled with condolences to all of you. Dick (aka "Mr. Dick") was a stoic man that I will always remember for his never-ending kindness, faith, loyalty, and compassion. He put up a brave and courageous fight for the last few years, never backing down and remaining positive. I know this is a difficult time for all of you and please know that all of your friends would gladly carry your load of sadness and grief. 

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