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John J. Lavarda - 72

3/3/1948 - 6/9/2020

Richton Park, Illinois

John J. Lavarda. Age 72. Longtime Richton Park resident, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of St Willibrord’s High School Class of 1966. Retired from Leavitt Tube Co. after 48 years of service. Proud member and past recording secretary of the Steel Workers Union Local 5544.  Avid drummer performing all over the Chicagoland area with the band “UGUYZ”. Die Hard Chicago White Sox fan. Husband for 52 years of Catherine nee Curran. Father of John Lavarda and Dan (Madelyn) Lavarda. Grandfather of Kevin Steiner. Son of the late Albina nee Galvan and Sinesio Lavarda. Brother of Tony (Judy) Lavarda, Theresa (Michael) Jacobsen and Mary Ann (Alex) Rube. Uncle and friend of many. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Info Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and

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