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Thomas V. Bijak - 77

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Thomas V. Bijak. Age 77. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident/St Kieran Parish. Graduate of Marian Catholic High School Class of 1965. United States Air Force Veteran. Received his Associate’s Degree at Prairie State College. Bachelor Degree and Master’s Degree in Science from Southern Illinois University. Former Teacher at Beacon Therapy School in Chicago, Salesman for Manfred-Meyer, and Assoc. Retired from Ford Stamping Plant as a Truck Mechanic. Active member of Our Lady of the Heights/St Kieran Church as a Eucharistic Minister, Member of the Knights of Columbus #997, Former Holy Name Society Treasurer at St Agnes Church. Husband for 53 years of Mary Ellen “Zeubie” nee Zeuberis. Father of Matthew Bijak, Stasia Bijak, Nick (Carmen) Bijak, Tom (Lindsay) Bijak, Ben Bijak and Andrew Bijak and the late John Paul Bijak.  Grandfather of Jenna Bijak, Joe Bijak, Eva Jean Bijak, Azalea Bijak, Kingston Guffey and Vivian Bijak. Son of the late Stella nee Nowak and Joseph W. Bijak. Brother of Mary Helen (Doug) Blankenberger, Bonnie (Bob) Bijak-Norush and the late Joseph (Kathy) Bijak. Uncle and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday May 19, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral Monday May 20, 2024 9:15 am from funeral home to Our Lady of the Heights/St Kieran Church, Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 am. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Steger. Info 708-481-9230 and


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