James J. Janota

James J. Janota, age 77, of Venice, Florida and formerly of Berwyn, Illinois, passed away on June 14, 2014. He was born on August 19, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. Jim loved NASCAR, the Chicago Bears and was a sports enthusiast. He played softball in the Senior league for many years and was also an avid boater. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 38 years and a son Jason of Venice. He also leaves behind a brother, Rudolph (Donna) of Bartlett, Illinois. Visitation Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, Funeral Wednesday 11 A.M. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2970 University Parkway, Suite 104, Sarasota, Florida 34243. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Jennifer Matt-Stark condolence:

    I’m so sorry for your loss – Jimmy was a good friend to my Dad and our family. I have a lot of good memories from Fox Lake. Jill & Jason – I wish I could be there in person to give you both a hug and my love. Love, Jen

  2. Ryan Harrington condolence:

    Jason – I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  3. Eddie Varnes condolence:


    Sorry to hear the news. You and your family are in our prayers. If you need to talk, don’t hesitate to call. He was a great man and raised a terrific son. Thinking about you bro.


    Eddie, Kristl, Macie and Kendal Varnes

  4. David J Sheehan condolence:

    Jim was a good guy – he gave me
    my first real accounting job as
    a cost accountant in 1973 when I
    was 20 at Chicago Bridge & Iron.

    God bless him – may he be remembered
    well and rest in peace

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