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Sylvester Romuald Chester Lulinski

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On September 27, 2014 @ 3:55 pm In Obituary | 6 Comments

American FlagSyl Lulinski of La Grange Park, IL, passed away at his home on September 19, 2014 after an extended illness. Syl was born at home in Chicago on February 7, 1930, the only son of the late Sylvester E. and Martha (nee Paluch) Lulinski. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School (’47), studied Philosophy at Loyola University for 3 yrs., and served 4 years in the Korean War as a USAF Staff Sergeant. He attended the U of IL College of Pharmacy from 1955-1959 where he met his wife and would have celebrated 55 years of marriage on Oct 10th. Together they owned Lulinski Pharmacy from 1959 – 1972. Syl worked as Chief Pharmacist at Holy Cross Hospital, held various sales management positions in IL, NY, and MD, was a VP of PE Systems, Inc., and volunteered many years as the elected Executive VP of the American Cribbage Congress. Syl was a gifted athlete and loved all sports & games, especially the Chicago Cubs and playing Cribbage. He was voted into the ACC Hall of Fame in 1989 and the annual Syl Lulinski Tournament of Champions is named for him that is held each year in Reno, NV. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, daughter Darice Martha Grzybowski, and his only grandchild, Jeffrey Sylvester Grzybowski. He had one sister, the late Dr. Dolores Lulinski-Dybalski and is survived by his brother-in-law Jack Dybalski, sister-in-law Rosalie (Rick) Malter, nephews Jack S (Cathy) Dybalski, David (Debbie) Dybalski, Alan (Gili) Malter, and nieces Susan Dybalski, Adina Lebowitz, Naomi (Max) Brand, & Judi (Mike) Rossetti. Visitation Saturday, October 18, 2014; 10:00 A.M. to Time of Memorial Service in his honor, starting at 11:00 A.M. in Harry Caray’s Restaurant – 70 Yorktown Center, (at the Westin) Lombard, IL 60148. Donations may be sent in tribute to Sylvester Lulinski to St. Louise de Marillac Church & School, 1144 Harrison Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60526. Arrangements made by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Sylvester Romuald Chester Lulinski”

Condolence from Rosalie and Rick Malter on September 27th, 2014 7:16 pm

Syl’s passing is a great loss to his family and all who knew and loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis, Darice and Jeff at this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing to all.

Condolence from Dr. David J. Dybalski on September 28th, 2014 8:28 am

Go Chicago Cubs! Every game the Cubs play I know Unc will be with me.
And when that one day happens that the Cubs will be in the World Series he will
again be by my side

Condolence from Alan Malter on September 29th, 2014 9:19 pm

Uncle Syl will always be remembered as a very warm and decent man who was always so welcoming and gracious. As a kid, I enjoyed going to the Lulinski home on New Year’s day, seeing all the Christmas decorations (especially the giant Santa Claus), watching the college bowl games on a console TV (back in the day), then going down to the basement to play all the big table games that most people did not have in their house. Today, I am proud to be a faculty member at the university where he and Aunt Phyllis (and my grandfather, Sam Moss) attended pharmacy school, and will always remember Uncle Syl whenever I gaze down on the St. Ignatius High School campus from University Hall. He will be missed by all.

Condolence from Jeff and Anne Koch on October 4th, 2014 3:07 pm

Syl was a dear fiend for 45 years, and I am sure he is now with God. He gave me the first promotion of my career, and I will never forget the example that he set for me and many others.

Syl was a man of honor and conviction. He was a kind man, and opioniated in a very good way. Syl had high standards and would not sway from them. I will miss him, but he will not be far from my thoughts and from my wife Anne’s. He was a role model for me, and he will always be in our minds as well as in Gods hands fot eternity.

Condolence from David Aiken on October 5th, 2014 8:18 pm

Dear Phyllis and Darice: I was very sorry to hear of Syl’s passing, but I know that you are content in knowing that he lived a full, productive, and loving life. He was a great influence on me since I got to know him in the early 2000s, and I will always appreciate the leadership advice he gave me on many occasions. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to attend the memorial service, but please know that you will be in my thoughts that day.

Condolence from Linda Johansen on October 7th, 2014 8:49 pm

Dear Darice,

It seems so unreal to see your dad so alive in that photo with all of his accomplishments listed. Have been keeping you and your mom in prayer since I heard.

Wish I could be there on the 18th. Hope your local supporters will comfort you as well as they can.

May the choirs of angels come to greet him and speed him to paradise!

Love, Lin

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