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Leonard C. Jelinik

Leonard Jelinek

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On December 14, 2006 @ 3:25 pm In Obituary | No Comments

Leonard C. Jelinik, age 82, of North Riverside, beloved husband of Marian Jelinek; devoted father of Tom Jelinek, Dr. Christopher (Lori) Jelinek and Susan (Joel) Troppito; proud grandpa of Brad, Drew, Adam, Kara, Megan, and Alex; fond brother-in-law of Alice Kenar and Diane (Dale) Day; dear uncle of niece and nephews; Before his retirement, Mr. Jelinek worked as a Manager of Environmental Affairs at S&C Electric Company. Prior to that, he worked in Research and Development where he developed material used in high voltage switches and he holds several patents. He graduated from Tri-State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. Later the university honored him with an Honorary Professional Degree for work done in his field. He is a member of the American Chemist Society, Mater Christi Holy Name Society, past Vice-President of the Mater Christi School Board and a recipient of the ChicagoLand Father of the Year Award. Funeral Mass Thursday, December 14, 2006, 10 AM at Mater Christi Church, corner of 10th Ave. and 24th Street, North Riverside, Interment private Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials to Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center or Loyola Cardiac Care Unit appreciated. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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