Roy Zitny

Roy Zitny

Roy Zitny, age 92 of Downers Grove, formerly of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Vlasta Zitny, nee Linhart; fond father of Christopher (Deborah) Zitny and Russell (Kathryn) Zitny; dear grandfather of Brooke (Patrick) McCarthy, Brett C. (Elizabeth) Zitny, Eric (Amy) Zitny and Kelly (Brian) Redding; great grandfather of Lily, Ethan, Marissa, Andi, Tatum, Charlotte and Max.

A Visitation Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Friday, April 2, 2021, 10:00 A.M. to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Service Friday 10:30 A.M.

Covid Regulations allow for a maximum of 50 people in the funeral home at a time. Face coverings are required, the lounge facilities are closed, outside food or beverages are not allowed at this time. All are asked to pay their respects / condolences to Vlasta and her family and be cognitive of others waiting to do the same.

A live stream of the Service will be available to view at  If you are unable to participate during the live stream a recording will be available to be viewed at anytime and downloaded at the same link by day’s end on Saturday.

Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien.

Information 708-485-2000 or

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o Roy Zitny Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. joan curran condolence:

    Deepest Sympathy to Vlasta and her family. Roy was a true Sokol and an inspiration to his fellow Sokol Members.

  2. Lynda Filipello condolence:

    Roy will always be remembered as a caring administrator of all things Sokol.

  3. Geri McCafferty condolence:

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Zitny’s passing. He was always a very caring person with a big smile on his face.

  4. Nancy & Chuck Borvansky condolence:

    Bro.Roy and Sis.Vlasta we thank you for your years of service to the American Sokol. Sympathy sent to Sis. Val and family members.
    Chuck & Nancy Borvansky

  5. Charley Klapp condolence:

    To Vlasta, Chris, Russ and other family members: Please accept my deepest sympathy. Brother Roy was our gymnastic teacher, our leader, and most of all, our friend.

  6. Maryann Fiordelis condolence:

    Condolences to Vlasta and family. Roy was a staunch Sokol supporter throughout the years. He will be missed.

  7. Anthony Pojman condolence:

    We were saddened to hear of Uncle Roy’s passing. He (and all of you) have been a huge part of the Pojman family.
    He was a great man and will be missed.
    Tony and Teresa Pojman and family

  8. Joseph Bukovsky condolence:

    Almost a generation ahead of me, I remember his gentlemanly presence at our Sokol Berwyn exhibitions, and being somewhat in awe of him.

  9. Sokol Tabor Sisters condolence:

    I forgot to express our condolences on your loss: Juanita Lo Giudice, Irena Polashek and Jean Sivak. Time has past since his death but he will also be remembered by us for his Sokol dedication and being a great friend. Wishing you always the best of health.

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