Henry ‘Hank’ J. Stawarski, age 87, life-long resident of Bellwood, died June 24 at his home.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 27 from 4 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 28 with prayers at 8:15 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Simeon Church, Bellwood, for 9 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.
Mr. Stawarski is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ann, nee Ripani; his daughter, Janet (Wayne) Smith of Arizona; two sons, Henry (Elvira) of Downers Grove, and Robert (Deborah) of Round Lake; eight grandchildren, Tony (Laura) Grosso of Arizona, Christopher (April) Grosso of Arizona, Cory of Arizona, Robert Stawarski, Jr. of Round Lake, Michael Stawarski of Schaumburg, Elise (Stephen) Ridgeway of Great Britain; Natalie Stawarski of Downers Grove, Melissa Stawarski of Aurora; two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Franco Grosso; and his sister, Rose Fisher of Bellwood.
Mr. Stawarski was born in Bellwood and had attended Proviso East High School. He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II. Mr. Stawarski had worked for Borg Warner from 1947 to 1982. He had worked part-time at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard for over 20 years. He had worked at the Senne Funeral Home in Maywood in the early 1940’s. Mr. Stawarski was active with the Retirement Group from Borg Warner. He was a scratch golfer and had won several company tournaments at Borg Warner. He loved to work. Hank and Ann had celebrated 65 years of marriage.