OBITUARY

Regina Bernadette Schattnik

3 September, 192528 April, 2021
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Regina B. Schattnik, loving wife of the late Robert, beloved mother of Richard Schattnik, Mary Brown (Robert) and Daniel Schattnik (Celeste) and beloved grandmother to Emily Brown (Ben Bahl) and Kelsey Schattnik. Last surviving loving sister of Genevieve Loeb (Paul), Rose McBride, Catherine McBride, Thomas McBride (Catherine), Mary McBride, Margaret Paluch (Chester), James McBride and Patricia Lavery (Edwin). Proud and cherished aunt of 12 nieces and nephews and great aunt to many.

Regina was a Registered Nurse (R.N.) who proudly spent many years assisting senior citizens in their final days. In her 50’s, Regina and her sister Patricia discovered the joy of running. During those years, Sunday mornings included a family run along the lakefront, followed by a group breakfast at home. Beginning in 1978, she successfully completed the Chicago Marathon a number of times, as well as a running in other events such as the Bonnie Bell Classic, the Race for the Cure and the Chicago Distance Classic 20k (in which she won first place for women 50 and over in 1983). When she ran, it was usually with family members.

Regina will always be remembered for being a loving spouse, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt; a compassionate nurse and a devote Catholic. She touched the lives of many during her 95 years, a life she lived to the fullest. She and her late husband Robert were especially thankful for the loving care and assistance provided by their devoted son Richard.

Visitation at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago - Friday 4 – 8 p.m. Visitation also at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 1641 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Catholic Charities.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Malec & Sons Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the State of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced, and all guests will be required to wear facemasks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 7 May , 2021

  • Laying in State

    Saturday, 8 May , 2021

  • Lying in State

    Saturday, 8 May , 2021

  • Mass of Chrisitan Burial

    Saturday, 8 May , 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, 8 May , 2021

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Molly (Meathead) Rafferty

7 May 2021

Too many fun memories to list with Aunt Jean, Uncle Bob and cousins Rick, Dan and Mary Kay! We will always remember the love you shared with us.

Love,
Molly (Mary Lou)

Wally and Lorrie Dyrek Family

6 May 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our love and prays. To honor your mom, we are sending a memorial to Catholic Charities. All our love, Wally, Lorrie, Gerri, Cheryl, Lisa, Peter, Greg, Cole, Grant and Grace

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Regina with family - war time

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Regina with family

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The McBride Family circa 1930

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Patricia and Regina

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Patricia and Regina with their parents

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Patricia, James, Margaret and Regina McBride

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McBride Family circa 1943

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Regina with family - war time

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Regina with family

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The McBride Family circa 1930

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Patricia and Regina

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Patricia and Regina with their parents

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Patricia, James, Margaret and Regina McBride

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McBride Family circa 1943

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McBride Family 1943

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Patricia, Regina and Margaret McBride