Malec & Sons Funeral Home

6000 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL


Elaine D. Pancyrz-Anderson

22 novembre 194918 juillet 2020
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Elaine D. Pancyrz-Anderson, 70, passed away peacefully at home in Morton Grove, IL, on July 18, 2020 surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born in Chicago, IL on November 22, 1949 to Peter and Delores Pancyrz. Elaine was the eldest of five children and a devoted sister to her younger siblings: Wayne, Dale, Gary and Tammy. She was a loving mother to five children and also a devoted grandmother to her many grandchildren. Elaine was the rock of her family; a pillar of strength and resilience. She had a vivicious personality and an unparalleled sense of humor, capable of putting the warmest smile on anyone’s face.

Elaine always provided unconditional love and support to her family and friends, always gave the best advice, and lived life to the fullest. She was an extraordinary woman and will be greatly missed. Elaine is survived by her husband Mel Anderson; her children: Lisa Warechowicz, Heather Pacheco (Anthony Pacheco), Melissa Gonzalez, Joe Gonzalez (Rhonda Gonzalez), and Justin Taylor; her Grandchildren: Bria Wolf (George Wolf), Joe Gonzalez, Sakena Redmond, Nicole Anderson, Samantha Anderson, Olivia Pacheco, Rafiell Windham, Tyler Windham, Chase Windham, Jolaina Gonzalez and Anthony Jacob Pacheco; her sister Tammy Taylor; her stepson Mel Anderson (Maribeth Anderson) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60646, Wednesday July 22, 2020 4pm-8pm. Funeral Service Thursday July 23, 2020 at St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church 10am followed by a graveside service at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL.

Memorials can be made in honor of Elaine to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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 face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.


  • Visitation

    mercredi, 22 juillet , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    jeudi, 23 juillet , 2020


Elaine D. Pancyrz-Anderson

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Danny and Janine Wisniewski

juillet 23, 2020

Elaine always brought so much energy and love to any room she was in. We'll miss your smile.

Love you always

Jolaina Gonzalez

juillet 21, 2020

Hi Grandma,
I love you all the way up to the sky. I miss you and love you forever and ever and ever! You are the best grandma and I’m going to miss you sooo much.
Love your Princess,

Jack Leonard

juillet 21, 2020

Corine and I enjoyed her and Mel as part of the 4 couples that went to plays and dinner whenever we could. We could see the Love she had for her husband Mel, family and friends
A wonderful person who loved life.
Love you Elaine

Beatrice Aponte

juillet 20, 2020

Elaine you will truly be missed. My memory of you is the beautiful loving woman you always were. Always smiling but most importantly the grandma you always were unconditionally to your grandbabies. Your memory will live on. Very happy to have met you.
Love always Bea

AJ Pacheco

juillet 20, 2020

I love you very much! You are the Best Grammy in the whole 💜 wide world!

Love your Grandson,

Paula Caloia

juillet 20, 2020

I was very blessed to have you in my life for 36 years. I will miss you everyday for the rest of my life and the laughter that we shared. I have many memories of the fun we had and will cherish them forever. I love you my friend. I know you'll be watching over me and the rest of us. Until we meet again you will always be in my heart. ❤❤

Susan Ungaro

juillet 20, 2020

I have not seen her in many years but have always been so fond of her. Many memories at Manzos. My father Joe and brother Matt, though they both are no longer here, absolutely adored her. May she RIP 🙏❤

Linda Roake

juillet 20, 2020

It was wonderful having you in my life.
I love you. Until we meet again.
You are forever in my heart and mind.
Love you my BFF!
Linda and Tom

Bria Wolf

juillet 20, 2020

My gram was everything to us. Words cannot express how saddened we are. Love you always

Debra Jones

juillet 20, 2020

I have wonderful memories of Elaine from Manzo's times I will never forget.

Rest in Peace my Friend.