October 3, 1955February 23, 2021

Dennis F. Goralski, age 65, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Dennis was born October 3, 1955. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sue Ellen Goralski.

Dennis will be cremated in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society, 3400 West 111th Street, PMB 356, Chicago, Illinois 60655.

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Romuald Matuszczak

March 19, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Sue and the Goralski family on the passing of Dennis. Dennis was taken too soon from us. He will always be with us. We never felt like customers, we were friends. Dennis is in good hands as we were in his. Rest In Peace Dennis.

Bruce Butler

March 18, 2021

Sue, I was sad to hear that Dennis passed away. I was one of his first customers at the Shell station at River Road and Oakton. That was over 30 years ago; and had continued going to Denny G's ever since. More importantly, I though of Dennis as a friend. My wife and I are sorry for your loss. We extend our sincere sympathy.

Bruce and Nancy Butler

Tyler Wells

March 17, 2021

Saddened to hear the news. Dennis was a tremendous guy, as noted by everyone who has posted previously.

Wandered in for some help, with my beater of a first car, way back when he manned the corner Shell station @ River & Oakton. He immediately told me what was going on (and that I had not made a great decision buying that Oldsmobile), laughed and then took great care of me. Eventually my family started bringing their vehicles in, and even friends would drive 45 minutes just because they knew Dennis was going to do right by them.

You'll be missed, Dennis - God bless, and thoughts are with, your family.

Mark Palmer

March 9, 2021

Denny always made me laugh. Your car was busted, but it was going to be ok because Denny was a straight shooter. The car didn't matter anymore. He was going to take care of it and you were going to laugh about it. What a great man. I will miss him.

Richard Koffski

March 6, 2021

Dennis had a heart as big as the world. I'll miss our talks about CFD.

Laura Maya

March 6, 2021

Dennis-I will miss you greatly.I have known you for 23 years since I first took in my car for help.You were always very helpful and knowledgeable.Thank you for everything.God bless you
Laura Maya

Pat and Mary Anne McMahon

March 3, 2021

It’s so hard to realize you’re no longer a part of our life but we’ll always remember your friendship, great chats across the desk and wonderful service and advise. RIP

Dominic & Jenny Gibson

March 2, 2021

Thanks for all you did for my family and I. It was a pleasure knowing you.
Rest In Peace.

Bob & Carol Sampey

March 2, 2021

We were shocked to hear the news of Denny’s passing. He was a great mechanic and friend. Knew Denny from the shops at CFD. Also took our cars there for many years for service. He will be sorely missed by all. May He Rest In Peace.

Judith Somogyi

March 1, 2021

Denny you were the friendliest and most generous of friends. May God embrace you with arms wide open. Frank and I will miss your big smile. And we pray that Sue will be given the graces by you to continue without him. Love Frank and Judi Somogyi