Malec & Sons Funeral Home

6000 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL


In Loving Memory of Graham Patrick Hyland

October 4, 1978July 5, 2019

Graham Patrick Hyland, 40, of Chicago. Husband of Kimberly Hyland, nee Curran; devoted and loving father of his four beautiful daughters Sierra Kayley, Alanna Jule, Kasey Olivia and Brenna Grace. Beloved son of L. Patrick and Susan nee Blake; loyal brother to Cole Michael and Ryan Louis; and joyful uncle to Ellen and Terese Hyland.

Graham was a tireless worker, who took pride with each and every occupation he had. He was a deputy sheriff for Cook County for more than six years, a corrections officer for the State of Illinois, and a proud, longtime member of the Carpenter Union of Illinois.

His family and friends will celebrate his life on Friday, July 12th. Public visitation will commence from 9-11 a.m. at Malec & Sons Funeral Home on 6000. N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Tarcisuss Church, 6220. W. Ardmore at 11:30 am. A private interment will follow to Maryhill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests contributions be sent to Graham’s Girls, where all donations will go to the Hyland girl’s future education endeavor, and the needs of his family.


  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Prayer Service Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Interment Friday, July 12, 2019


In Loving Memory of Graham Patrick Hyland

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Donald Penman

July 12, 2019

I met Hyland when he came in to Division 2 as a rookie. He was so eager and full of life. His willingness to learn the job from the jump was impressive. Always willing to help you in any situation. You will be missed my brother. Rest in God's Arms. My deepest condolences and prayers your family during this difficult time.

Mike Bowman

July 11, 2019

GrahamI want to thank you one last time for that day October 30, 2017 when you came downstairs and rushed into our apartment and helped my sons save the life of my wife who was choking to death on a Hotdog. She had already passed out and had turn blue and was seconds from death as the paramedics walked in .My wife was severely handicapped because of a stroke and as you all laid her down on the floor the hot dog became dislodged. Gram to our family downstairs you are a true hero! You just wanted to help you didn’t want any notoriety . Thanks and God bless !!!

Tammie Thomas

July 11, 2019

I met Graham over the course of my career at Cook County, and he was such a joy to be around. He could make me laugh even if I was furious about whatever was going on at the time. I’m truly going to miss you and your kind spirit. I will keep the memory of our last conversation, where you were fussing at me about which wood to use for my Deck. Rest In Peace my friend, and brother in blue. My Deepest Condolences to your Family, You will always be in my prayers.

Brian Cayabyab

July 11, 2019

R.I.P. Coffee love you brother

Ryan Mason

July 10, 2019

I grew up in the same neighborhood as graham. He was my twin brothers good friend for many years. Even stayed with my brother for a while before he went to Job Corps (at our suggestion) and became a carpenter. We lost contact with him in his adult years, but always had fond memories of him and his twin brothers. Wish i could have reconnected with him,, rest in peace graham from your brother's from another mother. You will be missed and will remain in my heart and memories... My condolences to his mother and brothers, family and friends....

Phillip Martin

July 10, 2019

I worked with Graham while in Support Services (Laundry). He was a great co-worker but we became friends. I began to consider Graham as a brother from another through our conversations & storied adventures during work that were some of my best moments at the County i must say. Graham as powerful as his physique appeared and I’m still baffled how Graham could eat Pizza everyday & Cheese danishes from Rauls truck everyday & not a gain a lb (LOL)! Graham was equally a nice kind sweet soul always looking to help out. R. I. P. Little brother Graham will be missed.

Annette Thomas

July 10, 2019

I remember when he was first assigned to Records. He came in with such a sweet spirit and such a positive attitude. The word No never ever came out of his mouth. Willing and ready to help anybody do anything. A jack of all trades. You name it Ofc. Hyland could and would give you advice about it. Did I mentioned his physique. His uniform shirt didnt have a chance against his muscle. Not selfish always willing to share his knowledge on subjects. Loved and respected his elders and supervisors. This gentle soul will truly be missed. My condolences to his family by blood and his family by blue. It was a pleasure being one of his supervisors.

Tarah Woit

July 9, 2019

Where do I start Graham ? I will miss so much about you. I loved your goofiness, thank you for being there for me when I needed you, I feel blessed that I was able to be there for you when you needed it, I wish I did more though. I cherish every time spent with you, every phone call and every text. Thanks for making me laugh, all the times you made me laugh. My heart is broken, I will pray for your 4 girls every day as I know you loved them with every piece of you. I hope you know how many people in this world loved you dearly. Sending so much love to heaven, you will be missed beyond words. Love you graham! ❤❤❤

Ulises Ocana

July 9, 2019

I worked with Hyland in division 9 at the Cook County Sheriff's Office. I remember Hyland always cracking jokes and making people laugh. I also remember that I would call him He-Man (which he got a kick out of), because of his physical stature. I'm saddened by the news, however I know he's in a better place. Hyland will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Michael Richardson

July 9, 2019

RIP Brother....no more pain.....