Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home

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John E. Getz Jr.

October 20, 1969May 11, 2020
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John Getz, 50, of Evergreen Park was born into eternity on Monday, May 11, 2020. Raised in Chicago Morgan Park / Beverly community, he was a Mt. Carmel Alumni, and originally a carpenter then a truck driver. He was passionate about his God, his country, and his life. His favorite place to be was outdoors and the highlight of his summers was going to the cottage in Michigan with his family and his 4th of July parade party. John was the life of the party, loved music, talk radio, going to his daughters softball games, card games with his friends, telling jokes and singing karaoke.

Above all else, he was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and brother in law. He will be deeply missed by all.

Preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen and his stepfather Frank Moriarity. He is Survived by his loving wife Carrie, two cherished children Hailey and Logan; his father John Getz Sr. and stepmother Donna Getz, siblings Marie McKevitt, Edward Getz (Vicki Getz), Sandra Hegler (Sal Martinez), Kaitlin Killacky (Brian Killacky), stepsiblings Mike and Lynn Moonan and his numerous dear family members and friends.

Funeral service will be private.


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Alex Stevenson

May 20, 2020

John you will be missed!
More than a neighbor, you were my friend! No doubt!

Sue Whisson

May 17, 2020

John we had a lot of fun times in our younger from hanging out at the pool to some
Fun nights here or there. My God hold
You in the palm of his hand. Rest easy and Godspeed.

Georgia Veyette

May 17, 2020

Carrie and family, You all are in our prayers. John was a great man and he will be missed. Walt and Georgia Veyette

Laneshia Tague

May 17, 2020

John was always the life of the party. My uncle Alex was his next door neighbor and all of our birthday celebrations and family parties were incomplete without John there. He was always fun, but he was also a true friend and ally. One thing I will never forget is his willingness to go to bat for those who he considered his family. I will never forget how he used his person and privilege to stand in and stand up for my family.
We were having a party and some poor soul decided to call the police and tell them there was "gang activity". The second they showed up, John jumped that fence separating his yard from Alex's and he immediately stood in solidarity to make sure everything was okay. He truly was a special soul and everyone is missing something to not have him here in our lives. He was perfectly imperfect and I am sad that all of my future milestones with myself and my children will not be blessed by his presence. To Carrie and his children, I am truly sorry for your loss. His vibrancy surpasses this earthly plane and will live on in all our memories. Thank you, John, for being an amazing person. We are truly poorer for not having your presence in our lives.

Susan Peterson

May 16, 2020

So many things will be left unsaid and that will be something I will always regret. I will never forget the St. Pat's party in Beverly, so many 4th of July parties of you knowing everyone in EP and being on floats. The Halloween party where you were a carpenter ant or the New Years at Beggars pizza. You were always so loving to your nephews and neices and were always trying to help Isaac. I loved singing and dancing with you as the night went on and that we always loved telling a good story. I have watched you love my sister passionately over 20 plus years and you have raised some pretty amazing children. As you watch over all of us just know that we loved you so much and life will never be the same without you!

Lynne Gilliland

May 16, 2020

I never met John but I worked with Carrie—she is a wonderful person and I would like to think we grew to be friends. I know your family will miss you dearly as she spoke about you often. Watch over them, keep them safe and know that their love for you will be there always.❤️

Barbara McGann

May 16, 2020

Dear John,

I will miss you forever especially our long conversations. You were a great guy, kind, loving , spiritual and don’t forget funny.
God bless you. Rest In Peace.

Until we meet again
Love , Barb

Michael Miller

May 16, 2020

John and I were close friends throughout our time as classmates at St. Walter School and Mt. Carmel High School. We played football together our freshman year (along with fellow St. Walter pal Mike Blake) and the three of us had maybe the most brutal practice ever the day after we decided to ditch practice to stand in line for White Sox playoff tix (it was the Fall of 1983 and the Sox were “Winnin’ Ugly”). John was a great guy - a real jokester. We had a lot of fun times together. I am very sorry to learn of John’s passing and I wish the family strength and love as you grieve the loss of a great man. Go Carmel!

Donna Gets

May 16, 2020

Jr., you were FAR from an angel growing up, but you carved out a special place deep in my heart---You were brutally honest, fun-loving, caring, and kind---I loved going out with Carrie and you--- and also enjoyed our many "long-winded" phone conversations.
You loved your Mother very much, but always treated me with the utmost respect. I so enjoyed hearing from you this past Mother's Day.
My heart is broken on your sudden passing and being called Home.
Love ya.
Your favorite step mom,

Kathy Fontaine

May 15, 2020

John I can safely say that most of us from your high school and college aged years will always think of you when we hear the song Elvira!! You were a kind , funny and all around great guy!! I’m sure you’re cracking everyone in heaven up - say hey to Big Dave for us! My thoughts and prayers remain with your family.


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