John Ruzyla

August 16, 1929April 26, 2019

John Ruzyla, age 89, of Oak Lawn, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2019 with his loving family at his side.

John was born August 16, 1929 in Chicago to the late Michael and Bertha Ruzyla. John is the loving husband to June Ruzyla; devoted father to Michael Ruzyla; cherished brother to the late Rudolph (Judith) Ruzyla and Wanda (Lou) Decker; uncle to Jody (late Michael) Woytonik, Dianne (late Stephen) Decker, Barbara (Daniel) Kirkham; great uncle to many.

John was an old movie buff and music lover of the classics (Sinatra, Al Martino, and Connie Frances). He and his brother enjoyed fishing in Lake Michigan and especially loved their Canada fishing trips. His family is comforted to know now that he is shooting pool in heaven with Steve and Mike.

Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 2019 from 3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home (10727 S. Pulaski Rd. Chicago, IL 60655). Funeral services will be Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Funeral Services Saturday, May 4, 2019


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Eileen Stenzel

May 3, 2019

Sharing LaCrosse Avenue with the Ruzyla Family for so many years was a joy. My fondest memory is of John and Michael, sometimes joined by June, sitting out in nice weather listening to their beloved music, enjoying a cold drink but most of all the company of one another. In the summer months when I was not teaching, I would pour a glass of wine and put a chair out on our porch across the street. We would raise our glasses in a neighborly toast and enjoy the late afternoon glow." I came to refer to them as, "My guys across the street."
To Michael and June, our deepest sympathy. As our daughter said this evening when I told her of Joh's passing, "He was a fixture in the neighborhood." Indeed he was.
Thanks for the memories.
Eileen Stenzel
George Kuehn
Anna Stenzel-Kuehn