John W Sitarz

August 16, 1952November 18, 2011

JOHN W. SITARZ CROWN POINT, IN John W. Sitarz, age 59, of Crown Point, IN passed away Friday, November 18, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sharon; daughter, Rachel Sitarz of Lafayette, IN; three brothers: Don (Sandra) Sitarz of Chicago, IL, Jimmy (Denise) Sitarz of Crown Point, IN and Joe (Tricia) Sitarz of Schererville, IN; two nieces: Jessica and Dana; and one nephew, Joe. Mr. Sitarz was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Ethel Sitarz. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Ave. (one-half mile south of US 30), Schererville, IN with Shawn Cornett, Minister officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Sitarz was currently employed at Lake Central High School in St. John, IN. He enjoyed cooking, fishing and being a swim dad. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's loving memory to the William Riley Residence or the American Cancer Society .


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 22, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Dawn Mandile

November 29, 2011

Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about John's passing. I'll keep you and Rachel in my prayers during this difficult time. I know the weeks and months ahead will be hard for you, but I hope that you're able to look back on the fun, happy times with John and find comfort and joy, too.

Tonya Valdez

November 29, 2011

Sharon, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my prayers go out in behalf of you and your daughter during this difficult time. May the memories of the beautiful life you shared with John be a source of comfort to you.

Tressa Kett

November 29, 2011

Sorry for your loss Sharon. You and your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time. God Bless.

Anna Bona

November 28, 2011

Dear Rachel, Mrs. Sitarz and family,
For more than half of my life, since I was ten if not younger, I have known your family. And in swimming, we all became and remain a swimming family. I am so blessed to have had your father and all of you in my life, so thank you. I will always look fondly upon the enthusiasm, encouragement, and laughs, from you dad (and maybe even the endless laps and early hours) that we all shared. I know that he will be so proud and happy of everything that you will accomplish.
Wishing you the best and sending prayers and love your way,
Anna Bona and all of the Bona family

Jessica Buikema

November 27, 2011

Uncle Johnny you will be greatly missed. You were a great uncle and godfather. I love you. Don't worry because I will look after Aunt Sharon and Rachel for you.

November 23, 2011

My sincerest condolences to the entire Sitarz family.
John M. DeCillo I.H.B. Retired.

Lawrence Rogers Jr.

November 22, 2011

My name is Larry Rogers. I met John in the DoIton Libaray.Very nice talking with him. I offer my deepest condolences to the Sitarz family on the loss of John.

Roz Agee

November 22, 2011

Sharon and Rachel, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Take comfort in John's memories; those funny things he did and said. That will help you through this time.

Chuck Hires

November 22, 2011

Please accept my condolences. Johnny and I go way back to Riverdale. We played in a band together for a while and remember many days in his basement practicing ...and going to band gigs. He was a really nice guy...He will me missed.