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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN

OBITUARY

Josephine E. Szyp

February 3, 1926November 9, 2018

Josephine Elizabeth Szyp, 92, of Rockford, IL departed this life peacefully on Friday, November 9, 2018 in her home. Josephine was born in Hammond, IN on February 3, 1926, daughter of Joseph and Antoinette (Skupien) Cison. She graduated Catholic Central High School in Hammond, IN in 1944. The 13th of 14 children, Josephine discovered a profound love for classical music and opera at an early age and it was that passion that defined her spirit throughout her life. She married Bernard Szyp in 1952 and raised their children in Calumet City, IL. Her nurturing and generous nature led to her calling of teaching children with special needs and behavioral disorders. She loved her family best. Whether playing games late into the night or making Christmas the most perfect day of the year for everyone, she loved life and gave of herself at every opportunity. Josephine is survived by her son, David (Jane Gorecki) Szyp; daughter, Karen Szyp; grandchildren, Rachael, Leah and Drake Szyp; devoted caregiver, Victoria Manor Gomashie. She is predeceased by her husband Bernard. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday October 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Ave, Crown Point, IN) with Rev. Theodore J. Mens officiating. Inurnment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Monday from 12:00 PM until time of service at the funeral home. Share online condolences and memories at chapellawnfunerals.com

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Maryellyn (O’Neill) Knight

October 4, 2019

Spent many wonderful years living next to the Szyp family in Calumet City. David and Karen, my brothers, sisters and I send their love and prayers.
Maryellyn (O’Neill) Knight

Judy Keane

October 4, 2019

Rest In Peace, Jo. You were a good neighbor & a lovely lady.
My deepest sympathy to the Szyp family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY