Oehler Funeral Home

2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL


Paul Edward Zaleski

September 15, 1960June 5, 2019

Paul Edward Zaleski passed away June 5th, 2019. Paul was born September 15th, 1960 in Des Plaines, Illinois. He grew up in Barrington Hills, Illinois and was a graduate of Elgin Academy, class of 1978. He was proceeded in death by his adoring parents, John Anthony Zaleski and Virginia (Weber) Zaleski of Barrington Hills, IL. Paul is survived by his brothers John Anthony (Sue) Zaleski, Thomas (Lori) Zaleski and sister, Susan (Zaleski) and Tom W. Dodson. Paul was stepfather to Ryan (Ginger) Strader and Shannon (Scott) Schweda, and Grampa to Jake Stein and Alicia (Stein) Szydlowski. Paul was the beloved Uncle of many nieces and nephews; Thomas “TJ” Zaleski, Stephanie (Zaleski) Parker, Mathew Zaleski, Katie (Zaleski) and Sean Bobrow, John A Zaleski lll, Becky Zaleski and Samuel West Dodson.

Pauly also loved his loyal yellow lab, Buckley, spending time in the outdoors and the Chicago Cubs.

Service Private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ASPCA can be made in his name.


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Steve Pilz

June 17, 2019

See you on the other side brother

Brian Maddox

June 12, 2019

Paul-was very positive, funny-got along with everyone @ Elgin Academy... He had potential-movies,politics,....Really hard to believe he leaves us so soon....I miss Paul... My best to Him, his family,friends.... Brian Madddox

Jake Koenen

June 7, 2019

You weren't here long enough man, I'll see you some day though since I'm sure we will both end up at the same place.
We will always share the same birthday too.
We had some great times together uncle Pauly.