OBITUARY

James W Grzywa

July 11, 1954April 8, 2018
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James W. Grzywa , 63 of Berwyn was born July 11, 1954 in Chicago and passed away April 8, 2018. James was the beloved husband of Catherine (nee Clifford) Grzywa; loving father of Kerri Grzywa, Kyrsti (Kyle) Gadbois, the late Megan Grzywa, and Kourtney Grzywa; cherished grandfather of Ryan Gadbois; dear brother of John Grzywa and Jeff Grzywa; fond uncle of Tiffany Grzywa, Lisa Eads, Robert Arriaga, Jamie Maezes, Michelle Maezes, Candace Maezes, and Gloria Grzywa. A visitation will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home 7750 W. Cermak Rd. Forest Park, IL on Friday April 13, 2018 from 3-9pm, where services conclude. For more information please visit www.woodlawnchicago.com or call 708-442-8500.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Patricia Bailey

April 17, 2018

What a loss for your family. I can still picture him when he was a little cutie, running around in a diaper and rubber pants when we all loved at 1840 N. Francisco in Chicago. When he was about 7, I remember him skinning his knee and he was crying so hard. When his mother painted a Mickey Mouse on his " Boo Boo" with mercurochrome, he started to laugh as him mom gave him a big hug and he hugged her back. Even though I was young, I could see how sweet he was. Not seeing him for so many years and then having the good fortune to see him as an adult with his beautiful family was a blessing. Even though this is an incredibly painful time, the pain will lessen. I learned that you never stop grieving, the time in between just gets longer. You will all remain in our prayers and he is now with his mother Evelyn, who loved him so! He will always be with you in spirit.

Tiffany Grzywa

April 13, 2018

My Uncle Jimmy was the best uncle any little girl could have wished for. All the fun memories of him riding my sister and I on his 10 speed bike. Taking us to flea markets to buy tons of milk duds and Bringing us to Great America almost losing me between his arms on the Whizzer. He would always visit us at our house on McVicer and play with all of the kids on the block...who also would call him Uncle Jimmy. Those are some of the best child good memories I will always remember. Growing up and reconnecting not only with Uncle Jimmy, but meeting my aunt Cathy and my three beautiful cousins has made my heart feel whole. I will miss you Uncle Jimmy. Heaven is a lucky place now.

Kerri Grzywa

April 12, 2018

Daddy all our memories together were always fun happy times , you always laughed I loved your laugh , your dance moves us jamming to the doors in the car , All our fun family vacations you brought us on , I love you daddy your spirit is inside me forever you will be with me everywhere I go I promise. My beautiful kind hearted angel

Gigi Condus

April 10, 2018

When I think of Jim, a smile always comes to my face. What a sweet, fun-loving, happy-go-lucky guy! He was so much fun to be around. We were so excited when we heard that he was going to attend our 50 year reunion from grammar school this coming June. What a loss for all of us. Kathy and family, I am so very sorry to hear about his passing.

Kyrsti Gadbois-Grzywa

April 10, 2018

Kyrsti Gadbois-Grzywa

April 10, 2018

Kyrsti Gadbois-Grzywa

April 10, 2018

John Grzywa

April 9, 2018

Jim was an awesome brother. He could always be found at the park playing any sport any time of year. When he wasn't there he would be helping someone. I will miss him dearly.

Jeff Grzywa

April 9, 2018

Jim loved to tell the story of the plastic Roman soldiers that I originally bought and tired of playing with and then gave them to him. About six months later my interest in the Roman soldiers returned and he sold them back to me. He couldn't stop laughing when telling everyone how stupid his younger brother was.

FROM THE FAMILY