William L Jirkovsky

October 30, 1926June 6, 2018

On June 6, 2018 William (Bill) Jirkovsky passed away peacefully with his family around him. Services for Bill will be held in Forest Park, Illinois at Woodlawn Cemetery on June 16, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30pm. Bill was born on 10/30/1926 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Mae Jirkovsky. At age 16 he joined the Navy and became a part of the 21st Regiment, 3rd Special Seabee's fighting for us in WWII with sevice in Okinawa for 2 years. After serving our country he came home to serve as a Berwyn Illinois Fireman. He worked as a firefighter for 35 years retiring in 1986. He also completed Art school and worked as a freelance artist for Benefic Press illustrating text books and a photographer for Burns Associates. Bill was married to his beloved wife Anida for 48 years. He leaves behind three children William Jirkovsky (Cindy) of Lacey, Washington, Nancy Litzler of The Villages, Florida and Debby Malnic (Wayne Laudenbach) of Lisle, Illinois. Three grand children and six great grand children. Anida and Bill moved to Sunland Village in March of 1987. They spent their time there enjoying dancing, golfing and playing cards. They also helped out at Bingo, Pancake breakfasts and Dances. They were avid travelers with their motor home traveling across the United States and Canada. They worked a few summers in Yellowstone National Park and loved cruising (Alaska, Mexico, Panama Canal and the Carribean). For more information please visit or call 708-442-8500.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Prayer Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

William L Jirkovsky

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Thomas McGee

June 15, 2018

United Martial Arts and GrandMaster Thomas P. McGee expresses our deepest sympathies and condolences for your family's loss.
I am sure Bill was a man who served our country and left a great legacy; something which you can be very proud of.
Thomas Patrick McGee

Mario Manfredini

June 12, 2018

I did not directly work with Bill or know him or his family well; but I share a bond with him as a Berwyn Firefighter. I will keep you all in my prayers and hope you have many fond memories of him.

Rest now my fallen brother
Lay soft your suffering back
Rest well and forever
Your memory shall not lack
Rest your tired hands
Wipe clean your weary brow
Rest with St. Florian
Your spirit now endowed
Rest here your breaking heart
We know you gave your all
Rest easy, you’ve done your part
You’ve answered your last call
Rest knowing that in God we sought
Oh lord, watch over another who just fell
Rest assured your troubled thought
As we ring the final bell.

Bill Jirkovsky.
Served the Berwyn Fire Department
August 15, 1951 – November 1, 1986