December 21, 1926 – July 10, 2020
Martin Gavac, age 93, of Orland Park, Illinois passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020. Martin, a lifelong resident of the Chicago area was born December 21, 1926. Martin proudly served in the United States Army during World War II and was honorably discharged on January 2, 1947. He was also able to participate in Honor Flight to Washington D.C. on May 7, 2014 and toured the World War II Memorial. Martin worked at RR Donnelly as a typesetter for over 35 years. He enjoyed traveling, cruises, dining out and spending time with family and friends. Some of Martin's hobbies included bowling and golfing.
Martin was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene nee Ostrowski Gavac. They were married 26 years and had 2 children Joanne and Martin, Jr. He married again to Judith nee Jaros Krasowski on August 30, 1985 and enjoyed 34 years of marriage together.
Martin is survived by his wife, Judith, daughter Joanne (Mark) Ulrich, son Martin (Dawn) Gavac, grandson Martin "Joey" Gavac III, stepson Rick (Kathy) Krasowski, grandchildren Rick Krasowski, Jr., Deanna (Donovan) Berardi, Thomas (Elaina) Krasowski, stepson Ken (Karen) Krasowski, stepdaughter Carol (Kelvin) Gross, grandchildren Kody and Shannon Gross. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Josephine Gavac and his brother William Gavac.
A memorial visitation will take place Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Orland Funeral Home, (Edward A. Tylka Manager/Director) 9900 West 143rd Street, Orland Park, Illinois 60462. Interment will be private with military honors on July 24, 2020 for the family only at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Orland Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Honor Flight Chicago 9701 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 310, Rosemont, IL 60018 or www.honorflightchicago.org. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.orlandfuneralhome.com for the Gavac family.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
July 20, 2020
Our Uncle Marty exemplified resilience and perseverance in our extended family. His steadfast kindness and unflappable presence
made us look forward to his visits to our Brookfield home with Aunt Irene and later to the southwest Michigan home to enjoy a sunny spot on the beach with wife Judy (finding love again after the death of previous partners), relish some fresh picked blueberries, and
share the latest adventures in Cruise lines and the golf world. We will always remember Uncle Marty with gratitude and love.
Tom, Nancy, and William Gavac
July 19, 2020
Marty was such a wonderful man. Always kind and warm and loved his family. My deepest condolences to Judy and the family. Such a beautiful tribute of photos of his life and beautiful memories.
Nancy and Andrew Salazar
July 16, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the family. May your memories offer you solace at this sad time.
Jean Gavac Rosen
July 15, 2020
Growing up, Uncle Marty was an integral part of our life. As in many families, he was the strong, silent older brother. William, my dad, was the gregarious younger brother. Christmas was an especially exciting time at Uncle Marty's house. The magical colored lights shining on the silver Christmas tree, the fun times with Joanne and Marty Joe, and wonderful meals of Auntie Irene, supplemented with Wanda's cookies.
With Aunt Judy, he really hit his stride. They were a completed pair. Travelling, cruising, and enjoying life was his priority. He never let much of anything get him down. As the pictures show, his life was filled with love and adventure.That's all anyone could ask. He lived a good long life and will be missed.