Denise Storcz

May 9, 1951August 6, 2018

DENISE J. STORCZ, was the beloved daughter of the late Lillian and Stanley Storcz, beloved sister of Richard, and dearest friend to many. Denise was a dedicated Pre-school and Kindergarten Teacher for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Her passion was teaching and she dearly loved all her students immensely and they, in turn, loved her. She taught at St. Michael School located at 24th Place & Oakley from 1978 to its closing in 2002. She also taught at Pope John Paul II School located 4325 S. Richmond St., Chicago, IL 60632 from 2002 to June 2017. She continued to help and care for people by working at the Chicago Park District as an Activities Coordinator from her teenage years through the summer of 2016. Denise lost her courageous and valiant battle with cancer on August 6th, 2018. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10th, 2018, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church located at 1650 West 17th Street, Chicago, IL 60608. After the Mass, Interment will be at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum in Niles, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on her behalf to the Misericordia Home for Children – 6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660


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Cynthia Montemayor

September 20, 2018

Miss Denise, when I heard of her passing, It broke my heart 💔. I know you are in a better place teaching in heaven. You were a beautiful person and the best Teacher,every kid loved you and so did the parents. Miss Denise you will be truly missed and always remembered and loved. Keep teaching in Heaven 🙏🕊🕊.

Lillian Montemayor

September 20, 2018

MIss Denise was the most kindest an caring person I knew I worked with her as a teacher aid at St.Michaels for some years and she was also my granddaughters kindergarten teacher at St.Michaels I am in disbelief I just found out MIss Denise lost her battle with cancer I’m heartbroken I would have went to pay my respects if I had known
For I love you MIss Denise as a friend and working with you was a joy
May you forever Rest in Paradise 🌹🌹
My condolences to your brother and family always as you called me
MIss Lilly ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

Michelle Matarrese

August 11, 2018

I remember Denise. She was a very sweet person and will be deeply missed. My condolences to her family and friends. RIP Denise I will never forget you and your kindness that you had towards everyone.

Priscilla Rodriguez

August 10, 2018

Ms Denise was my preschool and kindergarten teacher at St. Michael, she will forever be in loving memories. May she rest in peace.

Laura Altmayer

August 10, 2018

What a wonderful lady..she really cared for lol the kids in the neighborhood and always looked out for us..... I will always remember her for her kindness....

Steve Martinez

August 10, 2018

Denise loved all the kids in the neighborhood unconditionally and everyone loved her. God bless her soul and I'm sure we'll meet again thanks be to Jesus....Amen. Agape love Huero

Tina Schwamlein

August 10, 2018

Denise was a true Angel in life, she was always there for me (us) I can still vividly remember the sing-alongs we would do. My favorite was "do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro..". Such a sweet, beautiful, patient lady. The annual Halloween costume contests were the best. Thank you Denise, you were loved and will me missed.

Tina Lemay (schwamlein)

Maggie Rosado

August 10, 2018

Denise, better known as Red!!! Wow she was a great women I am 47 now and I remember Red from when I was like 9 or 10 or maybe even younger. She ran the field house across from the projects (Lawndale Garden) with Tony I believe was his name. She LOVED ALL THE KIDS and was ALWAYS SO SWEET TO US. I’ll never forget her she was a women that has touched my life in a positive way. Growing up as a kid in the projects we never had board games at home and I looked forward to getting in there and playing all kinds of games from chutes and ladders, pick up monkeys, Mr. Potatoes head, checkers, etc. The kids would share, once in a while when a game was already being used we’d have to wait LOL sometimes that felt like forever... Red and Tony made that all possible thank you and May you Rest In Peace Red! Prayers for you and your family🙏 Our deepest sympathy, The Rosado Family 🙏

Gale Wegrzyn

August 10, 2018

Miss Denise as my 3 daughters called her was a amazing person. She treated them as individuals not Nikki or Jessi or Lynne sister. She especially was patient with My Lynne who has her own view of the world. She touched so many lives. The world has lost a kind soul.

Evette Rivera( Trejo)

August 10, 2018

Wow Ms. Denise was my teacher she was so beautiful and loving her smile would brighten all of us kids up. I was always so excited to go to school the next day, even as we got older we would still run to go visit her in kindergarten/preschool. Well I know she has left a big impact in all our lives and our children’s lives but she is in Heaven with her beautiful smile we just inherited an Angel to watch over us. She is not suffering anymore we lift her family up and ask God to fill them with peace knowing that she’s in a better place. We will always love you Ms. Denise