OBITUARY

Stephen Joseph Gospo

August 21, 1925October 15, 2013
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Stephen Joseph Gospo (Gospodarczyk) Born in Chicago-August 21, 1925

Dear son of the late Florian and Emily nee Durdek. Beloved brother of the late Joseph (Mildred) and Stanley (Helen). Loving husband of the late Clare nee Kroschel. Cherished father of Karen Gospo (Fu Chan) Tan and Nancy Gospo (James Erimie). Devoted grandfather of David Tan and Bryan Tan. Fond brother-in-law of Elsie (the late Ted) Wojdula, Joann (the late Carroll) Hardebeck and the late Theresa Kroschel, Martin (the late Angie) Kroschel, Ann (the late John) Malone. Dear uncle of Andrew (Pam) Malone, Margaret (Larry) Harris, Thomas (Mary) Gospodarczyk, Marianne (Scott) Jay, Anthony Gospodarczyk and the late Janice (Michael) Stephen and great-uncle to many.

Proudly served in WWII-Sergeant in US Marine Corps- 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific. Employed at Western Electric for 40 years. Raised his family in Cicero, retired to Arizona with wife-fondly remembered by many.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Semper Fi Fund for injured Marines/ semperfifund.org/donate.

Visitation Sunday, October 20, 2013 2:00 to 8:00pm Mount Auburn Funeral Home 4101 S. Oak Park Avenue Stickney, IL 60402 (708) 749-2033

Funeral Service Monday, October 21, 2013 10:00am Mass St. Anthony Church 1510 S. 49th Ct. Cicero, IL 60804

Interment Resurrection Cemetery Justice, IL

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 21, 2013
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Stephen Joseph Gospo

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JOHN RUSSO

October 20, 2013

I SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO STEVE'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR THE LOSS OF SUCH A GREAT MAN. I AM ONE OF STEVE'S FIGHTERS. HE TAUGHT ME THE GREAT ART AND SCIENCE OF BOXING. HE ALSO TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE HUMBLE AND TOUGH IN LIFE .. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, STEVE, REST IN PEACE..

Daniel Russo

October 19, 2013

Steve was a great guy.... He was My Boxing Coach in the 70s and 80s...... Steve was always Smiling ..... Rest in Peace Steve....

John Russo

October 19, 2013

Steve you were a great great boxing coach not only did you have my back in the ring but you had my back during life thank you god bless you rest in peace and thank you for making me Tough and humble

Linda Kohnert

October 18, 2013

My deepest condolences to Nancy & Karen and the entire family on the loss of your dad. He was such a lovely man with a vibrant personality. You are all in my prayers.
Linda Kohnert & Family

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