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Richard Emil Jancy
December 31, 1945 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Richard E. Jancy, 77 years old of Oak Park, IL, passed away on Friday, July 21 at Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL,
Rich was born on 12/31/1945 to Emil and Helen Jancy in Chicago, IL. After Rich graduated from Gage Park High School in 1964, he went on to study at the University of Illinois at Chicago majoring in architecture. His schooling was put on hold while he joined the Navy based out of Glenview, IL and when his unit was activated, he was based at Naval Air Station, Lemoore, CA. His unit served on the USS Ticonderoga, Guardian of Freedom from late 1968 until October of 1969 off the shore of VietNam.
He worked for Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl in Chicago and for Home Depot as a kitchen designer until his retirement. During his retirement one of his favorite hobbies was photography and being a tour guide for the Frank Lloyd Wright annual spring house walk.
Rich is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years and his beloved rescued dog, Cleo (a Boxer/Collie mix). In 1967, he met Carol Arndt of St. Joseph, MI and they were married on 8/31/1968 at Trinity Lutheran, St. Joseph. They have lived in the Oak Park area since 1974.
He is predeceased by his father, mother and brother, Ken.
A grave side service will be held on August 1 at 11:30 a.m. at North Shore Memory Gardens, Coloma, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 619 Main St.,
St. Joseph, MI 49085. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at www.zimmermanharnett.com.