Bernice Gieryna, age 96, of Round Lake Beach and formerly of Antioch, passed away Friday, September 15, 2006 at Hillcrest Nursing Center, Round Lake Beach.
She was born September 8, 1910 in Chicago to Wincenty and Mary (Pomianek) Pliza.
A lifetime resident of Antioch, Bernice resided at the Meadows in Gurnee for four years. For the past seven years, she was a resident of Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake Beach.
Survivors include a daughter, Irene Trzyna of McLean, Virginia; two granddaughters, Denise (Thomas) Carnick of Gurnee and Diane (Robert) Zabaronick of La Jolla, California; and five great grandchildren, Eric and Lauren Carnick, Kristen Mehiel, Lauren Zabaronick, and Jeremy Gieryna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Gieryna (1964); a daughter, Eleanor (the late Harry) Siemianowski; two sons, Eugene and Theodore Gieryna; and a grandson, Scott.
Friends may greet the family from 8:30 a.m. until the 9 a.m. memorial Mass is celebrated on Saturday, September 23, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Road, Gurnee, IL.
Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch.
Memorials to Vitas Hospice, 580 Waters Edge Lombard, IL 60148, or to Hillcrest Nursing Center, 1740 N. Circuit Drive, Round Lake Beach, Il. 60073, would be appreciated by the family.
For information call the funeral home at 847-546-3300. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com.