Christopher John Goralka, age 53, of McHenry, died Friday, February 20, 2015, at his home.
He was born April 6, 1961 in Chicago to Paul R. and Rose Marie (LuFrano) Goralka.
Christopher was first employed at the family business on Archer Avenue in Chicago, Goralka & Son Hardware Store. Later, he worked as a cable installer in the Chicagoland area for approximately eight years. After suffering severe injuries in an accident 10 years ago, Christopher was unable to return to work.
Always there for his entire family, Christopher was the type of person to either give the shirt off his back or buy one. He will be dearly missed by his family.
Survivors include his father, Paul; three sisters, Susanna (James) Panko, Patricia (Robert Woodell) Bart, and Dorrine (Michael) Kaczmarek; his daughter, Dana; two grandchildren, Anthony and Hunter; a niece, Stevie; and five nephews, David, Tad, Jonathan, Samuel and Nicholas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Marie, on April 24, 2011.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at St. Mary Church, McHenry.
Interment will follow in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials to the Wonder Lake Food Pantry.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.