Nicholas R. “Nick” Szymczak, age 73, of Johnsburg, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was born August 27, 1942 in Chicago, to Samuel and Lucille (Kuffel) Szymczak. While living in Chicago, Nick attended Lane Tech High School. He played football and was named the All City full back. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, serving as an aircraft mechanic from 1965-1967. When his service in the Army was completed, Nick became a computer programmer in the printing industry for over 25 years.
Nick was a great family man who cherished his children, and was a doting grandfather. He also enjoyed boating. Nick will best be remembered by his easy going nature and generous heart.
Nick is survived by his two children, Brian Szymczak of Johnsburg and Nicole (Aaron) Boss of Apex, NC; four grandchildren, Kuen, Kaden, Jordan, Aubrey; two brothers, Valentine ( the late Anita) Szymczak and Daniel Szymczak; and his sister, Joyce (Robert) Sutay.
In addition to his parents, Nick was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene, and a granddaughter, Abigail. .
Friends and neighbors may gather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m.
Inurnment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry, IL.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, his family suggests memorials to the Disabled American Veterans organization at www.dav.org.
For information, please 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.