Norbert J. Gorniak, age 79, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 16, 1936, in Chicago, to Gregory and Rose (Liszka) Gorniak. On January 9, 1960, he married Virginia Klosowicz in Chicago.
Formerly of Hanover Park, Norbert and Virginia moved to McHenry 20 years ago. He was a faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He kept himself busy at all times, whether he was tinkering in the garage, or cleaning the yard. He loved playing cards with the guys and an avid golfer. He was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Norbert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia; three children, Theresa (Peter) Powers, Donna Collin, Cathleen (Daniel) Navigato; eleven grandchildren, Nicholas Powers, Stephanie (Ryne) Michalowski, Jake, Patrick, Tanner, and Sierra Collin, Nathan, Dominic, Devin, Cole and Cassidy Navigato; one great-grandson, Aiden Michalowski; five brothers, Robert (Eva) Gorniak, Leroy (Marlene) Gorniak, Ron (Louise) Gorniak, Gregory Gorniak, Douglas Gorniak; and two sisters, Rosemary Gorniak, Christine (Raymond) Kanarowski.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3500 W. Washington, McHenry, IL 60050.
The cremation rite will be accorded privately.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, his family suggests memorials to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, 17 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60602 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For information, please call Justen Funeral Home & Crematory at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.