Friday, March 9, 2007
Obituary Charles Joseph Szostak
Charles (Carl) Joseph Szostak, age 81, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2007. He is survived by his wife Generose (Snarski). He was born in North Chicago on November 4, 1925, and lived there until moving to Highland Lake in 1990. He was married on September 8, 1951 at Holy Rosary Church in North Chicago now known as Queen of Peace. He was a devoted husband for 55 years.

Charles was in the Army Infantry Division 178th Combat Engineer Battalion during WWII. He was a member of the North Chicago American Legion. He worked at Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation as a machinist for 20 years and also for the North Chicago School District #64 as a maintenance man for 25 years until his retirement in November 1990.

He volunteered for Meals on Wheels for Catholic Charities and in his retirement years spent many hours working on projects for his children and grandchildren. Charles made rosaries giving them to anyone who would like them. He enjoyed kayaking on Highland Lake, fishing and spending time at his private camp (Camp Cadillac) with his grandchildren every summer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Mary Szostak and 2 brothers Larry (Esther) & Edward (Germaine) Szostak. Surviving is his sister, Jean Belski and two brothers Raymond (Lillian) and George (Eva) Szostak.

He is survived by his 5 daughters: Rosemarie Szostak & John Johnson, Covington, GA; Carlene Szostak & Clifford Lavin, Doylestown, PA; Maryann & Ralph Wolf, Las Vegas, NV; Charlotte & Daniel McLaughlin, Cumming, GA & Madeline & Thomas Hoge, Mason, OH. His grandchildren are: John David & Johnna Johnson; Michael & Rachael Lavin; Phillip & Eric Ricardo; Joseph Tyler, Thomas Peyton & William Mason Hoge; Carlie & Shannon McLaughlin.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11:00am Monday March 12, 2007 at St. Gilbert Church, Grayslake with Father Ron Folger officiating. Friends may call on Sunday, March 11, 2007 from 2-5 at the Salata-Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, Il. Burial will be at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to St. Gilbert Church or a charity of your choice in his memory. For more information, please call 847-244-1155.
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