Genevieve “Jean” McDermott, (nee Wilczynski), age 97, passed away on June 30, 2021. Jean was preceded in death by her first husband Joseph Szarkowicz and her second husband Edward McDermott. Jean is the last surviving sibling, now lost, Leonard Wilczynski, Albin Wilczynski, Marion Wilczynski, Alice Heath, Ann Krause and Sylvia Mangino.
Jean has four sons, Donald Szarkowicz (Deanna) of Bloomington, Indiana, Allen Szarkowicz (Carla) of Dyer, Indiana, Joseph Szarkowicz (Brenda Miley) of Schererville, Indiana, David Szarkowicz (Pam) of Lisbon, New Hampshire,and one step-daughter, Joan Dudzik of Dyer, Indiana, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be Monday, July 12, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. from Castle Hill Funeral Home: 248 155th Place, Calumet City, Illinois 60409 to Jesus, Shepherd of Souls (St. Andrew the Apostle Church) for a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial followed by Interment Services at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Illinois. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Jean was an amazing woman, wife and Mother. In addition to working at numerous businesses including T. F. North High School administration, Queen Ann Candy Company and Steinberg-Baum in Hammond and various assignments for Manpower Inc. while raising her family she was a cheerleading coach for St. Andrew’s in Calumet City, a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, and a long-time member of the Calumet City, Illinois Historical Society. Jean was a life-long member of St. Andrew Parish in Calumet City.
Jean was a kind and gentle soul who will be greatly missed by all.
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