Fred J. Gronek, 82, of North Riverside, died Oct. 21, 2011 at the British Home in Brookfield.

Mr. Gronek was born on July 24, 1929 in Chicago and worked for many years at Western Electric/AT&T in Cicero. He was a longtime member and past president of the Mater Christi Holy Name Society.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Gronek (nee Drackner); his daughter, Linda (Randy) Blaser; his grandchildren, Natalie, Steven and Michael Blaser; many nieces and nephews; and his sister-in-law, Joan (the late James) Curran. Mr. Gronek was preceded in death by his daughter, Gayle (the late Kenneth) Neuzil.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 24 at Mater Christi Church in North Riverside, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.