James J. Radocha, 56, of Chicago and a former longtime resident of Brookfield, died March 10 in Chicago.

Mr. Radocha lived in Brookfield from 1956 to 1981. He attended S.E. Gross School and graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School in 1975. He enjoyed playing the guitar and listening to music. He also enjoyed and loved animals. He worked previously as a bricklayer.

He is survived by his parents, James and Katherina Radocha; his brothers, David and Edward (Michele) Radocha; his sister, Laura (Peter) Hirt; and several nieces.

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 19 at St. Barbara Church in Brookfield, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Memorial Masses in Mr. Radocha’s name are appreciated.

Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.