George J. Strnad Jr., 51

Mr. Strnad was a graduate of Lyons Township High School’s LADSE program, a faithful worker for Helping Hand Workshop in Countryside since 1984, the No. 1 fan of the St. Joseph High School Chargers sports teams as well as the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. He loved cheeseburgers, hot fudge sundaes and his “chubby” sisters.

He was the son of George and Lois (nee Hock) Strnad; the brother of Mary Ellen Riddle, Nancy (Jim) Dziekan, Pattie (Jim) Adams, Debbie (Jamie) Ross and the late Karen Strnad; the uncle of Jimmy Dziekan, Jimmy Adams, Danny Adams, Rachel Adams, George Ross, Lily Ross, Aubrey (Cory Deerwester) Riddle, Erik Riddle and Amber Riddle; and the great-uncle of Carys Deerwester and Leif Blair. Special thanks to Georgie’s caregivers, Chris and Mark.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 1 at St. Mary Church in Riverside, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center in Countryside or the St. Joseph High School Annette Pingatore Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements were handled by Riverside Funeral Directors, the Original Kuratko Family, directors.