Edward F. Hroncich, 81, of Geneva, formerly of Fripp Island, South Carolina, died on Dec. 17, 2015.
Born on Dec. 10, 1934, Mr. Hroncich was a U.S. Army veteran who served in occupied Germany. He retired from his job as vice president of Apollo Metals and afterwards worked as a stained-glass artist.
Mr. Hroncich is survived by his wife of 59 years, Naomi Hroncich (nee Petersen); his children, Susan (Thomas) Dunn, Dr. Mark (Ruth) Hroncich of Brookfield, and Kathy (Timothy) Biernat; his grandchildren, Sarah Newland, Stephen (Heather) Dunn, Benjamin (Kate) Hroncich, Matthew Dunn, Zachary Biernat, Nicholas Biernat and Luke Biernat; and his great-grandchildren, Zoey Newland and Lilly Dunn.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 23 at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Wheaton Franciscans Sisters, in Wheaton. Interment was private.
Memorial donations are appreciated to the Friendship Senior Options Foundation, 350 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, 60194.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield handled arrangements.