Edward J. Pecka, 92, of North Riverside, died on Feb. 9, 2016.
Born on Aug. 1, 1923, Mr. Pecka served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was retired from Navistar, where he worked as a process engineer. Mr. Pecka was a member of the Mater Christi Holy Name Society and was a past-president of the North Riverside “Just In-Between” Club.
Mr. Pecka is survived by his wife, Wilma R. Pecka; his children, Nancy (the late Jeffrey) Rokos, Noreen Sorensen (Steve Imig) and Diane (John) Obremski; his grandchildren, Eric and Karl Sorensen, Mark (Anne-Marie) Rokos, David Rokos, Steven (Betsy) Obremski and Brian (Mary Beth) Obremski; and his five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Ryan Sorensen. A
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Feb. 13 at Mater Christi Church in North Riverside, followed by entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Memorial donations in Mr. Pecka’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice are appreciated.
Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, Westchester, handled arrangements.