Thomas Dutkiewicz, 77, of Riverside, died on Dec. 7, 2016.
Born on Dec. 26, 1938, Mr. Dutkiewicz served in the U.S. Air Force, and he enjoyed welcoming home fellow veterans as they returned home from visits to Washington, D.C., arranged by Honor Flight Chicago.
He enjoyed traveling with his family, singing for more than 60 years in the St. Mary of Czestochowa choir, watching the Blackhawks and reading the newspaper while having a good cup of coffee. Mr. Dutkiewicz was a member of the American Legion Post 96 and PLAV Post 72. T
Mr. Dutkiewicz is survived by his wife, Kathleen (nee Ellis); his children, Camille (Jonathan) Stanislaw and Kathryn (Philip) Panek; his grandchildren, Justin, Paige, Cayley, Grace, Claire and Jake; his sister, Barbara (John) Kulaga; his sister-in-law, Diane (Richard) Andrews; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Maryann.
Visitation will be on Monday, Dec. 19 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Sourek Funeral Home, 5645 W. 35th St. in Cicero, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at St. Mary of Czestochowa, 3010 S. 48th Court in Cicero. Interment is private.