Joseph W. Rakoczy, 73, of LaGrange Park, died on Dec. 5, 2019. 

Mr. Rakoczy was a U.S. Army veteran and a former electrician at Brookfield Zoo. 

He was the husband of Judith (nee Kuceba); the father of Pamela (Ralph) Labuda, Antoinette and Angela; the grandfather of Michael; brother of Stanley (June) and the late Frank (Donna); and the uncle of many. 

Services have been held.

Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, Riverside, handled arrangements.