Carmella “Carme” Jandacek (nee Janda), 84, of LaGrange Park, died Aug. 31, 2022. 

After earning her master’s degree from DePaul University, Ms. Jandacek balanced her teaching career and motherhood, as well as a passion for cooking and entertaining. 

She absolutely loved figure skating, supporting both Camille’s and Gianna’s competitions. She sat front row at Stars on Ice every year, traveled around the country to watch U.S. Figure Skating Nationals, was a diehard Chicago Blackhawks fan and a devoted dog mom to Clouseau and Figaro. 

Of course, everyone knew not to disturb her during “Days of Our Lives” or “Jeopardy.” She loved attending the opera and various musicals and kept every Playbill for over 60 years. 

Ms. Jandacek was the wife of the late Anthony J. Jandacek Jr., the mother of Camille (Jim) Pinotti; the grandmother of Gianna Pinotti and a friend to many.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st Street, Brookfield, 60513.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to DuPage Figure Skating Club, P.O. Box 544, North Aurora, 60542.

Send sympathy cards to Hitzeman Funeral Home at the address listed above, c/o the Carmella Jandacek family.