Robert J. Turek Sr., 87, of Berwyn, died Feb. 12, 2023 in Maywood.
Mr. Turek was born July 19, 1935 in Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Berlin, Germany. He qualified as an expert marksman and was a member of the 3rd Battle Group Chorus.
He was a 43-year member of IBEW Local 134 and worked for 27 years as chief electrical inspector for the city of Berwyn. Mr. Turek also worked 40 years for his family owned Avers Electric Company and was the maintenance engineer for 12 years at St. Mary of Celle Parish, Berwyn.
Mr. Turek enjoyed motor boating, sailing, fishing, gardening, hiking, cars, reading and dancing. He also collected outboard motors and baseball caps.
He was the husband of Linda J. Turek (nee Lesko); the father of Robert (Elizabeth) Turek Jr., James (Tammy) Turek, Linda (Anthony) Krivak and Mary (fiancé Robert Maskal) Turek; the grandfather of Carolyn (Christopher) Patterson, Christine (Cameron) Guest, Robert Turek, Haley Turek, Kaitlin Krivak, Alyssa Krivak, Ellen Krivak and Sabrina Krivak; and a cousin to many.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 18 at St. Mary of Celle Church. Interment was private.
Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.
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