Eugene Koszala, 88, of North Riverside, died July 30, 2023.
Born Jan. 3, 1935, Mr. Koszala was a union trustee for Machinist Local 126. He was a longtime parishioner of Mater Christi Church, where he was an usher, a member of the Holy Name Society and a SPREAD Gold Member. Eugene’s pride and joy were his grandchildren.
He was the husband of the late Joanne S. Koszala (nee Cossa); the father of Sharon (Steven) Rodriguez, Kevin (Helene), Jonathan (Dawn) and Brian (Emily) Koszala; the grandfather of Gianna (Estaban) Reyes, Nicholas Pollastrini, Margaret, Joseph, Anthony Koszala and Carter and Aubrey Koszala; and the great-grandfather of Natalie, Olivia, Luka and Eli.
Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Road, Westchester, on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. at Mater Christi Church, North Riverside. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to SPREAD Center or the Prostate Cancer Foundation (pcf.org) are appreciated.
Arrangements were handled by the Original Kuratko Family, Brian D. Kuratko, funeral director.