Eugene Koszala, 88, of North Riverside, died July 30, 2023.

Eugene Koszala

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 ( are appreciated. 

Arrangements were handled by the Original Kuratko Family, Brian D. Kuratko, funeral director.