Richard J. Zaborsky, 87


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Richard Joseph Zaborsky, 87, a longtime resident of Brookfield and Lyons, died Sept. 10, 2020.

Mr. Zaborsky was born Jan. 4, 1933 in Chicago. He was a proud alumnus of Tonti School Class of 1947, Lindblom Technical High School Class of 1951, University of Illinois Class of 1955 and The John Marshall Law School Class of 1958. He was an attorney with an office in Brookfield.

He was also an antique car collector and an avid world traveler. He was a ticket holder of the Indianapolis Speedway and would take his friends to the race every year. His favorite TV show was "Perry Mason." 

Mr. Zaborsky loved going to the theater to see old musicals and loved to read, specifically about the history of Chicago. He was an avid student of the history of Chicago, was exceptionally knowledgeable of the good and bad politics and politicians, the city's architecture, streets and notable people of all the eras. In recent years, he enjoyed visiting and reminiscing with many old friends.

He was the son of the late Emil and Anna (nee Spousta); the brother of the late Emil R., late George A. and the late James H.; the uncle of Barbara Zaborsky Sharp Copeland, Maryann Zaborsky, Georgia Zaborsky Eitel and Robert Zaborsky; and a great uncle and great-great uncle to many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, 3847 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Barbara Church in Brookfield. Interment is at Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago. 

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