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John Thomas Alfirevic, 93, of North Riverside, passed away among family on July 20 at Loyola Medical Center. John is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Steve) Rychly; grandchildren, Sean and Johnathan Rychly and Nadene (Kevin) Holmes; and great-grandchildren, Kaylin and Sarah Holmes. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Vlasta, nee Stoklasa; his daughter, Maureen Eleveld; and his brother, Michael Alfirevic. He was a native of Chicago and long time resident of North Riverside. John was one of the "Greatest Generation", serving with the U.S. Army Air Force 394th Troop Carrier Group in Europe during World War II. He retired after over 40 years at Electro Motive Division of General Motors, also working 12 years raising monies and support for the United Crusade. He was a member of Mater Christi Church. John will be remembered always as a positive, happy man, who saw the good in everyone. Funeral Friday, July 23, 9 a.m. from Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home , 2447 S. Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside to Mater Christi Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Entombment Woodlawn Cemetery, Chapel of Eternal Light. Visitation Thursday, 3 to 8 p.m. Info: 708-447-2500 or www.kuratkofuneralhome.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 22, 2010
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