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Richard Robert Gajda, 80, of Manchaca, TX, completed his journey here on earth on March 24, 2012. Born in Chicago, IL, on June 28, 1931. His parents, Stanley Gajda and Jean Zaprzal-Gajda, preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife of thirty-one years, Frances Lannert Gajda. He is also survived by his first wife, Violet Platt Gajda; and son, James Gajda; his stepchildren, Lizabeth Lannert Storlie and husband Mike, Lee Lannert and wife Catherine, Lowell Lannert and wife Heidi, Larre Lannert and wife Sandra; stepgrandchildren, Aubree Storlie and Michalee Storlie Starrett, Ted and Greg Lannert; Kelsey, Tommy, and Ryan Lannert. Dick graduated from Chicago's St. Boniface Class of 1945 and Wells High School Class of 1949 where he lettered in Junior Varsity basketball. After graduation, he continued with his love of basketball and for several years played on outstanding citywide teams. He served two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Japan during the Korean War. He worked with the Teletype Corporation in Chicago for over twenty-five years before retiring. He was an avid sports spectator and loved to participate in handball. He was a member of the Hustler Ski Club, where he met his beloved wife Frances. Dick also adored cooking and was famous for his mushroom gravy, spinach and egg omelettes, and his gwumpkis. It was never the healthiest food, but it was certainly the best. He and Fran spent the last twenty years living and enjoying life in Texas. Dick left a unique impression with everyone he met. He was a man of true conviction, loyalty, and love. We all love you Dick and will miss you. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to the , in remembrance of Dick. Thank you.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2012
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