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John "Junie" Kyritsi Jr.

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John "Junie" Kyritsi Jr. Obituary
Kyritsi, Jr., John "Junie" 83, passed away last Saturday morning at his home in Waukegan, IL. Junie is survived by his partner of 22 years, Karen Brence; his daughters, Rachael Cook Kyritsi, Patricia Kyritsi Howell, Sharon Hickey, and Katherine Cook; and his grandchildren, Jennafer Baker Lopez and Brett Baker. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marie Kyritsi and his daughter, Kathie Baker. Junie was a Marine who served in the Korean War in the 1st Batallion, 5th Regiment, 81MM Mortar Section of Weapons Co. When he returned home, Junie worked as a chef and bartender with his family at Mathon's restaurant in Waukegan. He worked in the Lake County restaurant industry tending bar at The Pepper, The Normandy, Captain's Table, Country Squire, and Del Rio. A Memorial Celebration will be held November 12, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at The Bodega in Gurnee, IL.
Published in the Lake County News Sun from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25, 2013
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