HUNTLEY – Bruno H. Rogalski, 75, of Huntley, passed away at his home Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, surrounded by his family.|
He was born Nov. 22, 1937, in Chicago, the son of Bernard and Mary (Wozniak) Rogalski. He graduated from Trinity High School and from Wright Junior College. He was united in marriage to Gail A. Spidale on Oct. 15, 1966.
The couple made their home in Chicago for a time before moving to River Grove in 1970. Bruno had been an insurance agent for MetLife and later was the chief clerk for the Cook County Board of Tax Appeals, retiring in the late 1990s.
In his early years, he served as the precinct captain for the 31st Ward of Chicago and was an associate member of the New Melleray Abbey Trappist Monastery. In 1999, he and his wife moved to Huntley. He worked as a tax consultant for the law firm of Weis, DuBrock & Doody for a number of years and was a founding member of the the St. Vincent DePaul Society in Huntley, serving two terms as vice president. He was a member of the St. Mary's Bible Study Group, was a Eucharistic minister, a Minister of Care and had a very deep and unwaivering faith. Bruno especially enjoyed his children's and grandchildren's activities, was a huge Roy Rogers fan and enjoyed the Chicago Cubs and the Bears.
Bruno is survived by his loving wife, Gail, of Huntley; sons, Michael (Sandy) Rogalski of Hawthorn Woods and David (Sandy) Rogalski of Alpharetta, Ga.; his daughter, Michele Simpson of Carpentersville; his grandchildren, Michael, Vincent, Harrison, Madison and Mya; his sister, Alice Ryan of Bartlett; sister-in-law, Gerladine Rogalski of Mishawaka, Ind.; and his brother- and sister-in-law, Michael (Arlene) Spidale of Des Plaines.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ted.
The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, and from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass celebration at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Huntley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary – St. Vincent DePaul Society or to the University of Chicago for cancer research.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-515-8772. Online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 13, 2013