Danica (Plecas) Grabavoy

Grabavoy, Danica (nee Plecas), age 84, entered eternal life Sunday, December 2, 2012. Survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Alexander Grabavoy Sr.; her children, Denise Grabavoy (Rex) Denkmann of Burr Ridge, IL, Alexandra (Dr. Timothy) McComas of Las Cruces, NM, Gregory (Rebecca) Grabavoy, of Darien, IL and Dr. Alexander (Marisue) Grabavoy Jr. of Shorewood, IL; grandchildren, Danielle Denkmann, Gabrielle and Stephen McComas, Alayna (Matthew) Jarotkiewicz, Nika (Nicholas) Giuliano, and Christiana and Natalya Grabavoy; brother, Samuel Plecas of Mesa, AZ; and sister, Violet Enich of Shorewood, IL. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Helen Plecas of Des Moines, IA and brother, Joseph Plecas of Scottsdale, AZ. Danica is a retired high school teacher with the Joliet High Schools. She was involved with children, as a teacher and mentor to youth; belonged to Will County Women's Credit Association. She always loved her Serbian heritage, history and the Orthodox faith. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Danica's name to charities of your choice for Orthodox associations or children's charitable organizations. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Pomen service beginning at 7:30 pm. A funeral service for Danica Grabavoy will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church. She will lie-in-state from 9:30 am until the time of funeral service at 10:00 am. There will be no procession from the funeral home to the church. Graveside services will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Joliet. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Danica Grabavoy at www.tezakfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to:

Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 6, 2012