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Stanley "Stitch" Cernick Obituary
Cernick, Stanley "Stitch", the last surviving member of the Stanislav and Matilda Cernick family, youngest brother to Dora, Mary, Anne, Charlotte, Emma and Walter died on August 2. In 1942, as captain of the Lindbloom High School basketball team, he led his team to claim the school's first City of Chicago Championship. Stitch joined the Navy and saved his country in WWII. He retired from the U.S. Post Office and "neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stayed him from appointed rounds." An avid bowler through the age of 93, he rolled two perfect 300 games in his career. Stitch had an extensive collection of books; jokes, trivia, sports and obscure statistics that he would share, challenging his many nieces and nephews with clues to the answers. As old age set in, Stitch would repeatedly ask "How old am I?" When told 94, he'd reply "I'm older than dirt!" He was continually surprised that his brother and sisters had all died and shook his head in disbelief. We celebrate the joy of the Cernick family as they welcome Stitch home and their family is once again together. Lying in state Wednesday 9:30 am until time of Mass 10:30 am at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 6435 S. Kilbourn, Chicago, IL. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements by WOLNIAK FUNERAL HOME, 773-767-4500 or www.wolniakfuneralhome.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 6, 2018
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