Monokoski Stanley

Aurora, Illinois

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Gibby, thank you so much for sharing your love of music with so many. I wanted to have a degree in music so much. Thank you for making my dream come true. It is my proudest achievement. You were always so positive, upbeat and encouraging. Thank you for getting me a ticket at the last minute so I could enjoy Wagner's music at the Chicago Symphony on Valentines Day with the class. I miss you. I know that all of your songs will end with a full cadence. Much love and peace to you and your family....

Gibby's love of music and his love of sharing it by teaching and performing was an integral part of the man he was. He faced his illness with courage and determination to live his life to it's fullest measure. He was an inspiration on many levels.

You gave me so much support as a kid in the business . You were the teacher in charge when I took the certification exanm and here I am 81 and you have already gone to glory. I will so look forward to meeting you there. with much love Georgie Elkin

Gibby came to Waubonsee when I was working there in the AV Dept. and we did some projects together. He was a very talented, kind guy with a love of all things music, and that spread to everyone in his classes and around him. It's a little quieter here now with his loss. My condolences to his family and friends.

A true genius and lovable man! Always sought him out when I heard WCC Steel Drum Band was playin!!! Me and Tony met Gibby when we took a summer school music ed class from him during college. His passion for all types of music gushed from him!.....Bessie Smith & Tin Pan Alley.

Thank you Gibby for your openess and willingness to share in your passion for music- You were a great friend and huge influence in my life. I hope the music in the heavens are more beautiful than you ever imagined.

I worked with Gibby when I was was a teacher and children's program manager at Waubonsee. He was authentic and always made me smile. So sorry for your loss, but know that he touched so many.

Gibby was one of my biggest musical influences who motivated me to take my classical music studies from Sugar Grove, Illinois to Austria and to Belgium. Truly one of the most brilliant men I have ever met. I will surely never forget your personality and I strive to be a little more like you each day. :) Cheers and Godspeed, Gibby.

Sorry for your loss. God will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you. 1Peter 5:10


Monokoski's Obituary

Monokoski, Stanley A. "Gibby" 63, of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington. He was born October 11, 1950 in Chicago the son of the late Stanley and Helene (Washko) Monokoski. Gibby graduated from Northern Illinois University with his BA and...

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