Jan J. Mezyk M.D.
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Ryan-Parke Funeral Home - Park Ridge
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Park Ridge, IL
Jan J. Mezyk, M.D. age 69. Born in Gistel, Belgium. Beloved husband of Kathleen, nee Hester. Loving father of Stephanie (Lino Dinoi), Joseph, Caralyn and Stephen. Devoted grandfather of Noelia Dinoi Mezyk. Dear brother of Barbara Mezyk, Peter (Lori) Mezyk, Annamaria (James) Hallagan and Isabella (Dr. Nicolaos) Abariotis. Cousin of Hugo Portier and the late Gwendoline Van De Velde-Feys. Fond uncle and in-law to many. In his 37 years as a physician, he served the Chicago community as Chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Union Health Services, Instructor at Northwestern University Medical School and Attending Physician at St. Joseph Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Prentice Women's Hospital. He was a valued board member of Solidarity Bridge for 8 years, traveling to Bolivia three times on medical missions. A music lover, he was a 50 year season ticket holder at the CSO. He will be remembered as a man who loved his family fiercely and who was treasured by his patients. Our hearts are shattered and we will miss you always. Please omit flowers. Visitation Friday, Sept 24, 9 a.m. at St. Josaphat Church, 2311 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.


Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 22, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
24
Visitation
9:00a.m.
St. Josaphat Church
2311 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL
Sep
24
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Josaphat Church
2311 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL
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Ryan-Parke Funeral Home - Park Ridge
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It was very sad to learn of Jan's passing. We were childhood friends who grew apart when Jan was graduated from medical school. I lived just two house down Melvina from Jan and we played baseball, tennis, basketball and hockey all through our teenage years. He was always a fiercely loyal friend. I'll remember that as well as his strong sense of right and wrong. My heart goes out to his wife and children, as well as Basia, Peter and Annamaria. Treasure your happy memories of him and take solace in the fact that he is nestled in God's arms.
Bill Lundeberg
Friend
September 25, 2021
Jan even though we haven´t seen each other in the past 54 years your memory lives within me. We only lived 5 houses apart and spent countless hours together. The hours we spent playing baseball and hockey at your house, or the fields across the street from your parents home. Your were a true childhood friend and I will never forget you. My deepest condolences to your family and Rest In Peace my friend.
Daniel Keller
Friend
September 24, 2021
Robert Plummer
September 23, 2021
Mike and I offer our most heartfelt condolences to Katie, Stephanie, Joe, Caralyn and Stephen. Jan and Katie were our bestest next-door neighbors for more than 25 years..with Jan/Katie having gotten married the exact same day/date/time as my late wife, Mary Mahoney. We will always treasure Jan's sweet, quiet, friendly demeanor..and his extraordinary kindness. We send prayers and blessings to Katie and the kids. We love you all..most especially in this moment of profound sadness and loss.
Brian Xavier Hurley
Friend
September 23, 2021
Will always remember our trips to Jamaica and Jan´s smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Debby And John Zachara
Friend
September 23, 2021
We are sending our deepest sympathies to the entire family. You are all in our prayers.
Jeanne & Don DeAngelis
September 22, 2021
Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire Mezyk family at this difficult time.
Rose Crnkovich
September 22, 2021
Very sorry for your loss.
Ken Richmond MD
Work
September 22, 2021
Jan was a valued and highly respected member of our staff for many years. He will be greatly missed.
Dr Ernest Nora, president of the medical staff of St Joseph hospital.
September 22, 2021
Dr. Mezyk delivered both of my children in the 80´s. May God embrace him and bring comfort to his loved ones.
Sheila Hallmann
September 22, 2021
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
The Staff of Ryan-Parke Funeral Home
September 21, 2021
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