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.