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Kathryn Ann Poczatek
1955 - 2021
Smith-Corcoran Chicago Funeral Home
6150 North Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL
Kathryn Ann Poczatek, age 66, of Chicago. Beloved daughter of Felicia, nee Bieszczad and the late Joseph J. Poczatek. Adored sister of Jeffrey (Renee) Poczatek and Susan (Brian) Foley. Loving aunt of Liam, Patrick, Cullen, Aidan, and Maeve. Dear companion of her four-legged friend Boris. Loving cousin and friend of many. Kathy grew up on the northwest side of Chicago, was valedictorian of her class from Regina Dominican High School. Kathy graduated number two in her class from Southern Illinois University going on to earn an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business. She then became an Assistant Director to the Board at General Motors. Kathy was determined and successful in every role she undertook. She was a voracious reader with a photographic memory and had a never ending curiosity. She will be missed by all. Visitation Thursday, December 9th, 3PM to 8PM, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N Cicero Ave, Chicago. A prayer service will take place at 7PM led by Fr Greg Sakowicz. Funeral Mass, December 10th, 10:30AM, St Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N Moselle Ave, Chicago, IL 60646. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy's name may be made to PAWS Chicago, 1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 or or Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 9480 N De Mazenod Drive, Belleville, Illinois 62223 or For Funeral information call 773-736-3833 or visit

Published by Chicago Tribune on Dec. 5, 2021.
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3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Smith-Corcoran Chicago Funeral Home
6150 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL
Prayer Service
Smith-Corcoran Chicago Funeral Home
6150 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL
Funeral Mass
St Mary of the Woods Church
7033 N Moselle Ave, Chicago, IL
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Smith-Corcoran Chicago Funeral Home
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I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Kathy from Regina and we rode the same bus home. Smart, witty and unpretentious. Can´t forget that smile, her laugh or the sparkle in her eyes. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Loretta Schultheis Tracy
December 8, 2021
Sorry for your loss of Kathy . I remember her at Regina as kind and very smart!
Pattie Hogan Mayher
December 7, 2021
Very sad to hear the news of my former Edgebrook neighbor of many childhood years. Here´s a photo she forwarded me last year after making contact for the first time in about 44 years on FB. That´s Susie, Leanne, Chris, Me, Jeff, Tony and Kathy , perhaps 1966. RIP
Steve Wojtanek
December 6, 2021
Kathy and I were so close in grammar school. I remember delicious spaghetti dinners at the Poczatek house with the family. Sorry for your loss she will always be remembered in my thoughts.
Dorothy (Klein) Frerichs
December 6, 2021
I am very sorry for your loss. God bless Kathy and all of you. Kathy was a wonderful person and friend, really my other sister. Kathy had a strong catholic faith, prayed the rosary, gave to charities, and loved Christ. Such a wonderful sense of humor, and so smart. We kept in touch over the years. We enjoyed a Sox game this summer. We had a lot of laughs in every conversation. We celebrated our October birthdays yearly. Kathy sent me holy water from Lourdes on my last birthday. Kathy loved her family and will be greatly missed. Love, Kevin, Anna, Owen, Nellie, Grace, & Hugh
Kevin Connolly
December 6, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. Will be keeping everyone in thought and prayer at this difficult time
Frank & Lydia Poczatek
December 6, 2021
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