Joseph W. Szczypta Posted: 2018-12-14 16:35:25


Joseph W. Szczypta, 77 of Huntley, died peacefully, December 14, 2018 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 9:00am until the time of Mass at 10:00am all at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Senior Care 360 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 or JourneyCare Hospice 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025.
Joseph was born August 13, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Joseph and Genevieve Szczypta. On September 14, 1968 he married Mary Grace Morrotto. He worked as a designer in electrical sales. He was an avid Bears and Cubs fan and a big fan of Marquette University. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Mary Grace Szczypta, his children, Christopher(Brenda) Szczypta and Janet (Tom) Serdinak and by his four grandchildren, Genevieve, Caitlin, Mark, and Matthew. He is also survived by his sister, Gloria (James) McDonald. Joe was preceded in death by his parents.
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Larry & Jeanne Hermanson 2018-12-14 19:23:09

Dear Mary, Chris and family, We were so sorry to ear of Joseph's passing. Our friends from the camp grounds at Apple Canyon Lake just told us. I remember spending a wonderful time with you all at Chris & Brenda's wedding! Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this most difficult time. Rely on the Love of God, friends and each other to get you through this time and cling to the wonderful memories to keep him alive in your hearts and thoughts, until you see each other again someday. That's the hope we have in Jesus. Love and sympathies, The Hermanson Family

Ted and Mary Bluhm 2018-12-14 19:57:41

Mary, Chris and family, we are sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prays.

Duke and Kathy Richards 2018-12-15 01:14:22

Chris, Brenda and family we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers.

Linda Trzyna 2018-12-16 15:42:40

I have spoken a lot to Mary Grace, but if you, Janet and Chris, read this, I want to express my deepest sympathy. I know how hard it was for you both when your father was so long in care outside the home. From what I hear, you both did your best to get there and be with him as much as you could and to help your mother. Your father is now out of pain and you will see him again someday. He "lives on" through his grandchildren here on earth. Please continue to help Mary Grace as you can. With love from your cousin, Linda

Howie Eslien 2018-12-17 09:17:26

Dear Mace and family. Please accept our prayers and deepest condolences in Joe’s passing. Many fond and special memories have been formed over the past years. We’ve had many many good laughs together in our early and foolish days. Bill Sturm and I will always remember the added stress we placed on Joe and maybe on you as well on your wedding day. We were blessed to have you both as treasured friends. I thought I would be able to attend the church service with Bill tomorrow but I was unable to reschedule my appointments and drive down to Huntley. But We will be there in spirit with you and your family. Love Howie and Sherie.

Willow Electrical Supply 2018-12-17 10:26:54

Chris and Family, We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please accept our condolences and May Lord blesses and comforts you and your family in this time of grief.

Donna Hirsch 2018-12-17 12:04:01

So sorry for your loss. Did Mr. Szczypta ever teach Economics and Business at Maria High School in Chicago in 1966-67? It's an uncommon name, and I believe he may have been my advisor. The name and age are spot on. He was a good man. (

Nancy Guzier (Jim) 2018-12-17 19:33:01

I am writing this condolence on behalf of Joey's cousins on the Ryniec (his mother's) side - Louis (Judy) Ryniec, David (Pamm) Ryniec, Nancy (Jim) Guzier, Karen (Gary - deceased) Spickerman, Allen (Donna) Ryniec, Andru (Robin) Ryniec) and Diane (Skip) Johnson - both deceased. Our prayers are with the family and Joey will surely be missed. We had a lot of fun together when we were younger and those memories will be in all our hearts forever. Rest in peace dear sweet cousin.

Rob Sanders 2018-12-18 08:30:24

Chris and family, Sorry for your loss!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless you and your family.

Rosemary Lewandowski 2018-12-18 14:37:35

So sorry for your loss. You will always have the memories. My condolences to you Mary Grace and to your family.