Joseph F. Siblik Posted: 2022-05-11 11:00:25

Joseph F. Siblik

Obituary

Joseph F. Siblik, 81, of Huntley, died peacefully, May 7, 2022, with his family by his side.
Joe was born August 29, 1940, the son of Joseph and Frances (Kovarik) Siblik. Joe was a curious child, showing an early interest in gadgetry, golf and cars. His high school sports were swimming and golf. He attended Loyola University where he was a member of Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity. At that time, a Mundelein girl caught his eye – Kathleen “Kaye” Coyne. They dated for 3 years and married in 1964 after their graduations, knowing they were meant to be a team. Kaye knew he was the one, he was special.
Joe spent his career as an Educator. He taught math at Brother Rice High School and 5th and 6th grade math at Pottawatomie School in Hazelcrest. He was the Director of the State of Illinois Gifted Child Program. At times he was pulled into administrative roles, but he always went back to teaching. He was a teacher at heart.
As a welcome change from teaching, Joe worked 30 summers setting up carnivals. He loved driving the huge trucks and training the young employees in the carnie business.
Through the years, Joe and Kaye enjoyed 18 winters in Green Valley, Arizona, where they have deep friendships.
Joe and Kaye also loved antiques. Joe personally set up business in several antique venues. The most joyous of those was and is more than 30 years in the Geneva Antique Market where Joe specialized in antique boy’s toys. Joe was kind, strong and loving to all who knew him.
If Joe Siblik had to list what he cared about most, he would say “my family.” He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren, especially the love and caring they show to each other.
He was a kind and strong “gentle giant” who will be enormously missed.
He is survived by his wife, Kaye, his children, Jeff (Lisa) Siblik, Amy (Michael Fazio) Siblik and Kevin (Kelly) Siblik, by his six grandchildren, Ella, Jake, Audrey, Kyle, Brooke, and Reagan, his nieces Ann Kolar, Francine Skala, and Caitlin Miller, and his nephews Wally Katoll, Patrick Miller, Danny Miller, Kevin Miller, Liam Miller, and Sean Miller.
He is proceeded in death by his parents and sister, Ann Katoll.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 4-7pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, Illinois. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21, at 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. The Mass will be live streamed by going to: https://www.facebook.com/defiorefuneral/
The live feed will begin at 10:00am CST.

Burial will be at Huntley Cemetery. For further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772. Online condolences may be directed to: www.defiorefuneral.com

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Ralph & Susie Wehnes 2022-05-11 14:34:44

Kaye We are so sorry to hear about Joe. We always enjoyed seeing both of you at most of our Neighborhood 28 social events. May the Peace of God help you and your family get through this sad time.

Jackie Casey 2022-05-11 17:17:56

Heartfelt sorry for Kaye and family such a quiet lovely man whose company I had the privilege to enjoy - God bless and rest in peace Joe -

Jo-Anna and David Kikel 2022-05-11 19:13:37

We miss Joe and his belly laugh and sweet smile. Only a few weeks ago he was cooking us a wonderful steak dinner and trying to beat us at cards! Sweet Kaye and family, we are holding you close and sending love. Joe's memory will forever be a blessing.

Pam Martin 2022-05-11 20:54:18

Kaye, I am so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. May your memories provide comfort.

Kathy Garrett 2022-05-11 22:14:38

I worked with Joe in the Geneva Antique Market for 20 years, he was always happy to educate a new dealer like myself with his vast knowledge in antiques. I loved his many stories of his youth and his wonderful sense of humor. He was our rock and we all will miss him terribly. Our heart breaks for his family. God Bless you all.

Kellie Rowden Racette 2022-05-12 07:26:48

I am so sorry to hear this news and my thoughts are with the whole family. Joe (or Mr. Siblik as I called him) was a very lucky man to have such a loving and wonderful family. Rest In Peace.

Jim and Stephanie Reynolds 2022-05-12 13:24:01

Joe was quite a man and he will be missed by many. He impacted the lives of many during his lifetime. We offer our most sincere condolences to his family. May he rest in eternal peace.

Richard and Joan Banko 2022-05-14 20:33:56

Our condolences to you Kaye on the passing of Joe. He was a great guy and we remember your friendship with many good memories. May it help you and your family to know that long time friends think of you at this sad time and pray that you will remember all the good times with Joe.

John Cerveny 2022-05-15 21:44:52

Even after many years, I feel the loss of Joe, whom I will always remember as one the sincerest, kindest people I've known. I still remember fondly many Easters and other special days with Joe and his family, my cousins. I shall always remember his warm smile, which was clearly inherented from his parents, My Aunt Frances and Uncle Jake, who both had smiles with the same warmth. The years have been too many but the memories haven't faded. I wish I could have seen Joe one more time. He IS one of a kind and will no doubt be missed by many.

Yavor Nikolov 2022-05-17 13:54:25

My sincere condolences to the entire family and to Kevin. I lost my mother and my father in law in the span of 6 months several years ago and words cannot describe the many emotions that come with an event like the passing of a parent. May Joe rest in peace.

Tony and Amy Torres 2022-05-17 14:03:32

Please accept our deepest sympathies. While we never met Joe, it sounds as if your father’s wisdom and love for his family is a gift that will last forever. We’re so sorry for your loss, and we’re praying for you during this time.

Mary Lou Chamberlain 2022-05-18 13:50:39

Dear Kaye, I just now heard about Joe's passing. I am so very sorry and pray that God will comfort you and bring peace in sweet memories of dear Joe.

Dennis L Duffy 2022-05-18 15:31:00

My prayers go out to Joe and his family. The Coyne and Duffy families go back a long, long. May Joe RIP.

Carol S Genova 2022-05-18 15:43:56

Kaye I am so sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed spending time with both of you at Jay's house and playing cards. He was a soft spoken gentle man and he will be missed.

Stacey, Michael, Ryan and Brooke Kearns 2022-05-19 20:39:06

Our hearts go out to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. Kevin, you are a remarkable person. We imagine the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Your dad sounds like a special man. Praying the whole Siblik family finds peace, and comfort during this difficult time. If we can help with anything, please don’t hesitate to ask. God Bless the Siblik Family. Much Love, Stacey, Michael, Ryan and Brooke Kearns

Chris & Debbie Patton 2022-05-19 22:30:58

Kevin, Kelly, and the entire Siblik family, we are very sorry for your loss. We know that being together during this time is a big comfort. Please know that our thoughts, our prayers, and our condolences are with you. Your friends, Chris and Debbie Patton

Sheila Fitch 2022-05-20 16:09:59

Dearest Kaye, we are so sad to hear of the passing of your dear Joe. We have so many happy memories of our times with you and Joe. We are so sorry for your loss. Kevin & Sheila Fitch

Jim and Betty Thomas 2022-05-21 11:34:10

Our sincere sympathy for Kaye and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God's peace and comfort be with you.