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Obituary for Walter Bernard Szumowski

Walter Bernard Szumowski, 87, July 9, 2020, lifelong resident of the Southwest Side of Chicago-Garfield Ridge neighborhood; beloved husband of Frances J. Lisewski Szumowski; cherished father of Walter E. (Debra M.) Szumowski, Chris (Robert) Garza, and David A. Szumowski; adored grandfather of Matthew Golab and Kate Szumowski; proud brother of the late Bernadine Chudzinski, Joanne (John) Siwek, and Marcia (Fred) Dion. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter L. and Helen Szumowski. Walter was a devoted family man , uncle and good friend to many.

Walter was employed as a supervisor for American Airlines for over 45 years. In his spare time, when not spoiling his grandchildren, he enjoyed working and being around antique cars. He was a member of the Midwest Chapter Model T Ford Club International. Walter proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Services at CENTRAL CHAPEL, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL, where family and friends will gather on Monday, July 13, from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, 9 a.m., at chapel to St. Symphorosa Church, 6135 S. Austin Ave., Chicago. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Entombment with military honors at Resurrection Cemetery-Garden Mausoleum. PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS, FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING OF 50 PERSONS AT A TIME, WILL BE OBSERVED WITH MASKS REQUIRED.

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