Joseph J. Marik, Jr., 88, passed away on May 15, 2018. Born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph J. Marik, Sr. and the late Helen Dolezal Marik, Joe was the second of four children: the late Robert (the late Paula), Catherine (Michael Harvey), and Wayne (Judith). A graduate of DePaul University with a Master’s Degree in Music, Joe was an ardent music fan who had a long association with the Chicago Sympathy, the Lyric Opera and the Ravinia Festival. A man of varied interests, Joe held memberships in many of Chicago’s cultural institutions, including a now-unavailable lifetime membership in the Art Institute of Chicago, which dated from the time he attended Saint Philip High School in Chicago.
Joe was a passionate traveler who took many global trips at a time when such travel was less common. Joe was actively involved in the lives of all of his family, including his many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and great-great nephew, who all appreciated his kindness, generosity, and many interests and will miss him very much.
In addition to his sister and brother and their spouses, Joe is survived by his nieces and nephews, Robert Marik, Jr. (Mary Ellen), Thomas Marik, Marianne (David) Rancic and Catherine Marik Gleason, Elizabeth (Bryan) Preston and Anne Harvey, Jennifer Marik (Kurt Gardner) Peter (Maira) Marik and Patricia Marik, his great-nieces, Kristina Marik and Margaret Gardner, his great nephews, Jake Rancic, Joseph (Sarah Morrill) Marik, James Marik, Sean Gleason, Stefan Marik, Lukas Marik, Zakary Marik, Owen Preston and Nathaniel Preston, and his great-great nephew, Oliver Marik.
Visitation Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church 310 S. Wheaton, Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery Hillside. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016.
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