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Mark A. Jamrozik

Visitation Time: A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be held at a later date.
Interment: Private

Mark A. Jamrozik, 64, of Glendale Heights IL, passed away on Tuesday January 25, 2022 after a short battle with cancer. Mark valiantly fought many complications but moved on peacefully at Alexian Brothers hospital. He was born November 5, 1957 in Chicago, IL.
Survivors include his partner of 36 years Mary Mitchell, mother Joyce Jamrozik, siblings, Matthew (Karen) Jamrozik, ToniLynn (Steve) Howell, Lou Capra, John (Laura) Jamrozik and Michelle McCarthy. Nephews and nieces include Mark (Christina), Jessica (Brian), Michael (Ashley), Anthony, Don Jr. (Jen), Mitchel (Lauren), Delany & Andrew. Great uncle to Gabriel, Tyler, Lincoln, Luke, Lily, Georgie, Don (Link) Copeland & Lallier. He was preceded in death by his father Andrew Jamrozik and sister Andrea (Don) Vlcek.

Mark graduated from Fenwick High School in 1975 and Augustana College in 1979 where many friendships began and continue to this day.
After graduation he had several careers including building maintenance (where using duct tape was frowned upon, so that was reserved for home repairs), marketing & advertising (great writing to make refrigeration equipment exciting), working with family (not for the faint-hearted!) and most recently inventory control at UPS for the last 16 years.
Mark was a Bears & White Sox fan and saw the teams’ highs & frequent lows. He would also root for the Cubs but kept it quiet since in Chicago you can’t truly be for both. A true sports fan, he would watch replays from 20-30 years ago or any obscure sport that caught his eye. The Natural and Eight Men Out movies fall into the ‘too many viewings to count’ category.
Music soothed his soul – Rock, Motown, Johnny Cash, you name it. If the Foo Fighters drummer spot wasn’t already taken, and if he actually knew how to play drums, this would be his dream job.
He loved his family, friends, Doris Day & Susan Sarandon, not necessarily in that order. Mark was good at trivia and made a couple of Jeopardy attempts. He could recite almost every Law & Order episode or Scorsese film, and Elmore Leonard was one of his favorite authors. Mark loved all types of documentaries & the Food Network channel was a constant.
Mark was a writer at heart. He kept journals of life observances, insightful stories, random thoughts (love of Paper Mate pens!) and eloquent quotes.
‘‘Know where you are going and how’ll you’ll get there.” “Live in this lifetime as if it were an eternity, live in this lifetime if it were to end tomorrow. Always be humble”. “I gotta remember to smile and mean it, attitude is everything. Planning also helps”.
Insightful words considered by a thoughtful man.

Mark’s smile and laughter could brighten anyone’s day. Never was there a truer comment, “I can hear Mark laugh when I think about him. Now that kind laughter is being heard in a better place.”
In remembering Mark, the recurring sentiment is what a truly kind person he was. If you can go through life treating others well, listen with no judgment, realize the small stuff is just that and always offer a kind word, you’ve lived a pretty good life. Mark touched people in ways he didn’t even realize.
He will be missed.
A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be held at a later date.
Contributions in Mark’s memory can be made to Fund a Life (https://www.fundalife.org) or Habitat for Humanity (https://www.habitat.org)

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Interment Details

Private

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Posted by:
Kim M Crosson

Posted on:
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Mary and John, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm so sorry to hear about Mark. He's with Curt now. Kim from A.E.C

Posted by:
Joseph Picone

Posted on:
Friday, February 4, 2022

As a fellow member of the class of 1975 at Fenwick, I want to offer my condolences. I haven't seen Mark since high school, but even back then you knew he was someone special. It seems like he fulfilled his destiny and lived a very interesting life.

Posted by:
John Ferrari

Posted on:
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Mark was a true friend who I will remember fondly. I first met him freshman year high school and we ended up on the debate team, and formed a friendship. I have fond memories of visiting his family in Northlake. We both followed the debate trails and higher learning to Augustana College where our adventures continued. I learned a bunch from Mark. He introduced me to now mutual friends. He showed me what a curve ball was by pitching to me in his yard. He expanded my music horizons beyond my FM radio exposure. He taught me not to sweat the little things. Most of all there was the smile and we always picked up right where we left off. Mark instigated a college reunion of sorts a couple years ago so many of us could mingle in person. I am very glad to have had that opportunity and cherish the memories. So many of us are glad to have made his acquaintance and call him a friend, and we take solace with all the great memories. Condolences and thoughts and prayers to all.

Posted by:
Richard Cates

Posted on:
Thursday, February 3, 2022

My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Mark who was my classmate in Fenwick. Although I did not know him personally, I do remember him back when we both had more hair . I'm sorry to hear of his passing and he will be in my prayers.

Posted by:
Laura Jamrozik

Posted on:
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

This obituary notice couldn't be more true. I was blessed with the MOST kind and loving brother-in-law. May he fly free now that he is no longer suffering.

Posted by:
Kim Komacki

Posted on:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Mary, my prayers and thoughts for you and your family. Love Always, Kim Komacki