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Ralph J. Vesecky, Jr.

Born: 1922     Died: 2012

Ralph J. Vesecky, Jr.

Ralph J. Vesecky Jr. age 89, U.S. Navy Veteran W.W. II. Beloved husband of the late Marie E. nee McConville. Loving father of Ralph J. III (Mary) Vesecky, Marc (Karen) Vesecky, Kurt (Patti) Vesecky and Susan Marie (Stephen) Etheridge. Proud grandfather of Justin Vesecky, Kurt (Tina) Vesecky, Karen Marie (Eric) Berg and Karl (Regina) Vesecky. Cherished great-grandfather of 10. Dear son of the late Ralph J. Sr. and Gabriele nee Janousek. Devoted brother of the late Eugene (Virginia) Vesecky. Resting at the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 2929 W. 87th St., Evergreen Park, where services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 am. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 9 pm. Retired Associate Professor of Physics with the Chicago City Colleges (CCCTU). (708) 636-2600 or


April 18, 2012  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brady-Gill, Evergreen Park   -   Map
2929 W. 87th St.
Evergreeen Park


April 19, 2012
Service10:30 am
Evergreen Park Chapel

Final Disposition:

St. Mary Cemetery
Evergreen Park, IL



Dawn 04-09-2017 16:32

Did your father ever serve in Germany in 1956?

Alice Gutenkauf 03-15-2013 00:08

I am not sure that Ralph is the same Ralph Vesecky my husband knew but there are very few by this name. My husband and his friend Ralph were members of the Young Peoples Socialist League in the 1940's and 1950's. My husband remembered going downstate to help Ralph bring a boat up to Chicago on the Illinois river. They had mutual friends, Burt Rosen and Virgil Vogel. If this is the same Ralph Vesecky I know both my husband, Martin, and his brother Joe would be very sad to hear of his passing. Martin died in 2010 and Joe died in Dec. 2012. I saw the notice about Ralph but was unable, at the time, to write to you. Please accept my condolences either way, old friend, or not.

Justin Vesecky 04-18-2012 08:36

It was so pleasant seeing you at your house on Sunday’s with my father. My favorite thing to do with Grandpa was riding bikes to the park with him. I used to walk Mack with Grandpa. I liked going camping with Grandma and Grandpa. I had fun I love you Grandpa. I will miss talking to you over the phone after dinner I am unhappy now that you are gone. I will miss you.

Karen Petrelli-Vesecky 04-18-2012 08:02

I will miss you dad. I have known you for over half my life. At first, I was intimidated when Marc told me you were a physics professor. I thought to myself “oh man, what is this man going to think of me and my ignorance.” You made me feel at ease and not once did you make me feel ignorant. You and Marc both encouraged me to learn. There is one incident I will never forget. Marc and I were over at the house; the sky was green, gray and nasty looking and I have always been terrified of tornadoes. In order to decrease my fear Marc told me to watch for “tornado lightening” but he told me this out of your earshot. He said that when I saw it then we should all go down to the basement. I was getting more and more agitated and I got up from the kitchen table and went to look out your front door. Next thing I knew, you were standing right beside me and I promptly told you that we had to watch for “tornado lightening” and when we saw it we should head down to the basement. You nodded your head and we watched the sky for about five or ten minutes. You then told me “well, Kar, I haven’t seen any tornado lightening so far. I think everything will be alright.” There was absolutely no inkling of sarcasm in your voice. You said it very matter-of-factl y and we both walked back into the kitchen and sat down and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon. You had a wicked and wonderful sense of humor. You would really come up with some zingers at the dinner table. Both you and mom were always there for us. Justin looked up to you so much. I appreciated how patient you were with him when helping him with his math. He would look forward to your math sheets and red stars and “C’s” when he got most of the problems correct. Justin used to love riding his bike to the playground with you, walking Mack and how you would have Justin be in charge of telling Mack to heel. You always made me feel comfortable. I enjoyed our many and varied conversations at the dinner table. I will also remember our last conversation we had, especially your thoughtfulness and generosity. I love you dad and I will miss you. I will have my fond memories of you.

phil & Arlene Matthys and Paul Howe 04-17-2012 20:34

to marc and family
we are sorry to hear of your dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now.


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