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John J. Burian, Jr.

Born: 1940     Died: 2015

John J. Burian, Jr.

John J. Burian, Jr. age 74. Beloved husband of Sandy for 50 years. Loving father of Erik, Steven (Cindy), Phillip (Janice) and Jason (Kate). Proud grandpa of Carson, Zachary and Thomas. Cherished son of the late Bernice and John. John was a former Chicago Police Officer serving the City of Chicago from 1960-1972. Retired Professor with Moraine Valley Community College for 30 years. Services and Interment private. Arrangements by Brady-Gill Funeral Home, Tinley Park. (708) 614-9900 or


No visitation at the family's request.

Final Disposition:

Interment private



Mary Beth Walsh 01-10-2015 07:32

John was a good friend and mentor. He was my first Department Chair at Moraine Valley . We also were in graduate school together. he suggested I apply for a teaching position at the college. He will be missed by the faculty and his students.

Thomas Braze 01-09-2015 21:20

Dear Sandy: I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I became a member of MVCC family in April 1974 when John hired me as a Safety Security Officer under his direction. He was a wonderful boss and very patient with everyone in the office. He was admired and respected by all of us. He taught us the basics and more of law e forcement and I will never forget him. God bless you.
Deputy Chief Thomas Braze ( Retired )
Lake County ( Il.)Sheriff's Office
Waukegan Il.

Chief Pat OConnor 01-08-2015 12:00

We at Moraine Valley will miss John and remember the influence he had, starting so many in a Law Enforcement careers.

John was my first Instructor here and hired me in the early 70’s. His leadership formed the basis for the Moraine Valley Police department and allowed countless students,in the then security department; to learn our craft and be successful as we ventured into the many local, state and federal agencies thought-out the county that hired us. John was a friend and mentor to so many. His law enforcement legacy lives on in all the careers he started… God bless you and your family.
Chief Pat O’Connor

Margaret &Ray Lehner 01-05-2015 17:00

John was a gifted professor and much loved colleague. He did much to help Moraine Valley Community College become the nationally noted college that it is. He was always there for his students and his colleagues. Rest in peace, John. You will be sorely missed.

Diana Haton 01-04-2015 20:45

Dear Sandy,
I was very sorry to hear your husband John passed away. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

rita olvera 01-04-2015 19:30

sorry to hear the news of mr.burian he was a great teacher glad to have met him really taught me alot about life

Linda Sefcik-Bienias 01-04-2015 11:34

Dear Sandy & Family:
I just read in the paper about John. I notified Marianne Hill & Bernie Choffin. We all offer our deepest condolences to all of you. It has been a long time since we have all worked together, but you remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Sefcik-Bienias

Tim Ehlers 01-04-2015 01:43

My condolences to Johns family. I was a student of John's and one of his first employees at MVCC in 1973. John was the greatest influence in my college and early professional career and gave me more confidence than any other mentor and teacher. Although I have not seen or talked with John for many years I feel a great emptiness now, he was extraordinary and I miss his presence. Rest in peace John, 10-42.

Thomas Bentley 01-03-2015 11:23

My deepest sympathy to the entire family of John Burian.

Kathy O Leary 01-03-2015 10:40

I was a student in Mr. Burian's class at MVCC many years ago He was a wonderful teacher. May he rest in peace.


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