Jan P. Berezniak

BerezniakJanuary 22, 1939 – November 21, 2017

Jan P. Berezniak, age 78, of Addison, IL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 after a long battle with dementia. He is survived by his five loving children (Scott, Katrina, James, Chris and Maria) and four grandchildren (Hannah, John, Elizabeth and Andrew). Jan was born in Chicago on January 22, 1939 the second of two children to John and Stephanie (Pianovski) Berezniak. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Claudette Hudik. After graduating from St. Rita High School, he attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and obtained a degree in business administration before embarking on a long and prosperous career in insurance and financial planning. A devout Catholic, Jan was a lecturer for decades and member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved to exercise and dance having been active in the both the Chicago Walkers and Chicago Jitterbug Clubs, and a basketball coach for all five of his children. Jan will be remembered as a character, full of advice and his many sayings. Above all, he will be remembered as “Dad” and as a friend. Visitation for Jan will be held at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Rd, Bensenville on Thursday, 11/30 from 5pm to 7pm and Funeral services will be held at Holy Ghost Parish, 254 N. Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale on Friday 12/1 at 10:30am. Honor/Memorial gifts can be made securely online at www.lbda.org/donate or mailed to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047