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Monday July 15th, 2019
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Tuesday July 16th, 2019
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Teresa Tomczyk

Teresa Tomczyk age 87 of East Chicago passed away Friday, July 12 2019 at St. Catherine Hospital.

She is survived by her sister in Poland, Krystyna Kagankiewicz, daughters Margaret Marksthaler (Jeffrey) and Dorothy Havlin (Steven), 3 grandsons, Robert Marksthaler, Colin Havlin, and Aleksander Havlin, her “sister” Teresa Radziwiecki, and many extended family in Poland. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wladyslaw Tomczyk, and siblings, Jadwiga Jozwik, Marianna Jozwik, Jan Markiewicz, and Stanislaw Markiewicz.

Teresa was born to Roch and Katarzyna Markiewicz on February 15, 1932, in Lubochnia, a small town in Poland. She married Wladyslaw Tomczyk in 1965 and moved to the US in 1966. Teresa lived for and loved her family, there is nothing she would not do for her family and friends. She was proud of her Polish heritage and was member of the PNA.

Teresa worked at and retired from Bishop Noll in 1998 after decades of service. One of her proudest moments was becoming a US citizen in 1998. Teresa’s greatest loves were her Catholic faith; she was an active member of St. Stanislaus, and her family, especially her grandsons. She was a second mom to Robert, Colin, and Alek. She was known for her Polish cooking and baking making the best pierogi, paczki, blueberry buns, sweet cake, and Jello cheesecake.

A visitation will be Monday July 15, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Acevez Funeral Home, 4918 Magoun Ave. East Chicago, IN.

Funeral Mass will be Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 9 am, St. Stanislaus Church, East Chicago with Fr. Pawel Fodlek officiating. Prayers will be at 8:30 am from the Funeral Home prior to Mass

Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL.

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We are so sorry for your loss and that we cannot be there to help comfort you guys in your time of need, Chris, Marie, Jonah and Nuzi.

Expression of Sympathy Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM


Farewell my dear Theresa. I will always cherish the memories of friendship ( The 3 Theresas)and the love that we share through the years. I will miss you.R. I.P. My friend. Always in my heart. Theresa Zmuda (Bocek) 93

Expression of Sympathy Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent by The Golumbeck Family on July 15, 2019

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Dorothy & Family We are so sorry for your loss. Surrounding you with love during this time. Section of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago

Expression of Sympathy Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM

Margie, Jeff, and Robert, please accept our deepest condolences. We will keep p. Teresa in our prayers. I think about her every time I pull recipes that she graciously shared with me for faworki, rogaliki, and her famous cheesecake. May she rest in peace.

the Traczyk family Jul 14 2019 12:00 AM

Ciocia was like my second grandma. While we were growing up, she was always there with us, right next door to Polish Grandma's house; I would even call her babcia too. Ciocia taught me so much growing up. I remember helping her in her garden during summer days and coming over to eat the delicious baked goods she taught us how to make. Every time I went to Polish Grandma's house my day got better when I saw Ciocia Tomczyk's smiling face. She was a selfless person with a huge heart. It was an honor to have a second grandma like ciocia and I will always remember her. I wish more than anything that I could be there for the celebration of her life, but I will be out of the country. Growing up would not have been the same without her. She was Polish Grandma's best friend and part of our family. Love you Ciocia.

Marissa Radziwiecki Jul 14 2019 12:00 AM

A Sweet Dreams Bouquet was sent on July 13, 2019

Your Mother was certainly one of a kind who left an indelible mark on those of us who were blessed to have met and known her. Our love and prayers to all of you! The Madeleine Mom Book Club

Expression of Sympathy Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of ciocia Teresa. May she rest in peace! With all our Love- Malgoska and family

Malgorzata Peal Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM


With deepest sympathy, U of C Residents

Expression of Sympathy Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

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