Joseph William Rezek
October 28, 1937 - December 29, 2020
Adrienne and Dick
Robin and Vivian Hendricks
Peter Hemmer
Beth Ryan
Jamie McGann
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Joseph William Rezek, 83, of Lake Suzy and former resident of Libertyville, IL, passed away surrounded by his family on December 29, 2020 due to complications of COVID-19.  He passed peacefully in the arms of Ann, his loving wife and best friend of 60 years.  Joe was a loving, trusted and devoted husband, father, grandfather,…

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Adrienne and Dick left a message on January 17, 2021:
We miss you, dear friend.
Bill & Anita Campion left a message on January 16, 2021:
I was shocked when I saw the obituary as we have been isolating for a long time now and haven't been out and about. We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hopefully some day this nightmare will be over and we can see each other again.
Robin and Vivian Hendricks left a message on January 10, 2021:
If we were asked to imagine what the qualities of a good friend are, we could do no better than to remember Joe. HIs kindness, his caring compassion, his willingness to offer comfort and assistance, and his wit--for certain!--will remain with us forever. And Ann, you were and always will be his perfect partner. We so cherish the both of you and will forever. We love you.
Matt Sullivan left a message on January 10, 2021:
Rest in peace, my friend. Condolences, Mrs. R. You are in our prayers.
Rodney Taylor left a message on January 10, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He always had a kind word, and thoughtfully spoken man. I admired him tremendously,May his deeds on earth forever be a blessing to all of those he served.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Patty Morgan left a message on January 10, 2021:
I am saddened to hear of your loss. Please know how very sorry I am. Joe was a kind man. May angels walk with you today and always.
Jayne Herbert left a message on January 10, 2021:
Ann I was sorry to read of your husband’s passing. I do not know you but in reading the obit became very curious. My aunt Janith McGraw lived in Libertyville and passed away in 2002. She retired as the librarian at the high school Her husband Howard was a banker in Chicago and passed away several years before my aunt. With all this just wondering if your paths had crossed. Again my condolences. My phone number is 941-286-1637 if in fact you knew them.
Peter Hemmer left a message on January 8, 2021:
My heart aches for you Ann and your family. There is a hole in my heart but I have many great memories from my annual trips to Florida. Joe will be remembered fondly and prayers for his family.
Beth Ryan left a message on January 6, 2021:
We are praying for you all during this difficult time. Joe was a kind, caring person who loved people.:)
Jamie McGann left a message on January 6, 2021:
Life well lived and was well loved. Prayers to all.
brian denne left a message on January 6, 2021:
i would like to light a candle in memory of joe rezek and family from brian denne my prayers to everyone frend brian denne
brian denne left a message on January 6, 2021:
to the rezek family i am so sorry for the passing of joe he was a very nice man i would like to send my condolence's and prayers please if would like to send a message my email is [email protected] long time friend brian denne
brian denne left a message on January 6, 2021:
to the rezek family i am so sorry about the passing of joe rezek i would like to send my condolence's and prayers to everyone joe was a nice person and fun to be around i will be here if anyone would like to talk or my email address is [email protected] and again i am so sorry friend brian denne
Nick & Joan Nazario left a message on January 6, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear of your tremendous lose. Joe was a great man, mentor, and role model for a lot of people, especially our group of friends. He will be greatly missed by many. We are so fortunate to have had him as a part of our lives. Our thought & prayers are with you and your family
Gail and Lee Phillips left a message on January 6, 2021:
We love and miss you so much! You and Ann have played a major role in our life. Words can’t express our sorrow of not being able to see you here on earth again. RIP til we meet again.
Andrea Satariano left a message on January 5, 2021:
My deepest sympathies to the entire Rezek family. As a friend of the Frunds, I had the pleasure of getting to know both Joe and Ann during their visits to Sewickley. Many laughs were shared and memories made. I hope knowing how many lives Joe impacted in positive, meaningful ways offers some small comfort during this difficult time.
Gail DaRos left a message on January 5, 2021:
Gary and I want to send our deepest condolences to Ann and the whole family. Words cannot express how we feel or heal your wounds. Joe was an amazing man. His loss will be felt by all of us who knew him. God be with you and bless you.
Sherry Penfield left a message on January 5, 2021:
Joe was one of a kind. He knew how to have a great time and how to do the hard work. He is someone I could depend on whether it was for fun, Rotary, or Kingsway events. Somehow I know he will have a list of things to do when we see him on the other side.
Darryl & Samantha Keys left a message on January 5, 2021:
Joe was a wonderful man and member of our community. He was fun to be with, immensely intelligent and was always first in line to look out for and to offer help to others. It was a privilege to know him and count him as a trusted friend and Rotary colleague. We will never forget his humor when we went to baseball spring training together, partnered in golf or when he was a regular attendee at our Rotary trivia nights. Similarly, how willing he was to give up his time to mentor our daughter Ellie about the college interview process or to support and encourage our daughter Kate's musical exploits. Joe was simply a fabulous guy who will be missed tremendously and who willl always remembered fondly. Condolences and deepest sympathy to Ann and all of Joe's family and friends.
Sherry Penfield left a message on January 5, 2021:
Joe was one of a kind ! He knew how to have a great time and put in the hard work. He is someone I could always depend on whether it was for fun, Rotary or Kingsway events. Somehow I know he will have a list of things ready to do when we see him again.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kirklands left a message on January 5, 2021:
We are so sad to lose our very dearest friend. His excitement and zest for life will always be dear to us. We have adopted the rest of the family, so look to some wonderful memories as we look back at great trips, food, celebrations, music and special times for us all. God Bless Ann and all the Rezeks, Phillips, and Frunds.
Al & Cathy Barrett left a message on January 5, 2021:
We had many great golf rounds with Joe & Ann, including one at Arcadia Bluffs in Arcadia, Michigan. We ran many golf tournaments together and have "moments to remember" when Joe's computer crashed at Green Blazer time. We will miss him.
Fred and Carol Taylor left a message on January 5, 2021:
Ann and family, Words can't begin to express how we feel on the loss of a longtime and good friend. We send our love and sincere sympathy to all. May you find comfort in your memories.
Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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