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Jerome N. Poradzisz

October 13, 2020

Jerome Poradzisz, of Valparaiso, passed away on October 13, 2020 at the age of 75. He is survived by his loving children: Cynthia Varga, Janeen (John) Zandarski, Jerome Poradzisz, and Jeffrey (Lisa) Poradzisz; 8 grandchildren: Nicole, Ashley, Tyler, John, Lillian, Matthew, Jacob, and Grace; brothers: Joseph (Kathy) and Frank (Carol); sisters: Joyce (Bill) Holifield and Linda Jasek; and many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his cherished wife of 47 years, Lillian; his parents, Joseph and Emily and brother James Poradzisz.

Jerome proudly served the United States during his time in the Marines. He loved working with his hands and was a maintenance supervisor with Union Tank Car Company for over 30 years. There was nothing he couldn’t fix. Jerome also enjoyed the outdoors, which meant great times camping, fishing, and hunting. As a bus driver, “Mr. Jerry” loved to see all the kids and give them treats on his route. Jerome was an amazing man with many interests, but the most important part of his life was his family.  His greatest love of all was having the honor of being a proud "Dziadziu" to his adoring grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville. A graveside service with military honors will be Monday, October 19 at Calumet Park Cemetery. Attendees to meet at the chapel at 10:30 AM for procession to the cemetery. Masks are required for all services.


Sunday, October 18, 2020
2:00 - 6:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Line-up for Procession to Graveside

Monday, October 19, 2020
10:30 AM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128