Philip James Gorczyca

December 19, 2021
Philip James Gorczyca, 65, of Westmont, IL and Bradenton, FL, suddenly and peacefully passed away on December 14, 2021, in the loving arms of his beloved wife and soulmate Debra (née Naleway).  Phil was born on June 4, 1956, in Buffalo, NY, to Edmund and Malvine Gorczyca.  Loving brother of Daniel (Julie), Edward (Jennifer Higgins), Marianne (Dean) Coppin and Robert; precious son-in-law of Larry and Lorraine Naleway; cherished brother-in-law of Larry Naleway, Jr., Tracy (Eddie) Sowa, and David (Beth) Naleway; devoted & loving uncle and godfather to many nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Mass for Phil will take place on Sat., June 4th, 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Peace Church 701 Plainfield Rd Darien, IL.  Arrangements entrusted to Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont.  Info:  630-852-8000 or
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in honor of Philip J. Gorczyca to his favorite foundation, supporting America’s Veterans, First Responders and their families To: Gary Sinise Foundation PO Box 40726 Nashville, TN 37204 or www or (888-708-7757)
Hello dear family & friends,
My extraordinary husband, best friend, love of my life, soulmate, and Hero, Philip James Gorczyca, will be celebrating his first Heavenly Birthday among God’s Holy Angels on June 4th. 👼🎂👼
I, along with our families, would be honored by your presence at his (Birthday) Memorial Mass:
Sat., June 4th, 10:30 AM
Our Lady of Peace Church
701 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL 60561
Together we will lift Phil’s beautiful soul, celebrating him home to Jesus, who stands ready to welcome him with His warm, loving and glorious embrace. ✝️
After the Memorial Mass, everyone will be invited and given directions to an uplifting Memorial Luncheon in Clarendon Hills, where everyone will be encouraged to celebrate Phil’s new life and share a few “Phil Stories”. ♥️
Upon conclusion of the luncheon, family and close friends who’d like to participate in a sentimental & intimate Balloon Release Ceremony are welcome to join me at home. 🎈🎈🎈
Your help in passing along this information to anyone interested in paying respect to our one-in-a-million guy is greatly appreciated! 😇
Thank you and God Bless. ♥️
Lots of love and hugs,
Debbie XO