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 www.westsuburbanfh.comIn 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 garysinisefoundation.org/donate 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 AMOur Lady of Peace Church701 Plainfield Rd.Darien, IL 60561Together 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
- Funeral Mass
- Saturday, June 04, 2022
- 10:30 AM
- Our Lady of Peace Church 701 Plainfield Rd Darien, Illinois 60561
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Was saddened to hear the news . As one of many of Phil’s friends from Western Illinois, we will miss his humor and kindness . I hope you will find peace in time
All who knew him were blessed
Uncle Phil was one of a kind. He is missed beyond what I can put in words. Until we meet again… ❤️
Thank you, Britt. XO
Thank you, John. Phil loved you guys and would share stories all the time…over and over again! It’s such a comfort to know he was loved by so many and he’d count you all among his many blessings, too.
Ours were chats which were too few but so rich in fun and enjoyment. Ours was an instant friendship, bonded by shared interests and mutual respect. I was so looking forward to our next chat that now, to my chagrin, will not happen. Instead, I will relive those times and those laughs we did share, those hopes for our nation and those dreams for our future we did so often discuss.
I thank you for your friendship. I shall not forget you. The Y will never be the same.
May you rest in eternal peace at the side of Our Lord Jesus, as you so justly deserve.
May Jesus grant you the strength to overcome your loss; may your indelible happy memories of and your enduring love for Phil lighten your grief; and may the support of all your many friends lessen your burden.
Thank you, George, for your beautiful and thoughtful words. It warms my heart and soul knowing there’s a real probability he can now hear just how much everyone loves him! I’ll always remain so proud of who he was and my love will burn eternal.
I am so sorry for your loss as Phil was taken way too soon. I will always remember him as a very happy, funny, and loving person. We shared so many good times watching Bears games, leaf-raking in Lake Geneva, your wedding and anniversary party just to name a few. Phil will be missed.
Thank you, Louise. Your kindness and thoughtful words are sincerely appreciated. I can’t imagine life without my great guy and pray for Jesus’ divine help, guidance and strength.