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Roy Skaj

Roy Skaj, age 70, resident of Champaign, Ill., formerly of Bridgeview, Ill., passed skaj2away Sunday, July 5, 2020, surrounded by his family at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Charleston, Ill.

He was born March 19, 1950, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Sylvester and Ruby Skaj.

As a laborer, both with the Local 705/710 Teamsters Unions, and later a locksmith, a hearing aid specialist with Miracle Ear and a machinist working for Rockfon North America, he left a legacy of hard work and integrity which serves as an example his family are grateful to follow.

He is survived by his sons Matthew (Janet) Skaj of Champaign, IL and Brian Skaj of Chicago, IL; his grandchildren, Megan, Michael and Miriam, whom he loved spending time with. Also surviving are his sister Yvonne (Dave) Rogers of Benton, and his brother Charlie (Peggy) Skaj of Hamel.

He was preceded in death by his mother Ruby Skaj, who passed away at an early age, father Sylvester Skaj, stepmother Betty Shefka, daughter Kassandra Skaj, and brother Jessie Shires.

Visitation and Memorial Services will be held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home (11028 Southwest Highway, Palos Hills, IL. 60465) on Saturday, September 5: Visitation from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and Memorial Service from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Inurnment at Mount Vernon Cemetery (11875 Archer Ave. Lemont, IL.) will be at 11:45 a.m.

Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, Champaign, assisted the Skaj family with local arrangements.

Condolences may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.