Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Melvin G. Vranicar

Passed away on October 24, 2019

Melvin G. Vranicar, age 82.  Lifelong resident of the East Side.  Passed away October 24, 2019.  Beloved husband of Maryann (nee Szarek) for 61 years.  Loving father of Michael (Marianna) Vranicar, Mary Susan (Dave) Chen, Matthew (Michelle) Vranicar, Mark (Janice) Vranicar, and Margaret (David) Berek.  Cherished grandfather of Michael, Amanda, Mark, Megan, Joey, Michael Jr., Melissa, Nathan, McKenna, Lainey, and Taylor.  Dearest great grandfather of Rory.  Dear brother of Mary Ann (late Joe) Sambol, and the late Martina (late Ray) Saindon and brother in law of Barbara (Frank) Smagacz and Susan (late Daniel) Lizdas.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Mel was a retired employee of Ameritech.  Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2019 2-8 pm.  Funeral Services Monday, October 28, 2019 at 9:45 am from the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago to St. Francis de Sales Church.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  For more information 773-731-2749 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 9:45 am

Funeral Mass:
St. Francis de Sales Church
10201 S. Ewing Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:30 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"Matt and Family, My condolences on your loss."
- Paul Mularski
October 25, 2019 10:49 pm

"Mary Susan, Bless you and extended family at this time of loss of your Dad. Sounds like he had a full life and peaceful death. So sorry as loosing a parent is not easy. Keeping you in prayer. "
- Donna Gawlas
October 27, 2019 9:35 am

"Wings are good things!!! Celebrate his Life. What a guy.....What a Family!!!💕"
- Linda Sherly
October 27, 2019 10:28 am

"MarySusan and Dave, My heart and my soul hurt for you. Even though your father was ill, it is still a giant loss to all of you. As the oldest daughter, you will feel an over-sized sense of needing to fix everything and everyone (I remember this!). But God is in charge, and over time he will heal your hearts and bring peace. May God give you peace in these days of leave-taking. Bob and I are praying for you, Shirley Morgenthaler "
- Shirley Morgenthaler
October 27, 2019 11:47 am

"I am grieved to learn that your father has passed away. The Vranicar family has been a part of my life since I first coached and later taught Michael. Your parents must have rejoiced that they did their job well, each of you a model Christian and citizen. Now your father has entered the kingdom that has been prepared for him. I regret a recent health issue has prevented me from expressing my condolences. May God bless you all and your families."
- Richard D. Hawkins
October 27, 2019 7:13 pm

"Sorry to hear of the loss of a neighbor and a good friend of my dad. RIP Mel"
- John Botich
October 28, 2019 3:28 am

"Dearest Mary Susan & Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Dad. Hugs, Annese"
- Annese Piazza
October 28, 2019 12:29 pm

"Dear Mary Susan and family, we mourn the loss of Mel with you, and ask for the angels to safely escort him to heaven where football will be endless and his health conditions will have disappeared. May you be at peace with his passing and rejoice in the long life and love he shared. Blessings, Monica and Louis"
- Monica Halloran
October 29, 2019 12:49 pm

"Mary Susan- Was saddened to hear of the loss of your dear father. Was good to hear about the beautiful life he led raising a beautiful family and the love he had for your dear mother. May God Bless you and your family at this time of loss. Lillian Coleman "
- Lillian Coleman
October 31, 2019 3:17 am

"Deepest condolences to the Vranicar family. Nothing but great memories of him coaching Annunciata little league. "
- John Stahl
November 13, 2019 9:05 am

Candles Lit
"Dude! I’ll never forget, at a picnic years ago, where we talked about Art and Family. You made a really good day A GREAT DAY!!! Thank you. 💕, Linda"
- Linda Sherly
October 27, 2019 10:20 am