Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Francis J. Januszewski (Ret. CPD), "Jerry"

Passed away on July 11, 2020

Francis J. “Jerry” Januszewski (Ret.CPD), age 73.  Late of Lockport, Illinois formerly of the East Side of Chicago.  Passed away July 11, 2020.  Loving father of Jennifer (Jeff) Thiery.  Cherished grandfather of Kyle M. and Kaylee M. Thiery.  Devoted son of the late Phyllis E. (nee Dynowski) and the late Stanley H. “Cherry” Januszewski.  Dearest brother of the late Cynthia L. Januszewski. Dear nephew of Beverly and William Dynowski and Christine and Leonard Parks. Also survived by numerous cousins and dear friend of Doug Gush.  Veteran of the U.S. Army – Vietnam War serving in the B Company 3rd/12th Infantry, 4th Inf. Division. Jerry was a retired patrolman for the Chicago Police Department with 37 years of dedicated service.  He was a longtime member of Samurai’s Chicago, National 4th Infantry Division Association, 82nd Airborne Association, Combat Infantryman’s Association, VFW Post #177, Disabled American Veterans, FOP Lodge #7, the Retired Chicago Police Association, Burnham National Golf Club, Lionel Collectors Club of America, Mike’s Train House Railroaders Club, and Atlas Golden Spike Club.  He played for the Bonivir’s semi pro football team, Slide Inn/O’Hara’s flag football team, numerous bowling and 16” softball teams, and Sarah O’s Traveling Bocce Team.  Memorial Visitation Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago.  Inurnment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.  For more information 773-731-2749 or www.elmwoodchapel.com

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Elwood, Illinois

Visitation Location

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


Visitation Information

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm

"Jerry we will miss you,say hello to all our friends in heaven go in peace."
July 12, 2020 4:07 pm

"So very sorry to hear this. May he rest in peace."
- Pam Pokrywczynski
July 12, 2020 7:29 pm

"Jerry rest in peace and may God bless you,Thank you for your many years of service to the citizens of Chicago,Condolences to the family."
- Carl Ostrowski Ret.CFD
July 12, 2020 9:19 pm

"My deepest sympathy to Jerry's family. I had the pleasure of working with Jerry while in the 4th Police District. A great guy who always had a smile on his face. May he rest in peace and watch over us all. Mike Fratto retired CPD "
- Michael Fratto
July 13, 2020 7:28 am

"Brother Jerry, Thank you for your service to our country in the the Army/Airborne ("All the Way") in Vietnam as well as your further service as a fellow member of the CPD. May God now accept you into His open arms for your ultimate, "Welcome Home." Sgt. Al (018 CPD ret) "
- Al Piantkowski
July 13, 2020 11:48 am

"You were a true and loyal friend Jerry and the best darn bowler I ever bowled with. Glad I was always on your team "
- Bill McGovern
July 13, 2020 3:58 pm

""Braves Always First" Jerry was a Vietnam Veteran that served in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division from 1968-1969. The 3-12 Infantry "Braves" served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1970, and men like Jerry filled its ranks, fighting tenaciously and enduring untold hardships throughout the Central Highlands of the Republic of Vietnam. The men and women of the 3-12 Infantry Vietnam Veterans Facebook Group mourn his passing and our condolences are with his family during these difficult days. Mark Coonrad - Admin 3-12 Infantry Vietnam Veterans Facebook Group."
- Mark Coonrad
July 13, 2020 4:09 pm

"Sending my deepest condolences to the family. Jerry & I came on in the same class at the academy 73-2C on O'Brien street. We worked on the same watch in the 004 district, he was a hard worker, a very professional police officer. He was so easy to get along with - such a good guy! He will be missed by many. Prayers for him & his loved ones, may he rest in peace. Bob & Rose Kulak"
- Robert Kulak
July 13, 2020 6:16 pm

"R.I.P. my friend. And now it's a burnham national foursome with you,Jimmy, stelly and mikey p. Condolences to Jerry's family. "
- John Wiatrowski
July 13, 2020 10:06 pm

"My mom went to High School with Jerry, but I was able to meet him once and talk to him on the phone. I heard stories about him from High School and during my mom's friendship with him over the last couple years felt like I got to know him. Jerry was a true American Hero. He is someone who embodied the idea of selflessness, helping others and being in service to others. I am thankful and honored for the opportunity I had to know him. He was a shining light of God's love in the world. Thank you, Jerry, for being an amazing person and touching the lives of so many people!"
- Danielle Klosowski
July 14, 2020 12:03 pm

"May the Good Lord bless Jerry’s soul and watch over his family. We Shall Remember!"
- John Sommer
July 14, 2020 12:14 pm

"Please accept the condolences for the Chapter. Jerry was a past President of the CHAPTER and a driving force in getting it going again. It was my privilege to call him a friend."
- Bruce Gass, Illinois Chapter of the National 4th Infantry Di
July 14, 2020 6:16 pm

"Jerry was like another big brother to me, being a best friend, along with Jimmy O’Hara, to my brother, Mickey. Jerry always treated me great and not once did he ever not greet me with a warm hello along with that big smile. I always felt welcome when he was around. My wife Karen and I pass along our deepest condolences to all his family."
- Pat Marco
July 14, 2020 8:36 pm

"I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I served with him in Viet Nam B Co. 3/12th 4th. Infantry Div.. Had a great time visiting with him in Savannah Ga. for a company reunion. Met with him again when he was coming thru Kansas City on a job. Traded many, many jokes and e-mails with him thru the years on Yahoo. Until we meet again Jerry."
- Gene Hatfield
July 14, 2020 9:48 pm

"Even back then Jan and Doug were best friends in our B Company infantry platoon.Happy we kept in touch. Am proud but sad...."
- Bruce Stubbs
July 15, 2020 5:35 pm

"God bless Jer. My Dad and I will miss the stories and conversations. Loved the Jeopardy sessions and police stories. Rest easy brother. "
- Joe Rotkvich
July 16, 2020 6:52 am

"R.I.P Jerry. My condolences to Jerry's family. Tina Francisco "
- Tina Francisco
July 16, 2020 8:37 pm

"Deepest condolences to the Jerry's family.....Rest in peace Jerry, take that smile with you to heaven. Work with Jerry in the 004th Dist. many years ago, a great friend you could always count on..... Bernie Pistello Ret. CPD"
- Bernie Pistello
July 17, 2020 9:46 am

"Jerry and I went to kindergarten together, played little league, bowled and played softball. Was a true friend and will be missed. RIP Jerry. Your friend Howie"
- Howie & Corine Surrett
August 6, 2020 5:48 pm

Candles Lit
"To the family we were sorry to here of Jerry passing I (Gary) spent many years of going fishing with Jerry to Canada. May he RIP"
- Gary & Debbie Tinsley
July 12, 2020 5:16 pm

"I served with Jerry in Vietnam and only recently reconnected with him through his good friend Doug Gush. He was a great soldier with a great sense of humor. My prayers go out to Jerry and his family. Rest In Peace my Brother. Till Valhalla."
- John Kukitz
July 13, 2020 4:16 pm