Joseph Kokolus
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Kokolus, Joseph Age 76; proud U.S. Army Veteran, 3rd Special Forces, 82nd Airborne Division; beloved husband of Helen (nee Poliszczuk); loving father of John (Julie) Kokolus, Andrew (Joy) Kokolus and Alexandra (Heath) Hersey; cherished Dido of Emma, Sydney, Asher, Henry, Marlowe, Nicholas, Camden and baby Joey Hersey; devoted son of the late Osyp and Rosalia Kokolus; dearest brother of Harry (Dorothy) Kokolus; caring son-in-law of Maria Savoy and the late Ivan Poliszczuk; dear brother-in-law John Poliszczuk and the late Jerry (Sue Rolbiecki) Poliszczuk; fond uncle of Greg Kokolus and Tamara (Jim) O'Rourke; loving cousin and friend to many. Visitation Sunday 2:00-6:00 p.m. Panahyda 5:00 p.m. Funeral Monday 9:45 a.m. from Lawn Funeral Home, 7732 W. 159th St., Orland Park, IL 60462 to Nativity of the BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church Service 10:30 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date. Funeral info: (708) 429-3200.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Oct. 11, 2019.
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Nativity of the BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church
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November 3, 2019
Our Deepest Sympathy to Helen and family. This is so many years ago, but I remember when he and Nick play racquetball together when we came into town.
Vichna Pamyat.
Katheryna Czerniak
Anna (Czerniak) Zaderej
Nick Zaderej
Peter & Odarka Czerniak
October 16, 2019
Just wanted to say how sorry I was to learn about his passing. My deepest condolences to Andrew and his family.
Dave Sachtleben
October 14, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family, to his wife Helen and to his children. May he forever rest in peace. I will never forget his voice and how much he did for the church. He was a very special person.

Lesia Booker
Lesia Booker
October 14, 2019
Lesia Booker
October 13, 2019
My condolences to the Kokolus family.
I have known Joe and the Kokolus family for 70 years and our friendship endured even though we lived in different states many miles apart.
Great memories of him are everlasting with me.
With love,
Simon Pawlenko
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