Joan H. Kotas, 80, of Lombard. Beloved sister of Patricia (Joseph) Wilson, Philip (Monica) Kotas, Linda (Randy) Reynolds, Joseph (Diane) Kotas and the late Barbara (the late Robert) Hofbauer. Dear aunt of Janet (Neil) Doherty, Susan (David Melcher) Hofbauer, Michael (Valerie) Hofbauer, David (Geena Sondy) Kotas, John Kotas, Michele (Nicholas) Georges, Tiffany (Brad) Keck, Jennifer (Paul) Simpson, Taylor Kotas, and Austin Kotas. Loving great aunt of Julia, Dan, and Colin Doherty; Jacob and Evan Hofbauer; Mara and the late Washburne Robert Melcher; Aviana and Noah Georges; Kyle, Joel, Evan, and Claire Keck; and Mario and Anthony Gonzalez. Caring and giving friend to many. Accomplished and admired educator of 48 years at Chicago Vocational High School and Oak Park River Forest High School. Her family and friends loved her deeply and have been proud to be a part of her life.
Interment Friday July 23, 1:30pm at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Il.
A Memorial Service will take place at 11am Saturday July 24, 2021 at the Morton Arboretum followed by a luncheon and visitation till 3pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Morton Arboretum Tribute Gifts at [email protected]
or 630-725-2067. Arrangements entrusted to M.J. Suerth Funeral Home 773-631-1240. www.suerth.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 18, 2021.