Joan H. Kotas
FUNERAL HOME
Suerth Funeral Home
6754 North Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL
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 or www.heneghanfs.com

Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 18, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
23
Interment
1:30p.m.
Holy Cross Cemetery
Calumet City, IL
Jul
24
Visitation
Morton Arboretum
IL
Jul
24
Memorial service
11:00a.m.
Morton Arboretum
IL
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My deepest sympathy to the family. I was a student at CVS in the sixties and had Miss Kotas as a secretarial teacher. She was truly a great teacher and I am so thankful for her patience and good teaching methods.
Linda Rinas
School
July 19, 2021
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