Obituaries

Gary Steven Paryz

February 24, 1952 - April 7, 2020

Gary Steven Paryz, 68, of North Aurora and formerly of Batavia passed away April 7, 2020 at his home.  Gary was born February 24, 1952, in San Diego, CA the son of Clarence and Anita (nee Wrubel) Paryz.  Gary was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Polly Cholipski December 28, 1973 in Chicago, IL.

Gary graduated from Reavis High School in Burbank, IL.  He then continued his education at the Illinois Institute of Technology, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  Gary most recently has been employed for Toyota in Georgetown Kentucky.    

Gary is survived by is loving wife Polly; his daughter Kathryn Roman, a son Mark Paryz; two grandchildren, Lyla and Alex Roman; and a brother Larry (Ellen) Paryz.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

With following the guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 all current services will be held private. 

A memorial service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held 4:00 P.M. Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.  Visitation will be held 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home. 

Guest Book

  • Chuck Pawluk Gary and I were classmates at Reavis High School. The two things I remember about him was his sense of humor and that he really was a nice guy. We had a lot of laughs together. Polly, please accept my condolences and for the whole family.
  • James and Linda Swanson Gary, was a friend, teammate, classmate and co-worker. The Swanson family will miss him greatly. I cannot express in words how to say properly how much we will miss him.
  • Thom & Emelyn Hiland Prayers and condolences to Gary and his entire family. God bless you all.
  • Kathleen Madden Polly and family, my sincere condolences to you. Saying prayers for you during this time of sadness. God bless. Kathy (Healy) Madden.
  • Pete Zorbanos Gary was a special friend of mine. It's incredible how strong the bonds can be when forged during childhood and how lasting.He was intelligent, funny and caring and always had a charm about him. I will miss him greatly,but he will not be forgotten. Thank you for our friendship. God bless him and Polly and the family.Rest in heavenly peace.
  • Mike Scheuermann (Atkinson) Gary was simply the greatest guy. We had the best times in The Zoo (our dorm floor at IIT) in the early 70s. It was like Animal House - except that the guys actually studied and most did very well in class - as Gary did. Polly was the belle of the ball at The Zoo when she visited Gary. They were a special couple and really were the epitome of the concept of high school sweethearts. Gary will be missed but those memories will live with us forever. Our deepest sympathies for you at this time Polly - Gary will be in your heart always as he is in ours.
  • Tom and Liz Van Cleave Polly and Katy - so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was a great guy.
  • Scott Cooper Truly one of the nicest guys I ever knew. We were in occasional contact since attending IIT and living on the same dorm floor. He was a positive person with a great sense of humor and lucky to share his life with Polly, a wonderful women. I will miss him.
  • Steve Litt Gary was a close friend, in college at Illinois Institute of Technology, and for decades afterward. A truly nice guy, he was well liked by all who met him. I miss him already.