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Raymond V Mlecko

February 13, 1934 - May 26, 2017

Service Date: June 1, 2017

Funeral Home Kerr-Parzygnot Chicago Heights Funeral Home

Place of Service St. Paul Catholic Church

Visitation Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm

Obituaries » Raymond V Mlecko

Raymond V. Mlecko age 83 of Naperville, Illinois passed away on May 26, 2017 at The Springs of Monarch Landing in the arms of his wife and son.  He was born February 13, 1934 in Roseland, the son of Dr. I.F. Mlecko and Katherine (nee Bendis).  He attended St. Paul Catholic School in Chicago Heights, Illinois and graduated from St. Willibroad High School in Roseland.  While living in Chicago Heights, he caddied at Flossmoor Country Club where he was assistant caddymaster.  An Evans Scholar (Western Golf Scholarship) at Northwestern University, upon graduation he joined the army and was stationed in Hawaii for 3 years as a counter-intelligence officer.  After the military, in 1959 he joined the Food and Drug Administration as an investigator in Chicago.  He transferred to Dallas in 1967 as a compliance officer and later worked as director of compliance in Seattle, Washington.  He ended his career of 42 years with the FDA as District Director of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.  He retired in 2002 and joined Lachman Consulting Services of Long Island, New York where he did extensive consulting in the pharmaceutical industry in Puerto Rico, New Jersey and other locations.  During retirement, he traveled extensively throughout the world including the Holy Land, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Europe including Scandinavia, with his wife Yvonne, who also attended St. Paul School in Chicago Heights.  He enjoyed cruising with his grandchildren throughout Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.  Eating good food and going out to various restaurants (either gourmet or fast food) and questioning everyone on their food preferences was the joy of his life.

Survivors include his wife Yvonne (nee Mikolajczyk), son Raymond E. (Tammy) Mlecko, two grandchildren Tyler and Melanie who reside in Phoenix, AZ, brother Dr. Joel (Marylou) Mlecko of Pittsburgh, PA. cousins, Gladys (Tom) Mikos and Tony (Carole) Fontana, various nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his brother Dr. Lawrence Mlecko and his parents.

Visitation Wednesday, May 31, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Chicago Heights, Illinois.   Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Steger, IL. For info, call (708) 754-0016.