Eugene Sadus

1939-01-02 - 2023-04-02

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Monday April 10 from 4pm to 7pm

Service Date: 2023-04-11

Service Time: 10:30AM

Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery 801 Michigan City Road, Calumet City, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-754-0016

Web: (Go)

Eugene F. Sadus age 84, a lifetime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on April 2, 2023.  Loving husband of 47 years to Rita d. 2020 (nee Jakubowski) ; beloved father to Geno Sadus and Elizabeth Sadus.  Wonderful  Dzia Dzia to Steven, Allison and Anthony Sadus.   Preceded in death by his parents Frank and Josephine (nee Hanek) Sadus.   Fond brother of Dorothy Bertrand. Gene retired after 38 years at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights as a social studies teacher, was City Commissioner for Chicago Heights from 1975 – 1991.  Prior to his political career, he played saxophone/clarinet in the polka band The Bal-Aires. He was also chairman of the Chicago Heights Wadowice Polish Sister Cities Committee, member of PNA Lodge 590, Polish Falcons Nest 42, Polish American Community Fair (PACF), and a  proud supporter of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. Gene will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Visitation Monday, April 10th   from 4pm to 7pm. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Funeral service on Tuesday at 10:30 am at the funeral home. Interment:  Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois. Info: (708) 754-0016.



  1. Stefania Cipolla on April 5, 2023 at 8:07 am
    My condolences to the entire Sadus family. I had the pleasure of having Mr. Sadus as a teacher twice during the year and he really made class and learning fun. He was a sweet man and a great example of what all educators should strive to be.

  2. Ronald Patton, Former Bloom HS principal and Bloom Twp. District 206 superintendent on April 5, 2023 at 6:13 pm
    I extend my heartfelt condolences to Rita, Geno, and Beth! Gene was both an esteemed colleague and friend. I had the distinct pleasure and privilege to work with him for several decades at Bloom. He was respected by administrators, faculty, and staff and loved by the legion of students whose lives he touched! He will be missed by many. Prayers of peace and comfort to the Sadus family. Rest In Peace , my friend. 🙏🏿 ✝️

  3. Joe & Peggy Suppes on April 6, 2023 at 4:03 pm
    We are so sorry to hear of Mr Sadus’ passing, his band, The Bal-Aires played at our wedding reception 50 years ago at The Purple Heart Club in South Chicago Heights.

  4. Peggi Simonetti on April 6, 2023 at 9:48 pm
    One of the best teachers I ever had. Rest in paradise

  5. Steve Herzic on April 7, 2023 at 8:48 am
    He was the greatest teacher I had at Bloom! He was also a great man and loved his community. I am grateful to have had known him and always remember him complaining about the fast food wrapper that ended up on his lawn….

    My condolence to the entire Sadus family, Mr. Sadus was truly a great man.

    Steve Herzic Class of 88′

  6. Nancy Cole Ramirez on April 7, 2023 at 3:47 pm
    Mr. Sadus, the lessons learned to this day have a meaningful impact in my Children the world I live in the community I serve.
    My deepest condolences to the Sadus Family.

  7. Jacqueline Kaszubski-Sportiello on April 7, 2023 at 8:01 pm
    He was a awesome man and teacher. I enjoyed being in key club with him and enjoyed being his teachers aide as well. He will be truly missed. RIP sir
    Jacqueline Kaszubski-Sportiello

  8. Pete Bartolomei on April 8, 2023 at 2:37 am
    I feel lucky to be one of his students and I got to know him personally. I always looked forward to Social Studies with Mr Sadus.

  9. Jackie D. Bradford. Bloom Graduate, Social Studies Teacher. on April 8, 2023 at 7:34 pm
    I am saddened by his passing. He has been inspirational to me and I do actually remember a couple of conversations from my Freshman year at Bloom. I try to bring the passion for social studies to my students as he had given to me. He will always be remembered to me.

  10. Rev. Terry Krouskoupf on April 9, 2023 at 6:01 pm
    Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss. I do remember him coming to church to see the grandchildren and their special events. Yes, we are sad a loved one has passed but we can rejoice that they are with their Lord and Savior. Blessings, Pastor Terry!

  11. Lynda N. Byrd on April 10, 2023 at 12:15 pm
    I extend my deepest sympathy to Beth and Geno and the family. I was privileged to work with Gene for a number of years at Bloom High School. He was always well respected, a true gentleman and well beloved by students and staff. You have my condolences.

  12. Paul on April 10, 2023 at 12:31 pm
    My heartfelt condolences to the Sadus family.

    You were the only teacher I had (at Bloom) that legitimately cared about me.

    Your kindness and patience will always be remembered.


  13. Joe Martin on April 11, 2023 at 2:00 am
    I am honored to have known Gene. I worked in the Department of Planning and Community Development in the City that he loved and served faithfully.

  14. Joe Martin on April 11, 2023 at 2:15 am
    My condolences to the Sadus Family. I proudly worked in the city he loved and served, I was in the Department of Planning and Community Development.

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