Gregory J. Roesch

09/05/1964 - 02/08/2021

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

Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Gregory “Greg” J. Roesch, age 56, born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 5, 1964, passed away February 8, 2021.  Loving husband to his wife of 31 years Laura (nee Gavel) and loving father to Amy Roesch and Staci Roesch.  Loving uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews who love him to the moon and back.  He is survived by his parents Louis (Carole) Roesch and Patricia (nee Brader) Roesch and his siblings Lou Jr. (Karen) Roesch, Jeff (Sandy) Roesch, and Chris (Steve) Kirsch.  Greg graduated from Lewis University in 1986 with a degree in Computer Science.  He worked at Argonne Labs, Sears, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (25 years), and the last few years at Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He loved going to Disney World, the zoo, theme parks, St. Louis, the Smoky Mountains, hiking and camping in Michigan, N gauge train sets, collecting Disney pins, and soccer. He will be remembered for always being at special occasions and his corny dad jokes.

We ask that you please follow the state’s guidelines where masks/face coverings and social distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation. 

Visitation Sunday, February 14th from 1 PM to 6 PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Funeral mass at 11 AM on Monday, February 15, at Infant Jesus of Prague, 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor, Illinois. Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood , Illinois.  (708) 754-0016. 

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17 Comments

  1. Lori Rose Wessel on February 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Laura and girls,
    I’m so sorry that you lost Greg at such a young age.

    I remember how much fun we had as children playing when my family visited St. Louis and some of us Rose kids stayed with Aunt Pat and Uncle Lou.

    We are praying for all of you.



  2. Love Mary jo on February 10, 2021 at 4:45 pm
    Laura Amy and Staci I love u guys I just wanted u all to know I’m praying 🙏❤️ that u all get through I may not be there for the wake or funeral but I’m with u all in spirit you are my thoughts and prayers


  3. Linda M OBrien on February 10, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Laura and family,

    Know you are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. I well remember visiting St. Louis and, after the Roesches moved, in IL and joking around with Greg. We’ll miss him too, but not as much as you! This is such a loss for all the world, but especially for you. I know that Greg’s in good company with his grandparents, aunts & uncles, but it sure would be better if he were here!

    Love you all!



  4. Vernetta Hearn on February 11, 2021 at 8:30 am
    I’m so sorry to hear about your lost. I worked with Greg for a short period at Blue Cross Blue Shield. He was an excellent leader and his compassion for people stood out to me. He will be truly missed here on Earth and Heaven has received an Angel.


  5. Helena Rich on February 11, 2021 at 9:22 am
    I so appreciated Greg’s positive outlook and deep patience while working with him at Federal Home Loan Bank Chicago. I am very sorry for your loss.


  6. Racquel Bates on February 11, 2021 at 9:52 am
    I am so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Greg was my boss a little while at Blue Cross, very fair and positive leader, he always had new jokes to tell. I am praying for your family.


  7. Andrea Andreeva on February 11, 2021 at 11:18 am

    So sorry for your loss. It was a great privilege knowing Greg and learning from him at work. His kindness and positivity made challenging work so much easier. I really enjoyed our chats about Disney vacations and I have made a donation to Mickey Mouse’s Make-a-Wish to honor his memory. He will be missed!



  8. Philip N. on February 11, 2021 at 11:32 am
    I only got to work with you for about 2 months, but your positive attitude and calm manner of handling difficult situations is something I admired a lot. Though I never got to meet you personally, but I felt your kindness through your voice, your patience and your willingness to help get things done. You will be missed greatly. I pray for God’s guidance over your family through this difficult time.


  9. Dawn Casteel- MPF Default - FHLB Chicago on February 11, 2021 at 2:02 pm
    I am so very sorry for hearing the passing of Greg. Please accept my most deepest and most sincerest heartfelt condolences to your entire family, friends & dearest loved ones.
    May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him Eternally.
    May GOD bless you all.
    May GOD keep you all in tightly within HIS arms providing strength & guidance for each other.


  10. Estevan Galarza on February 11, 2021 at 5:15 pm
    Greg was incredibly kind, generous and just a pleasure to be around and I always enjoyed speaking with him. His presence will be missed. From his impeccable timing with dad jokes, to his can-do attitude towards any problems. He was a great colleague through and through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  11. Diane O'Brien on February 12, 2021 at 11:51 am
    I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Greg at BCBSIL and his positive outlook and sense of humor often brightened my day. My prayers are with your family.


  12. Jennifer Martinez on February 12, 2021 at 5:48 pm
    Greg was wonderful to work with – kind, funny and smart. I worked with him at BCBS. Praying for Greg’s family & hoping you find solace in your memories of him. God Bless.


  13. Tony Gunia on February 12, 2021 at 10:51 pm
    My condolences and prayers to your family during this difficult time. I had the privilege of working with Greg while at HCSC. He always took time to help me and others on the Open Systems Team no matter what was on his plate. And his sense of humor was contagious…helped so much during hectic times. He will be sorely missed. He was an awesome person…


  14. James Getz on February 13, 2021 at 8:46 am
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Greg and I worked together at BlueCross BlueShield for many years. He was always there to help and provide solutions to any type of problem we faced. He had such a positive outlook and I always liked to hear his jokes and where he and the family were going on vacation next. He will be missed by so many people that he had a significant positive influence on. Praying for you and the family during this very difficult time.


  15. Tom Sherman on February 13, 2021 at 9:41 am
    So sorry to hear about this. Greg was a great teammate at Blue Cross, who always worked with us to solve problems and keep things running with a great attitude. God bless you all.


  16. Mary Ellen Jobczynski on February 19, 2021 at 6:33 pm
    I have just learned of Greg’s passing- I worked for Greg at BCBS years ago and he was just truly a kind and joyful and smart person. Such a nice person to work for and interact with. I am devastated to hear of his passing, truly sorry for his family and all who knew him.


  17. Michael Cowden on February 25, 2021 at 9:55 am
    My condolences to all Greg’s family, friends, and colleagues. Our collaborations were few at work, but I remember him as a fun-loving and kind person always trying to do the right thing and working well with others. I am very sorry for your loss.


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