Leonard 'Lenny' Staniszewski

1941-02-28 - 2023-08-04

U.S. Veteran

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

Visitation: Friday, August 11 from 3pm to 8pm

Service Date: 2023-08-12

Service Time: 9:30AM

Place of Service: St. Kieran Catholic Church 724 W 195th Street, Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)

Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road Elwood, Illinois 60421, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-754-0016

Web: https://www.kerr-parzygnotfuneralhomes.com/ (Go)


Leonard ‘Lenny’ C. Staniszewski, age 82, longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on August 4, 2023.  Loving husband of 49 years to the late Betty (nee Mikos); beloved father to Stacy (Jim) Zampillo and Brian (Gina) Staniszewski. Loving “Dziadzia” to Vincent and Natalie Zampillo and Laurel, Logan, and Lily Staniszewski.  Dear brother to Joanne Veis and Robert Onik and brother-in-law to Barbara Fonfara. Cherished uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Stephanie (Repetowski) Staniszewski, and his beloved older siblings Carol, Marie, Lillian, and Henry and each of their spouses.

Lenny proudly served our country as a member of the 158th U.S. Army Band out of Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He retired after 42 years as a chemist from Sherwin Williams’ Alkali Blue division. He played in the Harmonizers polka band. And he had a lifelong love of fishing and the outdoors, which he passed along to his children and grandchildren. Lenny was a parishioner at St. Kieran Catholic Church and an active member of the Polish American Club; American Legion Post 131; and the Polish American Community Fair, where he volunteered at Tuesday Night Bingo.

Visitation is on Friday, August 11th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy, Chicago Heights, IL.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 AM Saturday, August 12th at Our Lady of the Heights Catholic Church (formerly St. Kieran), 724 W 195th Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois. Committal to eternal rest will take place on Thursday, August 17th at 12:30 PM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.    Info: (708) 754-0016





  1. Stephanie Viita on August 8, 2023 at 2:57 pm
    I’m so sorry that I can’t be there He was our favorite uncle. We all loved him.

  2. Lisa and Greg Rutkowski on August 8, 2023 at 3:43 pm
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thought are with you and your family. Hugs to you, Stacy.

  3. Camille Clavio on August 9, 2023 at 6:27 pm
    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family during this difficult time. Will always remember the man that had the band that played at our wedding, Surma’s Restaurant, back in 1965! and more recently the times we shared at the picnics at Frankfort park.

  4. Barb and Jerry Thompson on August 10, 2023 at 11:31 am
    Jerry and I are so sorry for your loss. Lenny and Jerry talked at least every couple of weeks. His phone calls will truly be missed. We will be thinking of you all on Friday and Saturday. He’s with Betty, the love of his life. 💔💔🙏🏻🙏🏻

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