Mezger, Matthew "Steve" 58 of North Chicago, IL passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan. He was born April 3, 1954 in Corona, California and married Josephine Bena on January 7, 1978 at Holy Rosary Church in North Chicago. He retired from Civil Service at Great Lakes in 2001 after 15 years of employment. He was a member of Queen of Peace Church in North Chicago. He enjoyed music, playing the piano, guitar, spending time with his grandkids, watching sports, swimming, roller skating, watching old movies and loved a good political debate. He also enjoyed going to the beach with his children. He is survived by his wife Josephine, his children Jennifer (John) Price of North Chicago, Jackie (Brad) Moon of Sheboygan, WI, Julia (Josiah) Jones, Jr. of Waukegan, Jamie (Ben) Donovan of Milwaukee, Judy and Matthew Mezger, Jr. both of North Chicago. Grandchildren Hailey, Abby, Evan, Emily, Josiah, III, Joey, Julian and Matthew, III; one brother William (Sandra) Mezger of Linnwood, WA and two sisters Lillian Mezger of Gurnee and Cecilia Mezger of Middletown, CT. and one nephew Steve Mezger of Washington State. He was preceded by both his parents. Friends may visit on Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 5-8pm at the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home; 4190 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee and 9-10am Friday at Queen of Peace Church. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 10am with interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. Donations may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Visit our website at www.salatagurneefuneralhome.com
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Published in News Sun from July 11 to July 17, 2012