Barry Robert Szafranski, 63, of Blue Island. He is the beloved husband of Debbie nee Jenin (Janjanin). Barry is the loving father of Jordan (Susan) Szafranski and Lauren (Anthony) Dumpit and the devoted grandfather of Jackson and Lily Szafranski, and AJ, Kai, and Sophie Dumpit. He is the cherished son of Loretta nee Scatena and the late Robert and the dear brother of Sheryl (James) Matt, Carol (Leonard) Sylva and the late Susan Winker. Barry is the dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Barry was a former employee of Blue Island Newspaper Printing and Raceway Park. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks, and NASCAR racing. Barry loved bowling, traveling, and The Wizard of Oz. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, who lovingly called him Papa. Many agree he was a man of few words, hard-working, and skilled in many trades.
Visitation for Barry will be held Friday, January 5, 2018 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Krueger Funeral Home, 13050 S. Greenwood Ave., Blue Island. Cremation will be private.