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John "Ponytail" J. Velinski

March 15, 1929 February 21, 2019
John "Ponytail" J. Velinski
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John J. “Ponytail” Velinski, age 89, a lifelong resident of Chicago, veteran US Army, Korea; loving father of Valerie (Dan) Langan, and Victoria and John Velinski; cherished grandfather of Tommy (Lily) and Claire Langan; devoted brother of eleven predeceased siblings; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; former spouse and lifelong friend of Sonja Velins. John was a lifelong member of VFW West End Post 2004 which later merged with Mont Clare Leyden VFW Post 1284. He was member of United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers, AFL-CIO Local 11. He was also a longtime member of Suburban Fellowship of Forest Park. Visitation 3 p.m. until time of Memorial Service 8 p.m. on Saturday March 16 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. A Military Honors Service will take place at 5 p.m. In honor of “Ponytail” No SUITS required! Private Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to your local Veteran’s group are appreciated.


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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

16

Mar

3:00 PM 3/16/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

16

Mar

8:00 PM 3/16/2019 8:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 3/16/2019 9:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States
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