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Michael Joseph Potwora

December 28, 2018

Michael Joseph Potwora, 72, Niles, IL; left us the evening of Thursday, December 28, 2018. Michael was born August 28, 1946 in Chicago and was a long time Niles resident. Always a devoted worker, he served the United States Postal Service in the O’Hare facility for 43 years as a postal employee with many commendations before retiring. Not long after, he picked up a part-time job at Jewel to keep himself busy and interact with people. Michael was a devout Catholic who served as a Eucharistic Minister for St. Juliana’s church in Chicago. Michael met his sweetheart, Mary Kores, on April 18, 2000 and the two dated faithfully until they were engaged on March 18, 2017. They were joined in Holy Matrimony on August 18th, 2018 and they lived happily until the Lord called him home. Michael is survived by his wife, Mary Potwora (nee Kores), his stepdaughter Lauren (nee Kores), her husband Thomas McClaughry, their three children as well as numerous friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Genevieve Potwora. We will always love you Michael. Until we meet in heaven to be once again with you. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 2nd 2018 at Cooney Funeral Home, 625 Busse Hwy, Park Ridge, IL; from 2pm until 8pm. The funeral Mass will occur at Immaculate Conception Church 7211 W. Talcott Avenue, Chicago, IL; at 10am on Thursday, January 3rd, 2018. Interment to follow at St. Adalberts Cemetery, 6800 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL. For information please call 847-685-1002 or visit

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