Christopher John Goralka, 53, McHenry, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at his home.
He was born April 6, 1961, to Paul R. and Rose Marie (LuFrano) Goralka in Chicago.
He was first employed at the family business, Goralka & Son Hardware Store, on Archer Avenue in Chicago. He later worked as a cable installer in the Chicagoland area. After suffering severe injuries in an accident 10 years ago, he was unable to return to work.
Always there for someone in need, he was the type of person to either give the shirt off his back or buy one. He will be dearly missed by his family.
Survivors include his father; three sisters, Susanna (James) Panko, Patricia (Robert Woodell) Bart and Dorrine (Michael) Kaczmarek; a daughter, Dana; two grandchildren, Anthony and Hunter; a niece, Stevie; and five nephews, David, Tad, Jonathan, Samuel and Nicholas.
He was preceded in death by his mother on April 24, 2011.
Visitation was Feb. 25, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry. The funeral Mass was Feb. 26 at St. Mary Church, McHenry. Interment was at Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park.
Memorials can be made to the Wonder Lake Food Pantry.