Elayne Skwaritch, 98

Crossing guard, X-ray transporter

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Elayne C. Skwaritch (nee Culliton), 98, a 56-year resident of Oak Park, died on March 21, 2020. Born in Chicago to the late John and Lillian Culliton, she was raised in the Hermosa Park area. A graduate of Nixon Elementary School and Kelvyn Park High School, she married Louis Skwaritch in 1946, and the couple moved to Oak Park in 1964. She was a crossing guard in Oak Park for over 20 years before she began working for Oak Park Hospital as an X-ray transporter. She retired in 1990. 

Elayne is survived by her children, Sharon (Phil) Walsh and Ray (Michelle) Skwaritch; her grandchildren, Kevin, Kaitlyn and Jaclyn Walsh, and Robert, James, Marc and Elayne "Lainey" Skwaritch; her siblings, Myrcedes (Albert) Riebock, the late Jack Culliton, the late Edward (the late Beatrice) Culliton, and the late James (Becky) Culliton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis in 1992. 

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Church in Oak Park at a later date. A private interment service was held at Mount Auburn Memorial Park. 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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