The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


July 19, 2013

Mary Alice Kalitzky

WINFIELD — Mary Alice Kalitzky (formerly Robinson), 68, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

She was born July 26, 1944, in Danville.

Mary led a very active life in the community, but her family always came first. Some of her activities included member of the Wheaton North High School Booster Club, president for two years and concession stand chairperson for 17 years; member of Chicago Jaycee Auxiliary for four years, including president for one year; member of Sandburg Elementary School PTA for 19 years, including president twice; member of District 200 PTA Council; member of Wheaton Juniors Women’s Club, including serving as vice president and president; former member of the Jefferson Early Childhood School PTA Board. She also served as an active member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Winfield, including member of Consensus Committee for the Mission and Vision; PADS volunteer and a member of the Parish Council.

Mary graduated from the University of Illinois in ’66 (Alumni Life Member) and used her talents as a speech pathologist in school districts: Naperville (’67-’71), McAuley school (’73-’77) and District 200 (’88-’06) where she was one of the founding teachers of the Jefferson Early Childhood Learning Center where she gave her students a voice and their families hope.

She enjoyed book club, bridge, cooking, cross stitch, quilt making, the Illini, travel and, most of all, family and friends.

Mary is survived by her husband of 46 years, Alan; her four children (spouse), Jennifer Paras (Bob), Amy Ballance (Matt), Melissa Somerville (Andrew) and AJ Kalitzky (Lexi); as well as her 13 grandchildren, Madison, 16, Mackenzie, 14, Noah, 14, Jackson, 12, Alaina, 10, Joey and Lennon, 7, Ava, Ophelia and Aubrey, 5, Jonah, 3, Emerson, 1, and Kate, 2 months. She also is survived by her three siblings, Nancy Wright, Margaret Kaya and Joseph Robinson.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. A Mass will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, July 22, at St. John the Baptist Church in Winfield.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary Kalitzky’s name to either St. John the Baptist Church for the restoration of the Ways of the Cross, 0S233 Church St., Winfield, IL 60190, phone: (630) 668-0918, or to Jefferson Early Childhood Foundation for technology needs, 130 N. Hazelton St., Wheaton, IL 60187, phone: (630) 682-2474.

Family and friends may sign a guest book at For more information, please call Hultgren Funeral Home at (630) 668-0027.

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