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James Galick

James F. Galick, age 64 of Oak Park, formerly of Forest Park and North Riverside. Loving father of Angela, cherished brother of Paulette (Larry) Lane, fond uncle of Jennifer and former spouse of Sue (nee Mulvey) Galick. Funeral Saturday August 1, 10:30am Prayers at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside. Funeral Mass 11:00am St. Mary Church, Riverside. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Memorial donations to the family can be made at www.gofundme.com/funeralfund4dad.

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Jim and I were in the seminary together. He was a good friend before we entered the seminary. I have not had contact with him since he left in our 3rd year and accidentally came across his death notice. He will be in my prayers and I am sure he is at peace in our Father presence.

William Fischer Aug 1 2020 10:21 AM

In 1972, Jim and I were in college together. One day he invited me to his apartment. He said he wanted to introduce me to someone. When I got there and saw there was no one else there, I said Who are you going to introduce me to? He said Jesus. Then Jim showed me Bible verses like John 3:16 and others that opened my heart to the love that God had for me. That day I met Jesus and my life has never been the same. That day I humbled myself and asked Jesus to come into my heart, forgive me of all my sins, take control of my life and be my personal Lord and Savior. That day, Jesus did all of that and He also welcomed me into His family as a child of God, filled me with His Holy Spirit and saved me, giving me the free gift of eternal life. Thank you Jesus for dying for me and for bringing my friend, Jim Galick, into my life. Over the past 40 years I often thought about Jim. Back in college Jim was a kind and happy young man filled with the love of Jesus. I remember when he broke his arm when he slipped on some ice. Later he told me, dont ever walk with your hands in your pockets when walking on ice. I still remember what he said every time it is icy. After I had accepted the Lord as my Savior, Jim was teaching me one day and he drew a circle at the top of a chalk board and said pretend that is God. Then he drew a smaller circle at the bottom of the chalk board and said pretend that is the evil one. Jim said, now look at God. I did and Jim said good. Now always just keep your eyes on God and you wont have to ever worry about the evil one. What great advice. Ive been following that advice my whole life and it never fails. I owe my future to Jesus and Jim and I look forward to seeing them both in heaven someday soon. My deepest condolences go out to all of Jims family and relatives. I pray that the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7) May you carry forth the love of Jesus that Jim shared with all of us. Peace and grace forever, Amen.

Tom a brother in Christ Dec 23 2015 4:54 AM

My deepest sympathies to Angela, Sue and Paulette. Life takes so many strange twists and turns! Late in his life Jim discovered an angelic gift for writing icons, and created one of extraordinary beautyJesus, the Good Shepherdand the most perfect affirmation that we who believe know that He carries us on His Shoulders, always!

Leslie Huzyk Aug 1 2015 1:49 PM

Jim, Was a very dear and sweet friend. Always patient kind, understanding, encouraging and ways very faithful. Brought light and joy to the most difficult situation. His humor will be greatly missed. Boris the closet monk and holy father we will miss you. My deepest condolence to Sue, Angela and Paulette.

Allen Winston Jul 30 2015 3:47 PM

May God send the Holy Spirit with many blessings through the love of Jesus Christ to help you with the loss of your father.

Mike & Connie Schenck Jul 30 2015 2:55 PM