James J. Blazina Sr. WWII Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Ruth nee Wittlieb. Loving father of James Jr. (Gail) Blazina, Deborah (Dennis) Barker, Dawn (Robert) Pearson, Robert (Tammy) Blazina, Mary (George) Zeman, Pamela (Wayne) Hanus & Keith (Elizabeth Paulson) Blazina. Cherished grandfather of 16. Proud great grandfather of 6. Dear brother of Joan Kolakowski. Fond uncle of many nieces & nephews. Funeral Saturday 9:15 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to Our Lady of the Ridge Church for Mass at 10:00 am. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2 pm until 9 pm. Member of American legion Post #0757, Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Fatima, Past President of St. Gerald Holy Name Society. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Multiple Sclerosis Society or Parkinson’s Foundation would be greatly appreciated.