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Raised by 303 people in 22 months
Created September 9, 2017
JalOsTRONG – Be Relentless -
If you have landed on this page you have undoubtedly heard that Mark was recently diagnosed with ALS -otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  After 9 months of Dr. Appointments and seeking treatment at 9 different hospitals, he was finally diagnosed in June at the MAYO CLINIC on their 2nd visit there. While Mark is in early stages of the disease, it is progressive and incurable. In most people it begins with a “dropped foot or lazy limb” – Mark’s began in his throat and he has difficulty communicating and swallowing.  As it progresses, it will become increasingly difficult for Mark to perform everyday tasks and he will require additional care and assistance. He has had to “retire” as he can no longer do the repetitive work that his job required.

Until this past May there had not been any new medication advances for over 22 years in ALS. This is longer than any of his children have been alive.  A new IV infusion drug was released in the US in mid-August and Tracey continues to seek insurance authorization and medical approval as the costs are extensive. At this time, there is no guarantee that the insurance company will even cover the medication.

As you can imagine this has been very devastating for Tracey and their 3 sons (Thomas, Trevor and Trent). Statistics show that most people diagnosed with ALS only survive 2-5 years. The costs and assisted care that will be needed is overwhelming. 

They know that they have great support from their families and friends and are extremely humbled by all of the people asking how they can help. We invite you to support Mark and his family however you are able.  This is a road that has no storybook ending and no one would ever choose to follow, but their faith and spirits are not broken.
They will persevere-JalOsTRONG
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Mark’s arrangements


Mark Jaloszynski, 52 , passed peacefully on May 4, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with ALS. He was born June 22, 1966 to Aloysius and Joanne Jaloszynski (nee Zito) in Geneva Illinois and spent his childhood growing up in Lombard. Mark attended Willowbrook High School and College of DuPage. He married his high school sweetheart, Tracey (nee Tomasek) in August of 1996. Together they had three children, Thomas, Trevor, and Trent. Mark worked in the car industry for over thirty years and most recently as a representative of People’s Gas/Integrys and was a member of the Union Local 18007.
As a final act of selflessness Mark opted, with the support of his family, to be an organ donor through the Gift of Hope. Through this act of kindness, others will be given the opportunity to live.
Mark is survived by his wife of 22 years Tracey (nee Tomasek), his children Thomas, Trevor, and Trent, his mother, Joanne Jaloszynski (Nee Zito), his sisters, Lynn (Dave) Cilella, Julie (Dave) Delisio, and Vicki (Joe) Ream, his in-laws Judi Tomasek (nee Prueske), Tami (Vince) DeVito, Todd (Susan) Tomasek, Tim (Nancy) Tomasek, and Teri (Jeremy) Magee as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Aloysius Jaloszynski and his father-in-law Thomas Tomasek.
Mark had a passion for life and adored his wife and three boys. There was nothing more important to him than family. His strong will and kind nature was appreciated by many.
Visitation will be held for Mark on Tuesday May 7th from 2:00 to 9:00 PM at Brust Funeral home at 135 South Main Street in Lombard. On Wednesday May 8th he will be lying in state at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 9:00 AM followed by a 10:00 AM service. The church is located at 215 South Lincoln Street in Lombard. Interment is Private.
At the family’s request and in remembrance of Mark, please wear your #JalOsTRONG wear or something blue.
In lieu of flowers please continue to show your support of the family.
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In case you did not know ......
Mark is finally at peace - he fought the good fight and didn’t deserve to suffer any longer ! Please honor him by making it a #JalOsTRONG weekend. .

Miss Me But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little-but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me-but let me go

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me but let me go.
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When you say your morning prayers today please include an extra prayer for Mark and our family. Mark had an “episode”early yesterday morning and from the ER room we were moved to critical care. It was a long and tiring day for us and looks like we may have a bumpy road ahead. It’s all in God’s hands and we will live by his plan.
Be kind to one another and make it a #JalOsTRONG day.
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We are truly blessed - thanks a million from our family to yours - I was writing a Thank from Mark and I when I saw what Barb posted to our MealTrain.......sums it up perfectly!
Can’t lose hope
Won’t lose faith
Never Surrender

A Million Thanks!
Posted 04/29/2019 by Barb Hansen

"God hath not promised skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through. God hath not promised sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain. But God hath promised Strength for the day, Rest for the labor, Light for the way, Grace for the trials, Help from above, Unfailing sympathy, Limitless Love..."
If you prepared a meal; ate at Portillo's and mentioned the benefit night; volunteered to help; baked a bar, brownie, cookie, pie, Rice Krispie treat, or cake; made popcorn, a poster, or a donation; signed a card or said a prayer...THANK YOU! Your kindness and generosity have been overwhelming! Please keep this special family in your prayers! God Bless and Keep you All!
A Million Thanks to You & Praise Be to God!
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