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Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) School Fire, December 1, 1958



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Mark Allan Stachura
Room Age Birthdate Grade B/G/T
210 9 10/21/1949 4 Boy
Teacher
Sister Mary Seraphica Kelley, BVM
Address
918 N Hamlin 
Family
Father: Max Stachura
Mother: Mary (Pillis) Stachura
Brother: John Stachura
Grandparents: Rose Pillis, and John and Anna Stachura
Godparents: Lillian Schlaffer and Edward Stachura
Aunts and Uncles: Steve Pillis and Anna Petrokovitch 
About Mark
Mark perished as his anguished father looked on, unable to rescue his son. 
Interred: St. Adalbert (Niles, IL)
Memories of Mark
Mark, I was about 2 years, 4 months old when this fire occurred so I have no first-hand knowledge of it. You were the cousin I never knew however I think about you on occasion. At times I believe God needed all of you youngsters in Heaven to pray for all of us on earth. Looking forward to meeting up with you in Heaven!
    -- (Neil S Schlaffer, Cousin - December 2008)
Mark, you and were best of friends at the time. If I had not flunked 2nd grade I would have been in the same room as you. We had many good times together and after your death, your brother John took your place in our lives. Your mother Mary and father Max were very good to me the whole time I lived there. I shall never forget them or you.
JOHN A GORSKI
    -- (John Gorski, Friend - December 2008)