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Alvina D. Pilat

Obituary for Alvina D. Pilat

November 20, 1939 - October 25, 2018
Wonder Lake, Illinois | Age 78


Alvina D. Pilat, age 78, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 25, 2018, in Wonder Lake. She was born in Chicago on November 20, 1939, the daughter of late Emmanuel Frank and Leona Minnie (Merzana) Marek.
Alvina loved to sing in the chorus at church. She enjoyed art: painting and making ceramic and plaster pieces. She worked as a bookkeeper and also worked for Southern Corp for 7-11. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Alvina was preceded in death by her husband, James Pilat, Sr.; son, James Pilat Jr.; and grandson, Christopher Pilat. She is survived by her loving children: Laureen (James Jr. - deceased) Pilat, Michael John (Lorie) Pilat I, Marie Anna (Randall Jacobson) Pilat, Nancy Alvina Pilat, and Emanuel "Corky" (Melanie) Pilat; grandchildren, Jennifer (Pilat) & Rocco Venuto, William "Willie" Pilat, Ryan Pilat, Michael Pilat, Nicole (Pilat) & Jack Grizely, Michael John Pilat II, Tim Lee, Matt Lee, Alex Lee, Stephanie Pilat-Jacobson (Neal Branch), Stacie Pilat-Jacobson, Quinton Pilat, Andrew Pilat, and Jackson "Jack" Pilat; and great-grandchildren: Ryan Thompson, Isabella Thompson, Mason Thompson, Scarlet Venuto and Treyden Branch.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, October 30, 2018. from 3pm to 6pm at Colonial Funeral Home 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pilat family.
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