Obituaries

Matthew R. Marzuki

February 28, 1946 - December 20, 2021

Marzuki, Matthew

Matthew R. Marzuki “Butch”, 75, of Hinckley, IL passed away peacefully Monday December 20, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born February 28, 1946 the son of Matthew Marzuki and Evelyn (Greenman) Bremer in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He met Paula in November of 1970 and they married in November 1975 in St. Charles, IL.

Matt owned and operated The Welcome Matt in Hinckley for 30 years. He enjoyed giving back to the community. He served as the President of the Shabbona Lake Sportsman’s Club, on the board at the Indian Oaks Country Club. He was a founding member and Past President of the Hinckley Business Association, there he worked tirelessly to establish the Hinckley Fourth of July Fireworks display, going door to door to raise the funds. The patrons of The Welcome Matt would know him as a social butterfly. He looked forward to the monthly karaoke night where at Midnight he would get on top of the bar, sing the Lido Shuffle and buy the house a round. He also shared a love of music from an early age, playing drums in a few bands. The longest being with The Second Time Around, playing old time rock and roll for many clubs, events and benefits.

Matt is survived by his wife of 46 years Paula (Morris), his daughters Sherry (Mark) Romano of Garland, Texas, Angela Marzuki of St. Charles, IL. His sisters Donna Schlitz of Montgomery, IL, Sandra Hershey of Batavia, IL and his brother Gary Marzuki of Batavia, IL, his sister in law Barbara Morris of Shorewood, IL and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by father Matthew, His Mother and stepfather Evelyn (Melvin) his brothers Patrick Tate Sr and David Marzuki and brother’s in law Randall Morris and DeWayne Hershey.

In Lieu of Flowers donations can be made in Matt’s Memory to the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development office, Gift Administration and Business data, 5235 S. Harper Court, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60615 or the cancer charity of your choice.

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Funeral Services will be held Thursday December 23, 2021 at 10:30 am at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 S. Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 60510 Interment will be in Oakhill Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-8 PM Wednesday December 22, 2021 info (630) 879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com 

Guest Book

  • Brandon & Amy Curry Paula - very deepest condolences. Brandon and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Rita Belcher Dear Paula, Sherry, Angela: We remember Matt for his deep love and pride in all of you, quick wit and insight. We will miss the joy he brought to our family gatherings. I pray you will find peace in the memories you have of Matt. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Rita and Family
  • Lauri Brown Paula, Sherry, and Angela, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father. Matt and Paula are part of my siblings' and my earliest memories--we remember them coming to parties at our house in the early seventies. Later on, I enjoyed many good times at the Welcome Matt. Matt was a good friend to my family and he will be missed. With sympathy, Lauri (Ken Brown's daughter)
  • Pat Berry Paula and Girls, So very sorry to hear about Matt, many laughs and fun times with that old Packer fan from back in old Sears to the Welcome Matt days, always a blast when we were together. He will be missed by many.
  • Carol Henderson Dear Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
  • Kara Foster Paula - my deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
  • Al Diaz Paula, My deepest thoughts and prayers to you and your family in this time of sadness and loss. May the Lord bless Matt in his new journey.
  • Bill Mark Dear Paula and family, Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss.