John Janicik


Last updated 8/14/2019 at 3:48pm | View PDF

John A. Janicik of Clarendon Hills passed away on Aug. 8, 2019, following a monthlong courageous battle after complications from heart surgery.

Janicik, 62, was born in 1957 in Belleville to Albert and Eileen Janicik. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Knox College, where he was also a member of the wrestling team, and obtained his law degree from Loyola University Chicago.

John was deeply religious and a dedicated family man known for his quick dry wit. He was a highly respected attorney and partner at Mayer Brown in Chicago, where he was a practice leader for the Government & Global Trade practice for 12 years.

He developed an industry-leading practice in regulatory, government relations and public law matters. John took great pride in mentoring and advising his team, clients and family members.

Outside of the office he could be found on the golf course, working out, watching Cardinals baseball or spending quality time with his wife and children. John was very generous with his time volunteering and providing pro bono work for the Diocese of Joliet, Notre Dame Parish, IMD Guesthouse, and the BBB, among others.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Candie Janicik (nee Henson); his children, Sarah (Dave) Grady, Mark (Sarah) Janicik and Rachel (Connor) Powers; his granddaughter, Ella Janicik; his siblings, Thomas Janicik, James (Mary Jo) Janicik and Kathleen (Steve) Ryan; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

A funeral Mass was held Aug. 14 at Notre Dame Church in Clarendon Hills. Interment was at Clarendon Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet,; or Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Adolf Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


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