Jerome E. Sobieraj


Last updated 10/18/2023 at 11:29pm | View PDF

Jerome E. "Jerry" Sobieraj, 95, of Elmhurst, formerly of Taylor, Mich., died Oct. 16, 2023.

Jerry was born and raised in Detroit. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Afterward, he obtained an engineering degree from the Lawrence Institute of Technology. He began his career as an automotive engineer at Chrysler Corp. and then spent 35 years at General Motors.

Jerry was active in St. Alfred parish in Taylor, Mich. He loved to travel with Bobbie, visiting more than 75 countries and all 50 states. Jerry was everybody's friend, and will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta "Bobbie."

He is survived by his children, James (Jacquelyn) of Hinsdale, Jerome MD (Janet MD), Jeffrey (Carmen) and Jane (Gene) Evans; his 12 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, John; and his nine siblings.

A recording of the funeral Mass may be viewed through the funeral home website at

Gibbons Funeral Home in Elmhurst handled the arrangements.


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