In Memory: As of 01/29/2019

Stella W Czepizak (O'Donnell)

Stella W Czepizak (O'Donnell)

Born: November 11, 1958

Died: July 12, 2008, age 49 (cause unknown)

Stella attended as a member of the Class of '77 for grades 11 & 12. She last resided in Schaumburg, was predeceased by her husband, John O'Donnell (MW '75) in 1997 and is survived by her daughter, Heather and son, John.

 

Obituary information is still being sought.



 
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09/05/17 02:18 PM #1    

Beverly Konop (O'Connor)

I was good friends with Stella in HS! I've been trying to track her down for years and am saddened to hear that she left us so soon! Stella came from a large and close-knit Polish family! She asked me to be one of her Bridesmaids (I don't remember the exact year, but it would have been between '77 and '80)! I don't know how it fell on me (because I'm sure I wasn't the Maid of Honor), but somehow, I became in charge of finding matching dresses for around 8 young women; I remember that I had a very short amount of time, to find gowns that would look good on women, ranging from size 2 to 22! There was no internet back then, so I called every single bridal gown store within 100 miles of us, but none of them could help! Accidentally, I called (what turned out to be), an actual designer of gowns that didn't sell to the public (only to bridal houses)! I wish I could remember the title, but this designer had  designed all of the gowns for a fairly famous wedding movie that was made just prior to our dilemma! She felt sorry for me, and agreed to help! She said that I would have to "trust her on the style" and thanks to her kindness, Stella pulled off this huge elaborate wedding without a hitch! My condolences to Stella's family and children!


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