Anna Marie Gruba (Zonzo), age 88, of Elgin, passed away at Heritage Health surrounded by her loving family on December 4, 2019.  She was born October 4, 1931 to her loving parents, Frank and Anna Zonzo (nee Zangara).

Anna attended Carl Schurz High School in Chicago.  She lived in the Logan Square neighborhood in the same apartment for 50 years.

Anna was married to John S. Gruba, and together they raised four sons.

Loved ones will remember Anna’s loving and generous heart. She was always conscientious and took pride in her appearance.

In her free time, Anna enjoyed taking walks, people-watching and meeting new friends. She also enjoyed one of her favorite take-out places Taco Bell.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, John.

She is survived by her children, Frank (Sandy) Gruba-McCallister, Anthony Gruba, John (Laurie) Gruba, and David (Liz) Gruba; brother-in-law Donald Garbarski; grandchildren Deirdre, Brian, Zachary, Gabriel, Nikki, Steven (Hallie) & Kyle; great-grandchildren Aidan, Ava and Anderson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 5-9:00p.m. Monday, December 9, 2019, with funeral service at 7:00p.m., at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120, Rev. John J. Gruba officiating. Interment will be 11:00a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 North Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120.

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