Pat Schrul, age 77, of Elgin, passed away at home August 14, 2020. She was born November 27, 1942 in Chicago to her parents, Matthew Pecak and Rose Zajac.

Pat graduated from Mercy High School, in Chicago, Class of 1960.

She later worked for LeFebure Banking & Security Systems as a Branch Service Manager.

Pat was an active member of the Eagle Heights Residents Association (ENRA), serving as treasurer for the organization for many years. She also served as treasurer for Art for All.

Pat was very crafty and had a passion for needlework, especially knitting, cross-stitching and embroidery projects.

She loved all animals and birds and thoroughly enjoyed the company of her dog, Misty, and cat, Maggie.

Loved ones will remember Pat for her sense of humor, practicality, and ability to adapt to medical challenges. She was a great listener. Her long phone conversations will be greatly missed by all who knew her well.

Pat was preceded in death by her father, Matthew Pecak; mother, Rose Zajac, and stepfather, John Dendura.

Pat is survived by her twin siblings, Rose “Sissy” Avorio and Matthew (RoseMarie) Pecak, and her younger sister Helen Dendura-Janyk; her nephew Christopher Janyk; her niece Dominque “Nicky” (Michael) Weigel; and grand-nieces, Emily Elizabeth and Katie Rae Weigel.

The family would like to thank all who cared for Pat over the years.  She truly loved and appreciated all her friends, especially Jason Smith and Sandy Kaptain.

Interment will be private.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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