Gibbons Family Funeral Home, Ltd.
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Chicago, IL 60634-2618

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Martin “Marty” Warta

Martin “Marty” Warta, 77, passed peacefully at his home in Chicago, Illinois on January 18, 2021.

Beloved husband of Kathleen nee Derma; loving father of Daniel, Darlene (Jeff) Renie and Tom (Andi); cherished grandfather of Jessie (Ethan) Carder, Jake Renie, Marisa Warta, Josh Renie, Kate Warta, and Eric Warta; dearest great grandfather of Cecilia Jane and Breslin Ray Carder; fond brother of Colleen (Jeff) Becker, Maureen (Mike Ranallo) Lyons and the late Mike (Cindy) Warta; dear uncle and friend to many.

Worked over 30 years for United Parcel Service. He loved bowling and being outdoors: fishing and hunting. He loved all Chicago sports, but especially the Chicago Cubs. So much so, he started working at Wrigley Field in 2008. He was most proud of his 2016 World Series Championship ring!

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 25th beginning at 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM at St. Pascal Church (Irving and Melvina). Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

All Covid-19 restrictions and protocols are to be followed. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or

To see a live stream of the visitation and funeral mass please click here. A full recording of the mass and cemetery services will be uploaded and available below.

Tribute Video

Visitation Date



Service Location


Visitation & Funeral Mass
St. Pascal Church
3935 North Melvina
Chicago, IL 60634


Monday, January 25: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Funeral Mass
11:30 AM

Queen of Heaven Cemetery
1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162


This post has 5 comments
Joanne Powrozek
19 Jan 2021

It’s a very sad day when we lose someone like Marty. Marty was responsible for St Pascal School winning over $130,000 in our recycling contests. Without his hard work we would never had been able to take First Place. He never received a fitting award here on earth but I am sure his reward was waiting for him in Heaven. And I hope they have some donuts and Burger King breakfast sandwiches waiting for him. He worked so hard for the school but when we should’ve been treating him, he was the one bringing snacks to the staff. Thank you, Marty for your example, dedication. You brought us so much joy. Thank you, Kathie for sharing him with us. Joanne Powrozek

Jim Verhulst
20 Jan 2021

Rest in Peace Marty. I remember many good times with you and Kathie. Playing cards. You taught us Up Town over 50 years ago. It is still one of my favorite card games. Wishing your family prayers.

Chris Stair
25 Jan 2021

Sending our deepest sympathies to Marty’s family, Kathleen, Daniel, Darlene, Tom and families. We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayer’s you are at peace knowing that Marty is in a better place. May God Bless all of you.

Lauren Instone
25 Jan 2021

Prayers for you and your entire family. I couldn’t be at the church but I thankfully was able to be with you by streaming. Marty was a wonderful man and we will all miss him. Hopefully we will be able to see you soon. God bless you and keep you strong.

John Hangey
25 Jan 2021

Marty,My Bowling partner and mentor during the many years I was so fortunate to share your friendship. He had the gift for always making those around feel better. He made us all walk lighter as a result of his personality. My Sympathy and sincere wishes to all the Warta’ Family.. Rest in Peace my Friend .


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