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Longtime Argo teacher, SD 109 board member Stacey Ziccardi dies

Visitation will be Thursday, funeral will be Friday

By Bob BongÊ

Stacey Ziccardi, a longtime English teacher at Argo High

School and member of the Indian Springs School District 109 Board of education,

last her battle with cancer on Sunday. She was 41.

Mrs. Ziccardi had been a teacher at Argo for 18 years and a member of the

school board for 18 years, too. She served as vice president and secretary of

the school board over the years. She also was president of the Argo Higher

Education Foundation.

“Nobody was a bigger proponent of education and students than Stacey,”

said District 109 Supt. Blair Nuccio.

“This

is a huge loss for our school community and she was such a champion for

kids,” said Argo Supt. Jill Kingsfield.

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Mrs. Ziccardi was the daughter of longtime Justice Village Clerk Kathleen

Svoboda. She was a graduate of Argo and District 109 schools.

Survivors include her husband, Erik Ziccardi; son Andrew and daughter

Chloe; father Roger Svoboda; two brothers, Matthew and Scott Svoboda; two

nieces and many other relatives.

Visitation

will be today (Thursday, September 12) from 3-9 p.m. at Damar-Kaminski Funeral

Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. The funeral will be

Friday, September 13, at 9 a.m. with prayers at the funeral home to Saint

Patricia Church, 9040 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills, for 10 a.m. Mass.

Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to

the Argo Higher Education Foundation would be appreciated.ÊÊhttps://argohef.org/

For more information, call the funeral home at 708-496-0200 or

visit www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.comÊ

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