Jessie Belle Tasharski


Jessie Belle Tasharski (nee Wallace-Pinn), 95, at rest December 4, 2019, longtime resident of Lemont. Mrs. Tasharski proudly served her country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. She was a Yeoman 2nd Class in the Navy Waves from 1944-1946 and was stationed in San Pedro, CA, where she processed soldiers discharge papers. Beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Nancy Kosek, Marsha Rizzo and the late Tina Tasharski; devoted grandmother of Michael (Brittany) and Mark; cherished great grandmother of Emerson Belle and Gracelyn Josephine; dearest sister of Thomas (the late Aileen) Wallace, Lawrence (Pamela) Wallace, Sheila (Robert MacKenzie) Jasiewicz and the late Robert Pinn; dear aunt and cousin of many. Edward and Jessie owned the Gerharz Home Furnishings store in Lemont from 1969-1983. She then became office manager for Carmelite Carefree Village in Darien, working there until she was 84. Visitation Sunday December 8, 2019 from 3-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Family and friends are asked to meet Monday at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church in Lemont for a 10 A.M. Funeral Mass. Mrs. Tasharski will lie in state from 9:30 A.M. till time of Mass. Interment Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery. Info 630-257-2123 or In lieu of flowers please make donations to Illinois Spina Bifida Association 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.


  1. Patti Mathewson

    So deeply sorry for your great loss. From what I heard from Marsha over the years, she was a hero to her country and family – truly the greatest generation. May you find peace in your memories.

  2. Rick Sniegowski

    Aunt Jessie – Truly a lady who loved life! How I remember her and mother-law Dorothy T, after their men were gone; enjoying each other’s company while attending plays, wedding, reunions, etc. Always smiling, laughing and occasionally having an old fashion! Much could be learned from their life experiences. Now they will be back together.

    She will be missed by many, but not forgotten.
    Goodbye Jessie. 🍹

  3. Lorene Dangelo

    Dear Nancy – I’m so very sorry to hear about your mom. I am thinking of you and want you to know that if there is anything you or your family need, please call. xo

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