Catherine Ann Baker Breski, 72, of Fox Lake and Vernon Hills, IL passed away April 12, 2020 at the Springs of Crystal Lake, she was born November 29, 1947 in Waukegan, IL and was the younger child born to the union of Ronnie and Marjorie Baker.
Cathy graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1965. She soon married and moved to Schaumburg, IL before later moving to Round Lake Beach, IL where the family was raised and resided for many years. She worked as a secretary at Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL) for 36 years before retiring in 2015. Prior to moving to her residence in Fox Lake, IL toward the end of 2019, she spent several years at a condo complex in Vernon Hills, IL with a duck pond that she and her cat enjoyed the view of through a window of their unit.
Cathy’s favorite past times included: reading, putting together puzzles, listening to music, going to the movies, going out to lunch with friends and family, and watching some of her favorite TV shows such as Blue Bloods, Chicago PD, Survivor, and Criminal Minds. She loved Elvis, cats and collecting decks of playing cards. Another musician she really enjoyed listening to was Yanni, whom she got to see perform live in March of 2016. One thing she and her children shared is the joy of a good hot dog.
Cathy is survived by her son; Brian (Dana) Breski of DeBary, FL, daughter; Michele (Andrew) Koller of Orange, CA, her grandchildren; Cory (Ashley) Breski of Orange City, FL, Kaitlyn (Roy Hummert) Breski of Orange City, FL, and Carter Breski of DeBary, FL. In addition she is survived by great grandchildren; Brentley, Bentley, Nevaeh, Skylar, Audrianna, and Areyah, her brother; William (Joni) Baker of Cincinnati, OH, and many nieces and nephews, as well as her cat, Pacey.
Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic there will be a memorial service planned later this fall, the Symonds Lakes Funeral Home of Grayslake were entrusted with the arrangements, for additional information please contact the funeral home at 847-543-1080.