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Andrew M. Danek

Andrew M. Danek, 69, of West Rogers Park and formerly of the Northwest Side of Chicago, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness December 26, 2021. Beloved husband of Deborah for almost nine years. Loving son of Regina (the late Marian). Cherished brother of Tony (Sandy), Anna (Dave) and Lee (the late John), and several inlaws. Dear uncle and friend to many. Longtime proprietor of Illinois Driver School. Accomplished guitar player who was enthusiastic about the Reggae genre. A celebration of his life will be determined at a later date and time.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


Our family was saddened to hear of Andy’s passing. He taught our daughter to drive and after each lesson she would come home with a funny story. Andy was vibrant, eccentric, and kind. We are grateful for his patience while teaching our daughter. She will never forget the silly songs and sayings that always made her laugh!

AK from Chicago Aug 21 2022 9:45 PM

I had Andy as a driving teacher. He was the best teacher ever and I loved his energy!! He was hilarious and such an interesting guy. I truly looked forward to hearing all his stories and being around his fun personality!

Anonymous Jul 10 2022 11:42 PM

I always appreciated Andy's good humor and friendliness when I'd meet him while passing through our PGAH gardens...his garden, of course, was a triumph of his spirit! RIP

Pat Valko Jan 7 2022 7:03 PM

he was so sweet and the best teacher ever, condolences to his family

tw Jan 7 2022 10:00 AM

Andy was the greatest driving teacher. He really taught in an exciting way, and always had patience it the way he taught. I still remember his jokes till today! May he rest in peace

Anonymous Jan 5 2022 3:34 AM

It was always a treat to run into Andy in the Park Gables garden area. I enjoyed his wry sense of humor and his cheerful resignation to life's curveballs. I remember his description of one of his prized garden plants being stolen. "I mean, can you believe it?" He decided to just move on, but he smiled the entire time he spoke about it. I'll miss his sense of humor and our chance "garden encounters".

Martin Kleinman Jan 4 2022 10:41 PM

I'm sorry to hear this news. He was a great driving teacher. I still remember a lot of the advice he gave me. May his memory be blessed.

Devora Sachs Jan 4 2022 9:33 PM

Andy was a very patient, friendly, and knowledgeable driving instructor. I am so sorry for your loss, and may his memory be a blessing

YC Jan 4 2022 9:22 PM

Andi was my teacher who taught me and my family how to drive. I loved his humor he will be missed.

YK Jan 4 2022 8:32 PM

Andy was the very best driving teacher in the world he taught everyone in my family and most of my friends. We are so grateful to him for teaching us one of the most important things you need to learn in order to get around. He had tricks to help us remember and his humor we all enjoyed.
We will truly miss Andy.
Sorry for you loss.

Tova Union (Kletenik) Jan 4 2022 7:56 PM

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