Photo: John S. "Jay" Kloski     Coal City, IL.    1957-2021

John Samuel Kloski, better known as Jay, died unexpectedly on September 13, 2021 leaving his family and friends heartbroken, but having made the world a better place.

Jay was born on May 1, 1957 to John and Chickie Kloski in the shadow of Comiskey Park. Needless to say, Jay was a lifelong WHITE SOX fan. Brought up in Bridgeport, he often spoke of the Pennie Man, sitting outside on the front stoop with his family and watching the fireworks from the baseball park.

He was a successful businessman as the proprietor of Joliet Suspension in Rockdale IL. He was an active member in the Chicago Eagles Motorcycle Club and an avid fan of drag racing. Jay had a love for boating. You could find him on the lake almost any weekend or holiday sharing his passion with his family and friends.

Jay was a man bigger than life who loved his family and friends. He had a heart of gold. He will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife, Leslie; his children, John (Christina), Alexandra, Brittany (Paul), Rachel and Zachary; six grandchildren, Andrea, Hunter, Lizzy, Mason, Kylie and Madelyn; his sister Lorretta; his brother Gerald; and his mother Judy. He is preceded in death by his sisters Lisa and Katie; his mother and father Chickie and John.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 5:00-10:00 at Hero's West located at 1530 Commerce Lane, Joliet IL 60431.

Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at

Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City are entrusted with arrangements.