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Sarah J. Urbanowski

May 15, 1974 — March 28, 2020

Sarah Jane Urbanowski, 45, died peacefully in her home on 03/28/2020 with her husband and parents by her side .A visitation will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday July 10, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in LaSalle, Illinois. On Saturday July 11, 2020, an additional visitation will be held from 9:00 - 9:45 AM prior to the funeral mass at 10:00 AM also at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery in LaSalle, Illinois. Prior to attending in person, please visit cdop.org/reopen for health & safety protocols for the Catholic Church. Additionally, the mass will be live streamed on the LaSalle Catholic Parishes Facebook page. Ptak Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Sarah was born on May 15, 1974, at St Mary's Hospital in La Salle. She graduated from La Salle-Peru Township High School in 1992, from Eastern Illinois University in 1996 with a degree in Management Information Systems and also from the University of Illinois at Chicago with an MBA. Sarah spent her entire career employed with Accenture (formerly Arthur Andersen) in IT & software development working with teams around the world. Sarah is survived by her husband, Jim Caesar; parents, David & MaryJane Urbanowski, Dale Fasse (in-law); brothers Jamie & Neil Urbanowski, John Caesar (in-law); sister Mandy Montford (in-law); nieces Bailey & Johnna Urbanowski, Jordan Langham, Madison & McKaylie Caesar, Elizabeth Montford; nephews Michael Langham, Leif Caesar, Brock & Lucas Montford. Sarah also is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ray & Margaret Pigati, John & Isabel “Dolly” Urbanowski, as well as her mother-in-law, Gail Caesar-Fasse. Sarah and Jim met through friends and married in 2006 at St Andrew Parish in Chicago. Sarah enjoyed traveling, dance, Cubs games, biking, walking, sailing & spending time with family & friends. She was a health & fitness enthusiast, spending many hours each day as an instructor of various strength, conditioning, and yoga classes. Though understated & humble, she captured a room. She had an infectious laugh and brilliant sense of humor; was giving, disciplined, confident, tough, persistent, provident, gentle, indecisive yet particular, a perfectionist, no-nonsense, and driven. Sarah found joy in life’s simple pleasures, yet set lofty goals for herself and accomplished them all. She invented “Social Distancing” in her early years, while still developing innumerable deep and loving relationships. She is in the “fit bit” hall of fame. Sarah’s passing is truly felt around the world, and her uniqueness is indescribable. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to: • St. Andrew Parish, Chicago • Girls on the Run, Chicago
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