Joseph J. Straka. Age 95 of Park Ridge. WWII Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Alice, nee Yonus. Loving father of Paul (Colleen) and the late John (Cindy) Straka. Devoted grandfather of David (Michelle), Erin and Katie Straka. Dear brother of the late John (the late Helen) and the late Margaret (the late Rudy) Kik. Visitation Friday, Oct. 19, 3-8 p.m., at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy. (2 blks. S. of Touhy), Park Ridge. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m. from funeral home, to St. Paul of the Cross Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, are appreciated.