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FORTUNE - PAGE 1 - Uno means fortune for Will's coroner By Carol...
Uno means fortune for Will's coroner By Carol Kleiman BEING A CORONER is not exactly fun and games, but Robert J. Tezak, 32, coroner' of Will County, is also owner, distributor, and fanatic fan of Uno, a card game that's sweeping the country. And it's in the cards that Uno, well on its way to selling 10 million sets this year alone, is going to make the Jolict official a millionaire. "The two 'businesses' are completely separate," says Tezak, seated in his busy office in the Will County Court House in Joliet. "One has nothing to do with the other." Tezak, formerly a funeral director and owner of a florist shop, is all business as coroner. Impeccably groomed, he wears an expensive silk suit, gold watch, and cowboy boots. When he talks about his coroner duties, he is serious and intent, as would be expected of a man recently involved in helping to identify victims of John Gacy and who was called to the scene when Billy Dauber, a crime syndicate figure, and his wife were gunned down in their car on a Will County road. "My job is otten gruesome," Tezak says,' "but' it's somewhat cushioned by the fact I was involved in the funeral business for. so long and know what to expect." TEZAK, CONSTANTLY interrupted by phone calls and visits by city officials, is unsmiling when he states, "My job as coroner comes first." . . But follow his Lincoln Continental a few miles across town to International Games, Inc., 1551 Plainfield Rd., where the business of Uno is so successfully conducted. Here he's all Continued on page 3

Clipped from Chicago Tribune, 28 Jul 1980, Mon,  Page 17

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Chicago Tribune
(Chicago, Illinois)
28 Jul 1980, Mon  • Page 17