According to reports it is believed that he many have been overcome by fumes from the cottage stove. His body was not discovered until flames had been extinguished by Cedar Lake and Crown Point firemen. Deputies said cause of the fire has not been determined.
He was taken to Eller Funeral Home and later moved to Mysliway Funeral Home in East Chicago for memorial services.
Mr. Grzych was a former East Chicago resident and only recently occupied the cottage located behind Melody Hill Tavern on the Lowell-Cedar Lake road. The tavern in owned by his nephew, Ted Sumara.
* NOTE -- The article gave the deceased's age as 58 in the headline and as 56 in the story.
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