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John Thomas "L'il John" White

February 14, 1941 - August 22, 2013

WHITE John Thomas White, "L'il John", 72, longtime resident at Uptown's North Eastwood Shore Apartments, passed away in the loving presence of Dianna Wolers, his common-law-wife of 30 years. Also survived by his daughter Bonita Elizabeth White, sister Frances (the late Eddie Hines) White, and eight nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Lois Rihani; loving father figure of Charlane Rhodes,...
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Mary E. Russel

August 22, 2013

Mary E. Russel, 49, of Oak Lawn, passed away August 22, 2013. Beloved daughter of Andrew L. Russel Jr and the late Mary E. Finegan; loving mother to the late David Russel; dearest sister to Helen (Peter) Gesell, Andrew (Sandy) Russel III, the late James Russel, Steven (Caron) Russel, and Monica Russel; devoted aunt to Matthew Gesell, Emily Gesell, Alexis Russel and Lucas Russel; cherished friend...
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Doretha Wadley Anderson

August 5, 1916 - August 19, 2013

ANDERSON Doretha Wadley Anderson entered this life in Cordele, Georgia on August 5, 1915 to Selena Cameron and Samuel Wadley. After attending nursing school she enlisted in the Army and soon found herself aboard a ship headed for England during the height of WW II. For four years she attended to both wounded allied and axis soldiers. As one of the very few African American nurses, she...
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Joan Marie Lieberman

October 4, 1932 - August 18, 2013

LIEBERMAN Joan M. Lieberman, 80, former longtime waitress at Bradenton's Asia Restaurant and Lounge, passed away peacefully August 18, 2013 in Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Robert F. Lieberman; loving mother of Michael Stevens of Chicago and Dorothy (Lee) McFarland of Toledo, OH; dear grandmother and great-grandmother. Services are private. Donations may be made to the National...
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James W. Christie

March 2, 1948 - August 15, 2013

James passed away peacefully on August 15, 2013. Loving brother to Thomas (Marylin), Michael (Cynthia), and Gail (Stephen) Paquette; caring uncle to many nieces and nephews. Veteran of the Vietnam War. Inurment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
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Kenneth L. Gardner

December 16, 1944 - August 15, 2013

Dr. Kenneth Gardner, 68, of Woodstock passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Woodstock. He was born Dec. 16, 1944, in Decatur, to Lewis and Oma Gardner. Ken graduated from Illinois State University in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in biology. He went on to receive his master's and doctorate degrees from Northern Illinois University. Ken was a junior high and high school science teacher in...
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Roger G. Parks

June 8, 1954 - August 15, 2013

DAHINDA - Roger Parks, 59, formerly of Dahinda, Ill., passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at his son's home in Crystal Lake, Ill., after succumbing to a long, hard battle with cancer. Roger was born in Bethany, Mo., son of the late Earl Dale Parks and Evelyn Parks Casely. Roger graduated from Princeville high school in 1972. He then began his long run at Caterpillar, retiring after 38 years...
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Agnes "Sally" Seamen

December 29, 1930 - August 13, 2013

SEAMEN Agnes "Sally" Seamen, on August 13, 2013, in Chicago, in her 83rd year. Sally was the loving and beloved wife of 62 years of Daniel W. Seamen and the loving and beloved mother of Celene A. Seamen of Columbus, Ohio, and Karen L. Seamen (Christopher Schenk) of Chicago. A native of Hollidaysburg, PA, Sally was a long-time resident of Paul Street on Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh,...
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Woodie White

August 12, 2013

Obituary Woodie T. White, PhD Woodie T. White, Ph.D., prominent Chicago executive and former Vice President, Mid-West Region Field Operations of the United Negro College Fund, age 66, died at 12:50 AM, Monday, August 12 at Warren Barr Pavilion following a long illiness....
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Pamela Richardson Ippoliti

February 14, 1947 - August 12, 2013

IPPOLITI Pamela Richardson Ippoliti of Evanston, beloved wife of the late John Angelo Ippoliti, passed away peacefully at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on August 12, 2013 after a short illness. Born in Chicago on February 14, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Karl S. and the late Jean L. Richardson. Pamela graduated from St. Mary's School for Girls in Wisconsin, received her B.A....
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Yvonne Gertrude Leaf

September 29, 1932 - August 12, 2013

LEAF Yvonne G. Leaf, 80, of Des Plaines, passed away after a brief illness. Yvonne worked well into her late 70's as Office Manager at Getz Brothers Dental Lab; beloved "Auntie Eve" of James (Martha) Raffae CPD and Laura (Angelo) Passini. Services are private. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com.
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Ken Murakami, DDS

December 28, 1924 - August 10, 2013

MURAKAMI The Rev. Dr. Ken Murakami, 88, of Palatine, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 10, 2013. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Murakami practiced dentistry in Renton, Washington for 14 years. From 1977, he pastored the Lakeside Japanese Christian Church in Chicago, until his retirement in 1993. He recently attended the...
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John A Darienzo, Jr.

September 23, 1943 - August 6, 2013

John A Darienzo Jr. suddenly passed away on August 6, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Poon; stepson, Stefan; and his siblings; Mary Jo, Nancy, Nita and Guy. He is preceded in death by his brother Michael, his mother Mary and father John. He will be greatly missed by his wife and family.
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Julia "Nani" (nee Bartolomei) Jostes

January 27, 1912 - August 5, 2013

Julia "Nani" (nee Bartolomei) Age 101. Beloved wife to the late Edward Jostes. Devoted mother to Julie (Dennis) Weydeman, Edward (Sidney) Jostes and the late Richard (Sharon) Jostes. Rockstar Nani to Janet (Ken) Kodatt, Denise (Mike) Kachlic, Carl (Tabby) Weydeman, Allen (Caroline) Jostes, Brian (Melissa) Jostes, Courtney (Kyle) Daily, Ashley Jostes, and the late William Weydeman and the late...
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Carol A. Bridges

September 1, 1953 - August 5, 2013

Carol A. Bridges, 59, of German Valley, IL, passed away in her residence on Monday, August 5, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born September 1, 1953, in Evansville, IN, daughter of John and Pearl (Grueble) Osborne. She married Michael Bridges on August 12, 1979, in Newburgh, IN. Carol was a lover of the outdoors. She was an avid rock climber and enjoyed horseback riding,...
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Robert G. Steiner

February 22, 1955 - August 4, 2013

Robert George Steiner, age 58, passed away on August 4, 2013. Preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Marie; and his brother Richard. Survived by his daughter Nicole Marie. Loving brother of Pamela (Peter) Burrows, Patricia (Robert) Mataya, Penny Barton, Peggy (Robert) Jurgovan, Paulette (Daniel Sr.) Sowonik, Polly (Harry) Dietz, Ralph (Nancy) Steiner Jr. and Jan (James) Gallagher. ...
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Donna Joan Nelson

December 28, 1959 - August 3, 2013

Survived by her brother Lee (Cheryl). Proceded in death by parents Clifford and Joan and her brother Russell. Donna was born and lived for many years in Oak Park, Illinois. Donna has worked for many years in the food service industry at hospitals and resuraunts. Most recently at Petterino's for twelve years. She recieved a Bachelor's degreee in 1982 and a Master's degree in 1988 from...
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Jacqueline Jean Moore

January 29, 1930 - August 3, 2013

MOORE Jacqueline J. Moore (nee Brokaw), 83, of Mundelein, passed away peacefully August 3, 2013, surrounded by family. Preceded in death by beloved husband Frank P. Moore, parents Jack and Erba Jean Brokaw, and brother Jay Brokaw. Survived by children: Diane of Claremont, CA; Debra of Mundelein; Douglas of Chicago; and Donn (Heidi) of Mundelein. Proud grandmother of Kiara Moore,...
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Jose Coronado

February 6, 1932 - August 3, 2013

Jose Coronado, age 81, passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, August 3, 2013. Jose was born in San Benito, Texas on February 6, 1932 to Victoriano and Cruz Coronado. Jose joined the Army at age 17 and proudly served as a paratrooper in 82nd Airborne in the Koren War. Jose was very active in the Hispanic community and a lifetime member of the Latin American Club. He was a graduate...
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Betty Dahl

August 2, 2013

Betty Lou Dahl, 80, of Newark, died on Friday, August 2, 2013. She was the sister of Herbert (Pat) Dahl of West Plains, MO, Jerry (Marianne) Dahl of Marseilles, and Candace Somerfield of Sandwich. She was also the aunt of six nieces and nephews. Betty was a dedicated nurse at the Shriners Hospital in Chicago for over 30 years and was caring, thoughtful and generous in all of her pursuits in...
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Ruth E. Blomquist-Stanbery

February 12, 1949 - August 1, 2013

Ruth E. Blomquist-Stanbery, 64 of Rochelle passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. Ruth was born February 12, 1949, in Chicago, IL, daughter of Roy and Ruth (Johnson) Blomquist. She was a member of the Star of Rochelle Chapter #1030, Order of the Easter Star and Starlight Chapter #1, Oak Lawn, IL. Ruth was a teacher in Creston, Rochelle and at Kishwaukee College. Survivors include daughters, Elyn...
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Joan Anna Mitchell

August 13, 1935 - July 31, 2013

Joan A. (Coari) Mitchell, 77, formally of Antioch, passed away peacefully in Round Lake, Illinois on July 31, 2013. She was born in Chicago to the late James and Jessie Straka. She is survived by Kenneth (Cindy) Coari; Diane Coari, Richard (Debbie) Coari, John (Karen) Coari; a brother James (Georgiana) Straka; twelve grandchildren , and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death...
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Lois Anne Daniels, Ph.D.

June 29, 1931 - July 31, 2013

DANIELS Lois A. Daniels, Ph.D., 82, psychotherapist, native of Alton, Illinois, passed away peacefully in Chicago July 31, 2013. After earning her Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington University, Lois went on to enjoy a life of helping others. She did pioneering work with battered women and women with addictions and founded three treatment centers in the St. Louis and Alton areas. Devoted...
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Dennis F. Berquist

July 1, 1946 - July 30, 2013

Dennis F. Berquist, 67, of Rockford passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in his residence. Dennis was born July 1, 1946, in Chicago, IL, son of Folke and Blanche (Mortenson) Berquist. He retired from EFTEC North America working in the Chrysler plant in Belvidere. Dennis loved being a pilot and flew whenever he got the chance. Survivors include wife, Michele; daughter, Dena (Tim) Lucas; son,...
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Richard Thomas Boyle

July 27, 2013

Richard Thomas ("R.T.") Boyle, 63, of Des Plaines, Illinois, passed away on July 27 following a long battle with lung disease. He was born in Peru, Illinois to the late Betty J. (Richards) and Thomas P. Boyle. Rich was a beloved brother of Dorceen (David Applegate), Cathy Kruse, Tim (Diane), and Mike (Trisha Collins). He was a 1968 graduate of Maine East H.S. in Park Ridge, Illinois. In...
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Daniel John Murphy

October 5, 1940 - July 27, 2013

MURPHY Daniel J. Murphy, 72, lifelong Berwyn resident, passed away unexpectedly at home July 27, 2013. Dear brother of Dolly Murphy Alfeas; uncle and cousin of many. Preceded in death by parents Earl Francis Murphy and Bridget Agnes Murphy (nee Murphy) and six siblings. At his request, no services will be held. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www...
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Robert Judson Collinson

August 27, 1923 - July 26, 2013

Collinson, Robert Judson 1923-2013; passed away Friday, July 26 at his home in Waukegan, IL. Born in Wichita, Kansas, he lived in Illinois, graduating from Moline High School and Augustana College in Rock Island. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII. He was a partner in Collinson Stone Co., Milan, IL and retired from Outboard Marine Corporation, Waukegan, IL. He is survived by his wife,...
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Jesse Burton 'Burt' Alexander, Sr

October 31, 1929 - July 26, 2013

Jesse Burton 'Burt' Alexander Sr, 83, of Rockford left this world on Friday, July 26, 2013, in the arms of his beloved wife of 63 years, Barbara. Jesse was born October 31, 1929, in Bicknell, IN, son of Jesse and Ruby (Overton) Alexander. He married Barbara Giggleman on April 15, 1950, in South Carolina. Burt enjoyed video gaming and going to the casino, but most of all he loved spending time...
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Elizebeth Betty Cullison

November 29, 1923 - July 25, 2013

Elizebeth (Betty) A. Cullison, age 89, a 53-year resident of Wheaton, IL, born in Dunlap, Iowa on November 29, 1923, died on July 25, 2013 at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana, Illinois. Betty was married to George Benedict Cullison on April 30, 1949 until his death on April 8, 1996. She raised 4 adoring children. Betty enjoyed her years as an Army officer's wife while George pursued his...
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Rose Irene Marsh

March 18, 1926 - July 24, 2013

MARSH Rose Irene Marsh, 87, of Chicago, native of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away July 24, 2013. A city girl who was raised on a farm and loved horseback riding, Rose lead a long and interesting life, working for the U.S. government in London and Washington D.C. before moving to Chicago to pursue a career as an Ad Traffic Manager in the advertising industry. She was a very independent...
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Michael William Lancaster

April 14, 1965 - July 24, 2013

LANCASTER Michael William Lancaster, 48, of Rogers Park; formerly of New Glarus, WI and Downey, CA; passed away peacefully after a long illness. After studying computer science at UCLA, Michael moved on to a more satisfying career as a jewelry specialist at Ultra Jewelry (now Sterling Jewelry). Beloved partner of 17 years to Charles Raymond Hemphill; son of William Mayo Lancaster and the...
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Jeffrey Thomas Robertson

July 22, 1947 - July 21, 2013

ROBERTSON Jeffrey Thomas Robertson, born on July 22, 1947 in Streator, Illinois to Sidney and Mary Robertson (nee Jonen); graduated from St. Anthony's Grade School in Streator, Illinois in 1961, from Streator Woodland High School in 1965, and from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in English in 1969. For the past 43 years Jeff lived and worked in Chicago's southern...
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Barbara Jeane "B.J." Talbot

March 5, 1932 - July 19, 2013

TALBOT Barbara Jeane "B.J." Talbot (nee Burke) , 81, retired TWA Airline Reservation Agent, passed away peacefully July 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Donald L. Talbot; cherished mother of Euclid Jay "E.J." (Janet) Talbot and Frances (fiancé Sherman Reneau) Talbot; faithful companion of Pepper the blue front Amazon Parrot. Private services are being held in Chatham, Ontario. In...
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Eva Alcorn

September 10, 1924 - July 16, 2013

Eva L. Alcorn was born on September 10, 1924 in Tupelo, Mississippi. To the union of Pinkie and Annie Smith. Her family moved to Chicago in the late 1920's. Eva attended Burke Elementary School and Englewood High School on the Southside of Chicago.. Eva was married to Philip H. Alcorn Sr. who preceded her in death. Eva worked in the Healthcare field for a short time, then dedicated herself...
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Carol Smith

June 26, 1944 - July 16, 2013

Carol Kanikula Smith, 69, died on July 16, 2013 at St. Patrick's Residence in Naperville. She was born to the late Christopher and Mary Kanikula on June 26, 1944. Carol is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Corinne Kanikula, of Wheaton; sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Fred Coletti, of Palos Heights; son, David (Angela) Smith, of Sandwich; daughter, Andrea (Jack)...
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Mary C Campbell

May 19, 1927 - July 16, 2013

Mary C. Campbell (nee Harkins), 86, of Grayslake, IL, formerly of Waukegan, IL, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, July 16, at The Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, IL. She is survived by sons Alex (Mindy) and Kevin (Gillian), grandchildren Megan, Hannah, Betsy, Abby, Payton, Kyler and Anderson, and many dear family and friends. Born May 19, 1927, in Aurora, IL, she was the youngest...
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Edward John Bohaboy

January 26, 1913 - July 15, 2013

Edward John Bohaboy, a long time resident of Mount Prospect and Berwyn, died peacefully in his sleep on July 15, 2013. He was 100 years old. Edward was born on January 26, 1913 in the home of his grandparents in Chicago, Illinois. He had one sister, Laverne Levinson, who passed away in January 2013. He attended school and grew up in Cicero Illinois in the days of Al Capone. He told stories of...
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Kenneth Jay Kuefner

April 10, 1930 - July 14, 2013

KUEFNER Kenneth Jay Kuefner, 83 of Streamwood, Illinois, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013. Born April 10, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Gust and Lillian Kuefner. Ken is a Veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Pace Suburban Bus Company after 35 years of service and he was a member of their Million Mile Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and just being with his family. Ken was a...
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Anna Maria Citti

May 1, 1936 - July 12, 2013

CITTI Anna Maria Citti, 77, native of Rome, Italy; longtime resident of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood; passed away unexpectedly at home June 12, 2013. Anna Maria worked for many years as an Art Lab Technician at Harold Washington College. She was a talented fine artist, a strong-spirited woman, and a wonderful mother and grandmother Devoted mother of Mark Trombetta of Wood Dale,...
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Selma Shore Borowitz

May 31, 1929 - July 12, 2013

BOROWITZ Selma Borowitz (nee Shore), 84, after a serious illness died peacefully at home in Chicago, Friday, July 12, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. Loving wife of Dr. Gene Borowitz (d. 2000), adored mother of Dr. Stephen (Kathleen) of Charlottesville, VA; Jennifer (Mark Gutzke) Borowitz-Gutzke of Chicago; Dr. Michael (Ruth Mandel, Ph.D) of London and Geneva; cherished grandmother...
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William Yale Wilson, Sr.

March 8, 1927 - July 11, 2013

WILSON William Yale Wilson, Sr., "Yale", Artist/movie producer helped shape Chicago's film industry He wanted to be remembered for his fine art – and some of his paintings have hung in the Art Institute of Chicago -- but William Yale Wilson will probably be most remembered for helping make Chicago a viable and permanent film and television production center by providing the all the...
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Gary W. Ballard

August 7, 1949 - July 9, 2013

Gary W. Ballard, 63, of Machesney Park, IL passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born August 7, 1949, son of Howard "Howie" and Evelyn (Barnes) Ballard in Rice Lake, WI. Gary attended Harlem School District, graduating in 1967. He also attended Rock Valley Community College and Northern Illinois University. After high school Gary...
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Jackie Smith, Sr.

July 1, 1944 - July 8, 2013

SMITH Jackie Smith, Sr., 69, retired USPS Mail Carrier, passed away peacefully July 8, 2013. A Chicago native, Jackie was an avid bowler, fisher, and hunter who loved all types of music, especially old R&B, gospel, and jazz. He also knew how to cook up a good pot of food. Our Sunday dinners will never be the same without him. Beloved husband of 49 years to Pauline Addie Smith (nee...
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Robert James Seibert

April 17, 1927 - July 6, 2013

Robert James Seibert, 86, of Round Lake, IL passed away peacefully on Saturday July 6th at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Bob was born in Chicago and served in the Navy during WWII. He coached Little League and Basketball in the Round Lake area, enjoyed camping and travel with his family, playing cards and working in his yard. Bob was the fix it man for family and friends. He is...
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Michael D. Newman

July 17, 1939 - July 6, 2013

Michael D. Newman, 73, of Rockford passed away July 6, 2013. Michael was born July 17, 1939, in Rockford, son of John and Beatrice (Comp) Newman. He attended Cherry Valley Grade School and was active in the Boy Scouts of America Troop #33. He graduated from St. Thomas High School, class of 1957. The love of his life was the fine arts, particularly paintings and architecture. Michael spent much of...
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Al Fisher

November 1, 1929 - July 5, 2013

FISHER Al Fisher, 94, former pianist at many Chicago Restaurants, including Surf and Surrey, Elliot's Pine Log, The Oyster, Maxine's, and Tom Brown's Coachlight Restaurant, passed away peacefully June 26, 2013. Dearest brother and best friend of Don Fisher (celebrity photographer, singer, and old-time radio actor). Son of the late Samuel and Mary Fisher, cousin of Adrienne Singer, former...
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Rosemary Virginia Light

November 1, 1929 - July 5, 2013

LIGHT Rosemary V. Light, "Rosie", 83, passed away peacefully July 5, 2013 with family and friends at her side. Preceded in death by loving husband Fred, siblings Bill Jr. and Marge, aunts Irene "Ida" and Mary Elizabeth "Liddy", and parents William Mount, Sr. and Anna Mount (nee Cronin). Survived by siblings Richard Mount, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Faraone, Irene "Rene" Steele, and Daniel...
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David Joseph Dodge

April 19, 1961 - July 4, 2013

David Joseph Dodge, 52, of South Beloit, IL passed into Glory on Thursday, July 4, 2013, in his home. David was born April 19, 1961, in Kenosha, WI, the son of Edward LeRoy and Anna Jean (Nystrom) Dodge. David grew up in Beloit, WI making many life-long friendships. David's love for the outdoors led him to become a skillful hunter and fisherman. Following a heart attack in 1989, David was...
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Mary Teresa Egerer

June 3, 1925 - July 4, 2013

EGERER Mary T. Egerer, Ph.D., 88, of Evanston, retired Professor of English at Chicago State University, passed away peacefully July 4, 2013. Beloved sister of Roberta (John) Hydar or Ventura, CA. Services in California. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com.
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Marilyn J. Willis

November 27, 1937 - July 1, 2013

Marilyn J. Willis, 75, of Rockford, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2013. She was born November 27, 1937, in Freeport, Illinois. Marilyn married Leslie O. Willis on May 11, 1957, in Mount Carroll, Illinois. Marilyn spent many years working in manufacturing at Elco, National Lock and Champion/Tenneco. In her early retirement years she also worked at Wal-Mart. Marilyn...
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Margaret Baer Roach

October 9, 1920 - June 29, 2013

ROACH Margaret Baer Roach, 92, formerly of Memphis, died peacefully June 29, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. She was born in Memphis in 1920 and lived most of her life there. Her parents, Alfred E. Baer and Barbara Louise Baer (nee True), predeceased her, as did her husband, William H. Roach, and her four siblings. Margaret was the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the...
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Florence Sawinski

February 10, 1932 - June 28, 2013

In loving memory of, Florence L. Sawinski, Feb. 10, 1932 – June 28, 2013 Beloved wife of Vincent, now they are joined together in eternity Beloved mother of Christine and Michael Beloved grandmother of Joshua, Timothy, Jaquelyn, Krystalyn, Amanda And Kaitlyn, our little angel in heaven A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Central Time on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at St. Vincent...
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Patricia Jane Reardon

September 2, 1939 - June 27, 2013

REARDON Patricia Jane Reardon, 73, longtime resident of Independence Park, passed away unexpectedly at home June 27, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Richard M. Reardon, Sr., CFD. Devoted mother of Richard M. (partner Marianne Parkhill) Reardon, Jr., Julianne Reardon, Melissa (Brendan) Reardon Henry, and the late Lydia (Barrett) McHugh. Proud grandmother of Olivia and Aidan Henry, Fiona...
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Stephen L. Lewis-Johnson

December 3, 1946 - June 26, 2013

Stephen L. Lewis-Johnson, 66, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in the peace and comfort of his home surrounded by love and compassion. Stephen was born December 3, 1946, in Oceanport, NJ, son of Edwin "Les" and Helen (Siffren) Johnson. He graduated in Guilford High School's first graduating class in 1964 and attended Rock Valley College, earning an Associate Degree. Stephen served in the U....
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Catherine Ann Lancaster

June 26, 2013

Catherine Ann Lancaster (nee. Grimes), 88, of Flossmoor passed June 26, 2013. She is survived by her son, Charles, daughter Ruth(Karl Almquist), granddaughters Lauren Dykstra (Vince), Jacqlyn, grandson Thomas, and great granddaughter, Allison Dykstra, preceded in death by her husband George. Catherine was a RN OR nurse and manager at Christ Hospital for over 20 years. She enjoyed spending her...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Bauer

December 25, 1929 - June 23, 2013

BAUER ELIZABETH "BETTY" B. BAUER, 83, who sang at Carnegie Hall, died in her Chicago home Sunday, June 23, after a long struggle with cancer. Raised in Sterling, IL, Mrs. Bauer was a soprano soloist with the Chicago Chamber Choir and New Jersey choral groups, taught voice privately and for the Academy of Music in Oak Park. While residing in South Orange, NJ in 1992, she and baritone...
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Leighton 'Lee' Carlberg

November 7, 1947 - June 23, 2013

Leighton 'Lee' Carlberg, 65, of Hampshire passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013. Lee was born November 7, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN, son of Adar and Lorraine (Redburn) Carlberg. After graduating from St. Cloud University, Lee served in the U.S. Army as an Army dog handler in Vietnam. He worked in the glove industry working for Wells Lamont, Niles, IL and Saranac in Green Bay, WI. Lee was an avid...
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Ralph Thomas Cianchetti

November 21, 1925 - June 23, 2013

CIANCHETTI Ralph Thomas Cianchetti, 87, retired English teacher at Highland Park H.S., US Army WII Purple Heart veteran, former board member of Highland Park District, former board member NE Illinois Agency of Aging, passed away peacefully June 25, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Cianchetti (nee Harris); loving father of Carrie Cianchetti of Oakland, CA and Angela (Len) Krietz of...
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Johanna 'Jo' Myers

December 27, 1924 - June 22, 2013

Johanna "Jo" Myers went peacefully with the angels on June 22, 2013, to join her husband, Keith and daughter, Linda in heaven. Jo was born on December 27, 1924, in Oregon, IL daughter of Anton and Anna (Gacak) Spehar. She graduated from Oregon High School in 1942 and married Keith Myers on June 3, 1950. They moved to Rockford in 1966 where Jo was employed at Northland Paper Company for 25 years...
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Donald E Connor

September 29, 1932 - June 20, 2013

Donald E. Connor, 80 passed away suddenly at Presence Mercy Hospital in Aurora on June 20, 2013. Donald served in the Air Force for 4 years during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Phoenix Club, Turner Club and Blessed Sacrament Church. Donald is survived by daughter, Peggy Hanson of Batavia; son, Thomas (Vickie) Connor of Montgomery; son-in-klaw, David Kramer of Aurora; grandchildren...
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Ruth Thoms Brimm

July 10, 1924 - June 17, 2013

BRIMM Ruth Thoms Brimm, 88, US Navy WWII WAVE, former insurance fine arts appraiser, passed away June 17, 2013. Beloved wife of the late William H. Brimm, Sr., devoted mother of William H. (Linda) Brimm, Jr. and James Brimm, grandmother of Julie (Matthew) Wocjik and Lori Brimm, great-grandmother of Aidan Brimm. Daughter of the late James Thoms and Gertrude Eckert Thoms. Burial of...
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EO1 Michael C. Hargrow

April 1, 1983 - June 16, 2013

EO1 Michael C. Hargrow, 30, of Rockford passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born on April 1, 1983, in Joliet, IL, son of Kevin and Kim (Hargrow) King. He graduated from Joliet Central High School and joined the United States Navy in 2001, serving as an equipment operator and a proud Seabee. Michael loved his job and military family, who...
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Erland Murvale Parnell

May 25, 1940 - June 15, 2013

PARNELL Erland M. Parnell, 73, passed away suddenly at home June 15, 2013. Born in Weiser, Idaho, Erland moved to Chicago where he embarked upon a long and fruitful career training and managing at various Baker's Square restaurants. Erland was very social and active at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lakeview, where he served altar for many years. Erland was preceded in death by...
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William (Billy) J. Spence

March 9, 1961 - June 14, 2013

William (Billy) J. Spence, age 52, of Montgomery, Illinois, passed away Friday June 14, 2013 at home. He was born March 9, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois. Bill was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Aurora. He enjoyed fishing, camping and nature. He loved decorating for the holidays and displayed creativity by making things for himself and his family. He was a loving and caring son, brother and...
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Ramon Zapata Cerrillos

August 5, 1937 - June 14, 2013

Ramon Zapata Cerrillos, 75, a U.S. Army veteran of Chicago, IL, passed away on June 14, 2013. He was the father of Ramona Cerrillos, whom he loved and missed all of his life, Sylvia, Linda (Frank Anastasof), Theresa Kerr (Al Molar), Raymond Cerrillos and Christine (Chuck) Ruff; cherished grandfather of Cynthia, Sophia and Baby Dean; proud companion of Rebecca Rivera and love for the mother of...
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Jean Faye Jacobs

August 29, 1927 - June 11, 2013

Jean Faye Henderson- Jacobs was born to Joseph and Maurine Henderson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 29, 1927. She was the second of four children, Joseph Jr., Jean Faye , Vadie, and Thomas. The family was faithful and deeply rooted in the church. they followed Pastor Pinnick from Wisconsin to Chicago Heights, where he founded Union Baptist Church. They were long time members in the church and...
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Fred Fischer

February 7, 1935 - June 11, 2013

Fred Fischer, 78, of Rockford moved on to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fred was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut. He met his wife in Illinois while serving in the Air Force. A long time resident of Illinois, Fred worked many years as an electronics specialist at Warner Lambert. He was a proud handyman and gardener and had special...
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Per Howard Jensen

January 6, 1945 - June 10, 2013

JENSEN Per Howard Jensen, 68, formerly of Los Angeles; retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier; native of Copenhagen, Denmark; passed away peacefully in the presence of his devoted wife of 44 years, Esther Jensen (nee Glamsoe). Beloved father of Connie (Keld) Kreutzfeldt-Andersen of Denmark, Tamara Jensen of Chicago, and Wesley (Kimberly) Jensen of Round Lake, IL. Proud grandfather of...
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Douglas Peyton Maloney

May 13, 1931 - June 8, 2013

MALONEY Douglas Peyton Maloney, J.D., 82, native of Clinton, NY; U.S. Navy Korean war vet; graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern School of Law; passed away peacefully June 8, 2013. Beloved father of Laura Peyton Maloney; proud grandfather of Cecelia and Peyton Maloney. Services private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Francis W....
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Clifford Eugene Helfrich

March 24, 1938 - June 7, 2013

HELFRICH Clifford E. Helfrich Sr., 75, of Highland Park, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, born March 24, 1938, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013. A graduate of Cathedral High School and the University of Illinois, he formerly was employed by Gardner Advertising and D'Arcy Advertising in St. Louis, MO. Clifford was a natural athlete who enjoyed all sports and a talented artist who took...
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Dorothy Catherine "Dottie" Howe

June 17, 1928 - June 3, 2013

HOWE Dorothy Catherine Howe (nee Lynch), 84. Dottie passed away quietly on June 3, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John Joseph "Jack" Howe; cherished mother of Margie (Tom) Moran, Linda (Lisa) Howe-Ebright, John (Mary Ann), Bridget, Catherine (Jeff) Geen, Joseph, Patricia (Tony) Hinsberger, and Beth (Todd) Gibson; proud grandmother of Katie (Brian Dombroski), Maggie, Kelly, Michael, Jack,...
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Helen June Lukowsky

June 16, 1926 - June 1, 2013

Helen June Lukowsky, 86, of Geneva, passed way June 1, 2013. She was born june 16, 1926. Helen loved to walk and enjoyed being with others. She dedicated her life to Christ, guaranteeing her a place in heaven. Helen is survived by her son, Jeffery (Rosanne) Garthwaite, and daughter Paige Denadel; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her...
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William Hernandez Vega

February 10, 1926 - June 1, 2013

VEGA William Hernandez Vega, of Norridge, died peacefully on June 1, 2013 at 87 years of age. He is survived and remembered lovingly by his children Jeffrey Vega and Barbara Vega McKenzie, his grandchildren Dylan McKenzie and Brett (Nick) Woods, and great-granddaughter Sophie Woods. William was born in San Antonio de la Tijera, Guanajuato, Mexico, in 1926 and given the name Guillermo...
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Shirley Ann Scott

October 22, 1933 - May 31, 2013

Shirley Ann Scott, nee Klein, age 79, of Glen Ellyn, passed away peacefully on May 31st at Sunrise Senior Living in Glen Ellyn. She was the loving and devoted wife of Dr. Thomas R. Scott for 52 years. Shirley was born on October 22, 1933 the youngest of 8 siblings of John and Lydia Klein and grew up on their Ackley, Iowa farm. She was sister to Mathilda Arnold, Austin, Texas: Earl, Ackley,...
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Priscilla E. Larson

December 15, 1921 - May 31, 2013

Priscilla E. Larson, 91, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on May 31, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late C. Einar Larson; loving mother of Dale Terrance (Pat) Larson, Darold Lynn (Marie) Larson and the late Patricia (late Alan) Hartmann; cherished grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 12. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 5th at Bethany Retirement...
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Richard Adolph Walz

June 19, 1944 - May 30, 2013

Walz, Richard Adolph age 68, of Aurora was called home to heaven on Thursday, May 30, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Survivors include his wife, Tina Walz; son, Richard Walz Jr.; daughter, Christine (Sal) Rodriguez; and daughter, Missy Harrison Walz; step-children, Chuck (Glenda) VanHorn, Don VanHorn, Jim VanHorn, Chris Wilson, and Nick (Jen) VanHorn; grandchildren, Tony,...
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Kenneth Robert Schug

August 27, 1924 - May 29, 2013

Kenneth Robert Schug August 27, 1924 – May 29, 2013 Kenneth Schug was born in Easton, Pennsylvania to Howard Lester and Marion Hulbert Schug, along with his twin brother Karl. In addition to his twin, Ken also had a younger brother, Fred, born in 1926. His elementary and high school education occurred in North Canton, Ohio. Ken attended one year of college at Johns Hopkins University,...
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Henry E Hines, Jr.

February 19, 1915 - May 27, 2013

Henry E.Hines Jr. was born February 13,1915 in Paduach Kentucky to Bessie and Henry Hines Sr. Growing up Henry always appreciated fine quality clothing. Regal and debonair, but highly responsible he never wanted to rely on his parents for money. Henry worked many jobs , including one for the owner of a Coca Cola Franchise - as a house boy. As he left work one evening, Henry's boss complimented...
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Calvin C. Wright

November 21, 1921 - May 27, 2013

Calvin C. Wright, age 91.Preceded in death by beloved wife, Carol Altman Wright. Proud step-father to sons Paul and Richard Altman. Grandfather of five, great-grandfather of seven. Dear uncle to Jeanne, Joan, Bob and Bruce and many grand nieces and nephews. Raised in California, 1942 graduate of San Jose State University. US Navy officer (WWII and the Korean Conflict), retired after 22 years of...
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Floyd G. Grider, Sr.

December 1, 1935 - May 25, 2013

Floyd G. Grider, Sr., 77, of Rockford passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Floyd was born December 1, 1935, in Highlandville, MO, son of Lon and Jessie (Essick) Grider. He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. He married Linda Wade on October 12, 1962, and of that union four wonderful children were born. Floyd was a header operator for forty years...
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Richard Edgar Beauchamp-Nobbs

March 2, 1945 - May 23, 2013

BEAUCHAMP-NOBBS Richard Edgar Beauchamp-Nobbs, 68, passed May 23, 2013. After earning his B.S. in Psychology from Aurora College and his M.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University, Rick went on to serve as Computer Systems Manager at Loyola's Parmly Hearing Institute. Beloved brother of Chereen (Thomas) McNellis; fond Uncle Ricky of Ellie and Charlie. Dear friend of Jerome and Kim...
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Michael Charles Kimlicka

December 4, 1958 - May 22, 2013

KIMLICKA Michael "Mikey" Charles Kimlicka, 54; of Old Irving Park, formerly of Lakeview; passed away after a brief illness May 22, 2013. Cherished son of Joybelle (nee James) and the late John Kimlicka. Beloved brother of Steven Kimlicka, Denise (Steven) Sonberg, Thomas "Tommy" Kimlicka, and the late Laura Kimlicka. Fond uncle of Justin Pele and Eric, Laura, and Rachel Sonberg. ...
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Eva Arline Logan

February 10, 1921 - May 18, 2013

LOGAN Eva Arline Logan, 92, passed away peacefully at her home of 73 years, May 18, 2013. Loving wife of the late Victor Logan; beloved mother of Vicki Logan and the late Dwayne Serge Logan; fond sister-in-law of Serge E. Logan. Mrs. Logan was always thoughtful, generous, kind, and a friend to many. She was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church of Logan Square and active in...
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Mary Ellen Finucan

February 7, 1943 - May 17, 2013

FINUCAN Mary Ellen Finucan, 70, retired Vice President of Conway/Milliken and Associates marketing research, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2013. Mary Ellen is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Finucan, her niece Kathleen Laurence, nephew James Finucan, and many loving friends and neighbors. A private service will be held to celebrate Mary Ellen's life. In lieu of flowers,...
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Ouida F CHU

May 16, 2013

Ouida was an avid traveler who visited six continents and over 30 countries. When not traveling she enjoyed knitting and other handicrafts. She had a tremendous sense of humor that matched an infinite sense of compassion for others. Ouida supported many charities dedicated to helping the homeless (particularly kids). Ouida loved jazz, food, travel and life. Sadly, Ouida departed on May 16, 2013....
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Pepper Werner

April 8, 1936 - May 16, 2013

WERNER Pepper Werner, 77, Artist, passed away at home May 16, 2013. Inspiring & devoted mother of Robert "Mickey" (Karen) and Scott (Sonya) Werner and Bari (Michael) Zaki; loving "Grammy Pepper" of Hannah, Layla, and Samantha Werner; fond Friend & Companion of Ronnie Wild; dear sister of Les (Sandy) Nanberg; aunt of Joshua and Becky Nanberg. Devoted daughter of the late Nate and...
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Elmer w Gielow

September 22, 1928 - May 15, 2013

On May 15th, 2013 Elmer joined his beloved wife Violet (nee Blomstrand) in eternal rest. Loving father of Elizabeth (David) Thrun and Laura (Kevin) Bloss. Proud and devoted grandfather of Benjamin, Faith, and William Thrun. Fond brother of the late Louise (Edwin) Fischer, the late Howard J., and the late Elizabeth (Ernest) Erickson. Retired U.S. Navy. Elmer was an active member of the...
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Betty Anne Jerger

March 20, 1926 - May 15, 2013

Loving wife to Jacob; caring mother to Joanne (Kurt) Rusch; devoted grandmother to Jacquelyn; beloved sister to Frederick (Nancy) Stoesser. Visitation Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral and Cremation Center, 6467-77 N. Northwest Highway (one block noth of Devon), Chicago IL 60631. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to...
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Kirk Hadley Pepper

September 16, 1971 - May 12, 2013

Kirk Hadley Pepper, 41, of Lake in the Hills, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2013 of brain cancer. He was born September 16, 1971; graduated from Fremd High School 1989. Kirk was the beloved son of Leila Pepper and George Pepper; devoted brother of Janelle (William) Morse; cherished uncle of Elizabeth and Nathan Morse. He will be remembered for his good nature and extreme devotion to...
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Mary Lorek

September 18, 1928 - May 11, 2013

Mary Lorek(nee Istenes) Beloved wife of the late John Lorek; Loving mother of John(Karen) and Michael(Celeste)Lorek; Dear grandmother of Jason, Angela and Melissa; great grandmother of 4. Memorial Mass 11am, Saturday, June 22, at Immaculate Conception Church, Talcott & Harlem Aves., Chicago, IL. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, for info 847-577-6505.
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Jerry Warshaw

October 6, 1929 - May 11, 2013

It is with a broken heart that I tell you that the love of my life, my best friend, and the man who made our 61 yrs. together a blessing, has lost his battle with lung cancer. Jerry passed away Saturday, May 11th, 2013. He leaves his beloved wife Pauline; wonderful adult children, Steve (Leslie) Warshaw, Ed (Gloria) Warshaw and Marlene (Dr. Mike) Novak and his grandchildren whom he was so proud...
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Roy Robinson

May 11, 2013

Roy Robinson, 62, passed away May 11, 2013. Loving son to Jean and the late Roy M. Robinson; beloved husband of Ellyn (nee Gasparino); loving father to Roy Patrick (fiancé Tracey Cimino) Robinson, the late Elizabeth Robinson, Jeannine (Richard) Kim, Tony O'Neill, Terry (LeAnne) O'Neill, Billy (Kelly) O'Neill, Jimmy O'Neill, Shaun O'Neill and Annie O'Neill; cherished grandfather to 10; dearest...
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Ruth McNutt Kocher

May 11, 2013

Ruth McNutt Kocher made her transition on May 11, 2013 at the age of 84. She leaves to mourn her beloved two daughters, Mrs. Theresa McNutt Sawyer (Ernest) and Dr. Joyce Marie Kocher, and her loving brother, Allen Dantzler. As well she leaves to mourn her most amazing grandchildren, great grandchildren and a whole host of family and friends. Nanny ( Ruthie, Ms. McNutt) will be greatly missed.
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Carl Fabiszak

August 10, 1932 - May 10, 2013

Carl Fabiszak, 80, Korean War Veteran, of Des Plaines, IL, passed away on May 10th, 2013. He was the loving father of Darice (John) Daniels and Dawn Fabiszak and grandfather of Kaija and Austin Daniels. Carl was an active member of AMVETS Post 66, he was past State Commander and State Saddist for the AMVETS Post 66 Sad Sacks. Carl dedicated a lifetime of service to Great Lakes Naval Hospital,...
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Pamela Christine Frederick

November 10, 1949 - May 6, 2013

Pamela Christine Frederick, age 63, passed away on May 6, 2013. Loving daughter of the late Elizabeth(nee Cloutier) and the late William Frederick; Dear sister of Patricia(Daniel)Schmid; amazing aunt of Stephanie and Eric Schmid; cherished niece, cousin and friend to many. She will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Memorial Service at a later date. Donations to Heifer...
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Jerome Jerry Burch

May 3, 2013

Jerome "Jerry" Burch, 84, of Bourbonnais and Arlington Heights, passed away May 3, 2013. Beloved husband of Alice (Gonko); loving father to Paul (Brenda) Burch, Jeffry Burch, and Erika Burch; cherished grandfather to Joseph Pape, Gabriel Burch, and Ella Burch; fondly Ruben, Cassie, and Nano Casares. Services private. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley 482 Main St. Northwest...
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JoAnne Triaca

May 2, 2013

JoAnne Triaca of Glen Ellyn, Illinois passed away surrounded by family, on Thursday May 2nd, 2013 at Central DuPage Hospital, after suffering a stroke. She was 71. JoAnne was born in Owosso, Michigan in 1942 to Marjorie Jean Fillmore and the late William G. Fillmore. JoAnne enjoyed spending time with her family (especially her grandsons) and friends. She enjoyed traveling to Maryland,...
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Melvin H. Beckman

January 19, 1929 - May 2, 2013

Virginia Teresa Beckman, 83, of Rockford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving daughters. On May 2, 2013, within forty eight hours of Virginia's passing, her husband of 63 years joined her in heaven. Melvin Henry Beckman, 84, passed away peacefully with his loving daughters at his side. Mel and Ginny were married on February 25, 1950, in Chicago, IL. As...
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Kevin Kurtz Pierce

May 16, 1957 - May 2, 2013

PIERCE A pioneer in green architecture and sustainable development, Kevin Kurtz Pierce, 55, of Chicago, IL, passed away May, 2, 2013, following a "lengthy argument," as he drily referred to it, with glioblastoma multiforme. For the past 15 years Pierce specialized in sustainable design. Memorable projects include the Chicago Center for Green Technology, the city's flagship green building...
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Landon Herbert Risteen

September 22, 1929 - April 30, 2013

RISTEEN Landon H. Risteen died on April 30, 2013 at his home in Chicago. He was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1927. Risteen moved to Baraboo, Wisconsin, in 1930, and called Baraboo home until he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a teaching degree in 1950. Risteen's teaching plans were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean War. He was...
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