Our Obituaries

Robert J. Nelson

December 2, 1926 - May 19, 2017

Nelson, Robert J., 90 of Chicago passed away Friday. He was a loving husband to the late Betty; loving father to Patricia (Bill) Lanoie, the late James F., the late John M. and Thomas R. (Sarah); cherished grandfather to Jennifer, Robert (Alison) and Christopher; adoring uncle to four nieces and multiple grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 pm to 8 pm at Drake & Son...
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Ricardo E. Forero

October 26, 1936 - May 16, 2017

Forero, Ricardo E., 80, Army Veteran of Chicago, passed away Tuesday. He was a loving husband to Rebecca; Beloved son of Ana Forero-Gomez and Eugenio Forero; Beloved brother of Teresa Bustamante-Forero and Eugenio Forero-Gómez; Beloved father of Monica, Diana and Suad Forero; Beloved grandfather of Toni, Gia, Dylan, Lorenzo & Nikki. Visitation is Monday at Drake & Son Funeral Home...
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Robert N. Bacon

May 2, 1946 - May 15, 2017

Robert Neil Bacon, born May 2, 1946, made his transition to his heavenly home on Monday, May 15, 2017. Robert, affectionately known as Bob, had a sweet gentle spirit, quick wit, and was an exceptional poet. He will be remembered for being a God-fearing man whose love, kindness, poems and ministry to those in need impacted many. His thoughtful ways were shown through actions of sincere faith as...
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Catherine DANDURAND

January 23, 1920 - May 11, 2017

Dandurand, Catherine, 97 of Chicago passed away Thursday at home. She was a loving wife to the late Adrian; cherished mother to Helene (the late Carl) Patten; grandmother to Cheryl Jones; great grandmother of 4. Loving sister to Nicholas Mutschinszky, Jr; preceded in death by her parents Nicholas Mutchinszky and Helen Maracek and her brother Joseph. Lie in state at St. Matthias Church, 2310 W....
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Robert A. Delisi

September 15, 1941 - May 10, 2017

Robert A. Delisi, 75, of Chicago, May 10, 2017. Husband of the late Helen, née Laubner. Loving step father of Antoinette M. Campbell, and Michael C. (Joan E.) Molesky. Son of the late Sally and August Delisi. Brother of the late Toni (Joe) Lang, and Ronald Delisi. Loved by many nieces and nephews and friends. Visitation Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:00 am to time of mass, 11:00 am at St....
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Marie Eugenie Franck

May 27, 1926 - May 9, 2017

Marie Eugenie Franck was born the oldest of six siblings in Port-au-Prince, Haiti of Lieutenant Jerome Georges Franck and Eugenia Sterling on May 27, 1926. She was a daughter, sister, mother and grandmother who loved her family. Marie Eugenie Franck?is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Joseph Farnes Antoine Franck; sisters, Marie Marthe Antonine Franck and Claudette Franck. She?is...
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Patricia Pearl Frendreis

April 28, 1928 - April 29, 2017

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Cristina Ramiscal

July 24, 1921 - April 27, 2017

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Lorraine C. Morgan

September 24, 1934 - April 25, 2017

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Mae Sunday Calabrese

November 6, 1924 - April 25, 2017

Mae Calabrese, age 92. Beloved wife of the late James Calabrese. Cherished mother of Laurene (Richard F. Evans) Calabrese. Loving grandmother of Jessica (D. Michael) Prushnok, Nicolas (Shae) Brito, Marta Jean Evans Wilson and Connor Evans. Dear great-grandmother of Josephina Loren Prushnok. Dear sister of Rose (the late Louis ) Feid and the late Samuel Marsala. Mae was the aunt of Gene...
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Gregorio Q. Nachor

November 17, 1939 - April 24, 2017

Gregorio Nachor, 78, of Chicago, IL, died April 24, 2017, at Lutheran General Hospital. Mr. Nachor was born November 17, in the Philippines. He was born and raised in Sta. Maria, Pangasinan. Greg's life was evolved in his work, family, and socializing with friends. He loves to cook his favorite delicious Pangasinan delicacies. His favorite sport team is the Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed...
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Waldy Saintil

December 21, 1967 - April 23, 2017

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Raquel Salazar

February 3, 1929 - April 23, 2017

Raquel Salazar was born February 3, 1929 in Quito, Ecuador. She married Alberto Salazar on 11/20/1950 and had three children. She came to America on July 5th, 1965 and became a citizen on July 4th, 1976. Her greatest joy in life were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Raquel is survived by her beloved husband Alberto, her daughter Beatriz (William) Hayakawa, Franklin (Diane)...
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Sum K. Wan

November 21, 1947 - April 22, 2017

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Mary Hodap

March 20, 1941 - April 21, 2017

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Betty Ellen McCartney

August 6, 1945 - April 21, 2017

McCartney, Betty, 71, of Chicago passed away April 21. She was a loving wife to the late John Steven; loving mother to Cynthia Steven (Carlos Robles); cherished sister to Tom Harman (the late Diane); fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Betty was a system sales specialist for S & C Electric company for 45 years. Memorial visitation Monday, May 1, 2017, 4pm to 8pm at Drake & Son Funeral...
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Maja Cus Vukovic

July 7, 1921 - April 19, 2017

Vukovic, Maja nee Cus, 95 of Croatia, Professional violinist, passed away Wednesday. Loving wife to the late Boris Vukovic; preceded in death by parents Yelena and Petar; preceded in death by siblings Ana and Franja; she is survived by grandniece Lidija from Belgrade & Croatia; survived by many nieces & nephews in Europe; loving cousin to Judy (Tom) Fus and her family; cousin to John ...
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Thomas William Heider

July 13, 1949 - April 16, 2017

Thomas W. Heider, 67, of Chicago, April 16, 2017. Beloved husband of Susan. Loving father of Tracy Heider, and Hollie (Adam) Wlodarski. Cherished grandfather of Hazel Wlodarski. Son of the late Anna and Joseph Heider. Dear brother of Mary Ellen Kulczak. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, April 20, 2017, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N....
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Johnnie M. Thompson

December 15, 1946 - April 15, 2017

Johnnie Mae Thompson, 70, of Chicago, Illinois was born on December 15, 1946 to the late Maebelle and John Caffey. Both parents and one sister preceded her in death. After graduating from Calhoun County Training School in Anniston, Alabama, she attended classes at Kennedy King College and received real estate training at Truman College. Johnnie and her then husband, WiIllie Marvin Thompson...
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Meredith Leverone

May 4, 1927 - April 11, 2017

Meredith Leverone, 89, of Chicago, April 11, 2017. Daughter of the late Martha and Nathaniel Leverone. Services and Interment Private.
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Maria S. Guzman

April 10, 1921 - April 11, 2017

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Emily Jonas Hill

March 2, 1927 - March 31, 2017

Emily Jonas Hill - ObituaryEmily Hill died March 31, 2017, at the age of 90, after a massive stroke, with her family at her side. She was born on March 2, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois to Hungarian immigrant parents, Drs. Emil Jonas and Renee Lovas. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree (1949) and Master of Arts degree (1952) in theater and communications from Northwestern University. In a...
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Daniel John Banaszek

April 29, 1948 - March 29, 2017

Chicago - Daniel John Banaszek, 68, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Dan was born on April 29, 1948 to Edward and Adeline (Wanda) Banaszek. He attended St. Eulalia, St. Joseph High School, and Christian Brothers College (Memphis, TN) where he obtained his bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Most recently, Dan led the environmental section of an international engineering firm as a Senior VP. He...
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Khanh Tran

August 25, 1930 - March 29, 2017

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Jose Cardenas DeCastro

February 14, 1935 - March 26, 2017

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Daniel Trnoska

July 16, 1932 - March 22, 2017

TRNOSKA, Daniel 84, of Chicago passed away peacefully on March 22, 2017. He was the loving husband of Ida Trnoska, née Stolarsky; beloved dad of Lisa (Andrew) Davidson; cherished grandpa of Alec and Amanda Davidson; fond brother of the late Florence Hardin and uncle of numerous nieces and nephews to honor his memory. He served proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean...
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Efren Custodio Farrales

May 13, 1943 - March 21, 2017

Efren C. Custodio 73, of Chicago, beloved husband of Ninita Farrales nee Benesa; adored father of Kristin (Ray) Distor, Ruth (Doug) Lindberg and Rachel (Wynand) Van Heerden; treasured papa of Brandon Distor, Maddie and James Lindberg and Alexander Van Heerden; loyal brother of Carmen and fun uncle to many. His love will always live on, in the hearts of his family and friends. Arrangements under...
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Olivanna Mattozzi

May 20, 1927 - March 19, 2017

Olivanna Jeffery Mattozzi, 89, passed away on March 19, 2017; beloved mother of Carmine (Dawn), Emma Oslac, and Mark Mattozzi; adoring grandmother of Carmine A. (Gina), Jordanna, and Francesca; dear daughter of the late Anthony & Rose Jeffery; loving sister of the late Tony and Carlo Jeffrey; caring aunt of Tony (Julie), Carissa, Frank Sr. (Donna), Frank Jr. and Anthony (Rosie); fond friend...
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Colleen Joan Claffey

December 10, 1963 - March 18, 2017

Colleen J. Claffey (nee Davern). Age 53 of Chicago. Beloved wife of Michael Claffey. Adoring mother of Thomas (Tommy) Claffey. Cherished daughter of of the late James (CPD) and Caroline Davern. Dear sister of Albert Davern, James (Deborah) Davern, Kelly (Thomas CPD) Torres, Stephen (Heather) Davern, Angelique (Jack) Byrnes and Monique, CPD (Pete Douvalakis) Giannoni. Dear sister-in-law of...
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You Bang Lin

November 25, 1935 - March 13, 2017

You Bang Lin, age 81, of Chicago, was born in China. He is the beloved husband of Yuet-Sum Lum.
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John H. Steven

February 28, 1935 - March 12, 2017

Steven, John H. 82, of Chicago passed away with his family's love surrounding him on March 12, 2017. Devoted husband of Betty McCartney; loving father of Cynthia Steven (Carlos Robles); beloved brother of Richard Steven and cherished uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was a proud paratrooper in the British Armed Forces. Visitation Saturday, March 18th 3:00pm-8:00pm, with Funeral...
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Fridolf Carl Pearson

April 27, 1930 - March 6, 2017

Fridolf Carl Pearson, 86, of Chicago, March 6, 2017. Brother of Ruthmarie (Phil) Anderson, and the late Elfrida Baran, and Naomi Pearson. Son of the late Clara and Fridolf Pearson. Uncle of Anne Taubensee, Denise Baran, Phyllis Bongard, Beverly Ness, Greg and Mark Baran, and Charles Anderson. Visitation Friday, March 17, 2017, 12:00 pm noon to time of service 1:00 pm at Edgebrook Covenant...
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Amado Monedo Brosas

September 13, 1950 - March 6, 2017

Amado Monedo Brosas, age 66, was born into life in Liliw, Laguna, Philippines on September 13, 1950 and born into eternity on March 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Amado is the beloved husband of the late Virginia G. Brosas; most loving father of Donvi (Julie) Brosas, Donnavi Brosas, and Dianne Brosas; adoring grandfather of Joriz Niño, Caitlin Jade, Chloe Sophia, and David James;...
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Mary Ming

July 22, 1936 - March 5, 2017

Mary Ming, 80, of Chicago, passed away March 5, 2017. She was born on July 22, 1936, in Latvia. Beloved wife of Mathias "MAT" Ming. Loving mother of David (Laura) Ming. Fond grandmother of Logan and step-grandmother of Kevin. Sister of the late William Smeilis. Sister in law of Kathy Smeilis. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 9:00...
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John W. Hoeflich

November 19, 1930 - March 4, 2017

Hoeflich, John William 86, of East Dundee, IL. Formerly of Mountain Home, AR, Woodstock and Chicago IL. Devoted husband of the late Perrue and the late Donna. Loving companion and sweetheart of Janet Zaballa; faithful father of Jeanette (John) Sheehan, John (Sue), Jim (Chris), Jeff (Chris), Jack (Cathy), and Joe (Debby) Hoeflich; treasured grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of three;...
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Virginia E. Barlow

June 9, 1928 - March 3, 2017

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Eleanor H. SMITH

September 16, 1930 - March 3, 2017

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Esther R. Arreguin

April 19, 1927 - February 27, 2017

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Theresa LoBianco Bellavia

November 3, 1919 - February 26, 2017

Theresa Bellavia Nee LoBianco 97, of Chicago passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26th. She was the beloved wife of the late Rocco Bellavia, adored mother of Kenneth J (Nadine) Bellavia; cherished grandmother of Michael, James, Nicholas and Jack Bellavia; fond sister of Joseph (Sarah) LoBianco, and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews that will all treasure her beloved memory. Theresa was...
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Marion Kathryn Sullivan

August 27, 1940 - February 22, 2017

Sullivan, Marion K. nee King 76 of Chicago, passed away on February 22nd with her family's love surrounding her. She was the beloved wife of the late Coleman Robert Sullivan "Bob"; cherished mother to Virginia Lantz and William (Julie) Sullivan; loving grandmother to Sean, Erin and Breanna Sullivan, Robert Burchfield, Marion and Matthew Lantz, Josephine and Andrew Del Gulgiudice and Patricia...
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Florence L. Williams

June 22, 1927 - February 19, 2017

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Nancy Hoskinson McCormick

November 11, 1919 - February 18, 2017

Mrs. Charles Deering McCormick, 97, Philanthropist and Civic Leader Nancy Hoskinson McCormick a prominent philanthropist in the arts and education passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Miami surrounded by her loving family. A resident of Coconut Grove, Florida and Seal Harbor, Maine, she died on the evening of February 18, 2017. She and her late husband, Mr. Charles Deering McCormick, were...
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Janet C. Weitz

July 15, 1947 - February 15, 2017

Janet C. Weitz, 69, of Edgewater, Chicago; was born into life on July 15, 1947, and born into eternity on February 15, 2017, surrounded by her loving family; beloved wife of Barry; loving mother of Sarah (Andrew) Cosslett and Peter (Jennifer) Weitz; adoring grandmother of James, William, and Matthew Cosslett; caring sister of Karen (Gerald) Yunevich, Theresa (John) Parker, Nancy (Joe) Konrad,...
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Lillian Petlak Clements

February 28, 1940 - February 12, 2017

Lillian Petlak Clements, of Chicago, February 12, 2017. Beloved wife of Jack. Aunt of Heather Wallig. Survived by her beloved dog Frankie. Lillian was known for her love of all animals. Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60625. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Harmony...
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Andy Schiller

June 4, 1928 - February 3, 2017

Andy Schiller passed away at home on February 3, 2017, after 88 plus years of a truly good life, surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of the late Margarete; father of Richard, Elizabeth, and the late Anthony Schiller; Opa of Brian, Mathew, Andrew, Vincent, Michael, and Jackson; survived by his sister Kathy and brother Fritz; loving uncle to many nieces and nephews, and friend of too...
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Patrick John Kraeger

June 2, 1958 - January 29, 2017

Patrick John "Pat" Kraeger, 58, died unexpectedly Jan. 29, 2017 after a brief illness. A lifelong Chicagoan, Pat was preceded in death by his mother, Martha. Devoted son to John Kraeger; beloved brother of Pete (Bobbin), Susan Kapche (Jim), Joan Jones (the late Kevin), Mary Getty (Jim) and Barb Hailey (Allen). "Crazy Uncle" to: Michelle Pope and Katy Kraeger; Nick, Pat and Genevieve (Hugo Maurin)...
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Andargie Asfaw

May 27, 1961 - January 28, 2017

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James Lee Hoagland

November 2, 1922 - January 27, 2017

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Ghattas Bousheh

February 12, 1956 - January 25, 2017

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Sherry L. Mazzetti

April 27, 1946 - January 21, 2017

Sherry L. Mazzetti, 70, of Brookfield, IL, was born in Chicago, IL in 1946. Sherry is the beloved daughter of the late Bruno and Lois Mazzetti. Sherry was a high school teacher at Taft, Amundsen, Juarez, and various other Chicago Public High Schools.Visitation was Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Interment was Friday, January 27, 2017 at Mounds Cemetery, Cowden, IL.
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Thomas Michael Luebker

September 29, 1944 - January 20, 2017

Thomas "Mike" Luebker, 72, of Chicago; U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran; Beloved Husband of Becky Rosacker; Dear Son of the late William Luebker & Irene nee Flynn; Loving Brother of Ann (Mike) Campa, Rita Tasker, and the late James (Yolanda) Luebker; and Fond Friend of many; Retired CTA Manager of Tech Services; Past Commander of the American Legion Tattler Post #973. Visitation Monday,...
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Mary A. Pecirno

February 28, 1925 - January 20, 2017

Mary A. Pecirno, nee Laza, January 20, 2017. Beloved Wife of Pascal "Pat". Loving mother of Robert (Marta), and Richard (Sandi) Pecirno. Fond grandmother of Sergio, Brian, and Caitlin. Visitation Monday, January 23, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. Funeral Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:15 am from funeral home,...
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Edith Glogowski

February 1, 1923 - January 15, 2017

Edith Flemming Glogowski passed into eternity on Sunday, January 15, 2017. She was born in Lodz, Poland, on February 1, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Glogowski. She is survived by her husband's grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Services will be held at Drake and Son Funeral Home, 5303 N Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Viewing Fri, Jan...
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Cruz Castro Colón

May 3, 1932 - January 14, 2017

Cruz Castro Colón, born May 3, 1932, made his transition on January 14, 2017 and is survived by his lifelong love Asunción Juanita Martinez Colón, his two sons Felipe and Rey, and his granddaughter Kristiana. Full of humor, generosity, and love, Tito shined a bright light into the lives of all he touched and guides us from his place among the ancestors to be servants to the living....
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Ernest William TURNER

August 17, 1929 - January 13, 2017

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William Gregory Goodwin

January 6, 1975 - January 10, 2017

William Gregory Goodwin was called home to God in the early morning hours of January 10th, 2017. Born on January 6th, 1975, Will came into the world just five minutes before his twin brother, Kevin. He was only 2 lbs and 13 ounces. Will learned tenacity right from the beginning. His wonderful spirit and inner strength enabled him to continue to battle a deadly form of Cancer. He never gave up...
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Constantine Magafas

October 18, 1931 - January 8, 2017

Constantine (Gus) Magafas passed away on Monday January 8, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife Milagros Z. Magafas, Son - George, Sisters - Bessie, Venetia and Angeliki (deceased), Brother- Vasilios, Brother in law - George Dracopoulos, Sister in law - Anastasia Magafas, cousins (Anastos), and many nieces and nephews. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Services will be held...
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Elba Cecilia Sanchez

June 15, 1957 - January 7, 2017

Elba Cecilia "Shyla" Sanchez, Chicago, IL, passed away January 7, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL on June 15, 1957 to Medardo H. and Maria Natalya Sanchez.Shyla is survived by her loving father and siblings Medardo G. (Pamela) Sanchez, Maria Natalya (Eric) Solomon, Edmundo (Colleen) Sanchez and Fabian Maurice (Karen) Sanchez. She was loved by many nieces and nephews: Nicole, Medardo Jr.,...
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Cesar Jose Cardenas

April 20, 1956 - January 7, 2017

Cesar Jose Cardenas, age 60, of Chicago, was born into life in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 20, 1956, and born into eternity surrounded by his loving family on January 7, 2017. Cesar is the beloved husband of Martha Cusba Cardenas; loving father of Alanna (fiancé Luis Martinez) Cardenas, and Gabriel (fiancé Maria A. Fontalvo) Cardenas; dear son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Ana Cointa...
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Jean Mary Schmit

July 5, 1922 - January 6, 2017

Jean Mary Schmit, age 94, of Chicago, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, January 6, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Peter Anthony Schmit; loving mother of Kathleen (Robert) Yaksich, Maureen (the late Terry) Ratajesak, Nancy (Mike) Riley, Jean (Brian Glorioso) Boklewski, Peter (Barb) Schmit and Sue (Tony) Maniscalco; cherished grandmother of 16, proud great...
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Ying Cho

May 11, 1921 - January 5, 2017

CHO, Ying, age 96, of Niles, IL, was born into life in Canton China on May 11, 1921, and born into eternity on January 5, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Ying is the beloved wife of the late Yook Yng Cho; loving mother of Peter ( Eleanor), Paul (Caitlin), Susan ( George), and Jean ( Albert); adoring grandmother of Adrian (Christy), Kevin, Alex, Sam, Kaylee, Patrick ( Andie), Renee, Robina ...
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Blanche Sayad

June 10, 1915 - January 4, 2017

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Maria Aurelia Sifuentes

August 12, 1926 - January 2, 2017

Maria Aurelia Sifuentes, age 90, of Santa Catarina, Mexico. Loving wife to the late Luis Sifuentes. Adoring mother to Guadalupe, Yolanda (Francisco) Estrello, Maria (Alejandro) Soria, Jose, Silvia, Ofelia, (Michael) Senase, Teresa, Art (Katherine) and Martin. Maria was a cherished grandmother to 14 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of Drake & Son...
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Lydia V. Madamba

August 14, 1943 - January 1, 2017

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Thuong Thi Luu

October 6, 1930 - December 27, 2016

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Sandra Muric

June 14, 1972 - December 27, 2016

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Monica .. Wurst

January 10, 1954 - December 25, 2016

Monica Wurst, beloved daughter of the late Norman and Marie, fond sister of Norman, Virginia, Donald and the late Charles, James and Maurice. Sister-in-law of Patricia and the late Judy, Sarah and Edward (Glascott), Aunt and Great Aunt of many. Goddaughter of Norman Wurst (Brother) and Marilyn (Werner) Truppa, best friend of Sophie (Bob) Radlowski. Employed at SBC Customer Service, Illinois for...
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Ewald E. Heyne

September 9, 1933 - December 25, 2016

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Jennifer Renee Jones Alexander

May 8, 1983 - December 23, 2016

Jennifer Renee Jones Alexander, of Chicago, IL, died on Friday, December 23, 2016 from Stage IV Breast Cancer. She was 33 years old and was born on May 8th, 1983 in Chicago, IL. Jennifer was a scholar. She attended Emmanuel Christian School and Maria High School. She graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a degree in Secondary Education and DePaul University with a...
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Aurora T. Gold

December 26, 1925 - December 17, 2016

Aurora T Gold, born December 26, 1926, Valladolid Negros Occidental, Philippines She passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Journey Care Hospice Care. She is the daughter of the late Pilar and Natalio, sister to 5 brothers and 3 sisters, and wife of loving husband of 65 years to Ilumuinado. She is the mother of Tita (Robert), Adam (Tamara), Nena (James), and Brenda (Mark); grandmother of...
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Clemencia Oliveros Reyes

June 16, 1920 - December 17, 2016

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Andrew White McGhee

October 26, 1931 - December 16, 2016

Andrew W. McGhee, of Chicago and Lakeside, Michigan, died peacefully at home December 16, 2016. Born in 1931 in Pittsburgh to Katherine Easton McGhee and John Francis McGhee, he moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1938, where he was raised by his mother and stepfather, Dr. William Norris. He attended Beverly Hills High School and the Lawrenceville School, and was graduated from Stanford...
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Evelyn Bennett Rogers

August 24, 1967 - December 16, 2016

Dr. Evelyn Bennett Rogers departed this life on Friday, December 16, 2016 at her home in Chicago, Illinois. Evelyn Bennett Rogers was born on August 24, 1967 in Annapolis, Maryland to Earthel & Faye Bennett. Being born the youngest, she had two older sisters, Ramona and Alicia. The family later relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While attending Southern A&M University in Baton Rouge,...
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Kenneth A. Erickson

October 19, 1929 - December 12, 2016

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Elisabeth Meszner

January 31, 1917 - December 11, 2016

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Carla Odette Harrington

April 15, 1931 - December 10, 2016

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Mary LaBounty Hanley

January 14, 1927 - December 9, 2016

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Ramon Ruiz Lipardo

February 3, 1932 - December 1, 2016

Dr. Ramon Ruiz Lipardo, age 84, of Chicago, was born in Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines on February 3, 1932, and born into eternity on December 1, 2016. He is the beloved son of the late Rosario Lipardo-Vicente and Manny Vicente; loving doctor, cousin, uncle, colleague and fond friend of many. Dr. Lipardo went to Medical School at Manila Central University and graduated in 1958, and went on to...
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Rosamaria Flores Abrahan

December 2, 1936 - November 29, 2016

Rosamaria Flores Abrahan, 79, of Chicago. Passed away on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, IL. Born in the Philippines on Wednesday December 2, 1936 to Modesto and Matilde (née Lumba) Flores. Beloved wife of Romulo Abrahan. Visitation Friday December 2, 2016 from 3:00p until 9:00pm at Drake & Son Funeral Home 5303 N. Western Avenue Chicago; where funeral...
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Peter Joseph Byrne

March 15, 1924 - November 28, 2016

Peter J Byrne of Naples, FL passed away on November 28, 2016 in Naples FL. Born and reared in Suburban Philadelphia, he later resided in Greenwich, CT, Chicago, IL and Naples, FL. He was age 92. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Name Cathedral, 707 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60611 at 10 AM on Saturday, December 3. Visitation will be from 5 PM - 9 PM Friday, December 2 at Drake & Son Funeral...
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Tran Loc Ho

September 10, 1953 - November 22, 2016

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George G. Plensener

May 7, 1932 - November 22, 2016

George Gilbert Plensener was born on May 7, 1932, in Chicago, IL. He spent his entire life in the Andersonville neighborhood on the near north side, where he lived with his sister until she died on November 11, 2011. After his sister's death, George lived the remainder of his life at Wesley Place, located in his beloved Andersonville. George graduated from Queen of All Saints School on June 10,...
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John F. Lenardo

June 8, 1925 - November 20, 2016

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Norma V. Suyosa

December 7, 1928 - November 19, 2016

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George John Bode

May 14, 1935 - November 19, 2016

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Hilarion N. Hernandez

October 21, 1918 - November 18, 2016

Hilarion N. Hernandez, age 98, of Chicago, was born in Mexico City, on October 21, 1918, and born into eternity surrounded by his loving family on November 18, 2016. Hilarion is the beloved husband of Maria; loving father of Martha Neria, Eric, Olga (Jesus Rodriguez) Hernandez, and the late Manuel; adoring grandfather of Mayra Neria, Vanessa Rodriguez, and Alex Rodriguez; most adoring great...
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Jean M. Gates

May 18, 1939 - November 17, 2016

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Connie C. Koopmann

November 11, 1932 - November 15, 2016

Connie C Koopmann nee O'Shea age 84 of Elgin, formerly of Chicago; beloved wife of the late William Koopmann; loving mother of William D (Debbie), Nancy (Patrick) Loftus, Terri (John) Daley, Robert (Laura), and David Koopmann; cherished grandmother of Taryn and Matthew Koopmann, Michael and William Loftus, Elizabeth and Jack Daley, and Frank and Lyla Koopmann; preceded in death by her five...
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Muoi Ho

October 14, 1930 - November 14, 2016

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David Espinoza

March 2, 1952 - November 10, 2016

David Espinoza, age 64, of Chicago, was a Retired Chicago Public Schools Principal at Sandoval Elementary School and Muñoz Marin Primary Center. He was the beloved son of Juanita Gonzalez; loving brother of Bitte (Joan) Espinoza, Viena (late James) Limon and Irene Sandoval; adoring uncle of Juanita Espinoza, Thomas (Amanda) Espinoza, Aaron (Maribel) Espinoza, Jeremiah Limon and Jennia ...
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June Nonko Albert

August 4, 1926 - November 8, 2016

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Hilary A. O'Neill

January 14, 1934 - November 7, 2016

Hilary A. O'Neill, born January 14, 1934 in Dublin, Ireland, passed away November 7, 2016. Loving and dedicated husband of 47 years to Frances, nee Dudley. Wonderful and loving father of Valerie (Christopher) Cassidy. Cherished brother of Deirdre, Nicolas, and Vincent. Respected uncle to many. Hilary worked for 40 plus years at Montgomery Ward as a carpenter, volunteered his time as an...
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Daniel Wright Hartman

December 25, 1968 - November 6, 2016

Daniel Wright Hartman age 47 of Chicago, beloved husband of Cherrie (nee Corpin); loving father of Jake and Ava; cherished son of Barbara (late David) Hartman; dear brother of David (Mary), Lynn (Philip) Bengtsen, Laura (Kurt) Daniel, late Dean, Glenn (Joevy) Corpin and Mark Dempsey; fond uncle of Lindsey (Ryan), Ainsley, Christopher, Erik (Tina), Andrew, Tyler, Samantha, Sara, Sam and Erin....
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Richard Francis Koertgen

February 26, 1939 - November 6, 2016

Richard F. Koertgen, 77, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. A veteran of the US Navy. His professional career led him in many directions, including driver for 7-up, Evanston motorcycle police officer, salesman, personal chauffer for Hugh Hefner, and security details at area hospitals to name a few. A life long Chicago sports fan, he could always be counted on for the latest sports topic....
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Stella Nanos

September 1, 1918 - November 5, 2016

Aunt Stella Nanos, 98, of Evanston Illinois. Youngest of three children to Kallori and James Nanos; older brother Anthony Nanos died in WWII and younger brother late WWII vet, William Nanos. Adoring nieces Maria Nanos (Lynn Briskin) and Stella Nanos (John) Scali. Worked at the University of Illinois as a cytotechnologist for 30 years and was awarded the esteemed George Papanicolaou Award in 1958,...
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Bernie G. Albania

February 6, 1928 - November 4, 2016

Bernie G. Albania Sr., 88 years old of Chicago IL, died on November 4, 2016.He was born in the Philippines on February 6, 1928.He worked for many years and retired as architect at Universal oil Products LLC, now Honeywell UOP.He was a swimmer on his younger age, a wrestling fun, and loves to drive around until the age of 87.He is survived by his sister, nephew/nieces, two sons and grandchildren...
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Valerie B. Salas

February 13, 1949 - November 1, 2016

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Chau Lun TSANG

September 8, 1937 - October 30, 2016

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Dune Yee Ng

August 13, 1934 - October 29, 2016

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James Charles Rogers

April 26, 1944 - October 27, 2016

James Charles Rogers, age 72, of Chicago, was a United States Marine Corp. Veteran; beloved husband of Beverly Rogers; loving father of Daniel (Stacey) Rogers; adoring grandfather of James Daniel and Caroline Kelly Rogers; dear brother of John (Cathy) Rogers, Cathy Rogers, Joseph Rogers, Robert Rogers, Richard Rogers, Mary Polios, and the late Dennis Rogers; closest cousin of David Rogers who was...
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