Our Obituaries

Robert A. Faber

August 2, 1951 - October 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Eugeniusz Kwiek

September 15, 1936 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Grace Orsini

August 28, 1913 - October 17, 2017

Grace Orsini, nee Pecori, age 104. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of the late Carmella and Grace. Dearest sister of the late Thomas, Joseph, Patricia, Michael, Carmella and Lucy. Dear aunt of Carol (John) Klesen, Vito (Lesley) Gentile, the late Gene (late Dolores) Gentile and the late Anthony Gentile. Dear great-aunt of Gina (Drew) Kapinos, John (Janice) Gentile, Colleen (Mark)...
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Jerome Drochowski

December 2, 1935 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Dorothy G. Sharkey

May 29, 1926 - October 10, 2017

Dorothy G. Sharkey, nee Glowczewski. Loving wife of late John W. Sr. Loving mother of Pat (Bob) Nicholson. Cherished Bo to Rob (Deb), Kelly, Mary (Mike) Fricke and Jenny (Ben Stephens). Adored Great Grandma Bo to Briana, Jocci, Jeremy, Ian, Justin, KK, Autumn, Shane, Johnathan, MaKayla, Casey, Benjamin and Jackson. Sister of Marion Johnson, the late Janet Wolke, late Vincent Glowczewski and the...
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David W. Slawik

January 4, 1957 - September 18, 2017

David W. Slawik. Beloved son of the late Robert and Cecilia, nee Libel. Loving brother of Gary (Becky), Tom (Karen) and Don (Cheryl). Dearest uncle of Jake, Aubrey, Christian, Amy, Lauren, Kerri, Robert and Terry. A Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, September 21st from 3:00 - 9:00 pm at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago where a Memorial Service will be...
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Florence S. Drozd

June 7, 1924 - September 16, 2017

A visitation for Florence will be held on Friday, September 22nd from 4:00 - 9:00 pm at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. Family and friends to meet Saturday, September 23rd at St. Wenceslaus Church, 3400 N. Monticello in Chicago for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will follow to St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles, Illinois.
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Brunhilde Prince

April 6, 1940 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Norbert Matthew Nashan

June 3, 1927 - September 11, 2017

Norbert Matthew Nashan, Veteran WW II. Beloved husband of the late Wanda T., nee Bawiec. Loving father of Gregory (Linda), Linda, Corinne (Andrew) Nazimek and Dorinne (late Kenji) Kerins. Dearest grandfather of Matthew (Courtney), Spencer (Katie), Justin (Brianna), Morgan, Kelsey, Cooper, Zachary and Kole. Dear great-grandfather of Andrew, Tyler and Nicholas, Ashton, Tyler, Colton, Ayden, Logan,...
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George Sproch

January 20, 1924 - September 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Jeanine B. Posner

February 22, 1940 - September 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Alfrieda A. Bizub

November 14, 1922 - September 1, 2017

Alfrieda A. "Frieda" Bizub, nee Florczak, 94, passed away in Bedford, TX on September 1, 2017. Born November 14, 1922 in Chicago, IL, Frieda grew up in Chicago and married Rudolph Bizub on September 24, 1949. She was preceded in death by husband Rudolph and brothers Marion "Murph", Raymond, and Eugene Florczyk. Frieda is survived by children Gail (Carl) Thomas of Coppell, TX,...
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Lucyna Gustek

March 21, 1926 - August 30, 2017

Lucyna Gustek. Beloved wife of the late Rudolf. Loving mother of Mitchell (Danuta) Gustek, Christine (Tony) Zoldan and the late Richard Gustek. Dearest grandmother of Paul, Lisa, Gwendolyn and Anton. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by family members in Poland.Visitation Monday 2:00 - 8:00 pm at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave. Funeral Tuesday...
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Floyd L. Parks

December 23, 1932 - August 23, 2017

Floyd L. Parks, age 84, of Chicago. Beloved husband of Bernadine for 65 years. Loving father of Jeff, Gary (Mary), and the late Craig. Dear papa of Melissa (Paul) and Bridget. Great-papa of Gabriella, Nicolas, Aiden and Colin. Cherished brother of Terry, Nellie, Dee-Dee, Gerry, Linda and Jodi. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Floyd was a Navy Veteran, Member of IBEW Local 134, Hockey...
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Leonard E. Bilinski

September 26, 1926 - August 20, 2017

Leonard E. Bilinski, age 90 of Niles. Beloved husband of the late Rose. Dear father of June (Stanley) Kidawa, Susan Flood and Deborah (the late Joseph) Martorano. Loving grandfather of Leonard (Virginia), Michael, Colleen, Gina, Donna (Steven) and the late Cheryl. Great-grandfather of Brian, Danny, Hailey, Nicholas and Giovanni. Brother of Irene, Ray, the late Ed, the late Elaine, the late...
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Rozalia Gradzki

August 11, 1928 - August 18, 2017

Rozalia Gradzki, nee Grzymkowska. Beloved wife of the late Jozef. Loving mother of Maryla (Jozef) Koniecko, Linda (Jerzy) Wasilewski, Alina (Dr. Anthony) Janiga and Anna Smith. Dearest grandmother of Marnie (Jerry) Clifford, Mark (Anne) Koniecko,Diane (David) Goldman, Daniel (Katie) Koniecko, Art (Banessa) Wasilewski, Darek Wasilewski, Dr. Jenna (Dr. Brett) Lullo, Michael Janiga, Kyle Smith and...
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Eleanor P. Griffin

September 11, 1928 - August 15, 2017

Eleanor P. Griffin, nee Barrett, of Chicago, August 15, 2017. Wife of the late John (CPD). Loving mother of Sandra (Robert) Lowery, William (Leslie), and Jack (Christine) Griffin. Grandmother of Michele, Michael, Kerry, Patrick, David, Brian, Jake, Callen and Ben. Great Grandmother of 9. Visitation Friday, August 18, 2017, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Malec and Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee...
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Harry Stanley Rybicki

October 28, 1922 - August 11, 2017

Harry Rybicki, 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11. The youngest child of Francis and Katherine Rybicki, Harry was born on October 28, 1922 in Chicago. Preceded in death by seven siblings, Harry reunites in celebration with brothers Henry, Edward, Walter, and Bruno; and sisters Jean, Lillian and Irene. Harry enlisted in the Army in 1944, serving in WW II as a cook. While stationed in...
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Patricia Ann Norum

February 21, 1934 - August 11, 2017

.Patricia Ann Norum, née Stratton, Beloved wife of the late Milan H. Norum. Loving mother of Milan A. (Katherine), Raymond H. (Rosanna), MaryAnne (late William A.) Jones and John W. Norum. Loving Grandmother of Stephanie (James Polson), Lisa, Jaclyn, Kaitlyn, Erik Norum and Danielle (Scott Cha). Great- Grandmother of Eliana. Loving friend of Maria Gálvez and Jim Guenther. Dear sister...
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Dolores Dorothy Banasiak

January 6, 1925 - August 10, 2017

Dolores Dorothy Banasiak. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Patricia (James) Tagliere and Deborah Lynn Banasiak. Dearest grandmother of Angela Lynn (James) Murphy, Amy Lynn (Michael) Jursich and Allison Lynn (Robert) Farrell. Dear great-grandmother of Alyssa, Abigail, Grace, Kaylie, Michael and Walker.
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Arlene E. Melamed

May 25, 1937 - August 1, 2017

Arlene E. Melamed, age 80 of Round Lake Park. Beloved wife of Sol for 60 years. Loving mom of Liz Lucas and Dave (Deby). Dear grandma of Johnathon and Abby. Cherished sister of Kathleen Lawson. Sister-in-law of Robert (Vicky) and Phillip (Jean). Niece of Arby. Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Borge (the late Eleanor) Rod. Cherished companion of her long haired...
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Raymond E. SLIWA

September 23, 1941 - July 31, 2017

Raymond E. Sliwa, age 75 of Chicago. Beloved father of Raymond J. Sliwa. Loving grandfather of Amanda and Troy. Cherished brother of Dolores (the late Louis) Marcopoulos, Eileen (William) Thies Jr., and Phyllis (Jack) Henriksen. Uncle of many nephews and niece. Loving companion and dearest friend of the late Zora T. Puckett. Raymond was a friend to many.Visitation Friday, August 4 from 9-11...
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Robert Dubiel

January 21, 1970 - July 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Rosalie Abbinanti

November 4, 1950 - July 28, 2017

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Constance Anne KOSS

October 31, 1941 - July 24, 2017

Constance "Connie" Anne Koss, age 75 of Chicago. Beloved daughter of the late Conrad and the late Isabelle "Sally" Koss. Dearest sister of Donald (Liz) Koss. Loving cousin of the late Donna (Ami) Menle and many members of the Gilberts and Baumeisters.She shared her parent's love of learning, reading and sports. A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Connie Anne was delighted to finally see her team win...
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Patricia A. Kolomay

December 28, 1937 - July 21, 2017

Patricia A. Kolomay, age 79 of Niles. Beloved wife of Retired Lieutenant of the Chicago Fire Department, Richard F. for 59 years. Loving mother of Cheryl (Hon. Dennis J. Morrissey) Kolomay-Morrissey and John (Connie Indelli) Kolomay. Dear grandmother of Michael Indelli and Michelle Indelli and step-grandmother of James, Kevin, Bridget and Sean Morrissey. Sister of John (Diane) Zaucha. Aunt...
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Slawomir Jarmula

June 16, 1964 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Henryka M. Jasinski

May 13, 1928 - July 20, 2017

Henryka M. Jasinski, age 89 of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Waclaw. Loving mother of Renata, Christine (Donald) Butts and Theresa (Walter) Chodan. Grandmother of Michael (Kelly) Ace, the late Jessica and the late Stephan. Great-Grandmother of Gavin and Caitlyn. Dear sister of the late Henry (Irene). Aunt of Lydia, Gregory and Arthur.Visitation Thursday 3-8 PM at Malec & Sons...
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Gilbert J. Ortinau

July 7, 1932 - July 7, 2017

Gilbert J. Ortinau. Beloved husband of Ethel, nee Anderson. Loving father of Dawn, Tammy, Wendy, Kimberly and Mark. Cherished dad of Bob, Gail, Brian and Beverly. Visitation Friday, July 14th from 8:00 am until time of prayers 10:15 am at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Procession after prayers to St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00...
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Barbara Nichols

July 29, 1950 - July 6, 2017

Barbara Nichols, age 66. Beloved wife of the late Jack for 44 years. Loving mother of Laura Nichols and John A. (Katie) Nichols Jr. Adopted mother of Caroline (Kevin) Mobley and Mum (Kuy) Meas. Dearest grandma of Michael Nichols. Sister of Tom (Rona) Toler, Judi (Jay) Kozlowski, Carolyn (Michael) Tornow and Patricia (Donny) Toler. Aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews.Visitation...
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Joseph J. Przewoznik

September 22, 1929 - July 6, 2017

Joseph J. Przewoznik, 87, of Chicago, IL passed away on July 6, 2017 surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 8:00pm on Sunday, July 9th, at Malec Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. The funeral service will begin at Malec Funeral Home at 9am on Monday July 11th, followed by a mass at Our Lady of Victory located at 5212 W Agitate, Chicago at 10am. Burial will follow...
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Robert B. Matusiak

April 17, 1925 - July 4, 2017

Robert Matusiak. Veteran WW II, United States Coast Guard. Beloved husband of the late Helen, nee Haczek. Loving father of Christine (late Jerry) Clancy, Robert (Debbie) and Alan (Judy). Dearest grandfather of Jeremiah (Heather), Brendan (Carla), Erin, Bob (Jenny), Yvonne (Jeff) Jacobson, Lucy (Marco) Silva, Joe and Sarah (Steve) Joern. Dear great-grandfather of Finn, Culver, Payton, Shaye, Noah,...
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Peter P. Beck

August 8, 1940 - June 29, 2017

Peter P. Beck. Beloved husband of Mary, nee O'Malley. Loving father of AnnMarie (William) Sedlak and Raymond Beck C.P.D. Papa Pete to Amy, Amanda, Evan and Rosalinda. Dear brother of Lorraine, Russell, Marilyn, Margaret and the late Raymond, Jerome and Dorothy. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Special pal to his furry friends Fred and Ginger. Funeral Thursday 9:30 am from Malec & Sons...
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Natalie Ann Benker

October 13, 1930 - June 25, 2017

Natalie Ann Benker, age 86 of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Loving mother of Susan, Bonnie and Nancy (Tom). Cherished Grandma B of Joseph (Brandy), Briana (Troy), Heidi (Joshua), Anna (Scott), David, Charlie (Sara), Michael, Vince (Amy), Chris (Paige), Danica, Mia and Catherine. Great-Grandma of Annelies, Zoriona, Titus and a baby boy on the way. Sister of the late Robert Kipp. ...
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Maryann Ann Drogos

November 16, 1930 - June 20, 2017

Maryann Drogos age 86 of Glenview. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Steven (Mindy), Phillip (Mary) and the late Debbie (Ed). Cherished grandmother of Steven (Nicci), Josh, Brian and Kaitlyn. Sister of Fran, Dorothy, the late Helen and the late Stella.Graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 23rd at St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6800 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles. For...
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Lorine F. Castillo

January 31, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Lorine F. Castillo, age 88. Beloved mother of Charles E. Mayer. Mother-in-law of Lori Grifo and Andrea Mayer. Loving Grandmother of Michael Mayer and Richard Mayer. Lorine was a proud member of AMVETS, VFW and the American Legion Auxiliaries. She was also a member of the Elmwood Park Senior's Club and Volunteered at Hines Hospital - VA Center.Visitation Friday 4-8 PM at Malec & Sons...
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John Walter Zak

September 25, 1938 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Patrick J. Foy

October 22, 1961 - May 30, 2017

Patrick J. Foy. Beloved husband of Stephanie, nee Addison. Loving father of Angela Grace and Amelia Kathleen. Dearest son of the late Patrick and Sally. Dear brother of Geraldine Foy, Barbara (Dan) Salemme and Moira Foy. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express thanks to the staffs of Lutheran General and Loyola Medical Center for their dedicated and compassionate care...
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Dorothy S. Baniqued

February 7, 1921 - May 25, 2017

Dorothy S. Baniqued, nee Soriano. Beloved wife of the late Benny. Loving mother of Judy (Bill) Baniqued - Lesko. Dearest grandmother of Lauren (Robert) Zane and Nicholas Lesko. Dear great-grandmother of Jasmine Anna Zane. Fond sister of Aurelia, Salome, Alex, John and the late Mark, late Antonio, late Atilano, late Mario, late Martin, late Saturnina and the late Angeles. Dear aunt of many nieces...
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Billy J. Morris

May 6, 1951 - May 25, 2017

Billy J. Morris Sr., Age 66, of Chicago. Beloved husband of Sharon for 46 years; loving dad of Billy, Jr. (Melissa), Tina (Pedro) Hernandez, and Todd (Angie); dear grandpa of Yanelli, Maria, Billy III, Abigail, Mia, Maiyah, Makaylah, Nora, Todd, Jr., and one more on the way; brother of James and Sondra; cherished uncle and great-uncle. Billy was a great man, who loved so many people. He had many...
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Honorata Jablonski

October 10, 1932 - May 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Roman Poniatowski

February 9, 1923 - May 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Dolores Frances Prokuski

June 25, 1934 - May 20, 2017

Dolores Frances Prokuski (Dolezil) 06/25/1934-05/20/2017 Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister Dolores was born in Chicago on June 25,1934 to Frank and Florence (Warden) Dolezil. With her younger brother Eugene, Dolores grew up in the Noble Square neighborhood, where she met John Prokuski, her soulmate and husband for nearly 63 years. In Dolores's life, family came first. With John they made...
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Maria Janus

January 24, 1940 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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James Fronczak

February 12, 1946 - May 18, 2017

Fronczak, James, 71 of Chicago, Ret. Chicago Police Officer for 29 years, passed away Thursday. Beloved husband to Mary Anne (nee Sammartino); loving father to Jennifer (William) Schaefer, Jeffrey (Sandra), Michael (Kerri) and Melissa (Joseph) Fasuna; cherished grandfather of Jack, Evan, Luke, Allison, Bradley, Ella, James, Noelle, Frances, Joseph, Charlie and Maggie Jane. He was a loving brother...
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Audrey J. Rompa

May 31, 1944 - May 16, 2017

Audrey J. Rompa, age 72, of Rosemont. Married for over 50 years to her beloved husband, Ed "Bud" Rompa. Loving mother of Dawn (Michael) Pitts and Donna (Sam) Wahbeh. Dearest grandma of Daniel, Christa, Simba, Josh, Joe, Lizzie and Abbie. Sister of Bonnie (Bob) Naspinski, the late Darlene (the late Tom) Napinski and Henry (Nancy) Guzik. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM at Malec & Sons...
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Lillian C. Chahaj

November 7, 1929 - May 16, 2017

Lillian "Lynn" Chahaj. Beloved wife of the late Casimir Chahaj; devoted mother of Laurie (the Late Steven retired CPD) McKeag; cherished Busia of Brendan McKeag; fond godmother of Mark Staron; loving companion of the late John Marlovitz; dear friend of the entire Marlovitz and McKeag families. Lillian shared a wonderful friendship with a host of cousins, lifelong friends and neighbors.. Memorial...
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Vita L. Scarlata

July 28, 1921 - May 13, 2017

Vita L. Scarlata, age 95 of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Josephine (John) Gullo and the late Anita Tadel. Mother-in-law of Ronald (Patrice) Tadel. Devoted grandmother of Erika (Mark) Bohyer, Ethan (Amy) Tadel, Maria Gullo, Lisa (Tony) Kovacs, Joseph Gullo, Jessica Tadel, Meghan (Ryan) Valach, Bridgett Tadel, Shannon (Ben) Bellich, and Zak Tadel. Great-Grandma of...
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Lawrence Paul Kampwirth

December 20, 1946 - May 11, 2017

Lawrence Paul Kampwirth, 70, moved on to his next adventure last week. He left unexpectedly, but, predictably, living his best life. He'll be profoundly missed by his wife of 38 years, Lorrie, his light; his daughter, Kristin, his heart; his son, Kevin, his hope; and his daughter-in-law, Marissa, his joy. Larry loved life and was awed by the possibilities of each day. When his hands weren'...
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Mary Ellen Bryce

September 27, 1926 - May 7, 2017

Mary Ellen Bryce, daughter of the late James and late Elizabeth, nee Harrington. Loving sister of Josephine (late Edward) O'Malley, James (Alice) Bryce Sr., the late John "Jack" and the late Kathleen (late Thomas) Daly. Aunt of Linda (Robert) Hommes, James Jr. (Mandy), John, Robert (Melissa), Deneen, Ann (Thomas) O'Malley, Eileen Daly, Therese (Mark) Hepner, Catherine (William) Chow, Joanne ...
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Michelle Renee Joseph

August 16, 1977 - May 5, 2017

Michelle Renee Joseph. Beloved daughter of Michael and the late Mary, nee Greeson. Loving sister of Michael (Cynthia) Joseph. Dearest aunt of Nathan, Mason and McKayla. Loving cousin of many.IN LIEU OF FLOWERS DONATIONS TO THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY APPRECIATED.http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate
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Helena Maca

February 21, 1927 - April 30, 2017

With a sad heart, we announce the passing of our mama, babcia, and prababcia.Helena (nee Juszczyk) Maca, daughter of Anna & Pawel Juszczyk, born on February 21, 1927 in Poland, died on April 30, 2017 in Chicago, IL.Wife of the late Stanislaw; mother of: Krystyna (Stan Hurd); the late Bronislaw (Diane); Stefan S. (Daniella); and Bogdan.Grandmother of: Suzanna Maca Koivun; Stefan M. Maca (Karen...
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Jan Stefan Podsada

August 3, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Jan Stefan Podsada. Beloved husband of Franciszka. Loving father of Bogumila (Sean) Ryan, Wesley (Alice) Podsada and Danuta (Craig) Zumstein. Dearest grandfather of Sean Ryan, Joshua Jarach, Jacob Podsada, Alexander Podsada, Abigail Podsada, William Zumstein and Jesse Zumstein. Dear brother of Eugienusz (Zofia) Podsada, Wladyslaw (Kazimiera) Podsada and the late Stanislaw (late Zofia) Podsada....
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Carolyn Conkle

January 31, 1947 - April 16, 2017

Carolyn Conkle (nee Carter) age 70. Beloved wife of the late Otis Conkle. Loving mother of Kelly, Kevin (Deborah) and Karen Wojtun. Cherished grandmother of Ryan, Ashley, Holly (Steven), Amanda and Michelle (Bobby). Great-grandma of 5. Dear sister of the late Ralph (Alberta) Carter and aunt of Julie.Visitation Thursday from 3-8 PM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave,...
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Raymond Joseph Pasko

September 19, 1947 - April 15, 2017

Raymond J. Pasko, age 69 of Chicago. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rose Pasko, and his nephew, John Pasko. He is survived by his siblings, Joyce (Eddie) Ukleja and Deacon Anthony 'Tony' (Ingrid) Pasko; niece and nephews, Eva (Guy) DiDonato, Tony (Jenny) Pasko and David Pasko; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.Visitation Thursday 3-8 PM at Malec & Sons Funeral...
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James A. Mayer

April 7, 1942 - April 14, 2017

James A. Mayer, age 75 of Chicago, IL passed away on Friday April 14, 2017. Member of Local 134 Electricians Union. Loving husband of Elizabeth. Beloved father of Michelle (Jason) Hernandez. Beloved stepfather of Natalie (Mark) Hoover. Dearest brother of Judy (the late Tom) Allegretti. Cherished brother-in-law of Joseph (Bozena). Cherished step grandfather of Jack and Caitlin. Beloved...
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Wanda V. Slimak

February 24, 1915 - April 14, 2017

Wanda Slimak, 102, the beloved heart of our family, passed away peacefully and went to her heavenly home on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank Slimak, her parents, Walter and Cecelia Kwasnicki, and dearest brother, Stanley and sister, Jeanette. She will be missed so very much and live in the hearts of her four daughters, Dorothy (Edward)...
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Kirk Thomas Kudsk

July 13, 1963 - April 10, 2017

Kirk Thomas Kudsk. Beloved Dad of Laura Nichole Kudsk-Perez (Marcos) and Jennifer Renea (Emilio) Flores. Devoted Grandpa of Kevin Thomas, Samya Rose, Noah Andres, Aaden Christos, Nathan Kirk and Madelyn Rose. Wife and Best Friend of Monique. Dearest Son of Juana "Jean" and the late Thomas Dale. Loving brother of Julie L. (Juan) Exposito. Fond Uncle of Jessica, Kimberly and Melanie...
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Adele Mindak

August 26, 1917 - April 9, 2017

Adele (née Bozen) Mindak, 99, passed away in Chicago, IL on April 9, 2017. Beloved Wife of the Late Frank, CFD; Dear Daughter of the Late Rose and Walter Bozen; Sister of the Late Harry Bozen and Late Dolores Nevin; Loving Mother of Karen (Tom) Edwards, Jim, Ret. CFD (Carolyn Alonzo, Ret. CPD), Susan (Ken, Ret. CPD) Ellinger; Devoted "Granny" to Aimee Edwards, Kate Mindak, Jason...
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Zofia Sokolowski

August 25, 1925 - April 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Florence M. Arendarczyk

June 12, 1923 - April 1, 2017

Florence M. Arendarczyk, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of the late Richard, Raymond, the late Dennis, Donald and Donna. Dearest grandma of Richard Jr., Donna, Dennis Jr., Debbie, Jeffrey, Julie, Donald Jr., Lisa and Rachel. Great-grandma of 15. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.Florence will be lying in state Tuesday at 9 AM at Our Lady of Ransom Parish, 8300...
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Jan PARAT

May 8, 1922 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Pauline Haas

July 18, 1933 - March 28, 2017

Pauline Haas (nee Duenstl). Beloved wife of the late Michael J. for 59 years. They had 5 loving and caring children who cared for their parents in all their illnesses: Deborah (Russ) Kieres, Michael (Carol), Donna (Sam) Furlan, Thomas (Joan) and William Haas. Loving grandma of Geoffrey (Monica), Daniel (Brittney), Marielle (Eryk), Vanessa, Michael, Jill and Kurt. Great Grandmother of Brooke...
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Halina Tyburska

May 28, 1915 - March 25, 2017

Halina Tyburska (Cydzik), age 101 of Chicago. Born on May 28, 1915 in Mosuszyn Maly, Poland. Died on March 25, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Survivor of Siberian Gulag Lapin Bor on the Ob River with her son Roman. Beloved wife of the late Jan Tyburski. Loving mother of Roman Tyburski, Eve Estrada and the late Krzysztof Tyburski who perished in Siberia two weeks short of his fifth birthday. ...
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Eva G. Formanski

March 27, 1934 - March 23, 2017

Eva G. Formanski, nee Sierra. Beloved wife of the late Norbert J. Loving mother of Leo (Jeanne), Michael, Susan (Greg) Giuliani and Teresa (Charles) Gale. Dearest grandmother of Matthew, Jennifer, Alexandra and the late Eddie. Dear sister of Oralia Sosa. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Tuesday beginning with prayers at 9:15 am at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee...
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Elisabeth J. Wolf

February 27, 1927 - March 22, 2017

Elisabeth J. Wolf. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Reinhard (Sharon) and Dagmar Wundrock (Al Thomas). Dearest grandmother of Ann Marie (Brett Lucina), Kristin (Nate) Wallock, Kathryn (Nicholas) Manzella, Beth Ann (David) Parker, Katherine (Brady) Walters and Robyn (Mary Frances Rodgers). Dear great-grandmother of Lauren, Edison, Eli, Ella, Lyla, Roma, Gramm, Grey, Nicky and Joey.
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Patrick C. Sulak

March 14, 1950 - March 17, 2017

Patrick C. Sulak, age 67 of Chicago. Beloved husband of Teresa for 44 years. Loving dad of Karen (Brian) Sanders and Lisa. Dearest Geej of Katie and Abby. Brother of Diane (John) Jedziniak, Jerry (Suzanne) and Gary (Karen). Cherished uncle to many. Patrick was known for always having a smile that lit up a room, and will be missed by his family, friends and neighbors. Visitation Monday 3-8...
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LaVergne T. Schwab

July 3, 1929 - March 7, 2017

LaVergne T. Schwab, age 87 of Chicago. LaVergne was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Angeline and siblings, Marie and James. LaVergne is survived by her nephews and niece, James, John and Jollina; great nephews and nieces, Joe, Erik, Melissa, Jeremy and Rachel; and her friend and cousin Pauline Scharres.LaVergne was a friend to all, and will be missed.She will lie in state Friday...
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Krzysztof Dudzinski

January 4, 1992 - March 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Michael J. KELEHER

July 12, 1953 - March 3, 2017

Michael J. Keleher, age 63 of Chicago. Beloved fiancé of Betty Ward. Dearest cousin of Nancy (Cramer) Dowdle. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, William Keleher and Virginia (Keleher) Boreman; his brother, William Keleher; and Step-father Ronald Boreman. He is survived by his half-sister Rhonda DiPadova.Michael worked for the Chicago Park District as an Operational Engineer...
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Marlene Loretta Holmes

September 30, 1939 - February 25, 2017

Marlene Loretta Holmes, nee Gardzelewski. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Loving mother of Tracey (Craig) Musser, Steven Holmes, Michael (Lisa) Holmes and Raymond (Bridget) Holmes. Dearest grandmother of Nathan (Nina), Steven (Gabriela), Daniel (Heather), Nicholas, Mark, Allison, Michael, Julia, Emma, Mary, Harmony, Melody and Gibson. Dear sister of Dory Najlowicz, Pat Gardzelewski, Laverne...
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Helen A. Shulda

September 12, 1923 - February 23, 2017

Helen Shulda, nee Jakus. Beloved wife of the late Elmer. Loving mother of Diane Barrett, Rick (Mary Ann) and Ron (Terri). Dearest grandmother of Gary Barrett, David Barrett, Sean Barrett, Sara Shulda, Jon Shulda, Nick Shulda and Matt Shulda. Dear great-grandmother of Nirvana Rose, Oceana and Dylan. Preceded in death by her parents Jozef (Julia, nee Popek) Jakus and sibllings Stanley (Wanda) Jakus...
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Carmen ANAYA

September 25, 1938 - February 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Timothy A. Fitch

February 10, 1973 - February 15, 2017

Tim Fitch, age 44 of Hanover Park. Beloved husband of Carmen for 10 years. Loving dad of Logan, Andrew, Victor and Alysia. Papa of Ilias. Dearest brother of Carrie (John) and "Big Brother" of Mike. Cherished son of Kathy (the late Donny). Nephew and cousin of many.Visitation Saturday 2-9 PM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. In lieu of flowers please make a...
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Janet D. Gorzynski

September 22, 1947 - February 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Josephine H. WEBER

December 4, 1924 - February 13, 2017

Josephine Weber, age 92, recently of Arizona, formerly of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of the late Helen. Dear Grandma of Christy (Sean) Cleary and Steven (Noelle) Bozsi. Great-grandma of Kyle Kuhlman, Kelly (Michael) Tode, Brendan Cleary. Sister of Frieda Schneider, Fred Handloser and Erna Berndt. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N...
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David L. Sobotka

August 24, 1948 - February 9, 2017

David L. Sobotka. Beloved son of the late Leonard and Adeline. Loving cousin of Gregory (Mary Lou) Szydlowski, Brian Rogers, Richard Rogers, Kenneth Damico and the late Richard (Julia) Szydlowski.
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Maureen Rose McCormick

August 28, 1951 - February 9, 2017

Maureen Rose McCormick, nee Mahoney. Beloved wife of Douglas. Loving mother of Katie (Adam) Miglore, Colleen McCormick, Erin McCormick and Michael McCormick. Dearest Grandma of Alice Miglore, Dylan Miglore and Penny Miglore. Dear sister of Robert Mahoney and the late Larry Mahoney. Fond aunt of many. Funeral Monday beginning with prayers 9:00 am at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee...
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James Gerald McIntyre

May 20, 1947 - February 6, 2017

James Gerald McIntyre, retired C.P.D. Beloved son of the late Gerald and Eileen. Beloved father of Daniel (Celeste) and Michael. Loving grandfather of Aidan, Delaney and Claire. Dearest brother of Michael (Cindy), Colleen Kelly and the late Thomas. Dear uncle of Michael (Celina), Megan (Walter), Kelly, Brian, Thomas and Katie. Visitation Friday from 3:00 pm until time of service 8:30 pm at Malec ...
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John Plewa

July 14, 1955 - January 30, 2017

John Plewa, age 61 of Chicago. Beloved father of John (Kasia), Angela (Wojtek) and Joseph (Gosia). Loving Dziadek of Natalia, Matthew and Joey. Dearest brother of Anna (Lesley) Glowacz and Jadzia Rose. Son of Filomena and the late Mieczyslaw.Visitation Saturday 8-10:15 AM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Prayer to begin at conclusion of visitation followed by...
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Raymond Meyer

March 23, 1956 - January 27, 2017

Raymond S. Meyer, at rest January 27, 2017. Dearest cousin of Lawrence "Larry" Meyer, Lillian and Michael Boryca, Karl and Marion Meyer, Harold Jr. "Butch" and Julia Meyer, and Karen and Cliff Banks. Dear second cousin of Justin Boryca, Kathy and Vince Suchocki, Kitty and James Luhr, and Linda Stokes. Raymond was an original member of the Left Field Bleacher Bums know as " Lil' Ray"...
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Lillian D. Huber

December 27, 1934 - January 26, 2017

Lillian D. Huber, nee Breithaupt. Beloved wife of Ervin. Loving mother of Roberta (Donald) Bicking and Daniel (Nadine) Huber. Dearest grandmother of Justin (Peggie) Bicking, Kyle Bicking, Ryan (Emily) Bicking, Mark Huber and Amy Huber. Dear great-grandmother of Violet, Noah and Evelyn. Dearest sister of Marlene (Daniel) Good. Fond aunt of Gail, Michael, Gary, Julie and Laura. Memorial visitation...
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Diana Lee NYKAZA

March 17, 1951 - January 22, 2017

Diana Lee Nykaza (Maiden: Kucharski), 65, of Zion, IL, passed away on Sunday January 22nd 2017 in Kenosha, WI at Aurora Medical Center.Visitation will be held at Malec & Sons Funeral Home on Friday January 27th, 2017 at 8:30am - 10:00am, followed by a Prayer Service from 10:00am - 10:15.The Funeral service will be held at St. Thecla Parish, 6725 W. Devon, Chicago, IL directly following the...
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Giovanna Serritella

December 2, 1931 - January 18, 2017

Giovanna "Joan" Serritella (née Severi), entered into eternal peace early January 18, 2017. Joan was born on December 2, 1931, daughter of Ernestine and Peter Roy Severi. Joan lived in the Chicago area for her entire life. Joan married the love of her life, William "Bill" Serritella, in 1953 and together they raised four children. Joan was a compassionate soul, with a generous heart and an...
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Peter Hrycyk

August 27, 1917 - January 16, 2017

Peter Hrycyk, age 99. WWII Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Florence. Loving dad of Peter (Leona). Caring brother, uncle, and friend to many. Peter was a longtime fan of Polka Music. He will be greatly missed. Funeral Friday 9am from Malec & Sons Funeral Home (6000 N Milwaukee Ave.) to am 10am mass at St. Stanislaw Bishop and Martyr Church. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Visitation...
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Patricia Ann Kelly

May 24, 1941 - January 14, 2017

Patricia Ann Kelly, nee Fick. Beloved wife of the late Robert F. Loving mother of Michael (Traci) and James (Darcy). Dearest grandmother of Carson, Parker, Morgan and Griffin. Dear sister of Diane (Michael) Korovich.IN LIEU OF FLOWERS MEMORIALS TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY APPRECIATED.
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Odemia C. Sigler

November 14, 1934 - January 14, 2017

Services and Interment are private.
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George W. Luecker

August 16, 1938 - January 14, 2017

George W. Luecker. Beloved husband of the late Donna, nee Stoltie. Loving father of Mary Beth (Tim) Schaefer, Lori (Doug) Goettsche, Peggy (Paul) Cuda, Jeannine (Tom) Lawler, William (Denise) and Peter (Jill). Dearest grandfather of Amy, Mark, Joseph, Nicole, Sara (fiancé Rob), Matthew, Ashley, Robert, Sean, Jenna, Thomas, Rachel, Brendan, Derek, Sydney, Aleesa, Myles, Ryan and Ryland. Dear...
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Nilda Z. Cordero

September 1, 1947 - January 11, 2017

Nilda Z. Cordero, nee Zolayvar. Beloved wife of Arturo. Loving mother of Arnell and Jason (Sheila). Dearest grandmother of Evan. Visitation Saturday, January 14th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at Malec & Sons Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held at 3:15 pm. Interment private.
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Helen Citko

October 16, 1925 - January 11, 2017

Helen Citko (nee Dombrowski), age 91 of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Loving mother of Kathleen (Rich) Johnson, Carol (Dan) Horn, Steve (Pauline) Citko and Greg (Cindy Taylor) Citko. Devoted grandmother of Kris, Mike, Beth, Jeff, Amy, Ryan, Alison and Eric. Great-Grandmother of Samuel, Henry, Tabitha, Harley, Jonah, Kane and Eli. Helen is survived by her sister Anne Kyp; and...
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Robert Frank Leick

August 7, 1938 - January 9, 2017

Robert F. Leick. Lifelong resident of Chicago. Beloved husband of the late Joan M., nee Mikulec. Loving father of Bob, John, Richard (Cindy) and James (Maureen). Loving grandfather of Holly, Nicole (Adam) Filantres, Alicia, Steven, Amanda, Abbey, Jack and Amy. Dearest great-grandfather of A.J. Funeral Service on Friday beginning with prayers 10:00 am at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N....
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Isabel Acevedo

April 18, 1938 - January 7, 2017

Isabel Acevedo (nee Gonzalez) Beloved mother of Clarissa Acevedo, Milton Acevedo and the late Hiram Gonzalez Jr.; loving grandmother of Angelique, Adam and Matthew Acevedo.Funeral Tuesday beginning with prayers at 9:45 AM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Avenue and proceeding to St. Thecla Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Interment will Follow at St. Adalbert...
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Raymond J. Kurth

July 22, 1946 - January 6, 2017

Raymond J. Kurth Jr. Loving husband of Marianne, nee Mazurek. Beloved father of Jeffrey (Tammy), Jerry (Jill), Alan (Teresa) and Jill (Robert). Dearest grandfather of Tommy, Jordan, Mallory, Ian, Izabel, Alan, Lucas, Megan (Martin), Jonathan and the late Stephanie. Dear great-grandfather of Evan, Hailey, Layla, Lily and Levi. Dear brother of Patricia and the late David. Fond uncle to many.IN LIEU...
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Kathleen S. Lundeen

January 8, 1953 - January 5, 2017

Lundeen, Kathleen S. Age 63, passed away peacefully into Heaven on January 5, 2017. Born to Ralph DeLeon and Evelyn (Krucki) DeLeon. Raised in Chicago, she had a passionate love of the City. She graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary elementary school and Madonna High School. Primarily a homemaker, she was always a devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by sons, Eric (and grandson,...
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Edward Charles Swanson

September 13, 1956 - January 3, 2017

Edward Charles Swanson, age 60, of Chicago. Beloved son of the late John and Charlotte Swanson. Loving brother of the late Loni (Phil) Murphy, Cecil (Debbie) Bobak, Donald (Kelly), and Gloria (Stan Mikos). Dear uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews.Visitation Saturday 9-11 AM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Life Celebration Service to follow at 11...
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Linda Prokuski

May 25, 1955 - January 1, 2017

Linda Elaine Prokuski passed away on January 1, 2017. Linda was born on May 25, 1955 and lived a compassionate and loving life. She was a woman of many talents, the greatest of which was her ability to create lasting friendships. She left a trail of love wherever she went, and those who were lucky enough to be in her path will forever remember her caring spirit and generous soul. Linda leaves...
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Irene Ezerins

August 16, 1932 - December 30, 2016

.Irene Ezerins: Maiden name: FeifsBorn: August 16, 1932 in Riga, LatviaDied: December 30, 2016 in St. Petersburg, FloridaFamily: Daughters, Anita Felsoci and Diana Ezerins; Grandsons, Nicholas Felsoci and Lucas Fel; Granddaughters, Kristine and Sophie; Sister, Vesma; Brother, Helmuts; Sons in law, John and Pete.Irene left Latvia with her family in 1944. They lived in a Displaced Person (DP) camp...
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Eugenia Szumski

March 27, 1928 - December 29, 2016

Eugenia L. Szumski, nee Wilczewski. Beloved wife of the late Casimir. Loving mother of Barbara (late Robert) Fabino. Dearest Babcia of Allison (Michael) Carr, Michael and Janean. Dear friend of many.
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Jean Lois Martin

August 22, 1926 - December 23, 2016

Jean Lois Martin, age 90 of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Leroy; loving mother of Richard (Jan), Paul and the late Anthony; dear grandma of Chuck. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maria Polizzi. Visitation Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave. Prayers Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral...
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Marcial Medina

August 22, 1936 - December 21, 2016

Marcial Medina, age 80 of Chicago. Beloved husband of Francisca for 62 years. Loving dad of Jose (Jean), Mike (Donna), Ivan, Marcial Jr., and Frances Marie (Daniel) Coronado. Dearest grandpa of 9 and great-grandpa of 9.Visitation Monday 3-8 at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Mass and interment will follow in Puerto Rico.For funeral info: MalecandSonsFH.com or...
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