Our Obituaries

Roman Poniatowski

February 9, 1923 - May 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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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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Paul J. Marabotti

July 19, 1931 - December 19, 2016

Paul J. Marabotti, Jr., age 85. Veteran U S Army, Korean ConflictBeloved husband of the late GeraldineLoving father of Mary Beth (Alan) Hartford, Paul J. (Sheryl) Marabotti, III and the late RuthDevoted Nonno of Lauren, Rachel, James, Samantha, Zachary, Natalie and Melissa.Dear Great Grandfather of Aiden and Oliver.Beloved son of the late Paul Sr. and MaryFond brother of the late Richard (Vivian...
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Gloria Osiecki

March 27, 1926 - December 16, 2016

Gloria Osiecki, nee Lindblad. Passed peacefully December 16, 2016 at the age of 90 with her family by her side. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Eugene C. Osiecki; daughter Janet and daughter Kimberly (David) Beard; sister Yolanda Fahey and brother-in-law Mel Schroeder; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Knut B. and Carrie...
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Diana Lynn Huguelet

August 10, 1952 - December 15, 2016

Diana Lynn Huguelet (Ezzo, Perez) Alamshaw, age 64 previously of Chicago. Beloved wife of Edward "Chip". Loving mom of Christina Ezzo and Joey Perez. Mother-in-law of Giovanni Gonzalez. Dear grandma of Samantha Gonzalez. Sister of John Alamshaw and sister-in-law of Cindy Alamshaw. Aunt of Sarah Alamshaw and Nicholas Alamshaw. Diana was a Realtor and worked for Jewel Stores in Chicago...
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Leonard Molenda

April 7, 1935 - December 14, 2016

Leonard "Lenny" Molenda, disabled Veteran Korean Conflict. Loving partner of Charlene. Devoted father of Roxan Molenda, David (Michelle) Chappell and the late Bobby Chappell. Dearest Papa of Tess, Tori and Tedy. Loving brother and uncle to many. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS MEMORIALS TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, 501 ST. JUDE PLACE, MEMPHIS, TN 38105 APPRECIATED.
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Hildegard M. Holz

May 16, 1913 - December 13, 2016

Hildegard M. Holz, nee Hoheiser, age 103. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Loving mother of Carol (Alois) Ideler and June ( late Joseph) Bredestege. Dearest grandmother of John (Merri), Andrew (Rosemarie), Linda, Julianne (Tony), Jeanne and Joy. Dear great-grandmother of Nickolas (Chelsea), Fiona, Jennifer, Margaret, Lindsey, Timothy, Mark, Matthew, Mara, Tigerlily and Lucy. Fond sister of the...
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Maria E Cruz Carrion

May 4, 1926 - December 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Thomas Arnold Herling

February 25, 1932 - December 10, 2016

Thomas Arnold Herling, 84, aka "Babe and The Duke" by many, of Chicago, Illinois succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on December 10, 2016. Thomas is survived by his wife of 62 years Maureen Ann(nee Schwind). He was the devoted father of Sean (Kathy) Herling, Daniel (Ron) Herling, Margaret "Peggy" (Steve) Janes, Rosanne (Bill) Laurino, Thomas (Eva) Herling,...
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Dolores Marie Davis

September 13, 1920 - December 8, 2016

Dolores M. Davis, age 96 of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Clyde F. Davis Jr.. Loving mother of Cathy (Peter) Kattner and Don (Claudia) Davis. Dear grandma of Peter Kattner III, Kristin Kattner, Devin Davis, Carina Davis and Ealin Davis. Dearest sister of Paul Razo and Marie Brichetto.Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Prayers...
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Ann Zydowsky

February 26, 1918 - December 3, 2016

Ann Zydowsky, nee Charnota. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Loving mother of Kathleen (John) Holyk and Lawrence (Kathryn). Dearest grandmother of Lauren Zydowsky, Kaitlin Holyk and Kristen Zydowsky. Loving sister of William (late Catherine) Charnota and the late John (late Marge) Charnota, late Michael Charnota, late Mary (late Louis) Battiste, late Andrew (late Frances) Charnota and the late...
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Zofia I. Pilecki

October 5, 1926 - December 1, 2016

Zofia Pilecki. Beloved mother of Andrew (Shari) Pilecki, Gregory Pilecki and the late Edward G. (Mary) Shenoo. Loving grandmother of Katherine (Nick) Siatras, Jacqueline Shenoo, Dominika Shenoo and Alexandra Shenoo. Dearest great-grandmother of Maryanthi Siatras. Dear sister of Helen (late Waclaw) Pett. Fond aunt of Elizabeth (Steven) Adamczyk. Funeral Monday 10:00 am at Malec & Sons Funeral...
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Julia A. Pytel

January 16, 1941 - November 23, 2016

Julia A. Pytel age 75. Beloved wife of the late Leonard for over 54 years. Loving mother of Joseph (Sharon), Susan (Michael) Hauser-Ford, Brian (Renee) and Karen (Jeff) King. Dear grandma of ten, and great grandma of one. Beloved sister of Emily Socha, the late Betty Pytel and William Hodnett. Visitation Sunday 3-8 PM at Malec and Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Funeral prayers...
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Michael J. Ziemba

February 11, 1920 - November 23, 2016

Michael J. Ziemba, age 96. Beloved husband of Weronika, nee Taraszczuk. Michael and Weronika celebrated 67 years of marriage this November 13th. Loving father of Elizabeth (Stanley) Kozlowski, Boguslawa (Miroslaw) Kraus, Arcadius Ziemba and Henry (Katarzyna) Ziemba. Dearest grandfather of Margaret (Matthew) Jarosz, Barbara (Chad) Drufke, Robert (Magdalena) Kozlowski, Monika (Timothy) Shields,...
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Eugene P. Such

May 4, 1928 - November 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Judith Ann Nugent

May 17, 1944 - November 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Stanley R. KORUS

September 27, 1940 - November 19, 2016

Stanley R. Korus, age 76 of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Jean Korus and his sister Patricia Peterson. Stanley will be missed by his aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation Monday 3-8 PM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Prayers Tuesday 10 AM at the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM St. Thecla Parish 6725...
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Jan Niznik

July 23, 1942 - November 19, 2016

Time of Mass on Wednesday pending confirmation with the church. Please check back Monday afternoon for updated information.
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Bonnie Mae McFarland

October 18, 1942 - November 17, 2016

Bonnie Mae McFarland, at rest age 74. Daughter of the late Shirley Brammer (late Sam) Joseph and the late Clayton (late Amil) McFarland. Survived by her son Jeffrey (Christine) McFarland, grandchildren Samantha and Joseph McFarland, brother Michael (late Mary) Joseph, sister Jean McFarland (Ralph) Kosmicke, niece Michelle Joseph and nephew Michael Joseph. Memorial Service will be held on Monday,...
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Mary Gralak

October 3, 1926 - November 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Kazimiera Nicpon

October 1, 1931 - November 15, 2016

Kazimiera Nicpon, nee nee Czekaj. Age 85, at rest November 15th. Beloved wife of the late Jozef. Loving mother of Richard, the late Andrew ( late Barbara) and the late Kazimierz. Dearest grandmother of Violet Nicpon and Susan (Greg) Urbanik. Dear great - grandmother of Alexsandra and Jessica.
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Stevie Christopher Tyler

July 21, 1993 - November 13, 2016

Stevie Christopher Tyler, age 23 of Chicago. Beloved son of Steven and Anna. Loving brother of Serena, Lucas, Kyle and Heather. Cherished grandson of Teresa Szkodzinska. Dear Nephew of Weslene (Johnny) O'Donnell and Lester Szkodzinski. Cousin of Melissa, Eddie, Nate, the late Nicholas, Nevin and Cassidy. Boyfriend of Stephanie.Visitation Wednesday, 3-8 PM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home,...
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Walter R. Niemaszyk

December 16, 1919 - November 12, 2016

Walter R. Niemaszyk, age 96 of Chicago. Walter was preceded in death by his siblings; Marie (Jim) Snarski, Stanley (Sophie) Niemaszyk, Stella (John) Czech, Laura (John) Kasperski, Richard (Jean) Niemaszyk and Peter (Marie) Niemaszyk and his parents Frank and Rose Niemaszyk. Walter is a beloved uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle to many nieces and nephews.Visitation Friday 3-8 PM at Malec ...
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Donald J. Zinn

August 4, 1945 - November 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Reverend Donald J. Zinn C.R. Perpetual Vows taken September 8, 1964, at home with Jesus November 7, 2016. Beloved son of the late Albert and Bernice, nee Mosio. Loving brother of Dianne M. Zinn. Dearest nephew of the late Joseph (late Florence) Mosio, late Helen Mosio and the late Marie (late Carl) Marmol. Dearest godson of the late Lottie "Pinky" Mosio. Rev....
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Anna Stanczyk

December 5, 1921 - November 2, 2016

Anna Stanczyk, Beloved wife of the late Boleslaw. Loving mother of Wladyslawa (Jan) Przybycien, Richard (Elizabeth) Stanczyk and the late Zdzislaw (Krystyna) Stanczyk. Dearest grandmother of Beata (Daniel) Albrecht, Bernadette Przybycien, Norbert (Elizabeth) Price, Kamil Stanczyk, Christopher Stanczyk, Edith (Shaun) Summerville, Evelina Stanczyk, Zdzislawa (Eric) Diakonow and Eric (Jordan)...
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Ryszard Swierzbinski

April 27, 1942 - November 1, 2016

Richard Swierzbinski, born April 27, 1942, at rest November 1, 2016. Wholeheartedly loving father of Krzysztof, Grzegorz and Andrzej. Husband to the late Genowefa. Also survived by extended family in the U.S. and Poland. May his soul's peaceful light shine upon us. Visitation will be from 4 - 9 pm on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago....
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Walter A. Basnik

May 15, 1946 - October 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Terry William Poethkow

March 9, 1951 - October 26, 2016

Terry William Poethkow, age 65. Beloved husband of the late Kathryn for 40 years. Loving father of Marci (Michael) Weiner, Michelle and Michael. Loving grandpa of Ashley and Alexis. He was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert and Esther Poethkow. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 PM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Life Celebration Service Thursday 11 AM at the...
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Josephine Matulewicz

February 2, 1929 - October 21, 2016

Josephine Matulewicz. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Richard (Lucy), Wanda (Ted) Matras, Myra Steinys, Jane (Alfred) Arreguin and Donna (Christopher) McGuiggan. Dearest grandmother of Julie, Jim, Joanne, Paul, Tom, Stephanie, Victoria, Lucas, Joseph, Samantha, Benjamin and Sean. Dear great- grandmother of Sophia, Jacob, Jonathan, Teddy and Abby. Dear sister of Charles (Danuta)...
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John A. Nichols

July 20, 1933 - October 18, 2016

John A. "Jack" Nichols Sr. U.S. Army Veteran Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of 44 years to Barbara. Loving father of Laura Nichols and John A. Jr. (Katie) Nichols. Dearest grandfather of Michael Nichols. Funeral Service Saturday, October 29th 10:30 am at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 28th from 3:00 - 9:00...
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Kerry E. Bacia

May 9, 1956 - October 17, 2016

Kerry E. Bacia. Loving daughter of the late Donald and Virginia. Dearest sister of Mary Ann (Greg) Bosak and Donald (Kim) Bacia. Loving aunt of Nicholas Bosak. Loving niece of Jerome Drochowski. Funeral Saturday 9:15 am from Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave. to St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Mass 10:00 am. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3:00 - 9:00 pm.
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Herman J. Muehlbauer

January 31, 1924 - October 16, 2016

Herman Joseph Muehlbauer, 92, of Brookdale in Des Plaines, formerly of Davis, IL. Beloved husband of Lucille Ann Muehlbauer, nee Barak for 68 years. Loving father of Wayne (Judy), Virginia "Ginny" (Robert) Goodnough and Jeffrey (Cheryl). Proud Papa of Brenda (Jon Rude), David (Katie), Robert (Trisha) Goodnough, Melissa (Jeffrey) Meyer, Marissa, Alexis and Jennifer. Loving Opa of Harland, Elena,...
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Shirley Lewandowski

November 14, 1928 - September 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.
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Rosemary A. Poremba

February 14, 1949 - September 29, 2016

Rosemary A. Poremba of West Allis, WI died September 29, 2016 in Hobart, Indiana after a brief illness. She was born in Chicago, IL to Mary and Leo Bochantin. She was preceded in death by her husband and childhood sweetheart Allen J. Poremba and also her brothers John (Adrienne) Bochantin and Don (Dorothy) Bochantin. She is survived by her son, David Poremba, and many nieces and nephews. Rosemary...
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Frank J. Bieniek

February 28, 1931 - September 28, 2016

Frank John Bieniek, age 85. Retired C.P.D. and Veteran of the U.S.A.F. Loving son of the late Albert and Josephine. Dear brother of the late John, Ladislaus and Thaddeus. Uncle of Robert, Thaddeus Jr, the late Henry, Jerome, Carole and William. He will be missed by other loving relatives and friends. He was a member of the Park Ridge VFW, North American Martyrs Knights of Columbus, Elks,...
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Lynn James Schnier

July 19, 1945 - September 27, 2016

Lynn James Schnier, age 71, died in his Norwood Park home surrounded by family and friends on September 27, 2016, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. Born July 19, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the only child of Theodore and Margaret Schnier (nee Lynn). A lifelong resident of Norwood Park, he went to elementary school at St. Thecla and graduated from Notre Dame High School...
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Ronald J. Szybale

October 28, 1945 - September 25, 2016

The entombment of Ronald J. Szybale will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road in Elwood, Illinois. Friends should meet at the cemetery checkpoint by 11:00 am for the procession to the Honors Pavilion where Military Honors will be held for Ronald at 11:30 am. (773) 774-4100.
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Virginia Therese Guenther

September 5, 1932 - September 15, 2016

Virginia Therese Guenther, nee Koeller. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Bernard. Loving mother of Joseph B. III, Mary Christine (Stan) Bular, Teri (Mark) Jacobucci and Peter (Julie) Guenther. Dearest grandmother of Michael (Danielle), Mark (Meagan), Stacy Carpenter, Bryan (Maddie) Guenther, Danielle Gorzelany, Matthew (Jillian) Jacobucci, Alyssa Jacobucci, Geri Guenther, Jenni Guenther, Jacki...
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Vakerie I. Sternal

April 25, 1931 - September 11, 2016

Valerie I. Sternal, nee Gavin. Beloved wife of the late Richard Sr. Loving mother of Barbara (Richard) Waters, Gary (Joy), Kathleen (Mark) Feichtmeir and the late Richard Jr. Dearest grandmother of Allison (Clay) Merritt and Chip (Kasha) Waters. Dear great-grandmother of Brendan, Nicholas and Olivia. Fond sister of Florence (late Nicholas) Lapotka and David (Ginny) Gavin. Funeral Friday 9:15 am...
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Victoria Susan Opiola Jarr

May 10, 1976 - September 10, 2016

OPIOLA-JARR, VICTORIA, age 40, passed away peacefully on Saturday Sept 10 after a long courageous battle with several autoimmune diseases. She was the beloved wife of Greg Jarr, her childhood sweetheart and long-time best friend.Victoria was born on May 10, 1976. She was the daughter of Susan Opiola and Anthony Opiola CPD. Victoria leaves behind cherished mother-in-law Carol Jarr (late Dennis...
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Teresa Zabawski

May 23, 1930 - September 10, 2016

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 13th from 3:00 - 9:00 pm at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday with prayers at 9:15 am at the funeral home and then proceed to St. Constance Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am. The interment will take place at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles.
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Mason Manuel Bustos

July 30, 2016 - September 4, 2016

Mason Manuel Bustos - Cifuentes. Beloved son of Javier Bustos and Amber Cifuentes. Dearest grandchild of Gerardo and Mayra Celis, and Oscar and Veronica Cifuentes. Dearest nephew of Armando Zuniga, Gerardo Celis Jr. and Ruben Cifuentes. Funeral Friday 10 am at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave. Interment Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 3:00 - 8:00 pm.
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Emilia M. Zygowicz

March 3, 1922 - September 4, 2016

Emilia M. Zygowicz, age 94 of Elk Grove Village. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Loving mother of Stanley (Carli), Ted (Nitz), Joseph (Linda), John and Edward (Debra). Dearest Grandma of Jessica, Matthew, Amanda, Melissa, Ryan, Stephen, Michael, Sean, Tiffany, Joey and Cassie. Great-grandma of 9. She is survived by her sister Jenny; and preceded in death by her 4 brothers and 1 sister. ...
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Ricardo Miguel Miranda Salvana

November 10, 1991 - August 29, 2016

Ricardo Miguel Miranda Salvana, age 24, of Chicago. Dearest brother of Gabriel Joseph Miranda Salvana. Beloved son of Gobbie Salvana and Lisa Salvana. Loving fiancé of Yesenia Gomez. Grandson of Robert Kushida. Ric will be missed by a myriad of family and friends that loved him.Life Celebration Service will begin Saturday at 3 PM at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave,...
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