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    Beverly Jean Bowker

    Beverly Jean Bowker (nee Annerino) age 83, passed away on August 15, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald S. Bowker of 59 years. A loving mother of Steven K. (Marilyn) Bowker and the late David C. (Ann Marie) Bowker. Four grandchildren: Jennifer (Matt) Lungaro, Christie (Brad) Taylor, Lauren Bowker and Jason Bowker. Four great-grandchildren: Charlie and Dominick Lungero, Gabriel and Zachery Taylor, plus many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Committal Service will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL., Wed., Aug. 22nd at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in Beverly’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org. For information…

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    Geraldine M. Christakos

    Christakos, Geraldine nee LeVeque, 92 recently of Oak Forest formerly of AZ and FL, passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2018. She is survived by her loving family, children: Patricia (Edward) Cichowicz, Michael (Lori) Christakos, Kathleen (John) McNulty, Timothy (Karen) Christakos, Jerry (David) Christakos, Barbara (Ricardo) Quayat; grandchildren: Susan, Michael (Jennifer), Sara (Michael), Shaun (Christi), Patrick, Ryan, Jason, Austin; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Joseph, Cameron, Christian, Dylan, Morgan, and the late Keegan. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Christakos in 2004. Geraldine was born in Chicago. She was an active member in the startup of St. Denis Parish in the Ashburn neighborhood…

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    Carol J. Henke

    Henke, Carol J., 89, lifelong resident of Tinley Park, passed away peacefully at Aspired Living of Westmont. Born to Edward and Pearl (Fulton) Henke, Carol was the last surviving of her siblings: June Henke and Jean (late Eugene) Anderson. She is survived by her nieces: Allene (late Edward) Pitts of Darien, Corinne (late T.R. “Bud”) Hildebrand of Chesterfield, MO, and nephew: Gary (Christine) Anderson of Shorewood. A graduate of Thorton Twp. H.S., Ms. Henke worked as an officer of Bremen Bank of Tinley Park, now First Midwest Bank. She retired in 1995 after 44 years of service. Visitation will be held on Sat., Aug. 4thfrom 9:00 a.m. until the time…

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    Frank Joseph Izzo

    Frank Joseph Izzo, 47, of Homer Glen, departed this life suddenly on July 19, 2018. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 28 years, Dawn Izzo nee Coco; their children: Frank “Frankie” Izzo, Jr., Madison Izzo, and Vincent “Vinnie” Izzo; mother: Cynthia “Cyndi” (Denny) Hinds of TN; father: Bruce Izzo of Manteno; siblings: Tony (Shawn) Izzo, Maria Potaczek; mother and father- in-law: Debra and Carmel Coco. Born in Oak Lawn, Frank attended Reavis High School in Burbank. Frank and Dawn married and started their family, first in Hometown and then Mokena before moving to Homer Glen 16 years ago. In 1994, he started working for the Belt Railway…

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    Raymond M. Ciscon

    Raymond M. Ciscon, 83, of Tinley Park, passed away on July 13, 2018. He is survived by his loving family: Wife of 38? years, Janet Ciscon; children: Debra (late John) Larkin of Tinley Park, Sandra (Joseph) Gibbons of Lockport; Sharon (Jack) Bohlmann of Algonquin, Raymond Ciscon, Jr. of Mundelein; grandchildren: Cherylyn (Matthew Cieplucha) Pesina, Joey (Lisa) Gibbons, Stevi (Bill) Worley, Kevin (Samantha) Sweeney; great-grandchildren: Olivia, Ava, Kylie, Kaylin, Payton, Hailey, Makenzie, Madi; and sister: Stephanie (late Joe) Grady brother-in-law: Karl (Grace) Klopatek, sister-in-laws: Judy (Hank) Osypowski and Laurie (Ken) Wojtalewicz. He was preceded in death by his four brothers and two sisters. Mr. Ciscon retired from Bando Manufacturing where he…

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    Delia Garcia Perez

    Delia G. Perez, 77, of Steger, went home to the Lord on June 17, 2018. Survived by her loving family: Husband Nestor Perez; children: Corina (Tom) Schelfo of Cedar Lake, IN, Daniel Perez of Chicago Heights, Norma (Joe) Nakvos of Chicago Heights, Michael (Julie) Perez of Shorewood, Jo Ann (Tom) Brannigan of Mokena; twelve grandchildren: Crystal, Danny, Danni Jochebed Perez; Tommy, Breandan, Billy, Dylan Brannigan; Carly, Joey Nakvos; Zachary Peterson Perez, Emma, Benjamin Perez; one great-granddaughter, Elena Nakvos and many nieces and nephews. Sister of Irma (Timothy) Martin, of Atlanta, GA, Everardo (late Julia) Garcia of Nebraska, Eliazar (Oralia) Garcia of Chicago Heights, late Elida (Jose “Frank”) Lugo of Lansing,…

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    "Dave" Allan David Bauer

    Bauer, “Dave” Allan David, 85, passed away June 15, 2018. He is survived by his loving family, children: Janis (Howard) Kiedaisch of Beecher, James Bauer of Veedersburg, IN, Elizabeth Bauer of Yorkville, IL, and Allen (Lisa) Bauer of, PA; grandchildren: Jason Kiedaisch and Traci (Joshua) Peterson, Jeffrie (Michelle) Bauer and Jamie (Anna) Bauer, the late Julie Bauer; Julie Bauer and the late Justin Bauer; great-grandchildren: Lucas James Bauer, Claire Audrey Bauer, Izabella Bauer, Jacob Bauer; siblings: Norma (late Jim) Nelson of Paris, late Bob (Joan) Bauer of Paris, Dennis (Dottie) Bauer of Frankfort and sister-in-law Jacquelyn (late Sam) Maciareillo of Chicago Heights. He was preceded in death by his wife…

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    Maria Trinida Gauna

    Gauna, Maria Trinida, known as “Trink”, 68, of Ford Heights, passed away in on June 6, 2018. She is survived by her loving family: Sons: Alfredo Armando (Robin) Gauna, Duane Griffin (Irish) Gauna; Grandchildren: Shanelle Gauna, Katherine and Kapira Gauna, Alfredo Gauna, Duane Clark, Keenan Gauna, Kaylee Marie Gauna, Duane Irish Gauna, and Irish Anna Gauna. Sister of the late Maria, San Juanita Gauna, the late Maria “Molly” DeJesus Wallace, the late Maria “Nina” (John) Johnson, Maria M. (Walter) Noble, the late Rodrigo Gauna and her beloved brother, Juan Gauna. Aunt of several nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Blas and late Maria Gauna. Maria worked over 20 years…

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    Lawrence “Larry” P. Dolat

    Lawrence “Larry” P. Dolat, 71 of Chicago Heights, passed away on June 3, 2018. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 52 years, Leslie; daughters: Katharine (Steve)Lush, Julia (John) Gallery, grandchildren: Ashley, Ian, Zachary, Reno, Stevie; great-grandchildren: Aven, Corbin; siblings: Scott (Robin) Galbreath, Ricky Dolat, (late) Janet Dolat, (late) Jeananne; sister-in-law: Claudia (Tom) Bower, nieces and nephews: Brendan, Michael, Kristine, and Jennifer. Larry was born in Chicago and he served in the US Navy. Larry and Leslie raised their family in Chicago Heights. Larry retired from CBI where he worked as a Steel Fabricator. He loved sports, bowled, golfed, played baseball and fished. He was a true Cubs…

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    Anabelle Violet O’Donnell

    Anabelle Violet O’Donnell, 88, passed away on May 27, 2018. Loving wife of 56 years to the late James L. O’Donnell (Dec. 2017); beloved mother of Sharon O’Donnell, of Homewood; Kathleen (Steve) Magurany, of Flossmoor; James O’Donnell of Tinley Park; cherished grandmother of Kellie and Megan Magurany; Dear sister of Jim (Alice) Flassig; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Anabelle worked in women’s retail at Cameo House in Homewood and at Marshall Fields and Co. She was a loving and caring woman who will be dearly missed by many. Services were held privately. Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Memorials may be directed to the Illinois…

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    Joseph Blaze

    Joseph Blaze, 61, born Joseph Blaise Pignotti, passed away at home on April 18, 2018. Father of Nora Gemma Pignotti Murray of Petaluma, CA, and Edie Berlyn Blaze of Naperville. Son of Eleanor Pignotti (nee Amadio) of Naperville and the late Ezio Pignotti. Sister of Jeanine (James) Buishas of Naperville. Uncle of Sarah Bruni of New York, David (Amanda) Buishas of Chicago, and Michael Buishas of New York. Nephew, cousin, great-uncle, and friend to many. Joseph was raised in Chicago Heights and was a graduate of Bloom HS. He studied visual art at SIU and The School of the Art Institute Chicago. He loved his family, making art and fishing.…

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    Julia F. Hernandez

    Julia F. Hernandez, 87 of South Chicago Heights, passed away suddenly on April 14, 2018. Loving mother of Gregoria Hernandez of Park Forest, Peter Hernandez (late 1995), Robert (Dawn) Hernandez of Crete, Dionicio Hernandez, Jr. of South Chicago Heights; grandmother of: Mario (Sara) Hernandez, Chelsea (Jason) Downs, Angelos, Selena and Aaron Hernandez; Great-grandmother of Owen and Leland Downs. Wife of Dionico Hernandez, Sr. (late 1989) Sister of San Juana Ramiro, Juana Hernandez, and Lionel Hernandez. Aunt and friend of many. Born in and raised in the Santa Rosa Texas area to Manuel and Rafaela Alejandro Perez, her family worked in farming and settled in South Chicago Heights. She married Dionico…

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    Kenneth R. Connor

    Kenneth R. Connor, 76, of Mokena, formerly Chicago Heights, passed away March 28, 2018 after a 12-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 51 years, Linda Connor nee LaClare; children: Kevin (Vanessa) Connor of Brookfield, Linda (Michael) Bolden of Mokena, Suzanne (David) Delrose of New Lenox; grandchildren: Logan, Brayden Connor, Bryant, Anthony, Brianne Bolden, Stephanie, Tiffany, Brittany Delrose; Siblings: Barbara (Brain) Hutson of Lockport, Richard (Doreen) Connor of Warsaw, IN, Jeanette McGurr of Savanna, GA. Ken was raised in Glenwood. A Bloom THS graduate he went on to SIU for an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and earned his master’s degrees in psychology and…

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    Marjorie Weicker

    Weicker, Marjorie, 94, of Park Forest, passed away March 24, 2018 at Brookdale in Olympia Fields.  She is survived by Sons:  James “Jay”, Jr. (Bonnie) of Homewood, Robert (Martha) of Park Forest, David of Itasca; grandchildren:  Erin (Patrick) Dwyer, Samantha, Sarah, Rachel, David “D.J.”, Jr., Patrick Weicker; great-grandchildren:  Katelyn, Kaelyn, Gideon, and Michala.  Preceded in death by daughter, Judy Towle nee Weicker in 2008, her sister, Virgina Smith in 2009, and her husband of 66 years, James “Jim” E. Weicker in 2010. Born to Louis and Ruth Smith, Marge was born and raised in Chicago Heights.   Marge was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Chicago Heights, Il.  She…

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    Elaine Frances Malito

    Elaine Frances Malito nee Gilmore, 92 of Tinley Park, formerly Matteson passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2018. She is survived by her loving family, children: Susan (Robert) Janecek, Robert (Barbara) Malito, Michael (Linda) Malito, Diane (David) Winkler, ten grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter J. Malito in 2011, after 67 years of marriage. Elaine was born and raised in Chicago, youngest of five children to James and Mary Jane Gilmore. She graduated from Mercy High School in 1943 before marrying and moving to Matteson. Elaine worked as a secretary at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church for many years, beginning when the…

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    Stefan "Steve" Studxinski

    Studzinski, Stefan “Steve”, 91, passed away Jan. 30, 2018. He is survived by his three sons: Jeff (Cheryl), Steve (Christy) and Tim (Sue). Eight grand-children and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy and parents John and Apolonia “Pauline”. Born and raised in Chicago, Steve worked as a tool and die maker. A visitation will be held on Mon., Feb. 5 from 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423. A Private Comital Service will be held Tues., Feb. 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Cemetery Chapel in Orland…

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    Gladys E. Elliott

    Elliott, Gladys E., 94, of Tinley Park passed away on Jan. 25, 2018. She is survived by her loving family: sons, James E. (Rosalyn) Elliott, Scott (Barbra Ann) Elliott and Charles Elliott. Seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James C. Elliott in 2003. Born in Zion, IL. Gladys and James settled in Tinley Park after he came home from serving in the Coast Guard during WWII. They loved to travel and camp, and visited most states in the Continental US. Gladys honored her husband’s service by becoming a member of the Tinley Park VFW Post 2791…

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    Mary Shirley Hanko

    Mary Shirley Hanko, 92, of Tinley Park, formerly Chicago Heights and Brooksville, FL, passed away Jan. 20, 2018. Mother of Kathie (Dennis) Diette and Ed (Rita) Hanko. Grandmother of Tracey (Edward) Deddo, Michael (Debbie) Diette, Kristina (Adam) Rotroff, Katie (Daryl) Sweeney, Sarah Hanko, and Joseph (Cassie) Hanko. Great-grandmother of Ava, Madison, Dennis Diette; Regan, Brynn, Elin Rotroff; Anderson and Peyton Sweeney. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Hanko in 1999 and her parents: John and Mabel Willauer. Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Mrs. Hanko, married her husband in 1946 and also raised her family there. She worked for a time at Marian Catholic High School as a…

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    Theresa J. Herweck – 81

    Theresa J. Herweck – 81 8/10/1936 – 12/30/2017 Glenwood, IL. Theresa J. Herweck nee Ciecierski, age 81. Longtime Glenwood resident formerly of West Pullman. Wife for 58 years of Raymond Herweck. Mother of Thomas (Rosemary), Donald, and William (Susan)… View Obituary | Comments (3)

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    Anthony Manestar Sr.

    Anthony “Tony” Manestar, Sr., 83, of Orland Park, formerly South Holland, January 1, 2018.  Survived by his loving family:  Sons:  Anthony “Tony” (Sandi) Manestar of St. John, IN; Bruce (Robin) Manestar of St. John, IN; grandchildren:  Brad, Tracey, Ryan Manestar, Amber (Bryan) Rettig, Anthony (Jasmin) Rodriguez, great-grandchildren:  Zoie, Emma, Ronin; siblings:  John (Florence) Manestar, Maryann (Pete) Sartori, Rose (John) Rachford.  Preceded in death by his wife Lois M. (nee Reitz) Manestar and brothers:  Joe (Elsie) and Phil (Wanda) Manestar. Tony was raised in Chicago.  He worked as an auto mechanic in Roseland and Cal City before working for 24 years at the Illinois Central RR.  He retired as a conductor in 2000.…

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    James L. O’Donnell

    James L. O’Donnell, 88, passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, 2017. Loving husband of Anabelle O’Donnell; beloved father of Sharon O’Donnell, of Homewood; Kathleen (Steve) Magurany, of Flossmoor; James O’Donnell of Tinley Park; cherished grandfather of Kellie and Megan Magurany. James was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean war. He worked as an electrician and was a member of IBEW Local 134. He was an avid golfer. Services will be held privately. Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Memorials may be directed to the Illinois Veterans Home, 1 Veterans Drive, Manteno, Illinois 60950 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. to sign guestbook…