• Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Elaine McGee

    Elaine McGee, nee Regan, 91, formerly of Palatine, passed away on November 9, 2019. Adored wife of Michael McGee, Sr. Loving mother of Michael (Lisa) Jr., Dr. Daniel (Pam), Francis (Lee Guthrie) McGee, and Mary (Jon) Chappell. Dear grandmother of twelve and great-grandmother of five. Loving sister of the late Michael Regan and Marie Burbank. Visitation 9 AM, Wednesday, November 13, St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 1201 E Anderson Drive, Palatine, until time of the Funeral Mass at 10 AM. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, https://www.alzheimersresearchfoundation.com/make-a-donation/. Funeral Info 847-359-8020 or visit www.smithcorcoran.com. “Though much…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Charles “Stan” Ferguson

    Charles “Stan” Ferguson, 74, of Palatine, IL and Fountain Hills, AZ, passed away on November 8, 2019. Beloved father of Heather (Ross) Vittore and Stan (Abby) Ferguson. Loving grandfather of Lucas, Shaun, Ella, and Anna. Longtime companion and friend of Debi Ferguson Cooper. Brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Stan was a PGA Golf Professional and Instructor, spending almost 30 years as Head Golf Professional at Inverness Country Club. His charm and talents will truly be missed by all. Memorial Visitation will be held 3 PM – 8 PM, Friday, November 22, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E Northwest Highway, Palatine. Memorial Service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, November…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Maria Storey

    Maria Storey, nee Constanza, 88, of Palatine,IL, formerly of Trenton, NJ. Adored mother of Brian (Krystyna) Storey and the late Donna (the late Francis Griffin Jr. and Bruce Thieman) Griffin-Thieman. Loving grandmother of Lisa and Alli Griffin and Marissa and Fiona Storey. Aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Memorial Services for Maria will be held at a later date in Trenton, New Jersey. Info 847-359-8020 The post Maria Storey appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    John C. McGuire

    John McGuire Esq., age 77 and long-time resident of Evanston, born in Chicago. Loving husband of Judy McGuire; proud father of Jessica (Hawke Yoon) and t Timothy McGuire (deceased 2001); overjoyed Grampa of Teddy and Wally, and the caring brother of Daniel F. McGuire (the late Sharon Rose) and the late Patricia McGuire. John was also a doting uncle to many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Timothy McGuire Scholarship at Evanston Township High School, www.eths.k12.il.us/foundation, ETHS Educational Foundation, 1600 Dodge Ave. Evanston, IL 60201, would be appreciated. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday November 12, 9:30 am at Smith-Corcoran Funeral…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Leatrice Mae Marynowski

    Leatrice Mae Marynowski, nee Beckwith, 76, of Inverness, IL. Born on September 11, 1943 in Oak Park, IL to parents Ernest and Sophie Beckwith. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Marynowski. Loving mother of Craig (Nicole) Marynowski, Liara (Adam) Begale, Kyle (Anna) Marynowski and the late LaRae Marynowski. Proud Grandmother of Colton, Laelyn, Laubryn and Landryn. Loving sister of Lonny (George) Angelucci. Cherished aunt of Lanelle Angelucci, LeeAnn Bacarella, and Joseph Bacarella. Fond cousin and dear friend to many. A memorial visitation will be Friday, November 15, from 3:00-8:00PM at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 185 E. Northwest Hwy. Palatine IL. Friends are invited to Holy Family Parish 2515 W Palatine…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Adra “Ginger” Nawrocki

    Adra “Ginger” Nawrocki, McElray, 84, of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Edward Nawrocki. Dear mother of Kathryn (Kenneth) Donofrio, Thomas Nawrocki, and the late Stephen Nawrocki. Loving grandson of Tony Shea Donofrio. Dear sister of Marjorie Manak, Caryl Singer, the late Dennis McElray and James McElray. Aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Memorial visitation Friday, November 15, 3 PM to 7 PM, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N Cicero Avenue, Chicago, and Saturday, November 16, 10 AM, until time of the memorial service at 11 AM at the funeral home. Info 773-736-3833 or visit www.smithcorcoran.com The post Adra “Ginger” Nawrocki appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Jose M. Polanco

    Jose M. Polanco, 86, passed on November 6, 2019. Loving husband of the late Esmelida, nee Hurtado. Adored father of Gaby “Yolanda” Polanco, Armando (Magnolia) Polanco, Elizabeth Polanco, Joseph (Michelle) Polanco, Marlen Polanco, and Damares (Donald) Hoffman. Dear grandfather of Judy (Scott) Burke, Yolanda (Nicholas) Hannon, Julia Polanco, Jonathan Polanco, Jeremy Polanco, Sydney Polanco, Naomi Hoffman, and Owen Hoffman. Great grandfather of Paris, Brendan, Sean, Amber, and Easton. Uncle cousin and friend to many. Visitation Saturday, November 9th, 9 AM, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N Cicero Avenue, Chicago, until time of Funeral Service at 10:30 AM. Interment Private. Info 773-736-3833. The post Jose M. Polanco appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Keith J. Neilson

    Keith J. Neilson, 51 of Dundee, IL. Born October 1, 1968 in Park Ridge, IL, passed away November 6, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Andrea, nee Weber for 26 years. Proud father of Sam and Sgt. Elise Neilson. Loving son of Mary and the late Keith Neilson. Loving brother of Denise (Don) Logan and brother-in-law of Chris (Jocelyn) Weber. Cherished uncle of Dana DeLuca, Brandon Turner, Jeremy and Rebecca DeLuca, Abby and Noah Weber. Graduate of Palatine HS in 1987. Keith worked in the trades and later founded KASE Concrete Cutting, Inc in 2008. An avid hunter and fisherman, Keith’s true passion was riding…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Gerald “Jerry” Ottesen

    Gerald “Jerry” Ottesen, 79, of Chicago, IL, passed away on November 6, 2019. Loving husband of Gloria, nee Martolini. Beloved father of Kathleen (Julian) Murphy, David (Lori) Ottesen, and Amy (the late David) Reichle. Adored grandfather of Meghan, Brian, Michelle, Erin, Lauren, Katharine, Nathan, Grant, and Nolan. Dear brother of Margaret (the late William) Anderson. Uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Jerry was a proud graduate of Lane Tech in 1957. He then enlisted in the United States Navy and was Honorably discharged in 1963. He went on to continue his education and graduated from Northwestern University. In 1964, Jerry and Gloria married, and had 3 beautiful children. Jerry enjoyed…

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Janet Apland3/6/35 – 11/3/19

    Services and Interment for Janet Apland, 84, a former Palatine resident, will be private. Her laugh was big, her heart was huge and her hugs were legendary. Jan died November 3, 2019, with her family by her side at Addolorata Villa in Wheeling. She had been a resident of Addolorata Villa since 2011. Jan was born on March 6, 1935, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Roy and Lillian Hauser and was a beloved sister to Roy, Jr. She attended Roosevelt High School in Cedar Rapids, IA and continued her education at University of Iowa. She married the love of her life, Richard Apland, in 1955, during her senior year at…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Dorothy Costello

    Dorothy Costello, nee Wyszynski, 98. Loving wife of the late Jerome Costello Sr. Dear father of Jerome (Giannina) Costello. Devoted sister of the late Evelyn (the late Harry) Borowczak. Beloved aunt of Harry (Patty) and the late Terrence Borowczak. Great-aunt of Brian, Robert (Kelly) Borowczak, and Amanda (Justin) Schmitter. Great-Great-Aunt, cousin and friend of many. Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 9 AM to 10 AM, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E Northwest Highway, Palatine, to process to Our Lady of the Wayside Church for a Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Interment private. Info 847-359-8020 or visit www.smithcorcoran.com The post Dorothy Costello appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Raymond A. O’Connell

    O’Connell, Raymond A. “Roc” Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Vellos). Loving father of Ray and PJ O’Connell. Dear brother of Meghan, Patty and the late Mark O’Connell. Fond brother in law of Bea (the late Don) Lamb, Mary (Bob) Klonowski, and John (Carla) Vellos. Caring nephew of Mary O’Connell Sullivan. Special “brother” of Christine, Kit, Mia, Bill, Tom, and Tim O’Connell. Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews. Proud 25-year Head Soccer Coach at Loyola University Chicago. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Monday 9:45 a.m. at Smith-Corcoran Glenview Funeral Home, 1104 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL to St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL, Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment private In…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Ninos Al-Bazi

    Ninos Al-Bazi, 84, of Skokie. Born on April 9, 1935, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 4, 2019. Loving husband of Julika. Dear father of Daniel (Ashley) Al-Bazi. Beloved grandfather of Kaeson and Elsie. Dear brother of the late Khoshaba (the late Doris) Al-Bazi, Henry (the late Shirley) Shaoul, Nina (Waltin) William, Marina (the late Wilson) Youkhana, and Bailos (Ileen) Al-Bazi. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Adored son of the late Nani and Shamro Al-Bazi. Visitation Saturday, November 16th, 9 AM, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N Cicero Avenue, until time of Funeral Service at 12. Interment private. Info 773-736-3833 The post Ninos Al-Bazi appeared first…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Santo Perrotta

    Santo Perrotta, 84, of Arlington Heights, born November 18, 1934 in Cosenza, Italy, passed away November 5, 2019. Beloved husband of Angelina, nee Marozzo. Loving father of Frank (Margaret) Perrotta and Rosa (Steve) Williams. Proud Nonno of Christina, Steven, Christopher, Jonathan and Michael. Dear brother Carmine (Anna) and Mario (Fran) Perrotta and brother-in-law of Maria (Gino) Fullone, Ida (Mario) Lappano and Silvana (Andy) Esposito. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Francesco and Rosina Perrotta and his infant son Frank.   Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019 from 3-9 PM at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Family and friends will meet Saturday,…

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Penelope J. Channer2/18/43 – 10/28/19

    In Penelope’s honor, there will be a memory table on display Friday, November 8th from 5:00 to 7:00pm and Saturday the 9th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the 45th Annual Dollhouse and Miniature show located at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village 1000 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL. All are invited to stop by and share memories. Services and memorial will also be held next summer in Leland, Michigan, where her ashes will be laid to rest off the shores of Lake Leelanau. Penelope Jean Channer who was born February 18th, 1943 left us to see her beloved parents in heaven on October 28, 2019. Penny, who was…

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Rodney A. Faber6/18/35 – 11/1/19

    Visitation for Rodney A. Faber, 84, formerly of Glenview, will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 8:45 am to 9:45 am followed immediately by the Funeral Mass at 9:45 am at St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church, 3535 Thornwood Ave, Glenview, IL 60026. The Interment private. Rodney passed away November 1, 2019 at JourneyCare Hospice Care Center. Faithful husband of 60 years to Barbara nee Wrobel; loving father to Daniel (Linda) Faber and Laura (Gary) Lazicki. Proud grandfather of Tyler, Allison, Mikayla and Alayna. He was preceded in death by his son Neal Faber, his parents Raymond M. Sr. and Collette Faber, his brothers Raymond M. Faber Jr. and Francis…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Helena Pett

    Helena Pett nee Kuklis, age 94, Beloved wife of the late Waclaw. Loving mother of Elizabeth (Steven) Adamczyk. Devoted grandmother of Steve (Mary), Greg and Caroline Adamczyk. Dearest great grandmother of Dylan, Zoey, and Alivia. Dear sister of the the late Zofia Pilecki. Fond aunt of the late Edward (Mary) Shenoo, Andy (Shari), and Greg Pilecki. A visitation will be Saturday November 2, from 9:00-10:00AM at Queen of All Saints Basilica 6280 N. Sauganash Ave., Chicago IL. Mass to follow at 10:00AM. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. For more information please go to www.smithcorcoran.com or call 773-736-3833. The post Helena Pett appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Debbie Palka

    Debbie M. Palka, 67, of Palatine, Illinois. Born May 26, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, she passed into rest on October 31st, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Dale Palka, her daughter Lindsey Palka Ly, son-in-law Nathan Ly, and sister Denise (Donald). She is preceded in death by her sister Donna, brother Edward, and mother Marilyn. Debbie was a loving wife, devoted homemaker, and devout parishioner of St. Theresa, where she was involved in their Angel Gowns ministry, among others. She was an accomplished knitter and quilter as well as many other types of fiber arts. She was dearly loved and will be much missed by many.…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Charlotte Emma Graham

    Charlotte Emma Graham, 11, of Vernon Hills, Illinois Loving daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle and Therese Graham; devoted sister of Gwyneth; loving granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reynaldo and Iluminada Sotelo of IL; Mr. and Mrs. Brock and Lee Watson of MO; Dr. and Mrs. Bill and Karen Graham of AR; cherished niece of Mr. Gary Sotelo of IL; Dr. Jay Graham (Dr. Caroline Fichtenberg) of CA; Dr. Leigh Graham (Mr. Mark Spitzer) of NY; and Mrs. Lacey Bailey (Mr. Joshua Bailey) of AR; beloved cousins of Liam and Aidan Sotelo; and Annalee, Eleanor and Brynn Bailey. Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 9…

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Milton F. Jerard5/28/30 – 11/2/19

    Visitation for Milton F. Jerard, 89, of Lake Zurich, formerly of Palatine, will be on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Prayers will be held, 9:30 AM on Thursday, November 7, 2019 also at the funeral home and process to St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church, 1201 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine, where a Funeral Mass will be said at 10:00 AM. An Entombment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Milton was born on May 28, 1930 to Joseph and Stella Jarzembowski. He passed away on All Souls’ Day, November 2, 2019. Our…

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Geraldine A. Morton1/18/38 – 11/1/19

    Visitation for Geraldine A. Morton, 81, formerly of Lake Zurich, will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 7, 2019, also at the funeral home. An Interment will follow at Windridge Memorial Park, Cary. Geraldine was born on January 18, 1938 to Geil and Arline Morton. She passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. Geraldine was the beloved sister of: Sharon Rochford, Pamela Fritz, Kathleen (Ronald) Machtan, and Christine Robin (Michael) Fritz; and loving aunt of: Jackie Aikin, Jill Kaptur, Jennifer Gillund, Heather…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Thomas M. Aufmann

    Thomas M. Aufmann, 66, of Palatine, IL.  Born August 11, 1953, passed away October 30, 2019.  He is survived by his wife Kristin; children, Justin (Melissa), Zachary (April) and Stephanie; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Jake Alyvia and Avery; brother, James (Lois); grand dogs, Maddie, Aja, Zuko and Wrigley. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Pearl and siblings, Joe, Barbara and Dorothy.   A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date. The post Thomas M. Aufmann appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Celeste M. Bochat7/2/37 – 10/30/19

    Visitation for Celeste M. Bochat (nee Del Moro), 82, of Palatine for 50 years will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Prayers will be said at 9:30 AM on Monday, also at the funeral home, proceeding to St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church, 1201 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine, for the Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. An Entombment will take place at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Celeste was born on July 2, 1937 in Chicago and passed away, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Her interests included traveling…

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Irene M. Schmitt5/4/25 – 10/28/19

    Visitation for Irene M. Schmitt (nee Pahl), 94, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Roselle, IL and Oak Park, IL, will be held Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Prayer Service, 11:00 a.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. A Funeral Mass will be said, 12:00 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 820 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004. Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Irene was born May 4, 1925 in Adrian, Michigan and passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 in Arlington Heights. Irene was the beloved wife of the late Jerome A.…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Shirley A. Conlin

    Shirley A. Conlin, nee Betts, 87, passed away on October 25, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Stanley R. Conlin. Loving father of Richard (Linda) and Barbara (Richard) Ryan. Dearest grandmother of Shannon and Andrea Ryan. Great Grandmother of Madison, Jacob, Austin, and Abie. Visitation, 10 AM, Friday, November 1, 2019, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 1104 Waukegan Road, Glenview, until time of the Funeral Service at 11 AM. Interment private at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, LaSalle, IL. Funeral Info 847-901-4012 The post Shirley A. Conlin appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Louis G. Geanakoplos

    Louis G. Geanakoplos, age 81, Loving husband of the late Georgette. Devoted father to Bessie (Nola), Josie, John (Sharon), Kathy (the late Scott), and Jackie (Alfred). Cherished pappou of Louis, Christina, Angela, Samantha, Josie, Theo, Nick, Alex, and Yon. Services will be private. For more information please go to www.smithcorcoran.com or call 773-736-3833. The post Louis G. Geanakoplos appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Michael Monnelly

    Michael Monnelly, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Loving husband of Louise, nee Movrich. Dedicated father of Colleen (D.J.) Neary, Joellen (Gene) Mendoza, Emily (Matt Brett) Monnelly, and John (Lauren) Monnelly. Dear grandfather of eleven. Brother of Patricia, Frank, and Ed (Dorothy) Monnelly, and the late Mary Schertler. Mike was a Deacon at Queen of All Saints Basilica in Sauganash for 37 years. Funeral services 9:30 AM Thursday, October 31, from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N Cicero Avenue, to Queen of All Saints Basilica for a Funeral Mass at 10 AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s name may be made to Evans Scholars,…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    John Kolosiwsky

    John Kolosiwsky, age 74, Loving husband to Mary nee Rudiak for 51 wonderful years. Devoted father to Christopher (Donya) Kolosiwsky. Cherished Dido to Jonathan, Eden, and Justin. Dear brother to Alexander (Karen) Kolosiwsky. John loved to golf, was a beloved family man and had a smile that could light up a room. He will be missed by all who knew him. Donations in John’s name would be appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. There will be a celebration of life for John held at a later date. For more information please go to www.smithcorcoran.com or call 847-359-8020 The post John Kolosiwsky appeared…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    George Raptis

    George Raptis, 96, of Chicago. Beloved husband of Helen, nee Katsaros for 65 years. Loving father of Mary (Louis Garcia) Raptis-Garcia and Pete Raptis. Dear Pappou of Dionaura (Bill) Tziavaras and Andre (Sandra) Garcia, D.M.D.. Adored great grandfather of Katerina and Iris Marie. Loving brother of Evmorfia Delatola. Uncle, cousin, and friend to many. George was the head Chef at Greek Islands Restaurant, and will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation 9:30 AM, Wednesday, October 30, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2727 W Winona, Chicago, IL 60625, until the time of the Funeral Service at 10:30 AM. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Info 773-736-3833 or visit George’s memorial at www.smithcorcoran.com…

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Mary Jo Anderson1/5/49 – 10/20/19

    Services and Interment for Mary Jo Anderson, 70, of Lake Zurich, will be private. She was born on January 5, 1949 in Lombard, IL and passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Lake Zurich, IL. The post Mary Jo Anderson<br>1/5/49 – 10/20/19 appeared first on Ahlgrim Family Funeral Services.

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Rosemary LaMountain2/23/30 – 10/25/19

    Chapel Services for Rosemary LaMountain, 89, of Arlington Heights, will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 11:00 AM at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. Interment will follow immediately at the cemetery. Rosemary is survived by her children Sandra (Michael) Zelsmann, Bonnie LaMountain, Nancy (Chris) LaMountain, Debra (Alan) Lass and Fred LaMountain; Grandchildren Cody, Danielle She is preceded in death by her husband Fred LaMountain and granddaughter Kelsey. In Lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to the American Cancer Society via https://donate3.cancer.org The post Rosemary LaMountain<br>2/23/30 – 10/25/19 appeared first on Ahlgrim Family Funeral Services.

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Fr. Robert Francis Staes, O.P.

    Fr. Robert Francis Staes, O.P. died peacefully on October 24, 2019 in Chicago at the age of 88. Fr. Robert was a Dominican Friar, born into a Catholic family in Moline, Illinois to his late parents, Myrtle and Frank Staes. He is survived by his sister Dawn Petrik and brother Ronald Staes. Father Staes attended St. Bernard Seminary where he began his theological studies, St. Paul Seminary, where he received a Master of Divinity, and Aquinas Institute of Theology in Dubuque, Iowa where he received a Masters degree. Father Staes entered the Benedictine Order at Saint Bede Abbey in July 1952, but departed from the Benedictines in 1956. He was…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Victoria J. Fink

    Victoria J. Fink, 57, of Palatine, IL. Born July 6, 1962 in Evanston, IL, passed away October 19, 2019. Survived by her husband Mark; sons Michael and Kevin; mother Betty Niederkorn Dugan, (the late Donald Arient); granddaughter Leah Fink; siblings Laura Wells, Daniel Dorsch, Amy Dorsch, Mark Arient and Peter Arient. Preceded in death by her father William Dorsch Jr. and brother William Dorsch III. Memorial visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 3-8pm at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Info 847-359-8020 The post Victoria J. Fink appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Lucille J. Ptaszek

    Lucille J. Ptaszek, 94, of Palatine, IL. Born June 15, 1925 in Chicago, passed away October 23, 2019. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Dear great aunt, great great aunt and cousin to many. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Angelo Borgese and John Ptaszek; her parents, Joseph and Martha Sobek and sister, Amelia M.(William) Hoeller. Lucille was a member of the St. Theresa Women’s Club. Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 9 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 10 AM at St. Theresa Church, 455 N.Benton Street, Palatine. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. The post Lucille J. Ptaszek appeared first on Smith-Corcoran.

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    Michael Hnytka

    Michael Hnytka, age 88, of Palatine, Illinois, died peacefully in his sleep on October 19, 2019 and went to be with the Lord.   Visitation will be Thursday October 24, 2019 at from 3:00 to 7:00 pm with Panahida Service at 6:00 pm at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home in Palatine, Illinois.  Funeral services will be October 25, 2019 at 10:00 am at Smith-Corcoran with burial services immediately after at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.   Michael was preceded in death by his parents (Ivan and Anna) and siblings: Peter, Andriy, Joseph and Natalie. Survivors include his wife of 67 years Anna, Son Ihor (Virginia), Daughter Irene Eyestone (Mark)…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Mary Jane Murphy

    Mary Jane Murphy, nee Dwyer, age 98, of Chicago. Loving wife of the late Jerome T. Murphy. Dear mother of Colleen (Benote Wimp) Murphy, Michael Murphy, Kerry (Chuck) Claus, Hon. Timothy P. Murphy, Kevin J. Murphy, Erin (Joe) Lorenz, Sally (Peter) Gennuso, Brian (Kathy) Murphy, Shannon (the late James “Mo”) Shannon, and Terry Murphy. Devoted grandmother of 30, and great-grandmother of 27. Mary Jane is survived by countless relatives and good friends. Her charm and vivacious personality will truly be missed by all who fortunate enough to know her. Visitation Wednesday, October 23rd, 3 PM to 8 PM, St. Cajetan Catholic Church, 2445 W. 112th St., Chicago, IL 60655. Funeral…