DONALD THORPE Donald R. Thorpe, a retired owner of a trucking company, died Thursday, Dec. 11, at the age of 84. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. A skilled and decorated pilot, his final mission as a first Lieutenant during the Korean War was the training of the Republic of Korea pilots to operate the multi-engine C-46 cargo plane. Upon his graduation from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 1957 he embarked upon a career in the transportation industry.Eventually he established his own business which he successfully operated from 1972 until his retirement in 1998. Survivors include his wife, Marcia Waterman Thorpe; two brothers, David (Phyllis) and Jeffrey (Pearl); two sisters, Carol and Barbara (Steve); two sons, Stephen (Andrea) and Donald (Jackie); one daughter, Laurel (Tom); five grandchildren, Andrew, Justin, Amanda (Jared) Taylor, Katherine and Sarah; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond; his mother, Fern; and his brother, Richard (Karen). Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 15, at St. Luke�s Orthodox Church, Palos Hills. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the church followed by interment in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Arrangements were handled by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., Brookfield. EDWARD TOKARSKI Edward A. Tokarski, a resident of the Garfield Ridge area, died Friday, Dec. 12, at the age of 82. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Diane (nee Marszalek); two daughters, Karen (Michael) Pacini and Janet (George) Walker; and seven grandchildren, Briana, Daniel, George, Amanda, Kayla, Jack and Rebecca. Funeral mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at St. Jane de Chantal Church, Chicago. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Arrangements were handled by Foran Funeral Home, Summit. JOHN WALSH John M. Walsh, a resident of the Clearing area, died Saturday, Dec. 6, at the age of 84. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Survivors include one son, Michael (Mary Jane) Walsh; two grandchildren, Michaela and Madeline Walsh; one brother, Robert (Antoinette) Walsh; one brother-in-law, Richard (the late Rosemary) Bozek; one sister-in-law, Bernadine Bozek; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (nee Bozek); two sisters, Charlotte (Chester ) Wilk and Catherine Walsh; and one sister-in-law, Arlene Bozek. Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 12, at Foran Funeral Home, Summit. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 13, at St. Rene Goupil Church, Chicago. Interment was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. DOROTHY ZEITER Dorothy Louise Zeiter (nee Hoganson), a resident of La Grange and a homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 8, at the age of 93. Survivors include one son, William J. (Gwen) Zeiter Jr.; two daughters, Dorothy L. (Bob) Crain and Beth A. (Jeff Baker) Zeiter; six grandchildren, Kara (Kevin) Kendrick, Chris (fianc�e Terri) Zeiter, Bob (Alicia) Crain, Steve Crain, Melissa (Brian) Mahoney and Lindsay (Justin) Evans; five great-grandchildren, Morgan, Avery, Will, Evan and Finn; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Zeiter; and one brother, Allan Hoganson. Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 12, at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield. Funeral mass was held Saturday, Dec. 13, at St. John�s Lutheran Church, La Grange. Interment was in St. John�s Lutheran Cemetery. ADELINE ZUBRZYCKI Adeline H. Zubrzycki (nee Smietana), a resident of the Garfield Ridge area, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the age of 87. Survivors include two sons, James (Beverly) and Thomas (Debbie) Zubrzycki; one daughter, Laura (James) Kaiser; eight grandchildren; James (Jenna), Jennifer, Jessica (Ed), Valerie (Peter), Jaclyn, Christina (Jim), Matthew and Diana; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Kan); and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester and one brother, Frank (Jan) Smietana. Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 11, at Foran Funeral Home, Summit. Funeral mass was held Friday, Dec. 12, at St. Camillus Church, Chicago followed by interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. — Desplaines Valley News GetAddThis();  submit your comments    Judy Baar Topinka dies of sudden stroke Oussama Jamal, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and state Sen. and Bridgeview Mayor Steve Landek at entrance of Toyota Park just before a Muslim prayer service to celebrate the end of Ramadan in July. From staff reports   •  GetArticleDate(“12/10/2014”); Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, the state’s lone elected Republican official, died early Wednesday of complications from a stroke she suffered Tuesday, her chief of staff said. She was 70. Ms. Topinka, one of the state’s most colorful and outspoken elected officials, was preparing to be inaugurated next month for her second four-year term as comptroller following a successful re-election in November. Ms. Topinka, of Riverside, was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn on Tuesday morning after feeling discomfort. She was undergoing testing and observation when she lost consciousness early Wednesday, according to an official statement. She died about 1 a.m. In a public career that spanned more than three decades, Ms. Topinka was known for an eclectic persona and a seemingly endless supply of coffee. Read More…   Obituaries for Dec. 3 From staff reports   •  GetArticleDate(“12/3/2014”); DOROTHY BECKER

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