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Mike and Debbie Cieplak wrote:

Liz, Gary, Scott and Katie, We are so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a true American Patriot. Both videos were very powerful and portrayed Jeff as a loving and caring young man toward his family, friends and animals. Thank you so much for your service. RIP Jeff.


Bob and Nancy Lyons wrote:

Rich was one of those people who made Hoffman Estates a great place to work. He did his job with skill, consideration to others, and he was positive. He had a smile and a kind word always. My condolences to his family.



Frank Hill wrote:

I was a teacher who talked to Rich almost every day. He was always in a great mood, and did his job extremely well, even if asked to do something extra. We lost a great guy!



Chevell Robert Evans wrote:

Her light will always inspire.



Maria Fernandita wrote:

Nellyta. Tan dulce, tan buena. Como te gustaba volar!! Siempre te recordare con cariño. Descansa en paz junto al Señor.


Holly and Peter Geraci wrote:

Dear Darlene We still cannot believe John is gone. He was a force of nature and larger than life. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. We miss him dearly. His thoughtfulness and kindness will live forever. Our Love and prayers Holly and Peter


Kathy Georgopoulos wrote:

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. My his memory be eternal.


Barb Kramarczyk wrote:

So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was such a sweet person. Always enjoyed her company at parties. She will be missed.


Nora wrote:

Pat missing you every day, but memories are all around in the beautiful plants you gave me. We miss you so much!


George and Stacy Marinakis wrote:

We are so sorry for the passing of our dear friend Peter. We are visiting Mayo Clinic this week and we will not be able to attend. He was a beautiful man! May his memory be eternal.



Michelle, Kc and Liam wrote:

We are so sorry for your loss she was an amazing woman and will be missed dearly❤️


Carole Pluta Sziel wrote:

So sorry to hear of the passing of Diane. We went to elementary school together, and were close friends. We also shared the same birthday. May she R.I.P.


Rigali Packaging wrote:

Our sympathies to Niko and family


Noelle Lukasik-Shannon wrote:

Tim, so very sorry to hear about your mom, I remember her joyful smile. 84 years and still not enough time... Keep her close at heart... 💜 ~ noelle


Michael and Julie Quinn wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Butler family. We have fond memories of Mrs. Butler. God bless.


Dan Flynn wrote:

Tim, Sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. She was a very nice woman every time I met her. My condolences to you and your family.


Paul Andrzejczak wrote:

i will miss you, you were not only my aunt but a friend.



Margaret Costello Brockert wrote:

Going to miss you more than you will ever know RIP Auntie


Dan kane (Ronnie's son) wrote:

Although I have been distant every time I would see Arlene she would always greet me with love felt kindness and affection. I will always remember her kind heart and she will be missed.


Monica Goral wrote:

Dear Mark and Mary, Sending deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. Love, Aunt Monica


Brad Carter wrote:

Condolences from the Carter family


glen kataura wrote:

Sorry for your loss, healing energies to the family. Auntie Gloria Thornburg sends her condolences as well.


Nina Buzyna wrote:

Nancy was such a sweet person. She was a wonderful tennis player and had many interests. She was always cheerful and upbeat. I always enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed by her many friends and family.


Coleen Daniels wrote:

I am so very sorry for your loss. Loved your mom like one of our family. Praying that she is resting in God's arms. What a party in Heaven!!


Greg Jacobson and Faith Jacobson wrote:

We will certainly miss him. He was quite and always did a great job at work. I am sorry for your loss Michael.


Mary Ann Sorokie wrote:

I always enjoyed being with Nancy at our Dickens meetings...and I will surely miss her smile....such a gracious person...


Jean Reynolds wrote:

Danny was a very special man with many talents. He was always kind, patient and very caring toward others. He will be missed by so many. My condolences to his family.


James & Connie Zakarian wrote:

Our deepest condolences to Arlene's family. Arlene welcomed us to the neighborhood and treated us as one of her own from day one. I will miss our chats in the backyard and our summertime BBQs will never be the same without her. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. May she rest in eternal peace.


Margie, Gregory, Dillon and Michael Brockert wrote:

Jerry, Rita, Denise and All Arlene's Grand and Great Grandkids, Losing a mother/grandmother leaves a heartache that no words can heal. Please know that I am with you in mourning her loss. Wishing you all the love, strength and courage needed to get you through such a sad time. RIP Aunt Arlene you will be very greatly missed.


Paula Adam wrote:

Our hearts are filled with sorrow for your families loss, there is no words to express our condolences, having comfort knowing she's is in God's great care, until you meet up again, hopefully will bring some solace. Love Paula and Richard Adam.


Billy Costello wrote:

Deepest heart felt sympathy for someone who will be missed by all


Toni Lorvig wrote:

My deepest sympathy goes out to Arlene's Family. She was a beautiful lady and a good neighbor for over 40 years. She will be missed! I know she is with Paul in Heaven!


Anne Suh wrote:

Dear Mark and Mary, Our thoughts are with you both and the entire Butler family on the loss of your mother. We are keeping her and all of you in our prayers. Anne and Al, Grace and John and Ruth


Caralyn Kempner wrote:

No words can describe how sorry our family is for your loss. Love, Scott, Caralyn, Casey, Jamie & Gina


Mike Hull wrote:

My sincerest condolences to the whole family. Over the past few years, I had the pleasure of working with Ray and talked almost daily. Ray always had a way to to lighten the mood and make everyone laugh even in the most serious of moments. I will surely miss Ray and will remember all the good laughs we had together.


Katie Mallinson wrote:

Dear Ellyn and Caroline, So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. May her memories always be a blessing. Katie Maher Mallinson



Paula DeLaFont wrote:

Jim and I send our deepest condolences. You all are loved and in our prayers.


Mark Hoss wrote:

RIP Jeff. You will be greatly missed. I’ll never forget our PAFA days and you making amazing diving catches to keep drives alive. Thank you for your service. To the Francis family, I hope you find comfort in memories and the amount of lives Jeff touched during these difficult times.


Audrey Iheme wrote:

I worked with Danny for many years. He was a very kind person and very mild mannered. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.


Bob and Roberta Stubing wrote:

Our condolences to the Francis family. Jeff was a true American Hero. The beautiful tribute video and Operation Fishing Freedom clip told the story. Jeff will be missed. Take care. Our thoughts and prays are with your family.


Amy Woodell & Sean Donahoe wrote:

To Dolly, Colleen, Chris and Johnnie, Our thoughts are with you during this really hard time. Thank you for streaming the uplifting service for John/your Dad. We hope you all find some comfort in your many memories of how big hearted, fun loving and dedicated to family John/your Dad was.


Chris Haney wrote:

Barbara, Charles, Katherine (and the rest of the family), I am so very sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the pain you are feeling and although I can't take that away, I want you to know (I am sure you already knew) that Ray was an amazing man! I had the honor of working with him for several years during my time at HDR. He made me a better IT professional and man just being around him. My heart breaks knowing the world lost such an a truly wonderful man. Please know that you have been, and will continue to be, in our prayers!!! Hold each other tight and remember the good times.... don't ever stop talking about them or him!!! Keep his memory alive.


Arlene and Mike Hogan wrote:

Our sympathy to Liz and Gary and Scott on your loss. Scott, your video condolence was very strong and sweet. Take care and our prayers are with your family.


Mike De Matteo wrote:

RIP Jeff. I will always remember our Tecmo Bowl & 6 Cup tournaments along with every other good time we shared. Love and miss you man



Marilyn Wolter wrote:

RIP Jeff....


Karen Rosenkranz wrote:

My deepest sympathy to your entire family. I remember Jeff at St. Theresa School and I am not surprised by the way he touched so many lives during his short time on earthl May you all experience God's peace as you remember Jeff lives in glory now. Karen Rosenkranz



you willl always be my sister but more importantly my best friend i miss you so much but knowing you are no longer suffering brings peace to me, have a cup of coffee and some coffee cake ready so we can catch up when we see each other you forever say hi to frank


Pam Barnett wrote:

My deepest sympathies. Jeff was a true HERO. I will never forget him. Thank You Jeff for all the love you had shown to your Pawws family. You belong to Heaven now. Take care of all the Pawws Dogs until we meet agian💔💔💔🐾


Pam Barnett wrote:

Thank you for your selflessness and your love of animals and others. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to protect our country. I will miss you and all the words of inspiration during our conversations. Your smile was true💕 as well as your heart ❤️. You have loss your final battle but you belong to Heaven now. Your work is not through you only will be working from home now for all eternity. Pawws be with you always🦋🐾 Until we meet again take care of all the Pawws pups. 💜



Kim Tobin wrote:

My memory of Jeff and his brother, Scott when they were very young, came to work with Liz and we walked to Cheesecake Factory and strolled Michigan Avenue one afternoon and they were so well behaved and funny. Rest in peace Jeff and you will be missed greatly!


Lori and Eric wrote:

Scott and his family have been great neighbors for about 18 years. Friendly and considerate, we enjoyed our conversations with him. His presence will be sorely missed in this neighborhood.


Natalie medina washington wrote:

I grew up as one of his sisters best friends. I feel like Scott was a big brother to me. My memories of him are when we went to state and he was on that special team! Rest easy and fly high!


Carol Lasfalk wrote:

Fran,Ben,Nikki,Frank & Family🕯Bill & I are so very sad to hear of your MOMS passing😢 Such a beautiful soul has now been Welcomed into Heaven by her Loving Husband Frank💙 She Was A Giving & Loving Woman. Rest In Peace🙏


Clark Miller wrote:

Ray was our IT guy when I worked with him at HDR. I always enjoyed his sense of humor and general sense of calmness. I knew Ray to be a kind, thoughtful and friendly guy. It was my pleasure to have had Ray as a colleague. My sincere sympathies to Ray's family.



Vicki Kirkpatrick wrote:

A true gentleman with tremendous creative art and building skills. You were always so warm and loving and truly enjoyed many fond memories of chats. My love and comforting hugs to Mike and to all of his family. 🙏❤️💐


Leo Yedor wrote:

I will always love you my second mother, your what every woman should aspire to be, a great, mother, wife, friend, aunt. I will miss you and give frank a big hug from me please.


Steve Quirini wrote:

Dear Pete and the entire Timmer's Family, We send our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family. Rose was a saint and always cared so much about others-especially her family. May family, friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time. -The Quirini Group



Stanley Kusy and sister-in-law of Joanne Kusy wrote:

In loving memory of my sister, Fela Kosiec May the Lord take her into his loving care


Richard sockol wrote:

Franny and Ben so sorry for your loss, condolences to your family The Sockol family


Philip Rubin wrote:

Sweet man! Our condolences goes to Michael Goddard & Family. We’re with you in spirit. ❤️ Philip Rubin & Cliff White (Palm Springs, CA)


Karen Deering Brogan wrote:

Jorge, Mario and Erika. My deepest condolences on the loss of Diana. I worked with Diana in the late 1980s and kept in contact over the years and miles. I loved Diana as a sister. Diana was the most kind and generous person. Always a smile on her face to brighten your day. I will deeply miss and cherish her memory. May your family and friends care for you at this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Diana.



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Mary Eischen wrote:

To Jorge, Mario and Erika...I am so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful wife and Mother. Diana and I worked together for many years and she was truly a beautiful person inside and out. She always was so positive and kind. She was loved by everyone! I know she is smiling down on all of you with that beautiful smile that we all know so well. Rest in Peace, Diana...


Bill Pfeifer wrote:

I have so many good memories of my Aunt Maryellen. All the summers we spent at the cottage in Michigan with our family. My condolences to my Uncle Bill for his loss.



Gayle FioRito Starbuck wrote:

Marcella always had a smile on her face, which made everyone around her smile. She was surrounded by so much love and always loved everyone. I am blessed to be considered family. Now she is with her love Frank and I bet their dancing in heaven. Marcella I miss you already, but I know I will see that smile, cause Your whole family has that same beautiful smile. Keeping all in my prayers. With all my love Gayle


Gayle FioRito Starbuck wrote:

Marccella always had smile on her face, and she made everyone smile. I feel so blessed to have been part of her life. Family was so important to her, and you can tell by the love that surrounded her. Now she’s with Frank and I hope their dancing in heaven, no I’m sure they are. To my second family, you are all in my prayers always, stay strong and please continue to smile, cause I see Marcella’s smile in everyone ❤️ With all my love Gayle


Francine Yedor wrote:

I will MISS you very much, as so many will. We had a great friendship and closeness being married to your brother Ronnie. Rest in Peace Marcella I always Loved You >.Francine


Mark P. Helling wrote:

Conrad Family, best to you regarding the passing of John Conrad. Dad loved coaching football players like John at the University of North Dakota. Go Sioux!


David Cartwright wrote:

We enjoyed the pleasure of working with Plaza Excavating on numerous Projects, such great memories spending time on project sites with John...lots of stories and lots of laughs! Our deepest sympathies to the Conrad Family David & Sue Cartwright


Pete Nelson wrote:

John helped us solve problems and was a force in the earth moving industry - sorry to hear of your loss.


Adam & Barbara Kazlauskas wrote:

Dear Pete and family, we were so sorry to read about the death of Rose, please accept our deepest sympathy. Rose was a lovely lady. Keeping you all in our prayers.


Bobbie Desprat wrote:

In my heart forever my dear friend. Best to Nick and Maxine.


Bobbie Desprat wrote:

In my heart forever my dear, dear friend.


Lee & Joe Nicosia wrote:

To my Beautiful Birthday Buddy, how sad we are for your loving family. And, knowing how you fought this battle we know that now you stand with those who have gone before you in the glory of the Lord. My happiest memories with you were listening to all you great stories. My dear friend, you were a wonderful son, husband, father and friend. We will watch over your darling Darlene. Enjoy some time with your father.



Aleks and husband wrote:

Be at ☮️



Aleks and husband wrote:

Please be in peace You are in gods hands Safe and sound


Jeff Czech wrote:

We will miss our “Babee”. He loved us dearly.


Jackie Ladas wrote:

Sharon and family, peace, love, and prayers! May you always hold Don’s Fond memories in your heart! Jackie Lakowski/Ladas



Gus Hare wrote:

Ray, Your passion to mentor, coach and be a great teammate and friend to all will be missed. Thanks for always making me feel like we were lifelong friends in the brief moments we spent working together. You will be missed but not forgotten.


Frank Perham wrote:

I only recently learned of Paul’s passing and though it has been some years, my warm feelings for him compelled me to leave a belated message. I worked with Paul at Community Counseling Centers in the 1990s and later, I recruited him to work with me at Resurrection Health Care. Paul was unwavering in his devotion to his clients and to the recovery movement but he was not “all work”; we enjoyed dinners together, casino trips and many laughs. My condolences to his family. May Paul find rest with the Lord.


Larry Kean wrote:

Mario & Erika - my condolences and prayers on the loss of your mother. How sad I am for you. May she rest in the peace of Christ. Larry Kean - Marquette University


ANNA KAHL wrote:

I am so sorry to hear about Emily's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I used to babysit Anthony and Allison when they were young.


Karen Z. wrote:

Mary Ellen was my sister and best friend. We talked almost every night and we never ran out of things to say. She was the most generous person I have known and she would do anything for family and friends. She gave up her Saturdays to be with me during my own bout with cancer. She always showed up with lunch or a treat. We took long walks together that were full of laughter as we reminisced about growing up together. She fought her battle bravely and kept a positive attitude until the end. She will forever be in my heart. - Karen


Don Thiele wrote:

I worked with Diana for 20+ years. She was the nicest, classiest, ladies I'd ever met. RIP Diana. Humbly.



Caroline Heyworth wrote:

A truly remarkable woman. I enjoyed it when she would show up to social gatherings.


Bill Cargill wrote:

Janet and I have lost both parents, a brother-in-law and a nephew from brain cancer at age 47 after a long struggle. None of these deaths have had as powerful an effect on us as Diana's death. She was such a sweet person. Our only comfort is that we know she is with our King and Savior now.



Ed coffey wrote:

Our first gig as wise guy at Tom foolery’s What a great guitar player we have lost You will be missed


John Vito Moraglia wrote:

John was instrumental in my becoming a man... he set me up with my first job in Wall Street back in 1976 and guided me into becoming a Options Trader for 7 years as I moved to the West Coast to challenge the world. I am so Thankful for his wise council, and his generous and honest nature. My sincere condolences to my cousin Susan and his whole family and I will light a candle tonight in his Honor..


Rafael Carvajal wrote:

Jorge, Mario y Erika,, desde la distancia los acompaño en estos difíciles momentos. Un afectuoso saludo.


Mary Rose Teahan wrote:

My sympathy to all the family. I did not hear the sad news until Thursday. Rest In Peace Dan.



John & Mary Ann Ruskuls wrote:

Our deepest sympathy. You and your family are in our prayers.



Ody Noa wrote:

My heart is with you, Jorge, Mario, and Erika in your time of sorrow but may you take comfort knowing there's one more angel above us.


Diana O’Shana wrote:

My love and condolences to all of the family. Good rest his soul, love and prayers 🙏✝️


Nellie (Toscano) & Michael Flannery wrote:

Jorge, Mario & Erika- Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Diana. She was such a wonderful person, always willing to help others. She was always so sweet to our entire family, especially my parents, and for that I will always be grateful to her. Our prayers are with your entire family at this time. May she Rest In Peace.


Chrisse Petrov wrote:

Dear Jorge, Mario and Erika Words cannot express the sorrow and grief we are feeling for your loss of your beloved Diana. It is just unimaginable. We are devastated Please know how sorry we are ,how much we care , we are here for you in any way . Heaven gained an angel We will truly miss our dear friend and true neighbor who gave us so much love, with her big heart and beautiful smile genuine kindness! We were truly blessed to have known her. She will never be forgotten ! Memory Eternal. God rest her beautiful soul.



Gail Cristoe wrote:

My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your mother was a beautiful person. I have such wonderful memories of her, Mario, and Erika. Rest in peace.


Ann Eberle Thomas wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you grieve the loss of Diana. We remember her beautiful and vivid spirit - may she watch over all of you and bestow that spirit on you from Heaven. Much love, the Thomas family


Howard Woerner wrote:

We apologize for not being able to attend the affair on Wednesday. John was Howard's lighthouse when he was in very rough water. For this we will be forever grateful. Elaine and Howard Woerner


Mary and Brendan Sheehan wrote:

George, Mario and Erika - You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. We will remember Diana's bright and beautiful smile. God bless all of you.



Laura Schmidt wrote:

Emily was the best cheerleader of her children, she lived for each of them to the fullest. She was a force to reckon with when anyone challenged her children. The relationship she shared with John was something to admire whenever she took on any task she fulfilled that and exceeded much more. She is a beautiful life and will live on forever in all of our hearts May God allow her family to heal with all of her love she so graciously shared.


Ron Lino wrote:

Jorge, I'm so sorry for your loss. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.


Ronny Millco wrote:

She was a very nice person who raised 3 wonderful children Bob, Glen and Janet, she would drive her yellow dodge to work as she worked at a bank at Lincoln and Irving, I wish we would have been closer, Ken her husband a Chicago Firer fight er had issues but inside was a good person, Her children and I went to school together at Budlong, and then at Amundsen Please seek us all safe and you now are in the spirit world with God, hello to my mom God love you


MSGT William G Karmik USAF Ret. wrote:

May God give Emily the wings of an angel to watch over her family. I’ve known Emily since our days at Mather HS. John & I go way back to St. Timothy’s Catholic Elementary school. Emily’s love, laugh & smile will be missed. She is in a better place & will prepare a spot for her family. May God Bless you all. ✝️


Amalia & Patty Toscano wrote:

Jorge, Mario & Erika, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you all. We pray that God gives you peace and understanding during this difficult time. We pray for the soul of your beautiful wife/mom and you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.


Joe Mullarkey (St. Pat's, 1979) wrote:

What a great lady! And a determined, no-nonsense educator. Her knowledge and force of personality far exceeded her height. Yes, she intimidated me. Doing so, she brought out the best in me. I am forever grateful for studying under her for two years.


Fran and John Golus wrote:

John, Anthony, Allison, Steve and Heather, Although, we only knew Emily for a short time she was a sweet soul. God Bless her and all of you. May God give you the strength to carry through.



Beatriz Nuñez wrote:

Lamento profundamente la partida de nuestra querida Dianita, me uno a la pena de nuestra familia Asencio a pesar de la distancia, siempre en nuestro corazón, QEPD


Love, The Clemans Family wrote:

John, Anthony, Allison, Heather and Steve, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know we are with you in spirit. Emily was such an amazing woman and will be missed.



Wilson n Maria T Garcia wrote:

Rest in Heaven our Dear Nini


Wilson n Maria T Garcia wrote:

On behalf of The Garcia, Ortiz, Ramos, Reyes, Lunas, Crespo and Patel Dearest Jorge, Mario, Erika, Luis, Adrian and Family. We have no words to try to ease your pain. The loss of a spouse, mother, sister, niece, aunt, cousin, or friend, it's hard. We know it's GOD'S will and we cannot fight with that. Know that we are here for you at anytime. Nini was a great soul. Gave so much in her time here on earth. When ever you feel that you are missing her, touch your heart, ❤that beep, it's her telling you I'm here with you. Never forget her. It hurts a lot right now, but remember God doesn't give you something that he know you cannot handle. Because you can, you will. May God Bless each one of you. Rest in Heaven our Dearest niece Nini. We hope you are now with Mary and Julian. We will always Love You. We will always miss your beautiful smile. Big Hug. Much Love❤


Patricia Abrego-Santucci wrote:

Dearest Sunny - I am so sorry fort the loss of this wonderful woman. Reading the comments, I can see how much of her is you. Your kindness, your sincerity and always giving I can see come from your beautiful Mother. May she be at peace and know that she will always be with you. I cannot wait to see you and hug you. God Bless you my friend.


Nora Sheahan wrote:

We wish to extend our sincerest sympathies to all our cousins and their families on Uncles Dan's passing. We enjoyed my happy times with him in Ireland. We saw his funeral mass and thought it was very fitting for him. Nora and Henry Sheahan, Glin Co. Limerick.


Laura (Malz) Byram wrote:

Oh my dear friend, I will miss you so much! You were such a treasured childhood friend and the memories we shared will always be fondly remembered. The three of us (you, me and Laurie T) were always together each and every day of our childhood hanging out in the park and at each of our houses. The Skokie gang was so blessed to have each other throughout our younger years. Rest In Peace my dear friend. You will always be loved as I carry you in my heart forever!


Teresa Mulvihill (nee Browne) Athea wrote:

Sincere condolences to all on the passing of Dan. May he rest in the arms of the Angel's.


Hector Torres & Family wrote:

Sharing in your sadness as your family remembers Diana.Holding you close in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest condolences


Kevin Woods wrote:

Condolences to the entire Esquibel family.



Kevin Woods wrote:

Ray was a terrific boss and an even better friend. I will miss him very much.


Betty Reinhold wrote:

She was looking forward to the postponed wedding last year and this year. I’m going to miss my dear friend. So sorry for your loss


Loly Maria Pulido Lopez, Alfredo Pulido Garcia y Familia wrote:

Con profundo dolor hoy despedimos una vida armoniosamente matizada con insuperables momentos de felicidad, la de nuestra GRAN AMIGA, la Sra. Onelia Penedo. Llegue a sus hermosas hijas Carmen, Sunny y Nely, a sus esposos, hijos, nietos y familia, a los que amaba intensamente, las más sentidas y sinceras condolencias. Somos privilegiados por las profundas huellas que deja en la memoria y en los corazones de cada uno de los que tuvimos la inmensa dicha de conocerle y tratarle. Agradecidos por su dulzura, por su infinito amor a los suyos, a los amigos, a sus alumnos, a su profesión, a los pequeños detalles… Agradecidos por el derroche de amabilidad y nobleza! Agradecidos por su esencia y su grandeza! EPD Alma Buena, EPD Señora Bonita.



Martha Pulido Lopez y familia wrote:

One, mi familia y yo, agradecemos a Dios el haberte tenido cerca siempre. Tu amor y amistad hacia nosotros nos acompañara por siepre. Tu linda sonrisa seguira iluminandonos y, con orgullo y admiracion, siempre les hablare a mis hijos sobre ti. Llegue a sus hijas y familias un abrazo y mis condolencias. Te queremos, One. Descansa en Paz.



Dolores Maria Pulido Lopez (loly) y esposo wrote:

One, cuanto te voy a extrañar. Tu amistad siempre fue un regalo de Dios y tu sonrisa nos seguira iluminando. Gran dama y maravillosa madre, llegue a sus hijas y familiares nuestras condolencias. Dios te acompañe siempre. Descansa en paz.



Alfredo Pulido Garcia y familia wrote:

Onelia, mi niña de siempre, cuanto te extraño y siento tu partida. Siempre estaras presente en nuestra familia. Llegue a sus hermosas hijas y familiares nuestro apoyo. Dios te acompañe. Descansa en Paz.



Reinaldo Pulido Lopez wrote:

One, tu partida me llena de dolor y soledad pero tu linda sonrisa y tu belleza espiritual y humana siempre me acompañara el resto de mis dias. Gracias, One, por todo. Dios te tenga en la Gloria. Descansa en Paz.



Alfredo Pulido Lopez y Rebeca Rodriguez Souto wrote:

Onelia, siempre estaras presente en nuetros corazones. Tu sonrisa perenne y tu enorme sensibilidad seguiran iluminando nuestras vidas. Gracias por ser parte de nuestra familia. Dios te cuide siempre. Descansa en Paz, One


Freddy Torres & the entire Torres Family wrote:

Jorge, Mario, and Erika. Words cannot express the depths of sorrow we feel for you. Our cousin Diana has entered into eternal rest and is now with her parents, and the Lord. Though our time with her was brief, she left an indelible mark on everyone she met. We will miss her big smile. When our family gathers to make pasteles for Christmas, we will be reminded of how she made a trip to Boston to be with us and make them. With or deepest sympathies and love.



Susan Sander wrote:

Don, I loved you so much and loved being your cousin. My deepest sympathy to Sharon, Lori, Ken, Judy, and all grandchildren. Crying remembering how we would end our conversation with "I love you" before saying goodbye. Crying remembering so many times throughout our lives and will hold onto them in my heart. I love you, Susan


Sandra, María Elena, Marco Antonio, Valeria wrote:

Familia toda la familia de Puebla les mandamos nuestro más sincero pésame por una pérdida tan grande de una prima muy querida ya Dianita ya está descansando y Dios la tenga en un buen lugar, Jorge no hay palabras en este momento tan doloroso por la gran pérdida de una gran mujer y de una gran compañera de vida, sólo me resta decirte que ella siempre va a estar a tu lado y que la vida continúa al lado de tus hijos, Mario y Erika sobrinos muy queridos su familia de aquí de Puebla les mandan un abrazo Yo sé que también es una gran pérdida y más que es el de una madre, pero la vida va a continuar y ella estar a su lado y estará muy contenta de todo lo que ustedes lleguen a forjar en esta vida los queremos los abrazamos y sentimos también la pérdida de una prima lamentamos mucho no poder estar con ustedes , pediremos a Dios por toda la familia por mis primos por la pérdida de una hermana y sobrinos por la pérdida de una tía desde Puebla con todo nuestro cariño con todo nuestro amor un abrazo a todos ustedes y pronta resignación. Los quiere la familia Enríquez Márquez, familia Sánchez plata, familia Núñez, familia García.



Eloisa Luminiello wrote:

Mi hermana linda te boy a extrañarte mucho



Eloisa Luminiello wrote:





Erika, Mario y Jorge les mando un abrazo y pido porque pronto se recuperen de tan grande perdida. Duele porque se apago una luz que brillaba como hija, esposa, hermana, amiga y mamá. Esa luz que hoy se apaga se va a encender en el cielo como estrella que los cuidara a partir de hoy y para siempre. Es difícil para nosotros despedir a un familiar que a pesar de la distancia fue querida por todos nosotros. Un abrazo a Luis, Adrián, Tío Juan y familias.




Jorge, Erika y Mario. Les envío un fuerte abrazo y pidiendo que tengan fuerza para soportar tan grande pérdida. Se fue una gran mujer, buena hija, esposa y una inigualable madre. Perdieron la fuerza familiar, la que une y abraza. Se apago una luz en la tierra pero se encendió una en el cielo que los va a cuidar de aquí en adelante. Yo perdí a una amiga solidaria y magnifica persona. Su dolor lo comparto con ustedes. Un abrazo a Luis, Adrián y a Tío Juan y familia.


John and Nora lynch Leitrim Middle Moyvane Co Kerry wrote:

Sincere sympathy to the Lynch and extended family on uncle Dan’s passing rip I have great memories of him on several visits to our house. I was also in his house in 1966 on a football visit to Chicago from New York and had dinner with you all in north major. During his first visit home in 1953 he gave us many a spin in the self drive car thanks for the memories and now u are reunited with Kathleen rest in peace


Bill & Ina McCarthy wrote:

Our deepest condolences. Your father will be missed. We enjoyed his company, his sense of humor, and his hearty laugh for many years. You were lucky to have such a great dad. Unfortunately, we cannot be there personally because we are out of town until Saturday.



Caroline Thomas wrote:

For Diana who brought a lot of light into the world. You will be missed.



Familia Asencio: Les mando mi mas sentido pésame por el fallecimiento de Dianita, siento profundamente su perdida, fue una gran persona que siempre voy a recordar y tenerla en mi corazón, que Dios les de fuerza para seguir adelante un abrazo a ti Jorge, Luis y Erika


Donna o'driscoll wrote:

To the Lynch Family, The loss of one’s father marks one of the most profound rites of passage in our life. I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your dad. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed. I truly enjoyed taking care of Beans. I enjoyed our chats when I was caring for your dad. My condolences to the Lynch family for the passing of your father. There will never be another man like him. Warmly, Donna


Donna o'driscoll wrote:

The loss of one’s father marks one of the most profound rites of passage in our life. My condolences to the Lynch family for the passing of your father. There will never be another man like him. Your dad was a wise man, but at the same time, he had a great sense of humor. He will be missed greatly and remembered often. I really enjoyed my time with your dad when I was taking care of him. I enjoyed our chats. He will live on in our hearts forever.


Familia:Acosta wrote:

Nos sentimos privilegiados de haber conocido a un ser humano tan especial como nuestra querida Lela siempre estarás en nuestros Corazones❤️descansa en los brazos de nuestro señor Jesucristo.


Marianela & Douglas (Mari & Doug) Peterson wrote:

Dearest Carmen…Sunny…Nely… All of your children… Grandchildren… Spouses… And all of Onelia’s Loved Ones: Throughout the years and decades, her graceful beauty lingered, evident on her face, especially when she smiled. Underneath the surface radiated a deeper and quite robust loveliness, for there resided a most extraordinary heart filled with empathy, love, and compassion for everyone she met. Her life touched so many, and her words and example instructed us, too. We all secretly wished to be adopted by her to receive the affection, understanding, and blessings she poured into her children and her grandchildren so unconditionally. Onelia was a remarkable lady, a genuine woman of substance, a strong human being, and an unforgettable personality. She was also an angel on earth, not just to her family, to her patients, to her young students, to her colleagues, neighbors, and friends, but to anyone whose life she touched. Her joy for life as evidenced by her dancing at every wedding and celebration, her never-ending faith in God as reflected in her optimism and resiliency, and her connection to the divine as heard in her uninhibited, emphatic laughter are things we shall always remember and treasure. May God welcome Onelia into His Kingdom without end where she will live in peace with joy and love eternally. And may God embrace her family and loved ones here on earth with His Blessings, Love, Care, and Protection. May all your hearts begin to heal, finding solace and happiness in joy-filled memories to replace the current heartbreak and tears. All our love always, Marianela & Douglas and the Peterson Family.


Sylvia Mekstan Paprzyca wrote:

John will be remembered as a great friend and client. John's ability to bring people together with his humor was legendary. A lovely man who will be missed by all.


Jackie and Jess Chico wrote:

The world has lost a beautiful & charming soul; the epitome of class, kindness & love. There’s such s special bond with parents and it is so difficult losing them. May you find a moment these next few days that floods you with love and fills the empty hole in your heart with her soul. May the angels carry her to Heaven where she may Rest In Peace for eternity. Sending you love, Jackie and Dad


Cousins John, Maria, Laura and Robert wrote:

We will forever cherish memories of your visits to Toronto with your “Canadian cousins” and the summers we spent with our kids swimming, going to soccer games and just hanging out having fun. You bright smile and infectious laughter will never be forgotten!


Kathleen Woods wrote:

So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. The end of an era for sure. May he rest in peace.


Chuck and Jean Poley wrote:

Chuck and I met this beautiful lady late in our lives We immediately fell in love with her. She left foot prints on our heart as I know we left some on hers. GOD hss gained a special angel. Our prayers come to All the family as the try to hold on to the fact we will all reunite.


Kathryn Adinamis wrote:

Dear Becky, I was so saddened to get your call about Evans" passing. He was such a sweet and dear man I have fond memories of Evans, you and your lovely children when I attended Annunciation Cathedral with my parents. I enjoyed hearing all about your children as they grew into wonderful adults. Evans and you were a terrific couple with a terrific family. God bless you all and may his memory be eternal. Love, Kathy Adinamis


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Amy Maloney wrote:

Things will just not be the same without Emily's bright smile and laugh. We will miss her so much. Thanks for all the fun time, Em!


Maura and Gavin Curtin (grand niece, Brosna, Co.Kerry, Ireland wrote:

We were saddened to hear of Dan's death. Ar dheis dhe go raibh a anam.


Kristin Alexander wrote:

Prayers for the Dongo family during this time. Her love, teachings and memories will live on with you forever. I am forever grateful Mrs. Dongo raised a beautiful, independent, and caring daughter who is true light in this world.



Gerard Zawislak wrote:

Love you, Emma. Loved riding on the handle bars whenever you'd put up with me.



Thea Smith wrote:

To the family of our beloved, Oneila Penedo: Grace and Peace be multiplied. I extend my deepest sympathy. I hope the word's of our Savior will give you comfort. John 14:1-4 "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going." Mother Oneila knew the way therefore be comforted in knowing that our Savior have taken her unto Himself. God Bless and Keep you all. Evangelist Thea Smith


Mary T & Denny Mulvihill (Kelly's Athea) wrote:

Sincere sympathy to all the immediate Lynch family on the death of your dad and our cousin Dan. We also extend our Sympathy to all the O'Connor, Langan & Lynch families & extended family on the death of Dan. I have lovely memories of him calling to our house to visit my mom, Peg Kelly R.I.P. whenever he came home from Chicago, he loved Athea and keeping in touch with his cousins and neighbours and he was so jovial always with a smile on his face. Lovely memories that will live in all our hearts forever. May you find strength and comfort to help you through this time of sorrow. Your Cousin Mary T


John langan wrote:

Sorry to hear of the death of my grand uncle Dan. Condolences to his family.


Pa langan wrote:

Sorry to hear about Dan rip uncle



Daisy wrote:

Todo sea por dios... Descanse en paz mi señora Onelia


David Pease wrote:

With Love and gratitude for enriching my life, I thank God for John Downey. Laughter seemed non stop. Wishing you peace at this most difficult time, David Pease and Betty Robertson.


Lisa Leidecker wrote:

Karl we all love 💘you. You had a beautiful heart coupled with a great sense of humor. Your smile and laughter lit up the room. There are many memories we all shared. I will always remember when you first arrived in the USA. Your style was new dresses in your red and white jogging suits. I remember when I was in 8th grade and there was a dance at my school I was upset because no one invited me to go from my school 🙃. You felt bad and offended to accompany me. We did not go because people would have wondered why I was accompanied by an older disguised 20 year old. You were like a brother to me and I will miss you dearly.


Lisa Leidecker wrote:

Karl you are so very special to me and many others. Your smile and laughter lit up the room. Your heart full of love and caring for others. I will always remember you and hold you close to my ❤.



Richard Potempa wrote:

I'm so sorry to of your loss.


Ted and Juanita Sigg wrote:

We're very sorry to hear about your father/grandfather's death. Our prayer is that your happy memories of him will be a comfort to you.


Steve L. wrote:

Pat had some of the funniest and most clever comedic ideas that I have ever heard. His premises, and ensuing consequences, were both hilarious and brilliant... clearly a man with a great mind, who also was a great conversationalist and had a very kind and generous soul. Pat always spoke glowingly of his wife and family, and I could tell they meant the world to him... Pat will be missed, my condolences to his entire family.


Jim Konzen wrote:

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Al was an important colleague, always willing to help. He will be missed.


Melvin PAMATOT wrote:

Linda and Family...Like all of us I was so saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Pat. So many special memories from Macomb. My sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family. Mel and Julie Pamatot


Geoff and Susann Carlson wrote:

There are so many good things to say about Martin and Erica. Martin bringing his special brandy to the Halloween corner to planting flowers in the Catalpa garden. Erica was my treasurer in the community club and both of them always had sage advice concerning neighborhood needs. They had a great anniversary party at the Brauhaus where we all celebrated. He will be missed.


Patdee Mullarkey wrote:

Jimmy was not only a man of integrity, but a very nice man, too. I am sorry for your family's loss. "Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day."



Patricia Halpin wrote:

As a childhood friend of MaryEllen, I have fond memories of her when we were kids going to St. Gabes. She was a kind person and she will be missed dearly. MaryEllen and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.



Karl I will miss you, We had many of great fishing trips. It was fun,It was great, It was the best of times. God bless you until we see again.


Nancy and Gary wrote:

We are sorry we couldn’t see her this past year due to Covid restrictions but will remember our last vacation in Hilton Head with fond memories. We will miss her very much.


Mike Galbreath wrote:

Pat and I were on the same football team in college. He was an excellent receiver and a lot of fun. One evening he surprised many of his teammates when he performed folk music in a small coffeehouse in East Chicago. He was enthusiastically well-received. His talent was very evident even then.


Michael J. Nelson wrote:

Martin was one of the nicest men I have ever met. He had such a great sense of humor and wonderful wit. My condolences to the entire Lutz family.


Lee Aimers wrote:

Cousin Pat was a great part of my childhood. I always looked up to Pat and my cousin Scott. They were a few years older than me and in my young eyes they were bigger than life. I often reminisce mentally about days at William's Park playing whiffle ball, and football games at my home in Wauconda. I am not sure if it was Scott or Pat that came up with the "Go long, I'll throw the ball in the pine tree, you run in there and catch it play." They also were instrumental in toughening me up as a little kid. Lots of good stories. I still miss my blow up Yogi Bear. I was also jealous when the 2 of them came to our house and stayed overnight on the sleeper sofa in the living room. They go to stay up late, and I had to go to bed. I regret not staying in closer contact with Pat as we aged. I missed him, and still do. Rest In peace Pat.


steve de la cruz wrote:

Our deepest condolences to the entire Lutz Family.


tony indovina wrote:

Pat was one of the funniest guys I ever met.Besides being a great writer, he was a very a great athlete in baseball, he was also a very good 16 inch softball player. We had some great times together playing softball. Linda my prayers will be with you during this time.


Linda Chin wrote:

The residents of Forest Glen send their deep and heartfelt condolences to Erika and the family. She and Marty were such beloved and cherished neighbors. We missed them when they moved. Their wide smiles and joyful hearts were a blessing to us all. May Marty rest in peace and may Erika be comforted by the wonderful life they shared - with each other and so many folks. God's peace!


Mike Petrie wrote:

Nells was one of the truly good guys I grew up with. Baseball, softball and hanging out at Doherty’s.. Remembering his Dad’s tile store on Touhy. Linda, I remember when the guys visited your apt in Palatine- first couple to move out on your own.


Marianne Strumberger, President - Society of the Danube Swabians. wrote:

On behalf of the Society of the Danube Swabians we send our deepest condolences to Erika and her family. Martin was a dedicated and talented man. He always enjoyed helping to bake all the holiday cookies with the women's club. Martin made beautiful bird houses and donated them for fund raising efforts. We thank Martin for his love of German food, culture and beautiful bird houses. Martin was a great butucher and made delicious meals. He was a quiet and thoughtful man. May he rest in peace.


John Vasilopulos wrote:

A most honorable and worthy man. Great neighbor. Wonderful friend. Life well lived. Thanks Marty.


Rita Keaton-Richardson wrote:

I remember Denise’s kind smile in high school and saddened to hear of her passing. Prayers for healing for the family.


Charmaine Mason wrote:

Annette and family, My deepest condolences on the passing of your brother. Please know that I am thinking of you at this very sad time. Charmaine


Sandy Stoelinga wrote:

Condolences to Ted & Kathy’s families. What a wonderful man — he will be missed by many. We were good friends for lots of years with him and Kathy. They both were such a blessing to us and our kids. Now they’re together forever. 🙏🙏


Nancy Wysocki wrote:

There are a few people that I have been blessed to know in my lifetime that sets the bar to being strong in the face of life's challenges, and Betsey is one of them. Being her hairdresser for the past several years, we would talk about many things. Betsey was a beacon of strength for me. Her ability to speak from the cuff and tell you like it is, made her the most impressionable person to anyone that knew her. Generous, and a true caregiver to animals and those that matter to her, she will be truly missed. I know because I miss her...


Juanita Wills-Harold and Rosemarie Marx Memorial Fund President wrote:

Ted was a loyal friend of the Marx Fund for many years during his tenure at Juvenile Court and after he retired. He always remembered the Marx Fund and we will remember him. We extend our deepest condolence to the family. Stay encouraged.


Rick Tekip wrote:

Ted was the man who interviewed me for my job as a Probation Officer. He was also my first training supervisor. When I was hired, he encouraged me to "give yourself a year" and not get frustrated too soon on such a challenging job. Here it is 29 years later and I'm still with the court.


Sandy S wrote:

Sorry for the loss of your father. He was my Chemistry teacher at Rezin Orr HS andI I really enjoyed going to his classes.



Marie S. Marasigan wrote:

Rest In Peace at God’s Eternal Paradise Albert. 🙏


Michael Flis wrote:

Mr. McGee was an incredible and loving member of the St. Thomas community. When I was a student at St. Thomas, he volunteered to tutor me and help with my reading and writing skills. I am forever grateful for his kindness. He will be missed


Tom Ochal wrote:

So very sorry to hear of Ted's passing. We were classmates at Weber HS. I've notified the other 'mates, and we will offer our prayers now and through our Alumni Association's Mass.


Eileen Moran wrote:

I will always remember the fun times with Bill and Barb. He had a wonderful sense of humor and filled a room with his kind presence. We were all blessed to know him.


Juan E. Lagares wrote:

Georgia was a blessing to have as a coworker, where we met at the old publishing house CCH. Always wit, funny and with a heart of gold, over the years i joined her core group of CCH friends, and became friends and i truly enjoyed outings, travels and many years of camaraderie. One trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico was particularly awsome and full of good memories. We will truly miss her. My condolences to all who will be remembering her also.


Amor Eden Saenz-Seneris wrote:

My sincerest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Tessie, his bereaved the bereaved wife,and his family. Goodbye, Albert, Rest In Peace with the Lord and Mama Mary!


Amor Eden Sarnz-Seneris wrote:

I am deeply sorry for the demise a dear friend and co-member of our Tagalog Core Group from our former parish church, Transfiguration of Our Lord Church and now our new St Padre Pio Church, ALBERT PALAFOX! My sincerest sympathy and condolences to his bereaved wife and family! May he Rest In Peace!


Rodolfo Bautista wrote:

My deepest symphaty to Albert family , may his soul rest in eternal peace.


CJ Lewis wrote:

I Love You More


Jack and Pat Devron wrote:

Remembering Mike - a loving friend always ready to listen. May he be united with our loving God and his dear wife Elaine.



Jack and Pat Devron wrote:

Always a great sense of humor and so generous. Remembering a fun day on his pontoon boat at Fox Lake. Remembering his love of flying airplanes in the Forest Preserve. Remembering his fish pond in his backyard. Remembering his humor.



Arlene Mckittrick wrote:

Betsy was always so kind to me. We had so much fun on our trips to dog show in Michigan with Betsy and her sister Marylou , Adam, Marylou and I those were fun. When I go by the house she always welcomed me with open armed and asked how I was doing. Rest In Peace Betsy. Your our angle 😇😇😇


Barb Curl wrote:

So very sorry for your loss.


Shirley Calabas wrote:

My deepest sympathy and condolences to Albert’s family. May his soul rest in eternal peace,


Jennifer Prislinger wrote:

So saddened by Ted's passing. Sending prayers and thoughts to his family and friends. May Ted rest in peace. Our dear Kathy I'm sure is delighted to be united with Ted once again.



Pamela Villa del Rey wrote:

Rest in Eternal Peace Mang Albert


William Brin wrote:

Tom was a friend and brother for over 60 years! He was a great athlete and great mans man! If Tom was your friend he was always there for you! He loved his family and hi wonderful son Matt! No words can ever explain how much he was Loved! God Bless you Brother! BFF Bill


William Brin wrote:

Tom was a brother for over 60 years! No words can ever explain what a wonderful and loving person he was! We will all miss him beyond any words can explain! God Bless you Tom BFF Forever


Jeffrey King and Family wrote:

Deepest condolences to Matt and family. Your father was a great man with the highest integrity. It was a pleasure working for him. It was a greater pleasure being his friend. Rest in peace War Dog.


Jeffrey King and Family wrote:

My deepest condolences to Matt and family. Your father was a great man with the highest integrity. It was truly a pleasure to work for him. More importantly it was even a greater pleasure to be his friend. Tom, go to your wife and daughter now and be with them for eternity. Godspeed.


Bill Rodriguez & Family wrote:

Our condolences to the Walton family. Tom was a gentleman and my friend. As my first partner on the Job and as my boss down the road Tom was a leader who always treated everyone with respect and integrity . RIP Tom (We will miss you)


leonard goduto wrote:

Tom WALTON was one of the best CPD bosses I have ever worked for. God Bless him and his family.. he will be sorely missed! condolences from Detective Leo Goduto


Diane Lokiec wrote:

Regina, my deepest sympathy and you are in my thoughts and prayers. May happy memories of Jesse bring you comfort.


Ellen Beth Jensen wrote:

When I sat near Georgia when we worked at CCH, we'd laugh so hard together. She was one of the funniest, brightest people I have ever known. We had standing jokes that lasted over 30 years. Every year I'd get a birthday card, reminding me that I was 180 days older than Ga, "but who's counting"? Even though I'd see Ga only 1-2 times per year over the last few, we had emails and exchanged funny memes, so I am already feeling the gap in my life. Ga, you are already greatly missed and your friends are saddened. I'm sorry I cannot attend your funeral.



Maria Sopena (Sauganash School) wrote:

Dearest Georgas Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. He was truly a ray of sunshine. It was always a pleasure to see him and chat with him at school when he was picking up the kids. Sending many hugs.



Judy wrote:

Thinking of you every day mom and missing you more and more 😢


Hanna Przybylski wrote:

My condolences to the Czabafi family, remembering your father as a wonderful person who cared so deeply for his family and who was a colleague at Senn H. S. May his memory live on.


Martin Klauber wrote:

I worked with Bob for many years with several different banks. He was very smart, got up really early and was at his desk at 5 or 6 in the morning. We played a lot of golf together and went to a lot of sporing events, a lot of breakfast and lunch meetings. When I would say that someone was a good person he would always say "very much so." He said that all the time. I will miss him.


Tyler Adams wrote:

So very sorry for your loss Regina. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.


Breno L. wrote:

Professor Theodora Ayot will be missed by all who had the privilege to learn from her. I will be forever thankful for all the life lessons, teachings, and all the encouragement she gave me. As her student at North Park University, I witnessed in every class and every conversation, her beautifully positive view of life. She made us believe in ourselves, and every day she pushed us to achieve our goals. Through her lessons of history, she showed us how to reach to one another, how to communicate and learn from one another, and how to respect and care for all - no matter who they are, or where they came from. I will miss the moments away from the classroom as well. Her presence in the neighborhood was felt all around, and you could always spot her contagious smile blocks away. If you were lucky, she would invite you over for tea and share her amazing life stories - from her time in Georgetown in the USA, to her lifelong memories of Kenya and her beloved Rusinga Island. Theodora Ayot’s passion for life has deeply touched mine forever. Rest In Peace, my dear friend and mentor. You will be forever missed.


Kari Tschech wrote:

Dear Miss Beth, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved brother. May you be comforted by the memories you hold dear in your heart of him. May our God of peace, love and comfort hold you close in His loving arms as He promises to do for those that mourn. You have my deepest sympathy.


Bob Schwind CPD retired. wrote:

To all Tom's loved ones and family I offer my deepest condolences on Tom's passing, I worked with Tom when he first came on the job in 020 and a more dedicated, honest, courageous.loyal and by the book person could not have been found. I hope I was able to smooth some of the his rough edges and taught him to see every call or interaction was based on it's own merit and was not a one size fits all occurrence. Tom brought me to the Police Academy later in my career and requested I expound on my approach to policing and community involvement and I profoundly thank him for that. Tom was a good man who loved his family. RIP Commander and welcome home brother, may God bless you for your work in life.



Camille Hjelm wrote:

Just learned of Stan's passing. Sympathy to the Kukla famiky. Always enjoyed being in a room with Stan. He always made people laugh and be happy. Rest in peace Stas'


Peggy Benandi wrote:

So very sorry to read of Bill's death in the Tribune Today! Bill was a good Father, Husband, and Friend. We shall remember and smile as we reflect on Bill and his life! John, Peggy, and Josey Benandi


Mark Alexander wrote:

I remember Tom as CaptainTom Walton of the 18th District at West Chicago Ave. He greeted me in the 90s as if he'd known me for years. He wrote a really nice letter of recommendation to try and help me get into CPD. As I am from the UK unfortunately it wasn't to be. He was a fabulous person and I regret not being able to work for him. Rest in peace Tom thank you for introducing me to some wonderful Chicago Police officers and friends forever.


Angela Tzimogiannis wrote:

You will be missed Thio Niko, forever in our thoughts and prayers


Maria Diplas wrote:

RIP Thio Niko, may your memory be eternal. 🙏🙏


Terry & Sandy Shields wrote:

Linda & Jerry, So very sorry for your Loss.. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Terry & Sandy Shields



Angela Kontaxakis wrote:

You will be missed and forever remembered.


Angela Kontaxakis wrote:

Goodbye Thio, may you rest in peace now that you will see Thia again and know that we'll always love you.


Carol Karamitos wrote:

Farewell Theo Niko, love from Boukie and Little Stefania..........


Robert J Fuggiti wrote:

Jimmy will be missed by his Knights of Columbus Brothers. He was a wonderful person who spread joy to so many of us. May his Soul and all the Souls of the faithful Departed Rest in Peace. Amen


~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain wrote:

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Tom will be remembered at the next Police Mass. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]


Jennie Schmid Detterbeck wrote:

I was deeply saddened to hear of Julie's passing. I met her when we worked for Centel, back in the late ’70. We trained on phone systems and had a wonderful friendship that I cherished. Thru the years we would cross paths and it was like we didn’t miss a beat; she was a gentle soul with a warm smile and kind heart. My deepest condolences to the Quattrocchi and McHugh families.


David G Pyles wrote:

Jerry, Linda and entire Nagode Family, I am very sorry to learn of your loss. Your mom, was always so nice to be with and I had spent a good many times sharing conversation at the events on the backyard deck while raising our kids. I know she will be missed. Please accept my condolences for your loss. I hope time will eventual heal your hearts and allow you to reflect on the wonderful days shared with her.



Wally & Jackie Marx wrote:

Bob brought a quiet strength to our family. He and Sue were loved by all. We were blessed to have had him in our lives. .He will be missed, but will always remain in our hearts.


James J. Reidy, MD wrote:

I was a beautiful spirit, and that spirit will live on amongst those that knew her. She will be missed.


John Wotring wrote:

To the Walton Family, I worked for Capt Tom in the 18th District. He was a true leader of the Police Dept. It was an honor to have worked for and with him. He was also the best Cmdr that the Chicago Police Academy had. God Bless.


Dave Ehnot wrote:

Ever since Jesse moved back to Chicago it was very rare that a day went by in the shop without someone bringing up a memory about Jesse. The connections he made with all of us are as concrete as the floor we work on. My youngest brother moved to Chicago about a year ago. When I told Jesse that during a chat one day right away he told me to give my brother his number, that if he ever needed anything being halfway across the country in a new city away from his family he would be happy to help. Our family was so happy to know a good friend was there. Jesse was truly special, one of a kind. God bless. On behalf of my family, the Firestone family and myself I am so sorry for your loss


Marlene Schwendau wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you treasure the memories.


Celeste Wilson wrote:

Regina I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.



Nejla K Lane wrote:

Mr. Walton was my dear paralegal's (Rocio Walton's) beloved Father-in-Law, I heard nothing but nice things about him. His kindness to everyone and his good nature will be missed. This world needs more great people like Tom, too bad, the good ones go first. Sad! RIP. Enjoy your companions in heaven. Now you are an Angel above looking down to human kind, who is not so kind anymore. RIP wonderful human being.


Ray Cowell wrote:

Condolences to the Walton family on Tom's passing. He was a welcomed addition to the 018th district family. He was a knowledgeable and respected Boss. Rest in Peace Sir.


Amy Burklund wrote:

Ivy was an amazing leader, and I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. May her memory be a blessing to those who love her.



Michael Chin wrote:

Bob was a great colleague at the work place. He valued his employees and took pride in their success. You will be missed.


Cindy Reid wrote:

I have been a colleague of Marty's for over 20 years. Even though I am in Detroit and he in the Chicago area, I always enjoyed talking with him on the phone about logistics and his sailboat. He taught me a lot about logistics and global cargo movement.. I am grateful I had the pleasure of meeting him in Lexington, KY at a company conference around 15 years ago. I sincerely send out my condolences to his family and loved ones. We have all lost a great one!


Dave Sandlund Retired CPD wrote:

What a true gentleman and a great boss. My condolences to the family.



Sara Galloway wrote:

Grandparents Day was always so special for the Gurion and Shapiro girls because of him......


Dennis M Dragon Ret CPD wrote:

Walton Family: Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one Tom. May the Lord comfort all of you at this time of great sorrow and may Tom now REST IN PEACE WITH THE LORD OUR GOD. I was a member of his Tactical Team in the 13th District may years ago and can say he was a great man to work for and a person i had a lot of respect for.


Bill & Tracy Mason wrote:

Regina, Vanessa & Darrin, Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jesse. We are old friends & neighbors from some years back. Many fun meals & laughs were had and Jesse always spoke of his love for his Mom and those he held near & dear. We are devastated along with you and will keep you in our thoughts. May the love you all shared give you the strength you need. Jesse will be dearly missed...we will miss his sense of humor, great cooking and taste in music just to name a few things...Please take care and God bless.


Retired Lt. Dennis Ross wrote:

I worked with Chief Walton when he first came on the Chicago Police Department, we were both working in Uptown, then later again when he was a Captain and then later when he was my Deputy Chief in Area Five. He was a good man, an excellent and standup leader which on todays Police Department is rare. May God keep him with him.


retired Sgt. Earl Olsen wrote:

I worked for Captain Walton when he was a watch commander in 018 . What a fine man, great boss and stand up guy ..God bless him and welcome him into theaven.


Lawrence Healy, Lt. Ret'd CPD wrote:

Tom Walton was a man of the utmost character and compassion. He demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities as the Commander of the Chicago Police Academy. It was an honor and a privilege to serve with him. Semper Fi.Capt Tom Walton,USMC


Camille Vena wrote:

My heart goes out to Gail and the Dooley family. May a band of angels lead Marty into heaven. He has left this life, but his life has not left you.


Fr Thomas Nangle, CPD Chaplain retired wrote:

An exceptional man, with strong re-bar in his soul which he shared with family, friends, his USMC and CPD. It was an honor to have known you. Be in God’s peace now, Sir.


Deb Gills wrote:

Tom Walton was an awesome boss to work for (025th District). He was a Very Proud and Honorable man, always willing to listen. My deepest condolences and respect to his family. He will be missed.



Robert Lottman wrote:

May God bless you and thank you for your honorable service.


Nick Stasinopoulos wrote:

Tom Walton was a great boss and I had the privilege of working with him in the 13th district where he was my tact team supervisor. A man of honor and great values who had your back when you were right or wrong. My condolences to the Walton family on your loss. REST IN PEACE TOM!🙏🙏


Lawrence D Beyer wrote:

I knew Captain Walton during his stay in 25th District, he was always a pleasure to talk with. I also remember that he was fond of wolves. Echoing what someone else has already said "He was always a gentleman and a good boss."


"Sgt. Al" (Piantkowski, CPD, 018 ret) wrote:

Captain Walton, Sir... I'll always remember and respect you for your fair, principled and dedication to law enforcement throughout the years when we served together in 018, "on the job." May you now personally witness the reference in the traditional hymn, and find that the streets of Heaven, "are guarded by...The United States Marines." May the good Lord now invite you into His Kingdom for your ultimate, "Welcome Home." Semper Fi !


~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain wrote:

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Bill will be remembered at the next Police Mass. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]


Frank Libby wrote:

My condolences to Regina and her family on the passing of Jesse. His passing was much too soon and I was both shocked and saddened to hear about it. Jesse was always kind to me and I enjoyed seeing him. I remember his BMX riding/racing days when he was young and glad to see he kept his joy of riding a bike right up to his last day, too.


Bridget Farrell wrote:

I worked extremely closely with Ivy and can say she was an shining star in this sometimes dark world. She was a friend, mentor, and beautiful soul who looked past people’s circumstances and saw them as human beings. I will never forget her radiating compassion and humility.


John Jager wrote:

I find it difficult to put into words, when I heard the sad news today. I want to express my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Gail and the Dooley family. I have too many wonderful memories to share or to pick one. Marty and I first met in 1998 as his company provided excellent service to our company. It would be safe to say, I liked Marty right away and became friends along the way. He will be missed, but not forgotten as I will cherish the memories and laughs we have shared over the years. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal".


Linda Patenaude wrote:

Regina - I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.



Caryn Tierney wrote:

Always full of laughter! You will be missed!


Matt Clark wrote:

Regina, so sorry for your loss.....words can't begin to express my sadness at this time. I can only thank you for letting me spend time with him earlier in his life, and I wished I'd spent more time when later in life. He will not be forgotten by those he touched in life........


Matt Clark wrote:

So sorry to hear about this, spent a lot of time with Jesse as a kid, but never much as he grew older. It was great to catch up with Vanessa and Jesse while in town in 2019. We agreed to catch a ballgame or concert next he came through sad that won't happen. Life can be so short, but, I will always remember how proud he was of where he'd gotten himself to in Chicago, particularly with Vanessa. You will be missed, my friend.....


Wendy Houghton wrote:

Sending heartfelt condolences to you, Regina. I’m so very sorry.


Lisa Galinski wrote:

Regina, Holding you in my heart with care as you process the unexpected loss of your beloved son. I’m so sorry. May you allow your grief fully, as it comes straight from your love.


Bob & Kathy Yaksich wrote:

First of all, we are so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill was a true legend in his own ways. He was bigger than life, had such a contagious laugh and made every one around him always feel so special. We always enjoyed seeing him for Octoberfest, at Mike & Janes, and other dining extravaganzas. We will definitely miss him. During this most difficult of times, we home his family will be able tuck all those great memories of him deep in their hearts and draw on them whenever they're sad.


Winsont wrote:

“Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever” – Unknown... I am so sorry for your loss, Regina. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Bob & Kathy Yaksich wrote:

First of all, we are so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a legend of a special kind. Bill was the kind of guy that you could not help to like the very first time you met him. He was larger than life, had a very contagious laugh and always made everyone around him feel very special. We will miss sharing Octoberfest and other special dinners with him. We wish Bill's family the very best in this most difficult of times and hope they can lock all the great memories of him deep in their hearts.


William Looney wrote:

Captain Walton was a Watch Commander in 020 when our paths crossed. He would look you in the eye and ask you if there was anything he could help you out with. Usually it was the other way around with Captains telling you what you need to do for them. Rest In Peace.


Gary & Diana Schenkel wrote:

Another Marine reporting having served his country twice. Semper Fi


Mary Ann (Ritt) Farias wrote:

Bill had such a big personality, such a jokester, he certainly was entertaining. Around 50 years ago we were all involved in a musical group called the Vociferous-Vox-Pox-Vocalist. We practiced in St Gregory’s Cafeteria, Bill was always ready for a good joke or some kind of a prank, you never knew what to expect from him. It was a pleasure knowing Bill. God Bless You Barbara, Billy, Lisa, Katelyn & Kyle. RIP Peace Bill.


Dori Deloughery wrote:

A real treasure for the CPD. A real pleasure to know and work with.


Victor Scimeca wrote:

Tom was a good man and a great policeman! I remember when he first came to 020 as a recruit. He volunteered to work a few days of his furlo on the tac team to get experience. I remember riding with Tom one of those days. I think I learned more from Tom, then anything he might have learned from me! Tom you were known and respected and loved by many. May you rest in peace my brother.


Mike Mahlock, Alexandria, VA wrote:

Cokins family, I could write memories for days. However, life since high school has gone way too fast and my multiple attempts to find Bill through the years have failed. Just by Googling his name a few times over the last few decades and after reading his recent obituary I discovered that he was always living the life one would wish for an old friend! Pam, Eileen and Becky, I hope comfort comes through memories of Bill’s brilliant mind, all he accomplished and his obvious love and loyalty to you, his family. Even as children it was obvious he had great pride in family. I sometimes tell a story about Bill’s drive, determination and focus. We were sitting in junior high school social studies and the teacher, to prove a point because many students performed poorly on a quiz, asked some of the poor performers (of which, I was one) and some of the high performers where they would be 10 years after high school. Most of the students were lacking an answer. The teacher asked Bill (a high performer) who was picking his teeth with his pencil as he often did, the same question. bill replied: “I’m not sure where I want to be but would expect to be making over 6 figures.” I’m not quite sure many of us even knew what he was talking about in 1978! Point is, I still use him as an example, not just because of that instance but for other reasons also! Bill was a great person who was taken way too soon.


Thaddeus Z SZEWCZYK wrote:

Semper Fi, Marine


Kevin Morrison wrote:

My prayers to the Walton family. May Tom rest in the eternal peace of the Lord forever! He was always a gentleman and a good boss.


Kelly Vachon wrote:

Regina, I am sorry beyond words for your loss. Wishing you loving memories of Jesse to forever hold in your heart.


Michele McFarlane wrote:

Sending sincere condolences Regina on the death of your beloved son Jesse and to all family and friends who knew and loved him. May God Bless you during this difficult time.


Joseph F. Gandurski wrote:

Tom and I were classmates in the police academy. Throughout our respective careers I always knew Tom to be the hallmark of professionalism, integrity, and a valued friend. Rest in Peace. Prayers and condolences to family.


Cecilia Kenny wrote:

Ivy will be missed by so many. I will never forget how much we laughed and how funny she was. Working with Ivy was a treat! I love the stories of how she loved her drum set and how she loved her music. She loved her family and her wife. She shared many stories of her passions. I will truly miss Ivy. With deepest sympathy, CC



Renee Whelan Kalis wrote:

Dear Eileen and family, I am so very sorry for your devastating loss and the heartache you are all experiencing now. Words can’t even begin to heal the void in your lives you are experiencing now. What an amazing life Bill shared and built with you all. I am sure he has left the world a better place by his many accomplishments and selfless contributions. Please know I am praying for your family and will light a candle today in memory of Bill. Much love, Renee


Beth Hassell Northcott wrote:

What a genuine bright light Ivy was. She was so loved by her wife and friends. I hope the memories will bring some feeling of comfort.


Tim Fitzpatrick wrote:

I am so sorry to hear of our loss of Ivy. I have so many happy silly memories of time spent with her and know everyone that knew her has their own as well. All my love and support to her family and friends.



Judy Cogswell wrote:

Dear Eileen and family so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Bill the love of your life Sending our love and prayers The Cogswell’s Judy, Steve,Julie and Jeff


Kirsten Kent wrote:

Travis and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family Jess. Sending you a big hug and much love.


Amy wrote:

Rick and I send our condolences to you and Mitch and your family.


Brenna & Chad Huovie wrote:

Dear Holmes family, you are in our prayers. God bless his soul in heaven. We are sending you our thoughts during this difficult time❤️


Tom and Anita Hohenstein wrote:

So many great memories, it’s hard to know where to start. Spring Fling after parties, camping trips, cookouts, dinners shared, 4th of July at Columbia Yacht Club and so much more. You lived life big, Marty, and will be missed more than words can express.


Solon Tsaoussis wrote:

Steve, my condolences for your father. May his memory be eternal.


Al and Linda Hunsicker wrote:

This man! Devoted husband, loving father, proud grandpa, shrewd businessman, dear friend! You will truly be missed on this earth, but heaven is a more joyous place with your presence. Here’s to you, Marty!


Kate O’Donnell wrote:

So sorry for your loss, your Dad was a wonderful man and friend to my mom Dolores Bakjian, and your mom also. I’ve known your parents since I was 10 years old, now 65, and they were so special to me. My condolences to you and your family and may he Rest In Peace.


Ron Kilker wrote:

I was deeply saddened by the passing of Julie. She was admired by everyone at the Villa. I treasure the talks that we had over the years. The Villa is a little darker without her but Heaven became a whole lot brighter


Michael A. Chambers wrote:

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Julie. She was both loved and cherished to all who knew her here at the Villa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Dennis Herrle wrote:

Julie, I am saddened to learn of Terry’s death. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I looked up to and admired Terry very much. Sorry that I did not keep in better touch with him. Dennis


Jennifer Sweis wrote:

Dina, Raad and family, I am so sorry to hear this news. I loved seeing your dad walking in the neighborhood, always smiling. I'm thinking of you, dear friends. Jenny


Roger and Nadya Northrop wrote:

Rich: Our condolences to you and your family. I will never forget how you always referred to Julie "My Bride". That touched me as to the great appreciation and love that you have for Julie, and rings in my mind how wonderful a life that you had with Julie.


Debbie Argyropoulos wrote:

Dear Becky and family, I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful husband, father and grandfather. May his memories be eternal. Strength to you all. Your distant cousin Debbie and Nick from Australia


Betty Sunagel wrote:

Russell & Mary, I am so sorry for your loss! I have known Carol for about 75 years & she was a dear friend! We have so many memories!!! Carol was a wonderful person, always looking out for everybody else! She was sort of the leader of our group of gals that all went to school together, she always wanted to keep us together. She was my maid of honor at our wedding 61 years ago and the Godmother of our 1st daughter! She will be dearly missed by everyone! God Bless you Carol, love you!


Mark J Murphy wrote:

To the Georgas Family- Our sincerest condolences on the passing of such a great man. So sorry. If the world was full of more Evans Georgas, no doubt be a much better place. He is blessed to have left such a legacy. A legacy that embodies love and kindness. If you look up the definition of Altruism, he would be listed as the example. RIP Mr. Georgas Love Mark, Kristi, Catherine Murphy.


Daniel and Kathleen Harris wrote:

30 years ago I had the pleasure of being a classmate of Steven and eventually his partner. In addition at the end of my career I was blessed by having the honor of working for Spiro. The whole Georgas family is in our love and prayers at such a time of sorrow.


Renee Ramirez wrote:

Julie was special. There was an aura about her. Also dressed to perfection at work...always witty, kind and warm. I'll miss going to the shredder and having talks with her. She was so easy to get to know. She loved her family more than anything. Our AV family misses her. She was a friend to all and one-of-a-kind person that I will forever think about and miss. Praying for peace and healing to the Q Family. - Renee



Larissa Lichthardt wrote:

Dear Erin and all your family, my heart is breaking into little pieces for all of you. May God hold Ellis close and help your family!



Olga Karahalios wrote:

Sending a thought of comfort and condolences to the Holmes family.



Cabrina Williams-Leneau wrote:

We will always remember the stories that have been shared with the Glenwood Elementary family during our Wednesday morning staff meetings. Dorothy's daughter Marybeth always shared during our "Good News" sections the many fun things and her mom. She will always be a member of the Glenwood Family. To Marybeth and the rest of the family: Be blessed and hold on to the wonderful memories.


Phil Holmes Doherty, Edel & Aisling Doherty wrote:

Sincere condolences to Jim and family on the passing of your father Seamus, from Phil and family in Ballina, may he rest in peace in the arms of the angels. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.” “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Fond memories of a fun loving, gental soul. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Vicki Dowell wrote:

I have cried and grieved deeply with all of you during this great loss of your sweet son and grandson who is now your precious little Angel. I have and will continue to keep all of you in my prayers, 💛🙏💛


Steve Groshek wrote:

Jimmy was a great Usher for QAS - working multiple Masses on Sundays. He will be missed.


Bríd Fallon Griffin wrote:

So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing RIP. I lived with Maureen & Jimmy on North Drake Ave for afew years in the 60’s. To his son Jimmy & family my deepest sympathy. May Jimmy’s soul Rest In Peace. Bríd Fallon Griffin, Oak Lawn IL


Megan Reddy Linton wrote:

Ellis' bright light of joy and love will continue to shine in our heart and memories. May he be honored in the moments - big and small - as his spirit soars beside those he loved most.


Martina and Michael Sigmund wrote:

Right from the beginning Julie was a true friend to us when we first met. We had moved from Germany to Barrington and her way of welcoming us and our kids with open arms was wonderful. Julie was a very special person. Besides the sadness over her loss we are so greatful to have been friends with Julie since almost 25 years. Our thoughts are with Rich, Alex and Edward during these difficult times.


Ann Gigounas wrote:

Heaven has a new angel. May Ellis John’s memory be eternal and for a blessing to you and your family forever.


Sylvia Modjeski wrote:

The most beautiful soul, taken far to soon. So much love being sent to Cam Erin and Callan. Love you heaps



Family kleszczynski wrote:

Just want to give us deepest condolences to the family of Louise Ranahan who left the world but will be leaving in our hearts she was the kind, caring and loving Now she will looking on us reunited with her husband and son in Gods kingdom Us deepest condolences again Love Urszula,Ed,Lukasz,Michelle Kleszczynski


Margaret Nickele wrote: have left a hole in our hearts and lives. We miss you so. We love you with our whole heart and will never ever stop. Give John a hug from us...we love and miss him too


Lisa Kennedy wrote:

Mr. Georgas always made me smile and gave the biggest hugs. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. God Bless.


Trish Deering wrote:

Thinking of you and your family Erin and praying hard for our Heavenly father to protect, heal and restore pieces of your soul that are broken from such an unimaginable loss. Sending you so much love, comfort and heartfelt prayers. XoXo



Judy Amiano wrote:

Julie was an outstanding example of compassion, integrity and selflessness. I am so blessed to have known her in her role with Franciscan Ministries. My deepest condolences to her family during this time.



Urszula, Ed, Lukasz and Michelle Kleszczynski wrote:

Just want to give my deepest condolences to the family of Louise Ranahan who left the world but will always and forever be living in our hearts. she was the kind , caring and loving. Now she will looking on us reunited with her husband and son in Gods Kingdom My deepest condolences again. Love, Urszula, Ed, Lukasz and Michelle


Nora wrote:

Remembering our St. Patrick's day celebrations ! Thanks for all the great memories! Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit


Sgt. Al P. (Chicago Police, 018 ret.) wrote:

Mr. Georgas, As the good Lord welcomes you into His open and loving arms, may you rest in peace knowing that you leave behind a very loving and supportive family.


John Kennedy wrote:

Steve, son Chris has been telling me for years what a great guy your dad was. So sorry.


The Gaul Family wrote:

Our family was blessed when we moved next door to Julie & Rich a few years ago. They always had a smile and kind word to share while in the yard or out walking Rosie. I am so sorry that Julie has passed and the loss Rich, Alex, Edward and even Rosie must be feeling. I pray that your hearts and minds find comfort and peace through the sharing of happy memories and story telling when family and friends gather to celebrate Julie's life. With much love, Linda, Jerry, Alexander & Hunter Gaul


Roger Brassard wrote:

Deepest condolences to the Quattrocchi and McHugh families. While having never met Julie in person, know with certainty the wonderful person she was by the way Rich always describes his "bride". Their love/adoration for each other have raised the bar as an example for all. From recurring references, one would have thought they were still newlyweds even after so many years and two amazing sons. My heartfelt condolences on the families' loss.


~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain wrote:

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Mr. Georgas will be remembered at the next Police Mass...not a Greek Orthodox service, but the next best thing! In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]


Robert Quattrocchi wrote:

Thanks for being so kind to me. Love you


COL and Mrs. Kevin Johnson wrote:

Cam and Erin, Marcy and I are shocked and saddened by the loss of Ellis. We can only hope that happy memories of his bright, too brief life will shine through the grief and endure in all our hearts. We love you. Kevin and Marcelyn



DeBruin Family wrote:

Ellis will forever live in all our hearts. So much love and so many prayers are being sent his way, and to all of you. May his life be forever a blessing ..


Janet Hoggay wrote:

We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs R. was a patient, loving mom. Many fond memories of her trying to corral the Ranahan boys for dinner, and her St. Paddy’s Day spread. You are all in our thoughts with love - Janet & Mike Hoggay


The Waite Family wrote:

Lifting you all up after such a devastating loss. May a measure of peace, comfort and hope be yours today and in the days to come.



Michelle Martinez wrote:

You were an amazing boy who touched so many, Evan ones that didn’t know you! Your smile and light touched many and forever you will continue to spread love and light !


Judy Diamond wrote:

So very sorry to hear this news. I knew Julie from my working at the Villa. She always had a smile,an uplifting word and a positive attitude about everything. She went above and beyond her job responsibilities and always made me feel special and appreciated. I’ve been away for a year because of the pandemic so I had no idea she was ill again. She will be sorely missed by so many and may her memory be of a blessing.


Rose wrote:

Dear Mrs. Krpan, Michael, and Kata, We are very sorry for your loss. WE shall keep your husband and father in our prayers. God bless and Love, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Ciciora


The Westin Family wrote:

Erin, Cameron, Callan and family, the loss of Ellis is monumental. So is the love you shared. It is evident in your photos, your videos of his sweet smile and contagious laugh, the way you speak about him. Loss cannot change that love. May it bring you some small comfort to know that there are so many that will support you as you navigate this journey of grief.



Sylvia (Nana) Modjeski wrote:

A beautiful funny, mischievous grandson. You will be greatly missed. In our hearts forever 💕💕



Sheila Stachura wrote:

For Ellis. May your light shine always.


Jeffrey wrote:

Dan I am sorry for your loss I know how much your Moment to you Love you I am here for you


Sheri Hilliard wrote:

Nancy and family, my heartfelt condolences to all of you. Keeping all of you in my prayers through this most difficult time.


Rita Wilkinson Pirie (cousin) wrote:

Rest in Pease, Jim. You will always be remembered for all of the fun family times in California.


Kathy Ebens wrote:

My heart is broken for you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.



The Eckert Family wrote:

Ellis is so very loved. Praying for you all.


Julie (Meeker) Courchene wrote:

Dan, Marianne, and family, I am saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a sweet, gentle soul. May she rest in peace and now be reunited with your Dad after all these years. My sincere condolences on your tremendous loss. Moms are irreplaceable. Take care of yourselves. Julie


JIM DYRA wrote:

I wish to convey to the entire Ranahan family my sincere sympathy in the passing of Louise. While she will be missed immeasurably she leaves a living legacy in the family she nurtured with love, faith compassion and honor. While her physical presence will be missed her spirit will endure and this I hope brings comfort to her family.


Pat Kramer wrote:

Julie & Family, I was just notified of the passing of Terry. I’m sorry that I wasn’t at Terry’s memorial/ funeral services. Let it be known that Terry was such a wonderful human being! I know he and I didn’t hang around all the time, however, when we did it felt like we were the best of buddies. We both had a vast knowledge of the environmental industry and it was a pleasure discussing issues, etc. I considered Terry a true friend and he will be truly missed. With much kindness and Love. God Speed!



Betsy Ross wrote:

I truly feel so blessed to have known Megan during her last decade.I’m pretty sure I met her at Maddie’s Christening, in 2011. Aside from Megan being the best aunt ever, I also aspire to adapt Megan’s way of keeping in touch with lifetime friends and family. One of my last fond memories of hanging with Megan was hysterically laughing over the many matching Christmas pajamas she showed up with& was so honored to be the photographer! RIP Megan. You will always be remembered.



Betty Gavrilos wrote:

My dearest Georgie, my heart will go on with an emptiness inside me. I will love and miss you always. One day we shall be together again. Until then Rest In Peace my love.


Louise Riley wrote:

So very sorry for this enormous loss of a man who was taken too soon. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. God Bless



Kim Fox wrote:

Miss you, my dear friend!


Linda Sajpel wrote:

Just heard of Lois’s passing. I worked at the bank and enjoyed waiting on her. She was very feisty and I loved that about her. She seemed to be so opposite of your Father. Sorry for your loss.


Spiro Harisis wrote:

Pops, you were a great father in law. We had our ups and downs, but we got through it all. We had fun working around the house together. I will miss our little talks and working in the house with you. I love and miss you always. May you Rest In Peace Pops.


Spiro Harisis wrote:

Dad you were the best father inlaw I can have you where funny we had some good talks and fun times together I loved fixing things with you even thought we butt heads sometimes we got it done I will always love you and forever. I will miss you 😢


Zeinab Ali wrote:

I met joe through this friends - Andy and Bea. He left too soon. We will all miss him. Rest In Peace Joe. My sincere condolences to his family and Friend.


Zeinab Ali wrote:

I am a friend of Bea and Andy and met you on their wedding. You left too soon and you will be missed. Rest In Peace Joe. Regards, Zeinab


CELIA Jenssen wrote:

Frank good friend of my brother HERB JENSSEN since childhood. Always friendly when ran into him at BIASETTI’s. Rest In Peace.


Scott & Rachael Binder wrote:

Although we never met in person we spent the last 5 or 10 years discussing phone systems. We compared noted swapped equipment and stories. What fun it was to have a friend that enjoyed phones as much as I did. Gina we never met not did I get a chance to meet your cute kids. I hope you can find peace in knowing what a great man joe is!!


Ramon Ferralez wrote:

What a wonderful man. He was my brothers sponsor in AA many years ago. We are those shrimp every chance we had back in Brighton Park. Farewell and rest easy.


pat martin wrote:

So sorry for your loss! Deepest Condolences!


Christy Ogilvie McCreary wrote:

Julie, I want to send you my heartfelt condolences. I can't imagine what this loss must feel like, and just want to send you the biggest virtual hug. All my very best, Christy


Marlene P. wrote:

In loving memory to Frank Aubry Family 💌🙌🙏 the Pufpaf Family



Betty Gavrilos wrote:

My Dearest George, you left us to soon. The pain that your gone is unbearable. I only hope to be with you soon. Until then may God have mercy on your soul. I love you always and forever. May your memory be eternal.



Helen Harisis wrote:

Daddy, your memory will be eternal. You’ll always and forever be in my heart. I love and miss you.


Ellen Beckman wrote:

I was new to management at a company in Franklin Park 25 years to 30 years ago and I can still remember what a huge help Terry was to me in dealing with water regulations and EPA compliance. Such a down to earth great guy and I never forgot all his efforts on behalf of the company. My deepest sympathy to Terry's family and loved ones on losing such a wonderful guy.


Mary Beth Ong wrote:

Dear Julie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Scott Fadziejewski wrote:

George was such a character! He was so good to me whenever we met. He always helped me see the bright side of things. God bless!!!



Corrie Pearson-Sailer wrote:

George was such a great man. I remember building the shed with him and doing other projects around the house. He will be missed. My prayers and condolences to the entire family.


Elenh Harisis wrote:

Dad, I still can’t believe you are gone. It doesn’t seem real. You are the greatest dad in the world. You will always be my hero & king. I will always be your little creature. I love and miss you daddy. 💔😢❤️😘


Jim & Cindy Prochaska wrote:

My husband Jim & I enjoyed our time working with Joe, at Walgreens. Joe was a good, hard-working, sincere man. He will be missed by many.


Manju Sharma wrote:

My heartfelt condolences to the O’Brien family. I had the pleasure of working with Terry and attending a few contentious public meetings with him. He was a consummate professional and leaves behind a incredible legacy of achievements and admirers. Rest In Peace 🙏


Nora wrote:

Missing our wonderful brother and great friend on his birthday. He left us suddenly and way too soon. We were blessed with his presence in our lives and treasure the precious memories. Our family chain is broken but as God calls us home one by one, the chain will link again. We love and miss you Pat! Breithlá Sona Pádraig.


Nora wrote:

lá breithe sona do Phádraig


Connie Poulos Lipa wrote:

Rest In Peace, dad. You were a hard-working provider for your family and loved us with all your might. ❤️


Mary Wand wrote:

Mom, we love you with our whole heart and never stop. When you meet Johnny tell him we love him too.



Pamela Brown wrote:

Dotty worked with me at Allstate for over 15 years. She made every day a joy with her kindness, interest in me and others, and her warm and wonderful personality. Dotty Lived in Faith: She lived a successful life by retaining a sense of spirituality She possessed a quality of true caring and concern for others Every person she met was touched by her warm and caring nature that radiated with her beautiful smile. Dotty demonstrated courage by being strong and courageous in the face of her illness and pain. For Dotty, it is appropriate to recite Hebrew Proverb 31, (אשת חייל, Eshet Chayil) in honor of Dotty, a Woman of Valor. A woman of valor, who can find? Her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and nothing shall he lack. She renders him good and not evil all the days of her life. She opens her hand to the needy, and extends her hand to the poor. She is robed in strength and dignity, and cheerfully faces whatever may come. She opens her mouth with wisdom. Her tongue is guided by kindness. She tends to the affairs of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness. Her children come forward and bless her. Her husband too, and he praises her. Many women have done superbly, but you surpass them all. Wherever people gather, her deeds speak her praise. Everyday Dotty worked to be true to her inner faith as a wife, mother, and friend so others knew what they expected from her. She used her defined purpose as her north star to guide her actions. For me this is the formula for a happy life. Dotty was a second mother to me(but I suspect to all who knew here) .Her kindness radiated hope and joy. We know and pray that G-d, full of mercy, will protect Dotty forever. The Everlasting is her heritage, and Dotty's kind and cherished soul will always be a part of us:


Carol Bozenhardt wrote:

So sorry for your family’s loss God Bless.Walgreens Employee retired 35 year


David Reedy wrote:

So sad to hear the news. Terry was a true husband, father and statement. I have lots of fond memories with him your family and the entire James gang. Rest peaceful that he joins Corrine and all the related passings that protect and guide us. Huge hug to you all.



Jim Abbate wrote:

Dear Brother Tom, Truly sorry for your loss. Please remember you are not alone....we are always here for you.


Gilroy Family wrote:

From the moment we met Frank on that beautiful sunny island Cozumel we knew we had a life long friend. Words seem so inadequate because Frank was larger than life. Everywhere he went Frank left a trail of friends like a comet. When you were with him he assumed his friends were your friends. We miss you dear buddy. You will always be in our hearts. Love Jim, Lisa and Anamae.


Chris Campbell wrote:

My deepest sympathies to Joe’s family, and especially to Michele. Hope that you all will be able to cope and remember only the joy and good times.


Erika Bauers wrote:

I loved Joe like he was my brother, he had the best humor and he always made me laugh even on the worst days. He would have had the best Dad jokes! His passion for life, his family, grocery stores and hunter boots made him a truly unique and amazing person. My first memory of Joe was him being interviewed on the news about Marshall Fields being renamed Macy’s and I thought who is that passionately about department stores! That’s when I realized what a cool guy he was, miss you so much Joe. I am so sorry for his family to this great and deep loss.


Tim Foley wrote:

Joe, you were a gentle soul and a sensitive fellow, an amazing father, husband, and friend. You will be missed deeply. You liked finding things on the internet, so here’s one for you: Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. Rest easy, brother.


Bill Halm wrote:

3/6/21 Dear Tom and Family, It was with much sadness that my brother Mike informed me of the passing of your beloved Karen. Though I did not know her, I'm sure that as your wife Tom, she must have been a remarkable person, as well as mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. Please know of my heartfelt sympathy, thoughts, and prayers for her soul and each and every one of you at this most difficult of times.



Delphus S. Levy wrote:

It was truly a pleasure working with President O'Brien for over 20 years. He will be deeply missed. Sending my condolences and prayers to the family!


Jennifer Gutierrez wrote:

Aunt Karen, to this day my favorite hairdresser❤️ She permed my hair so many times, even against her better judgement I think. She did it because I asked and I loved her for it.


Sharon and Tom wrote:

Please accept our condolences on the passing of your beloved mom and grandma. Dotty was beloved to us. She was always on our minds and in our hearts. She was always up for a tennis match or luncheon. On the courts, she amazed us with her skill and competitiveness! We will never forget her!


Joe Kennedy wrote:

My deepest condolences to the entire O’Brien family. Terry was somebody I looked up to at John Carroll University both as an athlete and leader. He was a great guy that everybody loved.


Carlton R Marcyan wrote:

The Marcyan family expresses its deepest sympathies to Terry’s family. He was a stellar individual who was a friend to all and accomplished so much leaving his county and country a better place. Always a smile on his face and a good word to those around him. Cannot think of a better fellow. We are fortunate to have known him.


Rick Kapryan wrote:

Terry is what God had in mind, when he created man. I was fortunate To have Terry as a friend..


Bob Flood wrote:

To the O’Brien Family Our Family reaches out to pray with you and give our thanks to coming to know Terry. We knew of each other and got a chance to share stories when Kevin and our Son, Bobby played baseball together, Edgebrook vs Arlington Heights. Our friendship continued along the paths of Irish families in Chicago. Terry will be missed. a man who lived his faith and a man who lived by a hand shake. We will miss him. Our prayers are with his family. Bob and Sue Flood and Family


Judith Amberg wrote:

Dear Tom, Justine, Rory, Kyle, Kaitlyn, and Family, As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus at Saint Viator High School, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator High School community. As you hoped, you did Karen proud with an obituary that gave us a glimpse into this amazing wife, mother, grandma, daughter, sister, and friend. Our hearts go out to you as you move through your journey of grief. We pray for you as you share the stories...laugh and cry...and find ways to celebrate Karen’s life and the love she shared with you. As I read the obituary notice about Karen, “Grace” and “Mama Bear,” who “selflessly and unapologetically made those around her better,” I was reminded of an adaptation of a reading from the book of Sirach. “Let us praise an illustrious woman, faithful to her family and friends, strong in her love. At peace in her heart and her world, she has left us her good name, and we recount her life of praiseworthy deeds. A generous woman her good works will never be forgotten. Among her family and friends there remains a rich inheritance born of her…. Her name lives on from generation to generation. We gather to sing her praises. We will proclaim her wisdom and love of life all our days.” May memories of Karen comfort you. May the knowledge Karen lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope. Take care and God bless you with the gifts you most need! Judith Judith Wampach Amberg Saint Viator High School Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus


JoAnn & Al Prusko wrote:

Dotty was more than a life long friend (knowing each other since we were teenagers). She was more like a sister. We shared many happy times together over the years watching our families grow. She will be truly missed.


David G Pyles wrote:

To the entire O'Brien Family, please accept my condolences for your loss. I am so very sad. Way way too many good memories throughout life's events raising our families as neighbors and within the community. My heart goes out to each of you on this day as I can only imagine how very tough this is upon you. I am so very sorry for your loss.


Catherine Cotter widow of Richie wrote:

Praying with you, my late husband worked under Terry they are in Heaven


Gail A Cristoe wrote:

My prayers go out to the entire O'Brien family. I taught his children and the family was so nice and caring. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. RIP!


Lyn, Jodi, Sonia wrote:

To Justine, Philmore and the Mullen Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May you soon find peace in the cherished memories, knowing that she is ever present in your hearts.


Rich Kenney wrote:

As a member of the John Carroll University Class of 1978, I remember Terry as a friend, and as a true John Carroll Blue Streak. The Blessing of God on you Terry.


Sabine Fioretto wrote:

My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day; unseen, unheard but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear!"


Chris Marcyan wrote:

My deepest condolences.



Frank and Sadhaf Pucher wrote:

Deepest condolences to the O’Brien family. God bless.



Ron and Bonnie Klaus wrote:

Initially we met Tom and Karen a long time ago through Kiwanis Club. Karen and Tom made us feel so comfortable. I just talked with Tony Viola and he and Julie feel the same way as we do. God has a special place for Karen in heaven. God bless , Ron and Bonnie.


Jermimah Akuchu wrote:

To Justine and family, My deepest sympathy. You are your family are in my prayers and may you rejoice in the beautiful memories of her.


Terry Boland wrote:

Dear Tom and Family, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your wife and mother, Karen. She and all of you will remain in my prayers and my family’s prayers too. Trust in the Lord’s Loving embrace for her soul and your grieving hearts. I know this from my own wife’s passing. God Bless & keep you all Terry Boland & Family


Pete and Cindy Solverson wrote:

Our heart goes out to the Mullen family. Living in Elmwood Park, way back when., we were neighbors. Karen was a great friend to everyone on the block. She was truly loved and adored by her family and friends. She will be definitely missed. God bless to her family.


Mara Lazda wrote:

Dearest Julie, although I did not know your husband, I can feel in my heart the tremendous loss you and your family are experiencing. My deepest condolences to all of you. May Terry rest in peace and God's love help you through this sad and difficult time..


Pamela and Dean Niro wrote:

We are so sad to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she Rest In Peace.


Joe Tamburino wrote:

As Mayor of Hillside I got to know Terry very well over the past 35 years, more importantly we became very good friends. His kind way and smile were infectious. I am a very luck person to have had a Terry as a friend, I will miss him, I will never forget him. My he Rest In Peace, My prayers are with him and all his family.


The Frighetto Family (Mark, Nancie ((Karyl and Liz's niece)), Reid and Reese) wrote:

Our sincere condolences to the family. We are thinking of all of you, and praying for Karen.


Deborah Kapnistos wrote:

Dear Joanna’s Family, I’m so sorry to learn of Joanna’s passing, I knew her through our flying career as well as at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church. She was always great company, and very fun to spend time with. It’s very hard to lose a beloved member of your family. May her memory be eternal, Zoe Se Sas. Peace, love and comfort to all of you, Deborah Kapnistos


Frank Elmi & Family wrote:

Whether I ran into Terry twice in a month, or once in 5 years, he had the same smile and genuine concern for old friends and family. My condolences to his family. I'm glad I knew him.



Tim Herlehy wrote:

My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you Coach Mullen and your family.


Chris Brown wrote:

Justine and Mullen family. My deepest condolences on your loss. Her spirit, charisma and overall being lives on through the great family that you all are and for that she is always here. May peace and comfort find you all today and forever.


Joette Fleming wrote:

Tom, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Justine and Rory, So very very sorry to have heard this news. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you all at this very difficult time.


Brian Olds wrote:

Terry was a great friend and colleague. His wonderful Irish humor & quality of person will always sustain me in my memory of him. God bless you Terry.


Brian & Amy McPartlin wrote:

Julie and Family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Terry. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great public servant, but a better friend. We send you this Irish blessing. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." He has left us too soon, but memories to last a lifetime.


Judge Sheila O'Brien wrote:

Terry was a gem of a person, a great public servant, a gentleman with class. Personable, kind, funny, good. Years ago, met Terry and his brothers when we were all campaigning. He treated me like family even though unrelated. Rest In Peace Terry. You made every O’Brien proud to have our name.


Rich and Ellen Kamysz wrote:

Dotty was always fun to be around and we loved seeing her at family gatherings. Her beautiful, welcoming smile was her signature and a trait we will never forget. We will miss her.


Brien Comerford wrote:

A very nice guy and longtime friend of our family. A close friend of my late father and my sister. I met him ten years ago. He had an amiable personality. He was a true blue good person.


Lawrence D Beyer wrote:

A salute to John W Northern Jr., Sgt of Police, friend and caninophile. If John was your friend, you could not have had a better friend. He was always there to help, encourage, and assist you. John, you will be missed but we know you are in a better place with the multitude of friends who have preceded you.


Mike and Judi Cibelli wrote:

Tom and Family, we are very sorry for your loss. Karen was one of the nicest and kindest people we ever met. We will be praying for you and your family during this time, please accept our deepest sympathies.


Tony Sherlock wrote:

Justine and family, we are so sorry for your loss of your mother. Thinking about and praying for you and the family during this time.


Bill Jansa wrote:

Met Terry along with his Mom & Dad, his brothers Greg & Bill, & his sister Kathy & her husband Bill when they came to Cleveland, Ohio to visit John (OB) for a John Carrol function or to visit relatives. The few times I was with Terry & his Family they always were kind and warm, caring people with a good Irish sense of humor. My deepest sympathy on the Loss of your Brother, Husband, Brother in law, & Father. May Terry REST IN PEACE, & May you all find strength in the love of Family & the warm embrace of friends, 🙏🙏


MSGT William G Karmik, USAF Ret. wrote:

Terry left a great void among his family, friends and the city he loved. Mission Accomplished Sir! RIP🇺🇸✝️


Diana Wilczenski wrote:

Dotty was always thinking of others before she thought about herself. She was more than a sister-in-law, she was a best friend.


The Blumenshine Family wrote:

A great person and a good friend. He will be missed. RIP Terry. Our prayers are with the whole O'Brien family.


teresa Duffy wrote:

Dear Julie and Family, we are so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Terry our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to you. We will miss seeing that beautiful Smiling Irish Face with his wit & humor. May He Rest In Peace.


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Jeff Hokl & Family wrote:

The Hokl family, Terry and the O'Briens go back to our days of softball, touch football or Johnny tackle in the Episcopal churchyard on Maplewood. Life long friendship carried through all these years & he is truly missed.


Pamela Taylor wrote:

Terry was truly one of a kind, he will never be forgotten. He will live forever in the memories of anyone who was fortunate enough to meet him. He was genuinely a good person and a man of his word. He will definitely be missed. I offer my deepest condolences and I am praying for your family. Pamela Taylor, MWRD



Judy wrote:

I will always have you in my heart ❤️ Mom. Give dad a hug. I know you are at peace and are in the happiest place you can be!! See you again someday so I can give you that hug I didn’t get to do...


Rich Peslak wrote:

Terry was one of a kind, he always made it a point to stop in and say hello. We will keep all of you in our prayers.


Jack Kibik wrote:

To the O’Brien Family, Terry was a wonderful man who I had the great privilege of working with. I got to know him on a professional basis and a friendship blossomed. He will be missed. There is little one can say to ease the pain of your loss, but I hope the great times you enjoyed with him are comfort to you during this difficult time.



Carol Maloney wrote:

My deepest condolences to the whole O'Brien clan. Terry was such a great man and will be missed by so many . RIP Terry ❤️


Dan Bowman wrote:

Terry O’Brien - good man, good Blue Streak, good Rambler. RIP



Anne and Tom Ruedi and family wrote:

Julie Kevin Therese and Patrick and all your family, we are so saddened in this time of great loss. Terry was the greatest brother-in-law and uncle to his many nieces and nephews and great and kindest friend to everyone who knew him! When you talk w Terry he knew you and cared for you with his whole self. May God’s peace, love, mercy, and consolation flood your hearts. So thankful for our hope of heaven. May Our Holy Mother cover you all with her mantle of peace and love. May the angels guide Terry into paradise. 🙏☘️😘 we love you all! Rest In Peace. ❤️


Holly and Tom O’Connell wrote:

Our hearts are full of sadness to learn the news of Tom’s passing. Remembering him as a kind soul with a constant smile, he would always wave from his porch or stop for a visit while walking the dogs. Our neighborhood has lost a fine man. Cathy, Brent and Mallory, please know that we are thinking of you with much love .


Edward Barrientos wrote:

My condolences to the Salutillo family. Much love and respect. May he Rest In Peace. God bless.


Joyce Cachapero wrote:

We are sending our prayers, love and deepest sympathy to our cousins Jesse & Joy and to their families throughout this extremely difficult time. Rest in Peace Auntie Lagring. Our fond memories of you will live in our hearts forever. We will miss you! (Joyce & Vin from Los Angeles)


Richard and Gemma Cachapero wrote:

Our deepest sympathy to our cousin Jesse and Joy and family.May your soul rest in peace auntie Lagring 🙏 ❤


Rick and Toni Straubel wrote:

Met Art 35 yrs ago when joined CTA. Spent a lot of time rotating in substations, platforms and the like. We also spent lunchtime at substations and played chess on many occasions he would bet me by letting me take everything but his pawns, then would handily gain piece back to call checkmate..he was gracious winner and would say next time we both knew better lol. That graciousness was also exhibited by his family. My wife and I hosted a cookout with everyone bringing delicious dishes and their family to our little home. Art brought Lita, AJ, BJ and Liezle..also a full cooler of egg rolls called lumpia..only the best we ever tasted. Surprise delivery of lumpia..thanks AJ..I know the production behind it we sang your praises. And now today, could not bear Lita's words came Toni and I just at a loss. Now Art you have transitioned to be with your beloved wife and roomate and our hearts are with your babies. AJ, BJ and Liezle. Your parents have left you with tools, love being one of them. If you need anything call on us. With Deepest Condolences and a Heavy heart.



Debby wrote:

Tom was a kind, gentle soul and will be greatly missed by many, and certainly by me.I remember the many times he pulled into my driveway to pick me up to go for bagels. The bagels were great but the time spent together even better. Cath, Brent, and Mallory, I’m so sorry for your loss.


Mary-Louise Hengesbaugh wrote:

Ed was such a kind, giving man, and so devoted to Our Lord and the unborn! For years, he was a tremendous help to our ministry at the Respect Life Office! He designed and managed our donor database, added information, processed thank you letters and so much more. He was a Godsend because we were so short-staffed. I left a decade ago to raise my kids and just thought of him and saw this obituary. Ed and Dona were joyful, loving, kind people and will be greatly missed!



Annie Cabuyadao Ulery wrote:

Manang Lagring, you will always occupy a space in my heart, we will miss you terribly. Rest In Peace with our Creator in heaven, till we meet again. We love you dearly.



Joyce was a marvelous person with a fabulous personality and great smile and laugh!!She did a beautiful job of raising 4 great boys by herself for the last 42 years .She is now with her love of her life and he is welcoming her with stretched out arms !! Joyce was a wonderful example of love and faith.She leaves behind a fabulous family who will carry on her examples of love ,laughter, kindness,generousity and thoughtfulness .


Mickey Williams Agee wrote:

Learning of Kendall’s passing was so very sad that a young life of such dear promise be cut short. Kendall always brought light to the world, and I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and warm thoughts to your family.


Mary Kay Condon wrote:

Dear Finans, I’m sorry that you are now separated from your mother. Your obituary was an accurate description of the woman I was always pleased to meet. I hope she didn’t suffer..You are the people she loved and lived for. She will rest with God and pray for you.



Norma wrote:

Mila, you will be surely missed!May you Rest In Peace. Condolence to the bereaved family!


Margaret G Mock wrote:

Dear Finan Family, Its a time to gather - to surround you with love. Next best thing, is that Ill be with you today at the virtual service. The celebration of Mrs. Finan's life is one that will continue in each of you as the days and years unfold. I'm certain that she lives on in you and will lead you in only the direction of love. My condolences.


Gianni Gasparre wrote:

mom is amazing, she provided as much as she can for her kids , I've witnessed it and i can tell you im glad now that i helped her out so much back. she deserves to be in a place with no harm or hurt, or sadness. she deserves the absalute best


Edward Simon wrote:

So sorry for you loss



Wendy, Adrienne and Robynne Green wrote:

Thinking of you all and keeping you our prayers at this very sad time.


Malcolm Bacon wrote:

We offer our sincerest condolences to the entire wonderful Finan family. God Bless.


Nevenka Smalcelj and Family wrote:

We send our deepest sympathy to Tonka and her family. May God give you strength and comfort at this difficult time. May Peace be with you Martin.


James Gallagher wrote:

Dear Finan Family: Please accept our thoughts and prayers for both Joyce and John and also for the rest of the family in this stressful time. We remember a fun time event with Joyce and John at a Halloween party at our house with the "Potluck" group at St. Giles when they arrived as a married priest and nun. Hilarity reigned all evening after that. We remember you fellows too as the perfect paper delivery service who always put the paper on the front porch out of the elements! With Love from Carol and Jim Gallagher


Paul and Diane Millies wrote:

So sorry about Jackie. We only met her 3 times and sadly never got to know her very well. We always thought there would be more time. The pandemic didn’t help, that’s for sure. We sincerely wish things were different. Luckily you have each other to lean on during this shockingly sad time. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you.


Peter Glowacki wrote:

Our deepest sympathy. Our hearts go out to you and your family.


Brando wrote:

Your dad was one of the nicest person I know. Always, smiling and offering me foods everytime we come visit. I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolence and may the soul of your dad rest in peace.


Bill and Karen Pinchak wrote:

Ila, Dave, Daila and Dean, Thinking of you all at this time of sorry, praying for your hearts to heal and the sense of Peace in your souls



Laura Vergel wrote:

Lea, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, for the loss of your much beloved grandmother.


Pat Vance wrote:

Always in my prayers, Rest In Peace you are so loved


Mickey McGuire wrote:

Joyce and your Dad were such an important part of our group-actually the glue that kept us together for over these past 70 years-that a very special part of all has gone with her.. We shared so many good times, laughs, sad times and tears with them, especially your Mom, that we shall never be the same. All of us marvelled at how she accepted her life after your Dad's death, and carried on by raising her boys to be such good, strong, caring Men. Her last years have been difficult, but her wonderful sons looked after her like the true Queen she was. May Joyce enjoy the true reward she so justly deserves and Rest in Peace, dear Friend. Your HOC Group


Trankina Family wrote:

Dear Finan Family, You have our deepest sympathy. We have wonderful memories of Joyce and John; growing up together at HOC, our times together during the service while stationed in Germany, raising our children in Oak Park and many visits in Glen Ellyn. Joyce always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. We are blessed to have had Joyce and John in our lives and we will cherish their friendship forever.


Joseph DiCanio wrote:

Marty so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you and family, Jack sorry for the loss of your grandmother I know you will stay strong i am so proud of you and love you



Luz Giron wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss. It seems you are a very close knit family. Hopefully this will help you and your family carry the pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you.



Kathleen Heidersbach wrote:

Joyce & I worked in the Student Loan Department at Corus Bank in Chicago. We shared many laughs (and some sorrows) about family, Twin Lakes, & growing older. Joyce was a remarkable woman who will be missed, but my hope is that your cherished memories will always keep her alive in your heart.


Juliet Bennett wrote:

Dr. Finan, my condolences to you and your entire family. May your mother, the aunt, the dear friend to everyone she met, may her soul Rest In Peace. Thanks for sharing your mother's loving memories.


Yvette wrote:

Ila, Dave,Daila@Dean And the entire Seguban family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Jesus keep his gentle hand by your side as you mourn the loss of your mother sending prayers to all Yvette And Tom


Obitelj Medić wrote:

Pokoj vječni daruj mu Gospodine. Iskrena sućut obitelji.



Haruko Neal wrote:

Peace be with Thank you



Bob and Sharon Sanders wrote:

We wish we could be there with you during these difficult times.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Adela González wrote:

Joyce, sé que estás muy feliz. Fuiste un corazón, alegría y generosidad. Dios habrá abierto sus brazos para ayudarte a llegar muy cerquita de Él. ¡Nunca podré olvidar cómo te portaste conmigo! Cómo nos divertíamos sin yo saber el inglés ni tú el español. Tú amiga Adela, que siempre en su mente te tendrá. Joyce, I know that you are happy. You were a generous heart and joy. I’m sure that God has opened his arms to help you reach him, and that you’re really close to him now. I would never forget how much fun we had even though I did not know English and you did not know Spanish. Your friend Adela will always remember you.


Nancy McGinnis wrote:

Dear Finan family, so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful woman, full of warmth and laughter. She and you boys were great neighbors on Linden, and I think of her often.



Marilyn Wolter wrote:

Rest in Peace dearest Kendall......


Steve Northey wrote:

Dear Marty, Matt, Tom & John, What a well lived life your Mom led. One of the strongest people I have ever met. I remember disappointing her once. Through her grace she taught a valuable lesson, I never forget. So happy your Mom & Dad are together again. Our Mom Winnie Northey at 92 has fond memories of her friend Joyce. Peace, The Northey's


The Gagliardo Family wrote:

To the whole Finan Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady and mother. She is now with your dad!



The Mocka Family wrote:

Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.


Hagop Jehezian wrote:

RIP. Unger ARf is strong because of you


Jeanne Davito wrote:

John, I am so sorry to hear of your beloved mother's passing. I know she was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother based on how amazing you are as her son. May God bless your family with the peace of knowing she is now reunited with your father, the love of her life, in a beautiful place.......heaven. Love, Jeanne



Sandra and Ante Simundic wrote:

Please accept our deepest condolences 💐. Pocivao u miru Bozjem 🙏🙏🙏🙏


Cynthia Gonzalez wrote:

Christina was my student, colleague, and a wonderful nurse. Prayers for her and her family. May she rest in peace.


Lee Lupi wrote:

Dear Marty, Matt, Tom, and John: My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your families on the passing of your Mother. A wonderful woman, full of life, and always supportive. I will be keeping Joyce and all of you in my prayers. Sincerely, Lee Lupi


John Serban wrote:

May Martin Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory. May his memory be eternal. Prayers for you all, God Bless!



Ja sam wrote:

May he rest in the warmth of the Lord’s eternal light.


Ante Dukic wrote:

Počivao u miru Božjem



Laverne Russo wrote:

This is for my dear friend Lea Seguban, I will always be there for you during this rough time, God bless you and your family


Linh Huynh wrote:

We shall miss you dearly with much love and affection. Wishing you peace and comfort in heaven. Forever in our thoughts.


Tenielle Aré wrote:

My sincerest condolences to Jennifer Teleback and Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in precious memories with your loved one.


Sandra Schuster wrote:

I am so saddened to hear of Mrs. Kurt's passing. I was truly blessed to have her teach me in 5th grade and in 7th grade. She is a beautiful soul. Lots of Iove and prayers to her family and friends. RIP Mrs.Kuhrt.



Ruth Eusebio wrote:

Rest In Peace in God’s loving arms. We will miss you dearly, but we find comfort in knowing that you will no longer have pain and tears. You are a great Father-in-law and grandpa. Thank you for helping raise Ruchelia and Sophia. We are very sad to walk in the journey of life without you, but we will cherish the memories that you left with us.



Ruth Eusebio wrote:

Rest In Peace into God’s loving arms. You are a wonderful and gentle person. Thank you for helping raise Ruchelia and Sophia. We will miss you dearly, but we find comfort in knowing that you will no longer have pain and tears. We love you dad/grandpa!


Wally & Michele Rabenda wrote:

Bobby, our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of Camille.


John and Fran Cernuska wrote:

Camille you were a beautiful person...inside and out. John and I wish we could be with you Bob and will keep you in our prayers asking for comfort and loving memories of your sweetheart. We have many memories of Camille and will treasure them always. Sending our love and sympathy........



Alfredo Eusebio wrote:

Will miss a good conversation with you Mr. Lai Lieu. You’re one of rare generous easy going good hearted people I know that always have a smile on their face. Rest In Peace Mr. Lai Lieu.



Kamini Bishoo wrote:

Dear Kate and Family Sending my prayers and warm thoughts during this time.


Don savage wrote:

Camille, a wonderful lady. She always made a person feel like family. She leaves us with many happy memories. Bob, my friend, we regret not being able to be with you to give you our support and love at this sad time. We will keep Camille in our thoughts and prayers. She will be sorely missed. With love and sympathy, The Savage Family, Don, Ginny and Peggy



Joe & Pat Zaccariello wrote:

Bobby, Sending Our Deepest Sympathy On The Loss Of Your Beloved Camille. May She Rest In Peace With Her Loving Son.


David Christensen wrote:

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Bill's passing. I have known Bill and his family since we were 7 years old, and Val since OLM grammar school. I have fond memories of us riding triple on my bike. We had adventures and misadventures all over Chicago! We've stayed close all these years through our marriages, the birth of their boys, playing softball, superbowl parties and talked often since our move to Arizona. My condolences to all of Bill's family.


Yimam wrote:

I met Art Sison in January of 2000, right after Y2K, and had the pleasure of working with him for many years at the CTA. In a room full of Engineers, Art’s wisdom, experience, and sense of humor was exceptional. He was a mentor and good friend to many…. My family and I send our deepest condolences. You will be greatly missed; may you rest in peace Artemio.





Tho Ho wrote:

Art and I have known each other for twenty six years, most of those from working at CTA. Through stormy winters and the hot summer days of Chicago we were able to form a friendship. We shared many memories during those years that I will never forget. He used to echo my name as if there were more than 1 O in Tho. You can always count on Art to deliver his trademark funny phrases. Past his comedic side and love for eggrolls, you can see how much he loved his wife, whom he always playfully called his roommate. My condolences go out to his three children and family. My family extends to you our deepest sympathies. There are few who can compare to Art and I will cherish the memories I have of him. Wishing you healing, Tho Ho


Judy Linton wrote:

Camille was a Gentle, Loving Friend We had a lot of Good times & Laughs I’ll miss her smiles. Condolences to her “Bobby”. My Heart ♥️ is with you & Yours



Tom and Carol Healy wrote:

So sad to hear this terrible news about Camille she was such a sweetheart. Heaven will be a better place with her in it. Condolences to Bobby and the entire family.


Dr. George Okwadha wrote:

I first met Prof. Ayot in Mr. Wilson Ojwang's in Naperville, IL promised to visit her. Later in the year l drove 80 miles from Milwaukee Wisconsin to Prof. Ayot's house in Chicago in 2008 to fulfill my promise. We took Kenyan tea together and chatted for long. A great story-teller. We shall miss you. RIP Prof.


Dr. George Okwadha wrote:

I drove 80 miles from Milwaukee-Wisconson to Prof. Ayot's house in Chicago in 2008. We had Kenyan tea together and chatted for long. A great story-teller. RIP Prof.


Cristina Casis McKinnon wrote:

We have known Tito Art since my siblings and I were children and he and Tita Lita were always a permanent fixture at all of our family parties and celebrations. So many wonderful memories of Tito Art, his stories, his magic and his jokes. We will miss you very much.


Alice Buzanis an John Russillo wrote:

Dearest Petrov and Tsolakidis family: My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I am unable to express the sadness I feel for your loss and cannot make sense of it at all. Joanna was an amazing mother and a beautiful person inside and out. Joanna truly embraced her beautiful daughters, family and friends. She cared deeply for those she loved and had such a beautiful heart and dynamic spirit. I am honored that I was able to know such a great person and I will cherish the memories I shared with her forever. Joanna will truly be missed here on earth, but I know she is in heaven watching over her beautiful daughters, family and friends. ❤️ May she rest in peace and may her memory be eternal. 🙏🏼 Please know we are always here for all of you and may God bless all of you during this very difficult time.


Alice Buzanis an John Russillo wrote:

Dearest Petrov and Tsolakidis family: My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I am unable to express the sadness we feel for your loss and cannot make sense of it at all. Joanna was an amazing mother and a beautiful person inside and out. Joanna truly embraced and adored her beautiful daughters, family and friends. She cared deeply for those she loved and had such a beautiful heart and dynamic spirit. I am honored that I was able to know such a great person and I will cherish the memories I shared with her forever. Joanna will truly be missed here on earth, but I know she is in heaven watching over her beautiful daughters, family and friends. ❤️ May she rest in peace and may her memory be eternal. 🙏🏼 Please know we are always here for all of you and may God bless all of you during this very difficult time.


Kevin Loftus wrote:

My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the entire Nicholl family at this time. Bill was such an important part of the Kraft / Alliant / US Foods family that I cant imagine how that gap will ever be filled. We've heard from many parts of the company since hearing this news and every person has a personal story to share and thanks for having the chance to have known Bill. I'll miss him dearly


Leo Bazelewski wrote:

I first met Art when I started at CTA , 25 years ago. He was a mentor to a lot of us new young engineers and a dear friend. One of his favorite sayings that I find myself repeating was " To look with your eyes not your mouth". I will miss him dearly. Prayers for the family. May he rest in peace.


Ereena Komo Ayot wrote:

I've been reflecting on the precious moments shared with mom. She was everything a child could ask for, she sacrificed to make sure our dreams came true. She taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. Life has been a wonderful adventure, we traveled the world together and experienced adventures. I'm forever grateful to God for giving us this time together. Heart to Heart...l will forever love you.


Dawn Jurasz (McDonald) wrote:

I’m so sorry for your loss. Please give your mom a big hug, Linda. No parent should bury a child. You are all in my prayers. God Speed!!



Sharon Cohen wrote:

Barbara was ever welcoming and generous as I became an “extended” family member for many years!


Sharon Gonwa wrote:

I first met Art and his beautiful wife, Lita, at an engagement celebration for our children AJ & Lisa. Conversation flowed so easily as if we’d known each other forever. We were laughing, sharing stories of our kids and dreaming of our combined futures together as we jointly enlarged our families together. It was with great sadness we lost Lita weeks after their wedding. And now we say good bye to Art. Lisa and AJ were blessed with a baby girl, whom Art treasured being around, just as he did his two grandsons. Art was such a great man. Generous, very kind, compassionate and outgoing. We will miss him greatly. But we are assured he is happily at home in Heaven reunited with his beloved wife Lita.


Sue and George Kirkland wrote:

Dear Phil, Ashleigh,Tyler and family, Words can’t express how shocked and saddened we are by this devastating loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this terrible time of grief and suffering. We pray that Jackie is at peace with the Lord and that He will be your comfort and consolation. Our deepest condolences to you all.


elsie norberg wrote:

My deepest sympathy to Barbara's family. I knew her STC-Chicago Chapter.


Henry Kashfi wrote:

The most precious souls you were I will treasure my memories of you flying to Tel Aviv seafood meals on the beach drinks and laughter. Your warmth and kindness was infectious. You will be dearly missed.


Edward G Dykla '51 wrote:

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Ed, enjoyed his company at the Weber luncheons at the WE. He was a gentleman. May he rest peacefully in the hands of Jesus in paradise, God bless you all are in our prayers at this sad time in your lives. Ed & Loretta Dykla '51 Pres Emeritus Polish Roman Cath. Union. Boynton Beach , Fla.


George Achapa wrote:

I met you once in Naperville at Wilson Ojwang residence and you and my mother talked forever and laughed forever, liked two siblings who reunited. It was very significant how you touched people. I will never forget. Rest In Peace



Nonie, Chloe, Dillon, Max and Bella wrote:

RIP Chita... Our prayers and condolences to the Abad family.


Beryl Sophia wrote:

A great Mentor. We knew her as Mrs. Ayot. Mrs. Ayot was sufficient to describe a great person.


David Kaplan wrote:

Dear Family, I met Joanna when we flew with PanAm together. She was a fellow Gemini.. Always positive..loving giving..a mother who loved her daughters and family above all.. She is terribly misse. I share in your loss, Sincerely, David Kaplan


Jennifer Odallo wrote:

A beautiful soul gone too soon. We take heart that you are at peace with God. You have made heaven a pleasant place for the angels because you are an angel. Only God knows how much I will miss. Rest in peace my lovely until we meet in the next life. May God give peace to your beloved family.


Elaine wrote:

I will also remember my mother’s laughter. It would fill a room.


Wisdom Family wrote:

Tom will be missed by all of us. He watched our kids grow up since they were babies and they always enjoyed when we came over to visit since he would break out the chocolates from his refrigerator. He was very dear to our hearts, and we were so glad we were there to help him before he moved from Lake Geneva. We will cherish all the happy memories. God bless. The Wisdom Family


Susan Steinbach wrote:

Sincere condolences to Ed, Kate, Steve, and the extended family that Barb was so proud of. Barb was an amazing person as evidenced in this obituary. She made so many friends and I feel blessed to be included among them. She put up the courageous fight and has earned her reward of eternal peace in heaven. She will be missed.


April Rettmann wrote:

Oh Casey, I wish I'd had more time with you. You were an amazing person. You were always up for adventure and I'll never forget you smuggling me onion rings when we were at Menlo Park together ❤. You had many struggles in life but always put a smile on your face. I'm so greatful to have the memories I have with you. I miss your face. I know you're cheering me on up there, looking over us all. I cabby imagine the shenanigans you're getting into. Love you.


Daniel Fay wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with the family my deepest condolences! It was a joy to work with Bill for many years at US Food he was amazingly smart, knowledgeable, and humorous. I will never forget the warmth he brought to the office each and every day. He will be missed.


Jeff Megaris wrote:

My deepest sympathy, prayers and love to Bill's family, Val, Linda, Judy. My journey with Billy goes back to 1967, we were 5y.o. and next door neighbors. We grew up together as schoolmates, teammates, brothers. We played, we fought, but we did everything together and Bill was great at everything he did. I will cherish all those memories, specifically I remember when Bill and his Dad were working in the garage "year after year" on that darn 67 GTO. I will miss you brother.



Lisa (Megaris) Macaione wrote:

I am very saddened to learn of Billy’s passing. He was a dear childhood friend to my brother Jeff and I. There are so many fond memories of playing games like “Kick the can” on Agatite with Billy, Linda and the other kids on the block. Although many years have passed, the great memories will never pass but be cherished. My prayers for strength and peace at this unimaginable time are sent to you Linda, your mom who I affectionately called “Aunty Judy” back in the 1960’s and ‘70’s, and his wife and sons. God bless you all and Rest In Peace Billy.


Judy Nicholl wrote:

A parent isn’t supposed to bury their child. It is an unimaginable sorrow. But my son was taken from me suddenly this week. Billy had such a wonderful outlook on life despite the many medical procedures he endured these last few years. He always had a funny story or laugh about his ordeals. Billy was a good husband and father to Val and the boys and he was a good son. He will be missed terribly.


Mike Weber wrote:

I (The Weber Family) grew up across the street from Billy on Agatite and my brother Rich and Billy were buddies from the block. Great memories growing up at Horner Park and Tastee Freeze. In later years, the older guys invited the younger siblings (me, Ryan, Billy) to join in the annual Turkey Bowl that Billy helped start 50 years ago, in 1970. Most recently, our kids.have joined us in this legacy of a day. The greatest day of the year. We all look forward to it. Billy was an integral part of the Turkey Bowl each year and generously provided matching t shirts for both teams so that we could sort out the madness of 20-30 of us all running around in circles at the same time.. A beer at Harry's on Elston after. Toasting each other and our families. What it's all about. I will hold on to the rainbow assortment of t shirts from over the years (kids have a drawer full too) and cherish the 30+ Thanksgiving mornings we shared together, thanks in large part, to Billy. I will miss him, but hope to continue to see him through the eyes of his boys, Bobby and Biily come November = Indian Road @ 8a. Love and prayers, Billy Nich!


Gisele Mills wrote:

Joanna my friend commute buddy and One exciting super cute person I will miss always ! You were a generous LOD and amazing flight attendant! We will all miss you . All prayers and love for your girls and family!


Jeanette (Maree) Ruby wrote:

Bill was a lifelong friend who adored his family and was definitely a huge part of what made our Queen of Angels (class of '76 and beyond) friendships so enduring - he genuinely cared. My deepest condolences to Val and her sons, to Linda and her family, and to Bill's mom Judy. Wishing Bill a restful, blessed peace and prayers for the Nicholl family.


Walter J. Krueger wrote:

My deepest sympathy and prayers for all of Billy's loved ones. Billy was a childhood friend. Billy was a major part of playing football on Thanksgiving for 50 years. The entire Turkey Bowl crew would like to let his family know, we Loved Billy ! He was one of us, he was Family ! We pray for all of you. Rest in Peace Billy.


Mary Ellen Seguin wrote:

My deepest sympathy and prayers for all the loved ones. Billy was a great guy, always funny and kind. Rest In Peace brother.


Adele M. Porter wrote:

Words cannot express the shock and grief we feel at this time. Bill was our friend, mentor, master database of knowledge and part of our family at US Foods. He always went above and beyond to help anyone that asked. It's extremely hard to speak in the past tense because he was such a day to day part of our lives. My deepest condolences to your family. My prayers are for you to survive the grief and move forward to remembering the love and happy times. If you need anything, we are here for you guaranteed.


Lenny Furman wrote:

I was saddened to learn of the loss of Bill, with whom I worked for the last 3 years. I hope this message finds his family surrounded by strength and compassion. Please accept my warmest condolences, I am deeply sorry for this loss. I hope you know that I am by your side during this time of sorrow.


Karen Hospodka wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. ❤️


Karen Radke wrote:

My deepest prayers and condolences to Bea's family. I sang in the choir with Bea for about 20 years and she taught me many things about singing. She had an amazing instrument in her voice and her voice was gorgeous. One of my favorite memories of Bea was when I would listen to her sing the most beautiful songs on Good Friday for many years at St. Mary's when the Church had their Stations of the Cross. I will treasure the memories that I shared with Bea. Bea will truly be missed.


Jane Conarchy wrote:

Wanda, my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother-in-law. Prayers for all of you.


Frank and Laura Heuser wrote:

We're very sorry for the loss of Aunt Jo. She is now in comfort and peace with family and friends up in Heaven. Deepest Prayers to the family. Frank and Laura


JoAnn Schatz wrote:

I remember visiting Sr. Mariella and Sr. Victoria in Warren, Pa. We were staying with them for the school/church festival weekend. In the evening, she came into the room with her night gown on and no habit. I had never seen her without the habit on. I guess I didn't realize that nuns were really people too. I was quite young but it made an impression. Later in life, I had the opportunity to work with her at our local Monastery while she was the Prioress. She will be missed but she is still laughing that special laugh of hers. (her niece)


Carol Urbanski wrote:

Deepest sympathy to all the family Bea loved so dearly. I sang in the choir with her for 25 years. She was my friend and mentor and enriched my life in so many ways.


Carol Urbanski wrote:

Deepest sympathies to the family Bea loved so dearly. Bea enriched the lives of all who knew her. She was a talented singer and was devoted to her family, her church, and her friends.


Darlene & Ken Steigerwald wrote:

Our sincere sympathy for your loss.


Patricia Peters wrote:

Did not have the pleasure of knowing Bernadette in Edgebrook but got to know her in Saddlebrook I will miss seeing her sitting on the back porch enjoying the view


Gina Bakiares Santori wrote:

Good memories from my childhood. Good neighbors who are dearly missed . God be with you



Laurence Andrau-Radosavljevic wrote:

I will miss you, dear Joanna ..Have fond memories of all the great times we had chatting after school, your smile, kindness... So sad for your dear Nikki and Vassi, your family who will all miss you dearly too. ..Sending love and support to your family ❤️💔


Nicole booker wrote:

Sr. Mariella was the best boss I’ve ever had. It saddens me that I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye I’ll love you forever! Hugs & kisses Aide: Nicole booker



Lynda Valdez wrote:

As long as we can love each other,and remember the feeling of love we had,we can die without ever really going away.All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there.You live on in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were Mitch Albom


Lynda Valdez wrote:

Joanna,I will always remember meeting you when we started Athens Flights and how happy, vivacious and always smiling and kind ... My condolences to your family and may you rest easy and shine a light from above on your daughters.My heart aches for your family..and thank you for teaching me to ask for Red and White Wine in Greek. Gid Speed beautiful angel.



Mary Kontgis wrote:

Beautiful Joanna, You can’t imagine how much you and your beautiful smile will be missed. May you rest in heavenly peace and may the Angels watch over your loving family.


Helen Kloepfer wrote:

I am saddened to hear of Joanna’s passing. I always looked forward to flying with her.......a true joy to work and play with. Her family was her world....My thoughts and prayers are with the Petrov family and all who knew her.


Toula Stefanopoulos wrote:

Dear Joanna May your have a peaceful journey and rest with the angels..EONIA H MNIMI!🌹🌹🌹 I will emember the moments we shared with love... 🌹🌹🌹🌹


Karyn Christanson wrote:

The greatest man I've ever met ❤ Words can't express my appreciation for being a part of his life ❤ Taught me how to be a independent woman and a strong mother ❤ His words of wisdom will be greatly missed ❤ Love you George King ❤ 💙 ♥ 💖 💕


Judith Amberg wrote:

Dear Costanzo, John, and Family, As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus at Saint Viator High School, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator High School community. Our hearts go out to you as you move through your journey of grief. We pray for you as you share the stories...laugh and cry...and find ways to celebrate Joan’s life and the love she shared with you. As I read the obituary notice about Joan who “made every family member feel special with her compassionate listening, her contagious smile and love for life and family,” I was reminded of an adaptation of a reading from the book of Sirach. “Let us praise an illustrious woman, faithful to her family and friends, strong in her love. At peace in her heart and her world, she has left us her good name, and we recount her life of praiseworthy deeds. A generous woman her good works will never be forgotten. Among her family and friends there remains a rich inheritance born of her…. Her name lives on from generation to generation. We gather to sing her praises. We will proclaim her wisdom and love of life all our days.” May memories of Joan comfort you. May the knowledge Joan lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope. Take care and God bless you with the gifts you most need! Judith Judith Wampach Amberg Saint Viator High School Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus



Mary Carrasco wrote:

Bernie was so sweet to all of us at GRAINGER I will never forget her how she was so much like a mom to us all. We had such good times with her and nice stories she shared with us.


Raila Scioletti wrote:

Joanna, you’ll shall be forever in my heart,


Joelle soder wrote:

Deepest sympathy to Vivian & extended family..


Georgia Pelteki wrote:

I know how proud you were of your girls and they can be proud to have had such a giving and loving mom. I will never forget when you asked me how it is to be a mom. You were so excited. I will always remember your enthusiasm and passion for life. All my love and condolences to the Petrov family.


Peggy Cowley wrote:

My darling friend, my love and heart will be with you for ever. Rest In Peace.❤️



Paula Jackson wrote:

Always a joy to work with. Lots of laughs shared through the years that will remain in my heart.


Ruth Kouri wrote:

Joanna was a spark of joy, of light. Her laughter was contagious as was her smile. We had some fantastic flights to Athens. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. To her family—I am so sorry that you were cheated—she should have had so many more years with you. But she will always live on in your hearts and minds. And she will watch over you from the other side.


Maria Georges wrote:

Fly high my dear Joanna. Your smile and kindness will never be forgotten❤️


Sharon Dugan wrote:

Some people are thought about often and always with a smile. Much more often than you knew you were thought about warmly, cared about always and will never be forgotten. We all aspire to be the loving, strong, passionate and caring person we were honored to know. Sleep with the angels. "For we walk by faith not by sight". 2 Corinthians 5:7


Deborah Schreiber wrote:

OPA 🍷🍷


Chris McKay wrote:

Joanna my friend, your beautiful smile lit up the world around you. You loved your family and friends but most of all you loved your Nikki and Vasi. You were a proud mamma. You will be missed by all who knew you and will always be remembered. Condolences to the Petrov family.




We will always remember you.


Darcel Weldon wrote:

Joanna was a beautiful light. As I picture her, I see her infectious smile which always made me so happy to see and be around her. My condolences to the whole family on this great loss to all of you, and to those who were privileged to know her and loved her.



Rozy Patel wrote:

May you have a peaceful final rest Joanna. You were a force of nature, filled with energy and passion. You always waited with a smile on your face and greeted me with open arms for a hug. Thank you for always secretly slipping me delicious Greek candies! Your mama-bear personality is your legacy. Nikki and Vasi's mom absolutely rocked! Rest in power Joanna.


Katarina wrote:

God Bless Joanne,I have lots of memories and some of the best ones were are the Bulgarian Dances we had lots of laughs and fun.And now I hope you’re in Heaven dancing with your Father


Barbara Gehshan wrote:

Dear Hake Family, My prayers are with all of you. Sally was a wonderful friend to me for over 40 years. I will miss her kind words and sage advice. Love to all of you. Barbara Gehshan


Elise Marren wrote:

I sang in the choir at St. Mary of the Woods with Bea for over 20 years. Bea has ,in my mind, represented commitment and passion to singing. Besides singing for church services with Bea, I recall shopping at Long Grove at Christmastime with Bea and Carol Urbanski, going out to lunch, and listening to carolers in their 19th century costumes. Beautiful memories!



Plamen Vasilev wrote:

Some truth in life are hard to accept. Your memories will never be forgotten! those will always remain with us forever. Rest in peace dear friend!


Charlotte Jarrett wrote:

Dr Samuel treated my daughter Lauren Jarrett until she transitioned to adult medicine. She had Sickle Cell Disease and with our religious beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses she was a difficult patient for Dr. Samuel. He always respected our beliefs as best as he could and for that I am appreciative. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Please accept our family's prayers and condolences. Because we lost Lauren in June of 2018, our strength has come from the promise of Revelation 21:3,4 when soon death, sorrow and pain will be no more. I would like to share more words of comfort if given the chance. Take care of you and your family.



Inder Singh wrote:

Rest easy big guy.


Bronwyn Russell wrote:

Condolences. Xo. There probably wasn't a student who she did not make a positive impact on.


Barry and Susan Dale wrote:

Mary and family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.


Deborah Taylor wrote:

I met lyle 19 years ago, while out with his good friend and Co worker jt. Lyle was always smiling and had very kind things to say. My condolences to Donna and the family. 🙏


Judi Goodman Conaghan wrote:

Ms. Barth was a phenomenal educator; she had a sharp wit, was highly intelligent, and cared deeply about her students. She, along with many other great teachers at Walt Disney Magnet School, inspired me to become a teacher myself. I ran into her about seven years ago at a restaurant and we had a great time catching up; I always meant to follow up with her after that visit and I'm very sad that I didn't. Love and prayers to her family and friends.


Jim stepp wrote:

Lyle was the type of guy you would want not only on your side but as a good friend for anything or anybody he will definitely be missed gods speed buddy


Ken and Susan Casterline wrote:

Mary Jo, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We both share fond memories of working with Mel at DOL.


Anne Reardon Schmiege wrote:

Dear Mrs. O'Connell, Kerry and Pat, I'm very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mr. O'Connell. He was such a nice man and a great basketball coach. He is part of some of my fondest memories at SMOW especially his Baskin Robbins ice cream bribes to get us to make our free throws.:) My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.


John Williamson wrote:

Very sad to hear this news, Mel had been greatly missed at our last several golf outings and retiree get-togethers. In my 30 plus years at DOL, there was no one I respected and looked up to, or whose advice and opinion I valued, more than Mel. I think many of his co-workers over the years shared that sentiment. And he was a great friend to boot. My condolences to Mary Jo and the entire family.


Jan Hood wrote:

My heart goes out to you at this very sorrowful time. I remember Judy as a kind person with a lovely smile. We met as bridesmaids to Catherine Smitko. Peace to you.


Glen and Mimi wrote:

Iva and extended family, We offer our deepest sympathy for the passing of Ivan. You and your family have been wonderful neighbors for many years. We will keep you in our prayers.


Joan & Sandy Schwimmer wrote:

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all the Prete family. We are so very sorry for your loss.


Carole Schloss wrote:

Mary Jo, I was sorry to hear of Mel's passing. He was so much fun as a friend and I learned so much from him as a boss. You and your family are in my prayers.


Jeff One wrote:

My condolances to Mr. and Mrs. LaPlaca in this most difficult time. Words cannot begin to understand the sorrow of losing a daughter. I was so shocked and sad to hear of her passing. Judy was always a happy and pleasant soul. Growing up I recall the days of carrying on with her and her brother and then the later conversations in the car traveling to U of I and back home together for the holidays. I always enjoyed the brief visits with her whenever I ran into her during my visits with my mother (neighbor).


Jennifer Blitz wrote:

Ms. Barth was such a wonderful teacher that I STILL remember a particular class over 40 years ago at Walt Disney Magnet School. She connected with students on a different level and was so creative in her teaching. She was no-nonsense, but had a tender interio, and made such a lasting impact on so many students. I'm a better adult because she was my teacher. My deepest sympathes to her family.


Marlene Conway wrote:

I was blessed to have had Joan in my life! I truly loved her and will always cherish her! My deepest sympathy to Connie and all of Joans family. Hoping you find comfort and peace through all of your memories of my friend and sister in law Joan. Comfort, sympathy and peace from Marlene Conway and family.


Rev. Gary E. Crum, PhD wrote:

Joseph helped me to arrange a great protest in Chicago when the pro-abortion America Public Health Association was meeting in town, complete with many mothers pushing babies in carriages! He was a tireless advocate for life. May he rest in God’s peace.


Richard Wambach wrote:

Mary Jo, I was so sorry to hear the news about Mel. I knew that he had been in poor health for some time and hadn't come on the Eagle Ridge golf trip in a number of years. I have many fond memories of Mel both in the workplace and out.



Obitelj Golubić wrote:

Pokoj vječni, iskrena sućut obitelji. ❤️


Ellen Pierce wrote:

"Ms. Barth" was a favorite teacher to many at Walt Disney Magnet School. Sincere condolences to her family and friends. RIP.


Melinda (Tanng) Chen wrote:

Ms. Barth was my 7th grade math teacher at Walt Disney Magnet. I will never forget her energy, her fun, her way of making math understandable. RIP my condolences to your family


Christine Guarderas wrote:

Judy was a wonderful friend to me. We were coworkers at in the past but we truly became friends over the last 3 years. She was a cheerleader, a source of advice, a friend to laugh with...I will miss her dearly. My condolences to her parents and family. My thoughts are with you.


Kathleen Chantrey wrote:

Lyle was a good friend and always had a smile to share and a story to tell. He was always willing to help others, and both Lyle and Donna were there for me when I needed them most. Lyle loved being Tyler’s Dad. You just knew how proud and how much he loves his son. I’m so grateful I got to be a friend of Lyles. I will miss him and never forget him. Rest in eternal peace.


Lyn Ward wrote:

Wonderful memories for 50 years with the 'Milwaukee 5' starting at Disney Magnet School. Our travels together took us all over the country and overseas. Those memories fill my heart. RIP, dear friend.


Dan O'Connor wrote:

I consider Lyle to be a good friend for the last 25 years. He was the type of guy that would give you the shirt off his back in the middle of winter if you were cold. He will be sorely missed. May God be as good to him , As he was to others. Rest in peace my friend.


Diana Negro wrote:

Our deepest sympathies Ronald & Danute Niehoff & family


Katherine Harig wrote:

Mary Jo, So very sorry to hear about Mel's passing. We all remember his beautiful smile coming to the Friends office. Always so wonderful. Robin, Jeannie and I send our love and prayers.


Walter Guyer wrote:

Dear Jennifer, Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. He was a fine gentleman. Sincerely, Wally and Pat Guyer


Juliana & Ronald Tragasz wrote:

May our Good Lord wrap his loving arms around you all in this difficult time and may she rest in the loving arms of Jesus. Prayers for all. Ron & Juli Tragasz


Sandra Stuart wrote:

I made terrible choices throughout my life but my sister was always there for me and my children. She loved me, never belittled me laughed and cried with me. I will miss her for the rest of my life. I look forward to seeing her in heaven.


Jane Deaton wrote:

Dear Mary Jo, My heart breaks for you. So sorry to hear this news. Prayers and love, Jane


The Varitek family wrote:

We all extend our deepest sympathy to your family and will pray for all to find peace. We love you.


Pat and Shyam Anturkar wrote:

Dear Jen, Jody and family Our sincere condolences on loss of your Dad, dear Friend Tom. Praying you all be comforted with his precious memories.


Ed Mulvihill wrote:

Coach, I really liked your mom. She sold Tommy Mauro and me our house. She had a very good sense of humor and was very professional. Sorry for your loss.


John and Nancy Mergen wrote:

Your Dad will always be remembered for his smile and good nature. He leaves a legacy of lovely, thoughtful children. Our sincere condolences to your family. -John and Nancy Mergen


Pat Walsh wrote:

My condolences to the Clarke family. Jimmy was a great guy. I was his partner when I came on the PD at the old 19. He was only on 6 months longer than me but we figured it out and had some good times. He's up with Bucky and Drnek now. God bless your family and he will be remembered fondly by all who knew him


Bob and Connie Wagner wrote:

Connie and I always loved it when we go invited up when Jamie and Norm were visiting. We cherished those times and now cherish them even more. I loved that guy!


John & Paulette Konstantaras wrote:

We have only Jim for a short time and are grateful to have met him. He was a very kind man. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.


~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain wrote:

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Jim will be remembered at the next Police Mass. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]


Pat McCaskey wrote:

In November 2016, his memoir of more than forty years as a pro-life activist, "Racketeer for Life," was published. He signed a copy to me, "Pat, God bless you for your dedication and support in saving our future children--and Bears' fans."


Nora wrote:

"A brother is a friend God gave you; a friend is a brother your heart chose for you." - Proverb


Aliza Ruth Baron wrote:

Dear Carole, Frederick, Lizzie, and Ben, My very deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you. I am thinking about you and holding you in my heart. I really don't have any words, just tears. Very fondly, Aliza Baron


Randy Engel wrote:

It was my pleasure to know and work with Joe for more than half-a-century to help wipe out the scourge of abortion. The U.S. Coalition for Life will honor his memory by making a memorial gift to the Prolife Archive Project of the ICMA – International Catholic Media Association. I believe that Joe has already done an interview with them. I hope others will follow. Take your well earned peace now, Joseph. Randy Engel, U.S. Coalition for LIfe, Export, PA


Susan Brahm wrote:

Thank you Mom for being you Your love was given to those you knew Thank you Mom for being you Loud laughs and beautiful smiles Thank you Mom for being you Wisdom and kindness you shared with many Thank you Mom for being you Strength and courage you had so much Thank you Mom for being you I will forever love and remember you-my friend, my Mom, an Angel, my shining star!


Allan Schaefer wrote:

May God receive Jim Clark into his open loving arms for his ultimate welcome home Nam 66-67 DD coffee every Tuesday


Patti and John Shelby wrote:

Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Remembering your beautiful wife ,mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wishing you peace and comfort.


Magnolia McShane wrote:

My family and I are sending thoughts and prayers your way during this difficult time.



Roger McGill wrote:

Jim - you will be missed by all us Vietnam Veterans that attend the Dunkin Donut coffee on Tuesday mornings. Rest In Peace Brother - to your Daughter we are so very sorry for your loss. We mentioned you this morning at the coffee meeting. God Bless.


Betsy Brentz wrote:

I met Matt 27 years ago and I was very pregnant with my first child and had a leaking water heater. I was terrified that I was somehow inhaling gas and would get sick. Matt walked in like a knight in shining armor to save this damsel in distress! We became good friends over the years and he continued to rescue me and my family. Matt couldn’t wait to share pictures of his children with me and was so very proud of them. Matt shared stories and we compared parenting styles and we both felt welcome to brag. For most of the 27 or 28 years that I have known Matt he kept telling me to redo my kitchen. Well, I finally am and I can’t believe that he is not here so that I can show him. Matt was an extremely kind, honest, trustworthy and generous person. I am devastated for his children and his wife and I am sorry that I am only now just finding out about his loss. I pray that Matt’s family finds comfort and peace through the love of family and friends. Please accept my sincere condolences.



Jessica Springer wrote:

Christina was a wonderful friend, co-worker, person that will truly be missed by so many. My prayers and deepest condolences to her family. Rest in peace.


Don Azzaro Mesa Az wrote:

Jimmy : May you rest in peace



Karolina Golab wrote:

Although I did not know Leticia personally, I know that she was a wonderful person who raised such a good children. The piece of her will be here, in her children and grandchildren. Rest in Christ's Love!



Karolina Golab wrote:

Although I did not know Vic personally, I know that he was a wonderful person who raised such a good children. The piece of him will be here, in his children and grandchildren. Rest in Christ's Love!


Sally Blume-Kelly wrote:

Jimmy was a great friend and client. He enjoyed stories of his travels and was always upbeat. I will miss him!



Ken & Norma Campagna wrote:

"Dare to be different, when different is right". Rest in peace, Joe.


Jim & Sue Vandenbergh wrote:

Beautiful service for Christina Rick and family. We send our prayers and blessings.



Lala Leyson wrote:

Rest In Peace Tetet


Juli and Ron Tragasz wrote:

Prayers for Joe and the entire Scheidler family. Joe was, and all of you are, a blessing to the world. From the moment we met him, we felt he was a saint walking among us. I have no doubt he is with Jesus surrounded by all the beautiful souls of those tiny innocents he fought to save. May he rest in peace and may our gracious God wrap his loving arms around the family in this difficult time.



Ricardo "Ricky" Suito wrote:

Tracy, Linda and Jason, ever since I left Chicago in the early 80s, I tried my best to stop by the house and say hi. In fact, no visit was complete without having and hour plus conversation with your dad and mom sitting on the little kitchen table. I was always excited to see them and knew that they would be home, always together and happy to see me as well. They loved you all greatly and made sure you had the best childhood possible. In return, you are now making sure your kids have the same nurturing love and attention. We must cherish the good memories and take them as a guide to a better life for the next generation. I will forever keep your mom, father and Matthew in my prayers and thoughts. You are family to me, and I will be there for you at any time.


Theresa Michalowski wrote:

Thank You Joe Scheidler for all that you have done for our precious babies. You will be dearly missed. . I remember seeing you on several occasions at St. John Cantius. God Bless you and God bless your family. You and your family are forever in my prayers.


Carol S. Bebb wrote:

I worked with Tom at UOP for many years. He was a wonderful man. Tom worked hard, was a great co-worker, boss and friend. My youngest nephew also worked for Tom in the UOP Pilot Plants. Tom gave me reports on how Dan was doing at work and took great pride in Dan's work progress. That was who Tom was. He was always there to help others and took great joy in their success. That is the kind of man he was. But most important of all was how much Tom loved his wife and family. Tom spoke often of his family and you could always tell how proud he was of them and how much he loved them. They are all part of his legacy. I am glad I was able to call him my friend.


Soc Cruz wrote:

My deepest and sincere condolences to the whole family. May she rest in peace. Amen.


Pauline Tsoris wrote:

Mary Ellen was my best friend. We met when in the 8th grade right before high school. That is 74 years of a wonderful friendship. She was in my wedding party when I married George in 1953. She had asked her parish priest for permission to be a bridesmaid in a Greek Orthodox church but was denied. She did not give up. She went to Marquette University and was given the okay from a Jesuit. Mary Ellen was beautiful person full of grace and love. She was the ultimate artist embraced with beauty and humanity. Pauline and George


Rev Frank phillips wrote:

Today I not only watched Joe’s funeral mass but offered the first of three masses for him. Ann or Eric could you contact me father Frank Phillips


Daniel Ardiente wrote:

RIP Christina. It was always great to see you at work. Cracking up at work always helped to make it through the day. Thank you.


Ariel Estandarte wrote:

Your friends at Loyola will miss you greatly. Rest in peace


Elizabeth Carlos wrote:

Dear Ann, Eric, and all the family - It is with a grateful heart of knowing your family that I write this condolence note on behalf of our family. Joe was a tireless Warrior of CHRIST - nothing could stop him from bringing the Love of God to others, especially the most vulnerable of our society. Joe and your whole family have been in our prayers and will continue to be. He was and will continue to be an inspiration to many who thirst for righteousness and justice. Although we could not attend in person, we tuned in to the beautiful funeral Mass streamed live. May your family stay always blessed and loved by GOD. Eternal Rest grant unto Joe, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. Amen.


Norman Levin wrote:

Some of the best years of my life were at the palms in Islamorada Stan was the one who kept everyone laughing and so kind and a great friend he will be missed love to the family


Norman Levin wrote:

Of all the people I have known Stan was one of the nicest and funniest and kindest men I have ever known some of the best years of my life was at the palms in islamorada and Stan was as usual the best at keeping the laughter never stopped I miss him love to the family


Riza Mae Yabut wrote:

Rest is paradise ate Tet, miss and love you everyday


Len and Char Reynolds wrote:

Truly a wonderful person, leader of not only a grand family, a grafted tribe as well. A mans man and a friend. .


Cathi Wahnsiedler wrote:

Deepest condolences to the entire Scheidler family as well as the entire pro-life community in this nation. Having spent a some years on the sidewalk with Joe's sisters Mary Louise and Evy in Indianapolis, under Bob Rust's recruitment (borne of Joe's inspiration), I can attest to the long arm of Joe's influence. I would put the Indianapolis saves over the decades derived from Joe's instigation into the thousands. To meet him was to never forget him; a towering legend who was also the quintessential gentleman. When we pray, "Heaven help us!" let us recall that Joe Scheidler has taken the best of the Church militant into the Church triumphant and will be on call!


Kathleen Snelten wrote:

Helen was a wonderful neighbour and friend. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.


Kathleen Snelten wrote:

Helen was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She made me homemade pierogies one day. I'm sorry to hear of her passing.


Kathleen Snelten wrote:

Helen was a wonderful neighbor


kathleen stadler wrote:

Joe was our inspiration. He was a cousin to our Pastor Fr Leo Piguet and also to my friend Robert Rust. Our respect life ministry started at ST Elizabeth Seton Carmel Indiana because of Joe Scheidler. Since at least 1987 We stood at clinics to pray and help pregnant women as Joe had taught us. Bob Rust orchestrated that for us through Joe. We have Gabriel Project to help women at Seton. LIves have been saved in INdianapolis INdiana because of Joe..the number I personally can account for may be around 20 but I know others in Indpls can add to that number and I know of one clinic that closed in INdy also..Thank you Joe . Everyone please pray to end abortion and please show forgiveness to women who suffered abortion. May Joe and Fr Leo and Robert Rust and all the Prolife warriors rest in Peace.Amen


Linda and Angelo wrote:

We are saddened to hear of Peggy’s passing. She was a wonderful woman, and we will always remember her fondly.


Eugene F. Diamond, M.D. wrote:

Joe was a true believer. I had the great fortune to call him a friend, an ally and a fellow combatant. Rosemary and I always appreciated his tireless efforts on behalf of the greatest cause of our age. My deepest condolences to Ann and the entire Scheidler family. Rest In Peace, old friend. God bless you... Gene Diamond


Alen Takhsh & Meg Baran wrote:

R.I.P. Christina. You were a good soul; a greater virtue than that exists not. May you find comfort in knowing that your legacy lives on. One last time, "Go Bulls!" 🙏🏻


Joy Donahue wrote:

Eternal rest grant into him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him...


Joseph and Donna Hedrick wrote:

The world has lost a great man who really cared about the others. I hope the torch is picked up and carried until these murders stop


Janet and Mike Laird wrote:

Dear Ann and family We were saddened to hear that Joe has passed. What a marvelous man and saint we had the pleasure to know. May all the beautiful babies he saved welcome him joyously into the arms of Our Savior. Mike and Janet Laird


Joe and Joanna Portenlanger wrote:

To Joe and the Scheidler family - our deepest condolences and gratitude for the years of mentoring and inspiration to persevere for the right to life movement. We will persevere!


susan and duke hale wrote:

Brother Joseph : a true Warrior for the unborn/ answering the Call of the Lord / obedient to the Father of All Children / we are assured that he was greeted by Our Lord with open arms, angels and Saints in the Welcome to his Home / we are so grateful for Joseph and others who fight and are steadfast against those who would try to obstruct the Work of The Lord on Earth God bless the Family / love to all Duke and Susie Hale


Mary B Gallagher wrote:

Deepest sympathy to the Barrett families & extended mchugh family on the death of your mum. It’s with great sadness that I have been informed of the sad passing of Cait. She was always so welcoming anytime I visited her with a smile on her face. May her general soul rest in peace.


Charles Stemwedel wrote:

Don will be missed. Shared stories of children and grandchildren were important to us. They will be remembered. Be at peace.


Rocio Hernandez wrote:

Silently many many times we stood, knelt, sat and prayed together in the streets by the abortion clinics, in the chapels, and in the parking lots. I had the privilege to learn from his testimonials at conferences and from his exemplar life about the good fight for what is right. Joe was truly a hero and we will miss him. I met Joe many years ago in one of our gatherings as prayer warriors outside an abortion clinic. Later when I officially began working as a client advocate, our efforts in the mission were mutually uplifting and encouraging.


Grace l Clark wrote:

So sorry for your lost had many a good times with her and her family


Albert Stemwedel wrote:

Don was my friend. I met him some years ago, and we got to know each other over time. We found that we could get along with each other. I certainly trusted him. He had his way of doing things, and I had mine, but we tried to talk every morning. It was tough that I only saw him in person once since the pandemic began. I will miss him dearly.


Deacon Conrad Wojnar wrote:

Joe was my hero. He inspired me to open the Women's Center, which has saved thousands of lives. His courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds has always been amazing to me. R.I.P., Joe. Well done, good and faithful servant.



Julie Kako wrote:

May he Rest In Peace


Howard Deever wrote:

Dearest old ‘Director’...SO many memories have flooded mind & heart since Mon, with commingled tears of laughter & sorrow. I’ll recall just one that seems to capture your persona, your unquenchable humor, & the kind of just plain surreal stuff we so often encountered in those years when you led PLAN’s traveling roadshow of God-fearing protest v. our great national sin of child killing. Denver, 1985? 6? Rocky Mtn Planned Barrenhood. Congress’ abortion queen P. Schroeder had brought donuts for the killing crew, & local cops. When they finally dispersed us, you AND your ever-present bullhorn were arrested. After John Jakubczyk got you released, no bullhorn! So next day I went to Radio Shack, bought a handsome grey replacement. We later presented it to you w/much fanfare... Kathy, our four now grown ‘smalls’ (who’ll never forget you & Tim Murphy staying overnite & telling them that 6AM calisthenics SHALL be held before breakfast so be up on time!)-‘right’ words fail us all, for now. But in her radio remembrance of you Mon evening Janet Mefferd spoke well for us, & countless others...’Joe was THE towering figure in our prolife struggle. He was fearless. I just loved him’. And so did we all, faithful old warrior for Godly righteousness & repentance. In the LORD’s grace & enabling we shall not cease from that struggle. Requiescat in pace, dear Joseph. Revelation 21:4


Dick Ryan wrote:

Thank you for all of the help you gave me. I will remember Norm slamming a handful of coins on the table and exclaiming “change!” Say hi to the winners.


william quinn wrote:

RIP Christina Your Weiss family will remember you always


Steve Mella wrote:

Linda, Tracy and Jason, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Remembering being one of those intimidated boys who met your father at the front door. RIP Mr. Stapleton.


Sherri McDermott wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with Jenn, Jodi and family as you celebrate the life of your father.



Sherri McDermott wrote:

Always smiling and pleasant, Tom’s presence is missed.



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Tom Buenvenida wrote:

To the Family of Vic and Letty Tibudan, Connie and I cherished the friendship of you parents. My prayers goes with them as they rejoin Connie in their lives thereafter. My deepest sympathy and condolence for their loss.


Margaret McCarthy wrote:

We know that the gates of Heaven were opened wide for him. I believe we can ask him now to pray for us because some day he will be named a saint.


Aleli Reyes wrote:

Our deepest condolence to the Tibudan Family. May both your parents rest in peace. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual shine upon them. Love and prayers from Chito and Aleli Reyes


Christopher Tingus wrote:

Noting the Trakas name from here in Boston w my Mother's family Christos Trakas who arrived from Arachova nearby Sparti in 1903 at 11 years of age, probably relatives, therefore extending sincere condolences. Christopher Tingus (Tingus side from my other Grandfather George Tingus) who arrived Boston turn century from Vrestina nearby as well, Sparti.



Jody Duffin wrote:

I am grateful to have known Christina when I worked at Northshore IR. RIH Christina. Sending love and prayers to her family.


Steve Paukstys wrote:

Our heartfelt condolences to Keith's family. He was an upstanding, outstanding guy. It was my honor & pleasure to have known him and to have worked with him. He is gone way too soon. May he rest in peace. -Steve & Babe Paukstys


Mary Levi wrote:

Uncle John, thanks for the nice memories you provided when we were kids and stayed over night at Grandma Berdine’s. May you Rest In Peace! 🙏🏻


Mercedes Karen Swambar wrote:

Good and faithful servant. You fought the good fight for life. Watch over us from heaven.



Wei Su wrote:

R.I.P Maria


Sony Yabut wrote:

If I could give you one thing, it would be to see yourself through my eyes...then you’d see how 💕AMAZING 💕, you really are



Nancy Palmer wrote:




Carmen Speranza wrote:

Joe's reward will be all those millions of babies he tried to save escorting him to meet our Lord and Savior in heaven.


Kathleen Gadarowski wrote:

Joseph Scheidler is a light for our world and a libation poured out before God.



M j wrote:

Feliz cumpleaños te mando un fuerte abrazo al cielo


Michael Provenzano wrote:

Joe was a true Warrior for Christ and for the unborn. He is and always will be my hero.


Monica Migliorino Miller wrote:

My dear Joe was my wonderful friend-- I told Joe years ago--and most recently publicly at the Dec. 12th Red Rose Rescue Conference, that Joe had the most influence on my adult life, than any other person--even more than my own father. I Love that MAN! I dedicated my book to him-- "To Joe--who set me on the path--and for Edmund [my husband] who came with me." I will miss my dear Joe-- more than words can say.


Jane Sommers wrote:

Sorry for your loss. I received a letter from it says there is unclaimed $ through the unclaimed dept. please go to the site. I believe the $ is yours Another Jane


Jane Sommers wrote:

Hi My name is Jane. I am sort for your loss. I received a letter from Il treasurer dept for unclaimed property ( airline $. ). Please check Illinois I believe the $ belongs to you


Ann Thunder wrote:

I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” said the Spirit, “let them find rest from their labors, for their works accompany them.” ~ Revelation 14,13 Requiesce in pace, dearest Joseph. James & Ann Thunder



Mike, Sharon, Jennifer and Joanna Daidone wrote:

We lived next to Joe and Ann for 30+ years. Joe, Ann and their children were remarkable neighbors and Joe will certainly be remembered in a very fond way. God bless you Joe for all the good that you have done throughout the years.


Teresa Tomeo wrote:

Ann, God bless you and your family at this difficult time. What a gift Joe was and is to the pro life community. Thank you both for your continued sacrifice for the pro life cause.


Marilyn T. Szewczyk wrote:

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Father, MaryAnn. I met him once when I visited him and your Mom for a visit at their lovely home in downtown Chicago. I understand that he was a wonderful teacher! Your Mom was too. I was a classmate of hers.


Joe Tito wrote:

Dear Bozenda family, I am so sorry for your loss, Keith was a friend. We worked together and played a little hockey together. As recently as this past December I sent him a picture of a fire we were at in 1992. He appreciated seeing it and thanked me. I have fond memories of him. I'm sure he's sailing in the heaven's with the love of Christ being the wind in his sail. Know that in this most difficult time, you will always feel his love and he will always be with you. Love and peace, Joe Tito


Maggie cullen wrote:

Dear Ann, just thinking of you and your entire family at this difficult time.Maggie


Gus Xamplas wrote:

John was, indeed, a true gentleman in the broadest sense of the word. Truly one of the good guys.


Laura Nelson wrote:

I met Joe some forty years ago at Illinois Right to Life Committee in downtown Chicago, where he was director. He persuaded me and Laura Canning to start sidewalk counseling to help save babies and assist their mothers. Countless babies owe their lives to these efforts and the incredible efforts Joe has made and has encouraged others to make throughout the world. He was fearless, indefatigable and filled with courage. His faith in the Lord was his sword and his shield. Joe was our hope, our leader and our inspiration. May he bask in the glory of the kingdom as he hears our Lord's words: "Well done, my good and faithful servant." We will miss you deeply Joe. May you enjoy a well deserved eternal rest .



Our most sincere condolences and heartfelt sorrow to hear about the passing of our beloved friend, Keith. He was dearly loved by all and has left behind countless fond memories that will remain embedded in my thoughts forever. Keith is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in your life. He will be deeply missed. Love Art & Pam Quagliani


Carroll Bourrillion wrote:

All the street counsellors and prayer warriors will miss our Pro-Life Hero. I'm sure he will help us from above in our mission for the unborn. May he rest in peace and say Hi to Mike Busse.


Tom Simonelli wrote:

To the Farley family, My deepest sympathy to all of you. I have fond memories of Tom and most of your family. He was my hero and mentor at UOP. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to set me on the right track of my 35 year career there. God bless Tom and all of you. Tom Simonelli


Rob Markus wrote:

Sorry for your loss, Pete. Seemed like a heck of a guy. My condolences to your family.


Vince Stubstad wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss Pete. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.


Araceli Martinez wrote:

My prayers with your family. For me, he is a hero.



Marchanne M Chambers wrote:

Sending condolences to you and your family



Jason Burdettw wrote:

Rip Mr. Scheidler we will all sadly miss you.


Father WIlliam Joseph Kuchinsky wrote:

Thank you for your heroic and loving Christian Witness. Even as we pray for you, please pray that we may follow the example of St Joseph in this year dedicated to your namesake. Rest in Peace!


Rey Flores wrote:

We will miss you Joe. A mentor, a soldier of God, a saint for our times. Thank you for all of your work to save lives and souls.


Jason Burdette wrote:

I met Mr. Scheidler and his wife Anne 11 years ago at Albany Family Planning Associates Abortion Clinic. Thank you Mr. Scheidler for all you did to try end Abortion. May He RIP


Ann and Morrie Doyle wrote:

Gerrie, Stan, Steven and Greg, The Doyle Family wishes to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of Stanley, Jr. I (Morrie) met Stan in 1969 through a mutual friend. We feel as though we are part of the Kukla family. As you know I sold sheet-fed printing presses and Stanley used to kid about the "old fashioned" machines and that the good printers were going to Web presses. So, he was not a candidate for me. Stan was known not only in the Chicago area but throughout the United States as quite a guy. He was a story teller personified. I was at the Printing Industry of America Awards Dinner when Stan was elected to the Hall of Fame and he gave an acceptance speech to probably 600 of us having dinner in the ballroom. He had everyone rolling in the aisles. His mother was there and he told her to cover her ears and not to uncover them for 15 minutes. He must have given Rodney Dangerfield one-liner zingers. He was a very entertaining fellow. I remember one time he called just to let me know that the newly elected Pope was not Irish. The Cardinals finally got their heads together and elected a Polish Pope. I could go on and on...his memory will live on and on with the Doyle family. RIP.


Jeff Roche wrote:

I apologize for just now posting this, but I only found about about Patrick's passing a few moments ago. My deepest condolences. I only knew Patrick briefly over the past few summers when he and I taught an AP training course here in Wooster, Ohio. He was a delightful and warm person that brought a passion and integrity to everything he did. I so looked forward to our time together and always came away from those week-long seminars with a renewed enthusiasm for teaching thanks to him. I am so, so sorry for your loss.


Karilyn Knapp wrote:

Both my daughter and son had math tutoring from Diane. They both went to Queens and St. Ignatius. The school gave me her name. I was so thrilled that there was someone in the neighborhood. When I asked her her fee, I was shocked when she told me there was no fee. She was just giving back now because when she was working and her children were at St. Ignatius she didn’t have time to volunteer. I will always remember her kindness and generosity. I didn’t know she passed until I heard Mr. Z’s name read at church. May they Rest In Peace.


Thomas Morrissey wrote:

To the Cleary Family: Our Condolences and Prayers to All. Your Mom was a great and wonderful lady, and will be missed. May your Mom Rest In Peace. Amen The Morrissey Family


Deborah Morales wrote:

Dear Beverly and family, Ken and I were so sad to hear of Joe's passing. We have known Joe since we started in District 15, in 1975. Joe was a wonderful guy, a great teacher and a loving husband, father and grandfather. We are sending hugs and prayers your way! God bless! 🙏❤️


Trevor Terry wrote:

Hello, my name is Trevor and I am a coworker of Tom Ward. I wanted to express my sympathies to the family. I will keep the family in my prayers as well. Please remember Jesus’ words at John 5:28, 29 where he says that the hour is coming where all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. So, we will have the opportunity to see our loved ones again very soon. My love to your family.


Jeff and Sandy Malueg wrote:

My wife and I had the pleasure of knowing Greg for over 40 years and I worked with Greg at the same dealership for over 20 years. He was one of my closest friends. Although we didn't see each other often in recent years, when we did meet, it was like we just saw each other yesterday! Whenever, I needed anything, he was there for me. He will be extremely missed by me and all those who had the honor of knowing him. Heaven gained another angel! Greg, you will be missed and never forgotten. Our sincere condolences to Nancy, Melissa, Heather and family.


Larry and Linda Montgomery wrote:

NaNa to all , always a kind word spoken ,never forgetting to inquire with genuine interest “hows everyone in the family doing? “. Rest now and be happy with your Ray, we all have a new Angel.


Nancy Harrell Carls wrote:

Joe drove to Morristown Tennessee in his new car to bring my mother his Aunt Sarah and my baby sister. My mother almost died during the csection birth... my father his uncle Howard had me and my brother.... Although it was 3 months after the birth. Joe thoughts were my mother snd the baby would be better in his new car with reclining seat. The trip was 650 miles. So my brother and I rode home with Daddy and Joe followed with mother and our new baby sister! He was the best! Back in 1962


Nancy Harrell Carls wrote:

Joe was my cousin and although 20 years my senior we were always close... His kindness, humor and inspiration made him a constant joy to be around Always enjoyed visiting my Aunt Fern and Uncle Chalmer’s home but especially when Joe was home... as my father His Uncle Howard became elderly Joe always visited when in town.... I will especially miss our telephone conversation in his later years he always had a good story to make me laugh.. until we meet again in heaven!


Dave Jordan wrote:

Tom was one of a kind. We worked together at Norwood and had some of the craziest times. He was a great salesman, friend and husband to his lovely wife, Barb. We talked every few weeks and always had some great laughs. May you Rest In Peace my friend and hold a spot for me. Love you my dear friend.


david froggatt wrote:

We are so sorry to hear of Toms passing prayers to Norma and his family. Dr Froggatt and Staff


Judith Amberg wrote:

Dear Bill and Jean, Terry, Tom, Brian and John, As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus at Saint Viator High School, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator/Sacred Heart of Mary community. Our hearts go out to you as you continue to move through your journey of grief. We pray for you as you as share the stories...laugh and cry...and find ways to celebrate your mother’s life and the love she shared with you. Reading the obituary for this “devoted mother…cherished grandmother…adored great-grandmother…dearest sister…loving aunt” who shared her faith and talents as a founding member of St. Thomas of Villanova and who “will be remember for her deep faith, warm simile and kindness to all” reminded me of an adaptation of a reading from the book of Sirach. “Let us praise an illustrious woman, faithful to her family and friends, strong in her love. At peace in her heart and her world, she has left us her good name, and we recount her life of praiseworthy deeds. A generous woman her good works will never be forgotten. Among her family and friends there remains a rich inheritance born of her…. Her name lives on from generation to generation. We gather to sing her praises. We will proclaim her wisdom and love of life all our days.” May memories of your Mom comfort you. May the knowledge your Mom lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope! Take care and God bless you with the gifts you most need! Judith Judith Wampach Amberg Saint Viator High School Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus


Mary Anne Wirth wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss. Mary was the essence of a lady. She was a kind, caring and gentle Person. May warm memories help you during these difficult times. God bless The Ward Family . I will be praying for you.


Judith Amberg wrote:

Dear Michael, Patrick, and Thomas, As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus at Saint Viator High School, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator High School community. Our hearts go out to you as you move through your journey of grief. We pray for you as you share the stories...laugh and cry...and find ways to celebrate your mother’s life and the love she shared with you. Reading the obituary for this “beloved wife…loving mother…cherished grandmother” reminded me of an adaptation of a reading from the book of Sirach. “Let us praise an illustrious woman, faithful to her family and friends, strong in her love. At peace in her heart and her world, she has left us her good name, and we recount her life of praiseworthy deeds. A generous woman her good works will never be forgotten. Among her family and friends there remains a rich inheritance born of her…. Her name lives on from generation to generation. We gather to sing her praises. We will proclaim her wisdom and love of life all our days.” May memories of your Mom comfort you. May the knowledge your Mom lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope! Take care and God bless you with the gifts you most need! Judith Judith Wampach Amberg Saint Viator High School Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus


Carol Mooney wrote:

My prayers are with Bill's entire family. I got to know him and some of you at Emerald Place when I was able to visit my husband, Jim. Bill always had a smile and a kind word for us as we enjoyed some meals together at the "guys" table. I could tell what a kind and wonderful man he was. Prayers for him, too.


Jennifer Lehman wrote:

Kris thank you so much for posting this! Cheryl said the same thing! I loved that he came in with us, and sat with cotton in his ears the whole time, and gave us lighters to wave.


Lynn Lambert wrote:

When friends got together at Karen’s home, Nana was there too. Always a smile, a hug, and a compliment from Nana. She was our last Mom and our only Nana We will miss you Nana; we know you are happy and smiling in your new life ❤️John and Lynn





Sean Metoyer wrote:

Deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of your sweet father. Our prayers go out to you. I only met him a few times but through Peggy and her brothers and sisters I know he was a wonderful man by the beautiful legacy he left and passed down within each and everyone of you. God bless.


scott e giles wrote:

Greg was a great man and a great friend, i had the privilege of knowing him for the last 20 years. We worked on many projects together over the years and created some beautiful cars. Greg was a very hard worker and a down to earth guy he always kept a positive attitude and made the best of situations. He taught me alot about cars and life and to enjoy life while we can. He was an inspiration to me and helped me through some dark times in my life. He will be in my thoughts and prayers for the rest of my life. The world needs more people like Greg and I am truly blessed to call him a friend. Rest in peace buddy, I will send clouds of tire smoke for you to enjoy up in heaven.


Scott Giles wrote:

Meeting Greg for the 1st time at his shop to discuss a project car I was working on . It was a 1967 ford Ranchero that needed paint badly. We were introduced through a mutual friend Tom Webb.


Scott Giles wrote:

Restoring cars was definitely his passion and creative outlet. There wasn't anything he couldn't do with cars. I was always amazed at the things he could do with his projects. He inspired me to learn how to restore classic cars and helped me with many of my projects over the years. He was a great friend and mentor to me I will miss you greatly BUDDY. Rest in peace in the great big car show in the sky.


Anna K Moreno wrote:

Jaime and I send our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear father. Bill was such a generous, caring friend and neighbor, always smiling and interested in everything about him. He was blessed with such a wonderful family. We love you all.


Kris wrote:

Mr. Samelson took us to our first concert for Jen’s birthday, to see Journey and Bryan Adams. We had such a great time! One of my all time favorite memories!


Martha Turley wrote:

Greg was my cousin whom I will always remember him staying at our house while in college. So sorry for your loss Nancy, Heather, Melissa, Mary Lou and Vince, God Bless!


Mary Mason wrote:

I'm so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing.



Jennifer Lehman wrote:

What follows is the eulogy I wrote for my dad:I realized that it was impossible to say all that I would want to say all that I would want to say about my dad so instead I might touch on a few things about my dad so instead I might touch on few things about him but I really hope that I can give you a message from him to give us all some comfort and Norm love. Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your son, for Grace. For the absolute certainty that, because of your Grace and your love for us, Norm closed his eyes and immediately opened them to the most amazing wonder of You, arms out, for a genuine Norm bear hug. Surrounded by friends and family, you lead him into the throne room where he, indeed, heard “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” And thank you also, for the miracle that, at the exact same time, you have been present with all of us as we mourn and rejoice in stories of love and laughter. That you send your angels to comfort us. That you offer Your strength when we have none and the Peace that passes all understanding. First, let me apologize to dad for all the emotion – I always knew that my dad’s extremely large heart warred with his stoic Swedish side. Fortunately, I know that all he feels now is the love. Also, If he could manage to pull off a stunt right now to make us laugh, he would. However, I know he would be overwhelmed to know how he affected all of our lives is such a huge way. Pastor Francis Chan has said that “Nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it’s about loving God and loving the people He has made.” I think that statement perfectly describes dad. As I sat down to write this, I realized my glasses were dirty- so I cleaned them the way my dad taught me – with dishwashing fluid and paper towel. I realized so many of the little things, and the big things, I do, are parts of my dad living on in me. Never have I been around him where he hasn’t fussed over me a little bit – do you need a blanket, jen? How about some water? He’d come over and rub my shoulders for a second. He could never sit still, and part of that circle of movement when his loved ones were around was swinging by to drop some love off on his mental pattern around the room. He could be completely engrossed in his newspaper and suddenly look up and ask if you needed something. It was the completeness of his love, in the little tasks. I have jumper cables and a coffee can of sand in my car as examples of the little tasks of love that say he is with me and wants me to be safe. Life is hard and it can be unfair but it is so much better when you know you are loved and you know you have people by your side. Norm taught us that and may we all go forth knowing that we are his tribe and we will continue that for each other. His greatest desire was to make our lives safe and amazing. You don’t realize, when you are growing up, that the magical childhood you are having is not just automatic, but the result of so much of someone else’s hard work and love. My dad had an endless desire for knowledge – never pass a historical marker, an interesting article, or an interesting person. I learned so much from the questions he’d ask – I don’t think the volunteers and docents at historical sites and museums ever felt more appreciated for their knowledge than when Norm passed through. And I was reminded last night that he was the same with people – his interest in their projects and jobs and lives let people know he valued what they had to share with him. My dad was a helper. And being prepared for anything, anywhere is now just how I am because of him. Dad had an absolute ZEST for life. I know everyone in this room can picture memories right now of him enjoying food, music, a good crossword puzzle and a game on tv, a new amazing fact or even a newfound food at Aldi. Most of all, the absolute joy he had when surrounded by friends and family. He lived with the enthusiasm of three men. My dad was my first hero – he took me to doctor visits, brought me magazines and rice pudding when I was sick, and came to my rescue more times than I can count. His nature was to look for ways to make the lives of those he loved better in little and big ways. He would never not be there if you needed him. He was absolutely, deeply loyal. He had so much joy over the good things in the lives of those he loved and felt deeply, but stoically, the times when there was pain, and sought to treat the hurt with actions of love. You know he thought of us all always, and many of us have decades of newspaper articles with little notes written in the sidelines as a reminder of that. He would want me to remind you that he was not perfect. The zest of his emotions included all of them! He could be stubborn, impatient, and very set in his ways. But we love him for all of those things too – the example of true love is loving the whole person and walking with them through the weeds in the rain and the soft paths in the sun. None more certainly than Jamie. He found his perfect partner the day he met Jamie. Thank you, Jamie, for being the love of his life and for the devotion and care you gave him. There are no words of thanks large enough to express how amazing you are. He loved the life he had with Jamie and he loved the additional family he gained – Jodi, John, Joan, Joanne, Mike and Vicki (yes, you are family) and other friends like Kim and her Jim. He TREASURED family and friendship. I could not name here all the friends and family he loved. There are two people in this room that are bonus kids and friends to him – Cherylyn Nelson and Steve Anderson. And here in our hearts are beloved family like Linda and Carl and Shirley and Ann and all the nephews and family. Erik and I knew how much he loved us, but we also knew how much he loved Erica and Steve. Not only did he love the relationship he had with them as individuals, but he was grateful in the knowledge that his kids were loved so well. Connor, you were a joy for him from the second you were born. He loved hearing about you and being with you. Dad worked hard, played hard, prayed hard, and loved completely. He would want us to be done with all this sadness and go forward and heal our hearts by continuing to do those same things. After all, it will be but a short while until we are together again for eternity. And he would want us to do our duty by serving the world and people God made, and he will be with us in those times and definitely he will be with us at every celebration. The hole left by his physical presence cannot be measured, the wound can only be soothed by seeking God and enjoying life and by continuing to be the family of people he loved. His greatest earthly treasure. I will close with the way we ended our Indian Princesses gatherings because that is what is on my heart: “Day is done, gone the sun, from the earth, from the trees, from the sky. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.” I love you dad, always and forever your little girl. I will live my life well by your example and I know you will be with us all.


Gerdes Family wrote:

Today we said goodbye to our loving Babi and Mother who has always been there for us. We will never forget making Christmas cookies together every December, going on vacations together, and always being our biggest fan at our activates and sporting events. She was a devoted Catholic who set an example to her children and grandchildren. We love you Mom and Babi


Bridget Hill wrote:

We were deeply saddened to receive the call of Norm’s passing. So many fond memories with Norm and Jamie; especially up in Minnesota! Our thoughts and prayers are with Jamie, Jodi, John, and Norm’s family. He will be deeply missed.


The Claffey-Lubitsch Family-Lissa, Sid, Nora and Emma wrote:

We are so very sorry for your loss, Jamie. Our thoughts are with you and Jodi, John and Joan at this most difficult of times.


Dan and Anne Ulrey and Family wrote:

So sorry to hear of Norm’s passing.


Emerald Place Staff wrote:

On behalf of the Staff at Emerald Place! Our Condolence and Prayers to the Family! From the Love that was displayed from you guys we knew he was a GREAT GUY!!


Sharon Hancock wrote:

Our deepest sympathies to the Sheffield family. Love & prayers, Darren & Sharon Hancock


Allyn & Jasper Eanes wrote:

Dear Sheffield Family: Bill and Jean were special people and we were priviledged to have them as neighbors and friends. We cherished their exceptional love for each other and rejoice that they are now reunited.


Stephanie Murphy wrote:

You will be greatly missed...not only for your work...but more importantly for your warmth and friendship. God be with you till we meet again.


Denise Jansen wrote:

Very special man with a very special family. He was greatly loved.



Aida Mendoza wrote:

Eternal rest grant unto Tita Nena, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.


Bill Ernst wrote:

Chris, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.


Terry Eisch wrote:

The Palms introduced me to Stanley and his brother Fred in 1979. What memories we made there. Stanley was an extremely generous and fun loving person. He was a caring husband to Geri and a wonderful teacher and role model for the boys. Thanks for the memories and the laughs over the years. My thoughts to all of you.


Joe czmiel wrote:

Life under the sun could be very difficult at times. Stan made it a lot easier and wonderful for a whole lot of people. He had a gift for this and this gift brought him many friends. I will always remember how generous and loyal Stan was to anyone he came in contact with. If you couldn’t get along with Stan the man, you had the problem. God bless him and the entire Kukla family. Knowing all of them were some of the best years of my life.


Darlene Josel wrote:

Farewell my dear brother-in-law. Thank you for 58 years of memories. You knew how to live, love, and laugh. An excellent husband, father, and provider who always shared good fortune with many. You and Gerrie blessed me with three nephews who love and cherish you unconditionally. You will always be in our hearts. You are now free of pain...sleep in heavenly peace. Love and hugs, Darlene


Olga Krzeminska wrote:

At the Botanic Garden with dear Grandchildren. 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖



Olga Krzeminska wrote:

In the memory of my beautiful Dad I light a candle today in his Honor. A great and caring, respected Dad, Husband and a Grandfather. We think about you every day. But we know you are having a wonderful time in Heaven. I love you Dad. 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖


Roger & Sheila Swanson wrote:

Really missing all the “Stan quotes”, long lunches and the companionship of a real PAL. It was a privilege to call him friend and sharing the good times.


Al & Jeannine Malwitz wrote:

We are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Judy.



Rino Miulli wrote:

Stash, You have given me unforgettable memories in LGW and Islamorada. Thank you so much for bring Greg into this world. He has been the greatest memory of my time in Barrington. Your family has blessed me tremendously. See you on the other side of the Sun with the Son. May your family taste and see The Lord’s love, strength and peace. Rino Miulli and family


Kathryn Powell wrote:

Georgia & Nikki ZAREFSKY @ Niles North formed an unbeatable team in the Reading Lab. Georgia was gifted & attuned to children' s needs.


Aaron Gold wrote:

Kukla family on behalf of my father Ed "Eddie " Gold our condolences. There was no more loyal customer than my dad. He could call and say I need it yesterday and it happened. I remember being in Islamorada with my dad visiting Wayne and Susie O. There was yelling from the balcony "a customer is here!" and oh boy the party started. I also had the opportunity to work during college in the summers throwing paper at KPI. I also remember my dad saying that no was not in his vocabulary when it came to any charity that my dad was working on. Great memories.


Nora wrote:

Great time, great laughs and great food!


Michael and Kara Patterson wrote:

Greg and family - our condolences for the loss of your dad. The obit shares only a glimpse of his great story. His charm and personality will be missed. Misericordia is an outstanding organization to suggest for donations. We will donate in memory of Stan!



Barbara Sowinski wrote:

You will be missed.


Mark & Ginger Pawlak wrote:

Our condolences and prayers for peace sent. Sincerely sorry for your loss.



Paul J Chaiken, DDS wrote:

Mr. Cliff Geist was a patient at my dental practice for over 25 years. He was both a tough and gentle man. I have great memories and admiration for him and Lorraine. Rest in peace my friend.


Ken and Lynne Kalberg wrote:

Our condolences to the Kukla family. Ken always enjoyed his interactions with Stan, during his years at Kukla Press.



Joan (Kukla) & Jim Zeno wrote:

Our deepest sympathy; we are so sorry for your loss. Gods blessings go with the entire Kukla family.


Jay Schude wrote:

Having been fortunate enough to be a friend of Stans, was like reading a novel, a new adventure every chapter and as expected, 90% humorous. For better than 40 years, I saw Stan light up most every room he entered. He was very gregarious, witty, humorous and above all accessible. Competitors that we played golf against, looked forward to his arrival to the golf course. He entertained. Stan use to use the word Pals as to our relationship for he felt it meant more than friends. He embellished this idea and fostered it. An event of note as to Stan's talents; After playing in a golf invitational in Michigan, for Sunday brunch, Gerrie, Stan, my wife Irene and I and a neighbor along with their 12 year old son Michael were waiting to order. Stan looked at Michael, who looked very sad and asked why the frown. The day before I had given him one of my sons watches and he indicated that their dog "Trinka", a boxer, had chewed it up. Without missing a beat, Stan said to him "don't be sad Michael, now you have a watch dog". All Stan! So to my best Pal, thanks for brightening my life all these years. God bless. Jay


Ed & Joyce Majerczak wrote:

We are so sorry to have heard of Stans passing he was certainly one of life’s special characters Our thoughts and prayers are with you all Ed & Joyce Majerczak


Drew Haraburda wrote:

Greg will be missed by so many that knew him. He was a Wonderful fun person to be around, Unbelievably talented smart individual and I am so honored to have met and got to know him over 20+ years ago. I am very saddened by the loss but need to just remember and celebrate his life because he was a wonderful human being.. God Bless


Nars Bernardo wrote:

My deepest condolences to the Elazigue family. Nanay, thank you for taking care of my daughter Stephanie when she was born until she reached 2 years old. I appreciated the help you gave us when she was growing up. May you rest in peace. We will miss you Nanay Nena.❤️❤️Nars Bernardo and family


Florence Sullivan Gorman wrote:

Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you.


The Doogan/Carlberg Family wrote:

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending many prayers to the Kukla Family.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻


Cheri Glover wrote:

Aunt Dess you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will miss you Uncle Gary, Lou Malnati's pizza will not be the same. Sharing your sadness,



Duke wrote:

It was a lot of fun knowing Stan. He will be missed! Sorry for your loss!


Vickie Patryn (Covelli) wrote:

My sincere sympathies to the Kukla Family. I remember fondly my days working at Kukla Press. Those were the best days of my working career. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Kukla Family. RIP Stan🙏🏻❤️


Michael Quint wrote:

You will be missed by many, and remembered by all who knew you!! I’m deeply saddened by the loss of one of my best friends, a mentor who taught me an incredible amount. Matthew 11: 28-30 Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.



Janet Ferguson wrote:

To my wonderful Aunt Marion. PTL u r in heaven with Jesus.



Janet Ferguson wrote:

U were a mighty woman who loved Jesus as her saviour and a very compassionate nurse. U will be missed.


Mike Malueg and Family wrote:

My condolences to the entire family! The world lost a great man and heaven gained another. My dad worked with Greg in the 70’s and 80’s and introduced me to Greg when I was about 10 years old. Some of my fondest memories of Greg growing up was the thousands of lights he would decorate his house with during the Christmas season or stopping over to check out a cool car he had in his garage followed by my dad and him sitting at the basement bar while I played the Astroids arcade game (I think that’s the name of the game). When I purchased a project years ago, there was only person I considered to restore it. He gave me one piece of advice prior to starting the restoration, if you’re going to restore it, do it right! And that’s what he did, cutting no corners. Anything other than perfection was not acceptable. His talent, amazing! The only thing more amazing than his talent was his heart. If you wanted to see his eyes light up, get him talking about his familyy, especially his girls. Greg, you will be missed!


Mike and Carole Estes wrote:

We are so privileged to have known Greg through the marriage of our children, Melissa and Joe. We send our love and sympathy to Nancy, Heather and Melissa. Greg was always so warm and welcoming whenever we saw him. We know he is resting in the everlasting and loving arms of God.


Bob Hahn wrote:

Joe and family, sorry to hear of your loss. Bob Hahn - BHS ‘82


Carol Presbitero wrote:

Our Aunt Sally was one of the sweetest, kindest women on this earth. She remembered about all of childhoods and our children’s too. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. Aunt Sally will be missed by everyone who she has touched. She was the kind of person who left a lasting impression on you in her own quiet way. I love you Aunt Sally. Carol


Deborah McCutcheon wrote:

On behalf of my sister Sharon Hill and myself, I would like to express our deep sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Lois and Sharon were neighbors and friends at Azpira Place. She was feisty and funny with a great big heart. Lois, we will miss you. May you Rest In Peace.


Chester Pojack wrote:

God bless you, and your family, you were one of my vendors , I owned Suburban Bindery in Elk Grove , the entire Kukla family treated me like I was part of the family.


Jim Gerovac wrote:

Nobody enjoyed life more than Stan and he shared that joy with everyone. We''ll miss you Stan and may you rest in peace.


Jess Kremsreiter wrote:

The few times we met Gene, he was very kind and fun to be around. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family. Wish we could be there with you. HUGS from the Kremsreiter family!


The Streepy Family wrote:

Haas Family, very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


Deann Halligan Anderson wrote:

I remember with gratitude how Joe and my mother, Delores Holloway Halligan, would keep in touch by phone. They both liked watching “Dancing with the Stars” and Joe and Mother would chat afterward. Joe was so thoughtful to call when she was ill. It meant a lot. We will miss you Cousin Joe! God bless you!



Rose Schwartz wrote:

My sincere condolences to the whole family.


Phil Partynski wrote:

My condolences to the entire Kukla Family. I am forever grateful for the years I had with fine folks at Kukla Press. Love to all! ❤️


Phil Partynski wrote:

My condolences to the entire Kukla family. I am forever grateful for the years I shared with the fine folks at Kukla Press. Love to all! ❤️


Pam Miller wrote:

Gregg was the best man at our wedding.


Dolly Carollo.. wrote:

So sorry for the loss of my sister. She will be missed. Unfortunately we did not see each other much due to our distance but the love was still there. Love you very much Helen. Rest In Peace Helen


Mike hayward wrote:

Stan was always a friend -He always put a smile on my face every time I saw him - my deepest condolences


Andy Liamaga wrote:

To the Family of the late Jemiina Villasanta Benigno I just across of Mina's Obituary 2014. I am so sorry to know about her passing. The Villasantas are close friends of mine here in Illinois. May she Rest in Peace. Andy Liamaga


Steven and Jennifer Fyfe wrote:

Our thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time.


Heather Dunfee wrote:

I worked with Gregg and everyone that worked with him knew he was kind and knowledgeable. I went out of my way to directly work with him where he taught me how to be detailed oriented, tolerant, and professional. He was a patient and humble person. The world needs more people like Gregg.


Randy Williams wrote:

My prayers are with the Kukla family. The Kukla’s were and always will be special in the hearts of the Williams family. Stan sr. , Stan jr, Fred, and Bob provided an opportunity that was unheard of in the 1960’s. They judged us by our performance and not the color of our skin and for that we will be forever grateful. Acts 24:15 says; And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. May Jehovah God the God of all comfort and tender mercies give your family comfort and peace. With sincere sympathy Skip Williams and Family



Linda wrote:

In loving memory of Aunt Marion.❤️


Newkirk George R. wrote:

Stan was a fun loving man I remember during Packer Bear games in Green Bay Stan would wear Bears underwear over his clothes.



Elbi aguado wrote:

Sorry for your loss rest in peace will be missed.


Janet Bolong Bul-lalayao wrote:

Manong Winston, you are a priceless treasure that forever be kept in our hearts and memory. We deeply grief with you, Manana Maring and family, but with prayers that our sorrow will soon be gone as long as Manong Winston's happy memories will always be with us and forever be in our hearts. Hugs to everyone.


Donald H MacNeil wrote:

RIP Loyola's Academy's greatest Spanish teacher. I will never forget Burberry, Mazda Miata, or the Fringe Film Society.


Sandy Acosta wrote:

Julie was a very special lady. What a great family she had and I know this will be so hard on them. She was so good with my fried Charlene Soper and my friend Jay Nelson and I will never forget it. Last time I saw Julie was at my house and we talked for hours. Prayers go out to her family




Clare Cruz - blessed & highly favored


Olga and Natasha nieto wrote:

Willie was a great guy and sweet and caring person and kind to all his customers we always everyday we get coffee at marianao he an angel in heaven r.i.p. Willie


Olga and Natasha nieto wrote:

Willie was the nicest person I ever met caring sweet I always almost every day went to get coffee at marianao he always was kind to all his customers heaven got angel Willie much love and respect rip wille


Steven Donovan wrote:

I just wanted to share I enjoyed working and talking with Greg. He was indeed a good guy who will be missed.


Kitty wrote:

Brothers and Sisters together for another great time.


Kitty wrote:

We had a great time that day.


Shelly Scully wrote:

My heart is hurting so bad for Julie's family and for her husband Tom!!!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!! 🙏🙏🙏💛



Shelly Scully wrote:

Thank you for your loving caring friendship for almost 40 years!!!! I will forever love and miss you Buddy!!!! Go Cubbies


Janet Roche wrote:

I was so fortunate to have known and worked with Gregg. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and he will be sadly missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.


Michael Strickland wrote:

I was lucky enough to work alongside Gregg for many years at USB. He was a great mentor to me and taught me so much. He was a kind, generous soul always willing to help. This is very tough news and I hope those close to him find comfort in memories. Rest Peacefully


Megan Connors wrote:

Sending our love and prayers to the family. Know we are thinking of you all from Portland -



To Tom snd Julie’s family and friends. It is so hard to believe that Julie isn’t with is anymore. She was such a great friend and had a heart as big as the sun. I worked with Julie as a hospice nurse and she was one of the most caring and compassionate nurses i have ever worked with. After spending her days providing patient care and charting she was a frequent visitor at the memorial services of her patients . What she did really mattered and she made a difference in the lives of so many. It angers me that her life was cut short so abruptly . In a few days i will get the vaccine that would have saved her life. Apparently God had other plans for Julie . She did get to see her Cubbies win the oennant though. Julie - i will hold you in my heart forever. Rest in peace Thquirrel.


Kim Ulbrich wrote:

Dear Tom and family, may the love around you provide comfort to get you through the days ahead. Julie was a wonderful soul. My most sincere condolences.


Cielita Fontanilla Ravelo & Family wrote:

Manang and Family, our sincere condolences and fervent prayers are with you in this difficult time.



Harry Tompary wrote:

Memory Eternal!



Elizabeth A. Ranchero wrote:

Clare Therese Cruz..a wonderful, loving mother and sweet person and friend. You are Beloved of God. We love you and will miss you very much.


Erich Kaiser wrote:

Christina- Thinking of you and the kids during this difficult time. Erich & Amy Kaiser


Elizabeth A. Ranchero wrote:

Clare Therese Cruz....a wonderful loving, sweet and humble person, Beloved of God.


Elizabeth A. Ranchero wrote:

We share and unite with the Cruz and Tomenbang families in their pain and anguish in this very difficult time of sorrow and grief. We are heartbroken over Clare but joyful that the Lord Jesus Christ has called her to our heavenly home to reconcile with Him and give her peace and rest. We will keep in our prayers and continue our loving support for Pastora Fining, Tina, Jude, Bethany, Angelia's Dad Mario and especially Angelia. We pray that God will grant them all inner spiritual strength, comfort, courage and peace as they move on in this life's journey. Clare, we will meet you again at the time appointed by God. Until then, may you enjoy God's loving embrace as God's beloved daughter. We love you and will miss you very much. - Bro Jose and Sister Elizabeth Ranchero


Lebbie Chung wrote:

Peace to your memory Clare.


Marguerite Bratsakis Matthews wrote:

May her memory be eternal. Mrs. Mouzakiotis was so gracious always, but, especially when my mother had passed away. She was so loving and compassionate, as if she was an aunt to me. I will never forget her many kindnesses. My sympathy to all the family, and Louisa and Jim.





Eddie Leach wrote:

Joe was more like a big brother than a cousin. I have so many fond memories of growing up with Joe. I also was a student in his class when he was a student teacher. That was awkward at times, but a memory I'll cherish always. A truly good person. I'll miss our chats.



The Barnedo Family wrote:

Rest In Peace, Clare. You will be missed...🙏🤍


Kim McKeone in Seattle wrote:

It was not until my own mother passed, that I realized what a hospice nurse really was. I told Julie I had the utmost respect for what she did. It takes a special human being to have that knowledge and compassion. She had both. I know her patients were so important to her. She also had such a great sense of humor. It’s what made us friends! So glad we got to visit with her in 2019 December. That memory will be cherished. She will be missed for sure. But Heaven just got a little bit brighter!


Annie Lindseth wrote:

My condolences to Eric’s friends and family. I worked with Eric at LeighFisher for a few years at the start of my career, and he was a tough coach and thoughtful mentor. In his typically irreverent way, he somehow managed to joke around and give tough, constructive feedback at the same time. While he never suffered fools, it was a joy to work with him. Eric gave me some excellent advice and recommendations when it was time for me to move on from airport consulting and head to business school, and I’ll always be very grateful to him for that. I was so sorry to hear of his passing and wish we had been in better touch. All the best to his friends and family during this time.


Paulette Bezazian wrote:

The world is poorer now that you are no longer with us.


Tom Asher wrote:

Tom and I laughed, played, and worked together for almost thirty years. From the crazy days at Norwood to building a company together. Tom is the master communicator and could always put things right with his words. Barb and I will keep the sun rising at Horizon Marking, we know you will be watching from above. I will miss you here dearly my friend. Until we can laugh together again, rest in peace.


Rhonda (Lee) Bianchi wrote:

I was going through looking up my late husband an came across my grade school classmate former maiden name Delania Rodriguez from George B. Swift grade school, not only was I heartbroken but shocked, my condolences to the Rodriguez family, Delania husband and Children, I was truly overwhelmed, but thought maybe I had the wrong person, she the family photo it was indeed the Angelic Delania I knew, quiet, and the sweetest soul ever with a heart of gold and a magnetic smile, that would light up a room. The natural beauty that you were inside an out. I will always remember the bond of Susie, Beatrice, Magnolia and lovely Delania, you have gained your wings and heaven has gotten an amazing Angel, you will be missed dearly, and we lived so close, and near one another. You can rest for you have peace until we meet again my friend.


George and Betty Chao wrote:

Marina, our most sincere condolences for your family. Stay strong.



Vanessa Cruz wrote:

He always made me feel part of the family and treated me as such.



Teichman wrote:

Your sweet and kind spirit will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace Gregg.


Linda Pignataro wrote:

My Daddy’O... one of my many memories is from New Year’s Eve,1968. Growing up we had a huge basement that my parents turned into a entertainment area. Full pool table, seating area so we all could watch tv. And my Dad built a beautiful bar, sink, bar stools... My Dad and I were playing pool and I remember standing on his feet dancing with him thinking I love my Daddy~~~~~ I will certainly miss his smile followed by ‘Lindy!’ and that wet kiss he always gave so whole heartily.


Greg Detmer wrote:

Eric’s LeighFisher friends have covered all that was special about him quite appropriately. He will be missed by many people who truly appreciated the special nature of his wit, intellect and friendship. My condolences go out to his family and friends. His personal and professional influence will stay with us.


Roland Rohleder wrote:

Was so sorry to hear of Joe's passing!-He was one of the good great guys that brought us to laughter many times!-We have so many good memories with you Bev and Joe on trips and lunches!-He was a great friend!-He will be missed by all of us!-May he rest in peace! Our deepest sympathy, Roland Rohleder and June DuCharme


Barbara Hoferle wrote:

I knew Pat as a brand new teacher. What an amazing person he was! I’m so shocked to hear of his passing. His enthusiasm, his creativity, his humor made everything sparkle around him. I’m so sad for his wife and family. He truly is a person who can not be replaced. The kids of RMHS have lost the epitome of a great teacher and a true friend to all.


Terry Murphy wrote:

My heart goes out to Eric's family and friends. In the short time Eric spent at Kimley-Horn he became more than just a colleague, he became a valued friend. Professionally, he had a strong work ethic and unrivaled passion for accuracy and quality...he didn't suffer fools. :-) On a personal level we bonded over our mutual love of music and travel. While our tastes were diverse and different, we discovered we shared a love for Vienna, AT as it was our hands down mutual favorite City. Next time I'm in Vienna I will definitely light a candle in St. Stephens Cathedral and in front of the Opera House in Eric's honor. He will be missed!


Linda Pignataro wrote:

My Daddy’O... one of my many memories is from New Year’s Eve,1968. Growing up we had a huge basement that my parents turned into a entertainment area. Full pool table, seating area so we all could watch tv. And my Dad built a beautiful bar, sink, bar stools... My Dad and I were playing pool and I remember standing on his feet dancing with him thinking I love my Daddy~~~~~ I will certainly miss his smile followed by ‘Lindy!’ and that wet kiss he always gave so whole heartily. I just wonder who going to keep the drivers in-line without my Dad saying “USE YOUR DAM TURN SIGNAL!” Dad, I will see you again and we will dance again 💙


Doug Trezise wrote:

I had the pleasure of knowing Eric at the start of his career at Ricondo. Both of us lived in Mount Prospect at the time and became frequent commuting partners on the train. Eric was passionate about his work from the beginning, and I fondly remember many loud conversations, both arguing and agreeing, ranging from how to approach a specific analysis to bigger questions on what the root of our job was. While he was strong in his convictions, I always found him willing to listen and consider other viewpoints. I knew Eric as honest, passionate, and direct – but also generous, caring, and at times surprisingly humble. Unfortunately, I had only seen Eric infrequently over the past several years at industry events even though we were both in Chicago. I am really wishing I had that time back to reach out. My deepest condolences to Chris and the kids, as well as Eric’s close friends and family, on their loss.



Alexander Stewart Roi wrote:

She once said that I was responsible for bring back butterflies to the neighborhood. I will now always think of her when I see one. Thank you Bea!


Nicole Cunningham wrote:

Laura, I’m so sorry for your and your family’s loss. Your Dad was one in a million! I always enjoyed seeing your dad and listening to his jokes and one liners that got everyone around the table laughing! However my most favorite memory of your Dad was back in high school. We were sitting on the porch one evening drinking some brewskies when he came home. Instead of yelling at us, he did quite the opposite... he sat down and popped one open and talked and laughed with us for hours. I remember thinking what a “ cool dude” your Dad was! Cheers to you Mr. Dybas! I know you will always be looking out for Laura and her family and sending them your love from up in heaven. 💕💕💕💕💕



Jon Hallmark wrote:

I have lots of fond memories of my uncle. Holiday parties at his house and numerous UOP picnics. Being with my uncle at my sister's destination wedding is one of my favorites. We went deep sea fishing and had drinks by the ocean. My uncle had a dry sense of humor that I loved. He treated me like I was his favorite nephew ... even if I wasn't ... he made me feel like I was. Rest in peace Uncle Tom.


Cameron Modjeski wrote:

My deepest sympathies to Eric's family and friends; I am so sorry for your loss. I doubt I've met another person that could be so surprising and unscripted. Much to my amusement, he was also one of the biggest creatures of habit I've ever encountered. Kincaids. La Cumbre. Buttery, oaky Chardonnay. Lamb shank. Cookies in the Hilton lounge. One summer, Eric and I commuted almost weekly from Chicago to D.C. for a large project - he picked up the same salad before each of our flights. Eric upgraded me on my first business trip with him. Years later, when we were both "big important people" with our airline of choice, our flight home was delayed by a mechanical issue. Fearing we would be marooned over the weekend, he offered to call and secure us seats on an alternate flight if they canceled our original flight. Our original flight left as planned. At the midpoint of the SFO-ORD leg, he confided that he had conspired with the reservation agent to take the last business class seat on the other flight for himself. "But," he said, "I got you an exit row."


Peter Mandle wrote:

Marianne and I would like to offer our deepest condolences to Christina and their children. I too worked with Eric for nearly 20 years at LeighFisher. He was a talented consultant with a well-known focus on quality products. His irreverent attitude and humor enlivened many gatherings. We are so sorry for his family's loss.


Gavin Duncan wrote:

In my 20 years of working with Eric, my experiences pretty much mirrored those described by others here. What sticks with me most, however, is that in whatever he did, he went all-in, be it coming up with nicknames for....well....everyone, diving in 100%+ on any project, being determined to find a good meal in Cody, WY (good luck with that), or getting yellow-carded in company indoor soccer. Also, it's his fault I still don't like single-item bullet lists.


Nick Gianakakis wrote:

I will mised the good times we had when we drove the limos and meet at ohare every day god blessed your soul my friend Paul


Laura Caragher wrote:

I was lucky enough to be on Eric's scavenger hunt team when we were pre-teens, and of course he was the captain! I'm grateful to have seen Eric go from hanging model airplanes in his room to his success in the industry. He let me be his barber, his mix tape coach, his passenger and his friend. His enthusiasm and laugh were infectious, and his brand of honesty was (mostly) a gift. Vulnerable and goofy Eric is what I'll travel with in my heart. I'm saddened we had not spoke in a few years. I know somewhere in there, that funny scavenger hunt captain remained. Most of all, to Chris and the kids - whom he absolutely beamed about - my heart goes out to you. Christina, you are a true force of loving kindness. Much love to all of Eric's friends and family. May his soul be smiling.


Jacob Sotsky wrote:

My memories of Eric seem to be consistent with so many others in our industry...I first encountered him while working as a subconsultant on the SAN RASP project back in 2009 and that experience impacted me more than I ever knew. I learned what it means to Bernhardt a PowerPoint deck and it has never left me. Former colleagues of mine still laugh about not allowing single sub-bullets on slides. Years later when I joined LeighFisher, I had the pleasure of working with him again on Guayaquil, Rio State Plan and several other projects. His sense of humor and sharp tongue always cracked me up, while still keeping me on my toes. I can definitely say that I am a better consultant because of Eric and that I will miss our random conversations on the phone or when I was in Chicago. My heart goes out to his family and especially his children.


Seth Young wrote:

I’m very sad to hear about Eric’s passing. As one of the many people he touched in his professional world of airport consulting, I was honored, and humbled, often by Eric himself, to work with him. I’ll fondly remember his critical, yet innately positive way of critiquing my work and his unique way of mentoring, which of course included showing me the finest places to enjoy a great meal and a fine drink after a long day’s work on a job site or at a conference. He was a great guy, and I’ll miss him. My condolences to his family and colleagues who I’m sure will miss him as much as I will.


Chris Oswald wrote:

Chris, Matthew, Samantha, and Grace, our family's thoughts are with you in your time of grief. Eric always spoke of you all when I saw him, which wasn't frequently enough since leaving LFA. Matthew, he was so very proud of you making Eagle a few years back and told the story of your ceremony with a gleam in his eye. For Eric, you will be missed by all of us in the aviation community. I always felt kinship with you from our shared suburban Chicago roots and love of airports. You worked with a dedication to your clients that so many of us at LFA admired. Your hustle and tenacity were always remarkable. However, what I'll remember more is the joy you brought to gatherings and your humanity--especially in the after my dad passed in 2008. May you find peace my friend, maybe fishing for that last walleye in the northwoods.


Mark Lunsford wrote:

My heartfelt condolences to Eric's family and friends. I first met Eric in 1997 and had the privilege to work with him on numerous projects over the following 20 years. We had not spoken recently, but based on my last interactions with him I had a sustained mental picture of him thriving and enjoying his work and personal life. Hearing of his passing has been jarring and deeply saddening. Eric was a powerful force. He was fun, energetic, passionate, and always committed to doing excellent work. He wanted to make a difference and was willing to work hard and to challenge those around him to do the same. At the same time, he wanted those around him to enjoy the experience of working together and building friendships. I really admired these things about him. I have so many fond memories of Eric. One of my favorites is from 2011 when he first arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil to join our project team and during the team dinner on his first full day there he had everyone -- including our local Brazilian team members -- laughing so hard our sides were hurting. He then went on to deliver a tremendous amount of high quality work in a short period of time. This was classic Eric. Seriously fun and incredibly productive. I also have great memories of deep, earnest professional and personal talks over dinner and drinks in various cities around the world with Eric. We discussed and touched on so many important subjects. It was always meaningful and authentic with him; small talk wasn't part of the deal when spending time together. Some of the most meaningful discussions were about parenting. Every time we spoke about personal matters, Eric's love for his children was evidenced by how he spoke about them with great joy and pride. I wish he had more time here, but those of us that remain can honor him by reflecting on the things he taught us and telling his story to those around us. Rest well my friend.



Tiffany Benfield wrote:

Eric was always fun and truthful to a point that you had to say, "What?" but that made Eric Eric. You always knew what you were getting which was refreshing. He is someone I will miss very, very much.


Sheila Cleary wrote:

She was a strong lady, a loving wife and loving mother of seven. She is sorely missed and deeply loved.


Tom Walsh wrote:

My condolences to Eric's family on your tragic loss. This is very unexpected and sad news to me. As a LeighFisher colleague of Eric's for about 20 years, I remember Eric as being a wonderful colleague and friend. He was a larger than life figure. I worked with him on many projects and spent numerous hours with him on client trips (including several to Latin America), company meetings, and other events. He was pretty much always the life of the party. But beyond that a really hard worker and dedicated consultant. He will be very much missed within the airport industry and the airport consulting fraternity. RIP.


Jorge Rodriguez wrote:

My condolences to Eric’s family and friends on their loss. I worked with Eric at LeighFisher from 2001 to 2007. I was fresh out of college and although my analytical skills were good, my written and verbal communication skills were very rough. For some reason, Eric took an interest in me and, through a lot of coaching, my communication skills began to improve. He pushed me to do things, like presenting in from of large groups, that I never would have had the courage to do back then. Afterwards, Eric always offered very honest and candid feedback and encouraged me to keep trying. He believed in me before I believed in myself. But the part I will miss most about Eric was his sense of humor. He made me laugh constantly, uncontrollably at times. It’s been 13 years since I last worked with him and I still find myself retelling my friends and colleagues anecdotes from my business trips with Eric. I also have fond memories of him presiding over our staff planning meetings at LeighFisher. Eric would go through the entire list of employee names using funny (sometimes irreverent) nicknames he had created. I still remember most of those nicknames. Mine was George-Gee-Mon. He made these dull meetings bearable. I’m very sad to know that I will not see him again, but I hope that his family and friends take some comfort in knowing about the many lives, like mine, that he touched while he was here with us.


Janet Kirby wrote:

I am so sad to hear of Eric’s passing. We’d fallen out of touch lately, but friendship with Eric and Chris at our sons’ soccer games was special to me. Eric was always kind, funny, enthusiastic, and invested in the kids’ experience. He was supportive to me with some tricky situations that came up, and I will always be grateful for that. He is gone way too early. My heart goes out to Matthew, Sam, Grace, and Chris, and all his family and loved ones. God Bless Eric, and may he Rest In Peace.


jason snowden wrote:

My condolences to the family and friends. Eric and I worked together periodically over many years while at LeighFisher. Eric was very thoughtful, strategic, honest, and personable in his interactions with peers as well as with airport clients. His legacy lives on through his family, through the airport community that learned from him, and from the well-planned and intuitive airport facilities he helped plan.


Lesley and Ray Carrion wrote:

Mike, so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Les and Skip


Satyaki Raghunath wrote:

I just heard the terrible news of Eric’s passing. Eric was a unique character - intelligent, curious, quirky, cheerful, completely candid and the life and soul of most events. I never stopped laughing when I was with him, for he was also a great raconteur. When I joined LeighFisher fresh from Grad School, Eric was one of the first people I worked with and critically, he taught me to take pride in my work - something I tell young people every day. While we got off to a rocky start, we came to value each other’s input and insights and looked out for each other. He jokingly referred to me as ‘MFH or My favourite Hindu’ and in return, I called him ‘MFL or My favourite Lutheran’. He never held back and always told me what he thought and that was one of the things I really liked about him - his searing honesty, even at the risk of upsetting me. I valued it then, and I cherish it now. We spent a lot of time on trips together over many years - Houston, Albequerque, Denver, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, amongst other places. I learnt a great deal about consulting and managing clients from Eric and always told him how much I got from him. I last saw him in June 2013 when I spent a wonderful afternoon with him in the beautiful house he had bought in a historic part of Evanston. He was a huge fan of Chicago Architecture and he walked me around with great pride and told me all about the house and the neighbourhood. At the end of the afternoon, he dropped me at ORD in time for me to catch my flight. We exchanged messages earlier this year, when I was in Chicago for one evening, but couldn’t meet unfortunately as he was out of office at a client venue. I deeply regret that now. My deepest condolences to Christine, Samantha, Matthew and Grace as well as Eric’s family and friends. Satyaki


Tom Schnetzer wrote:

My condolences to Eric’s family on their loss. It is a sad moment which has caused me to reflect. I hired Eric into his first airport consulting job at Ricondo after he finished college. On paper he was not the most qualified candidate - there were others with advanced degrees. But I will never forget what he said to me in my office during the interview. He simply said “if you hire me I will work very hard for you”. I have always placed tenacity and work ethic as high as rote intelligence in setting the stage for success. Eric did work very hard. The reason he was a great problem solver and a top-notch writer was that he worked very hard at them. Sometimes that work ethic - and his own high standards - took their toll. But in that process he mentored many young people whose careers have benefited from his teaching. Eric also played hard. That was probably part of his German heritage, which we shared. We worked hard together and we also celebrated successes. Eric is hard to forget. He was really like a brother to me and I loved him like a brother. I will miss him and I know his many friends and colleagues will miss him as well.




Such a sweet man. So sorry for your lost.


Bill Dunlay wrote:

TO ERIC’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Eric’s passing. I was fortunate to work with Eric from his very first day at LeighFisher on many projects in the US and overseas and came to appreciate and respect his considerable talents as a consultant. But more than that, I was amazed at his intellectual curiosity and energy. I remember at one point when he was living in San Mateo, he was working 60 hours a week, moving to a new house, building furniture for the new house, and finishing an MBA at San Francisco State. Plus, he was an avid soccer player, a student of Chicago architecture, and had a wide array of other interests, including German schnaps. His curiosity extended to the people he worked with. Over time, Eric would engage you on a very personal level. Speaking from my own personal experience, he always wanted to know what I thought of how he was doing, and he was not shy about telling me what he thought of how I was doing. I came to admire and enjoy that aspect of my relationship with Eric. We could yell at each other without it affecting our professional relationship or friendship, and it was often helpful. He was my most unforgettable character, and I have many fond memories of the times we spent together.



Roxanna and family (Canada) wrote:

You were loved and will be missed by your family and friends. Your memories with them will be cherished.



Rev. G. J. Okin wrote:

Thommes, Rasnick families sending my condolences.


Andy Carlisle wrote:

I am so sad and shocked to hear such tragic news and my deepest condolences to his family. I first met Eric over a lunchtime burrito when we moved to Burlingame from the UK and joined LeighFisher in the spring of 2004. I always remember how Eric and Chris really helped us and our children to settle and find our feet in the USA that summer. Be it family boogie boarding at Pacifica beach, or late night sushi in San Mateo, we had some fun evenings so it was bittersweet for us when they moved back to Chicago. Who can forget Eric in his element directing the LeighFisher Christmas movie - perhaps he missed his calling. We stayed in touch through work and Christmas cards and I last saw him in January 2015 when he came to London and we had a lovely night reminisicing and moaning about the company and middle age. Eric was an ebullient character and a talented airport planner with great instincts but it was the passion he brought to everything in his life that was so inspiring. He always showed that passion most proudly in his love for his family and support for his friends. I will miss him and may he rest in peace. Andy, Nikki, Phoebe, Nellie and Max xx