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Anthony J Suerth wrote:

Its been six months since I saw your face but not a day goes by I don't think about you. Its still hard to believe you're actually gone. Eagle Lake won't be the same without you behind the steering wheel of the boat and whoever plays Santa at Christmas has some very big shoes to fill. I never really realized how lucky I was to have you for a dad. You worked hard your whole life to make mine better and still found the time to do the scorecards at every one of my baseball games with Tara and your cooler of Old Style at your side. The memories made at Eagle Lake will stay with me forever. Nobody drove the boat like you did when we were tubing or wakeboarding. Larry and Bijou and Gizmo miss you just as much as the rest of us but we know you're in a better place now. I love you dad. I hope to be the kind of man you were and to care for and love my family the way you did. I hope you and Tara are enjoying spending time together again and I know you're looking out for us in the afterlife just as you always did when you were with us.


Lt. Col. (ret) Mike A. Vitrano wrote:

Lt. Col (at the time) McDermott was my battalion commander and I was a First Lieutenant battery commander back in the 90s.. With his Vietnam and police background he was "feared" and respected by us all. At Staff Call, he would "tear into" his staff and sometimes his battery commanders - always amusing unless you were on the "receiving end"... COL McDermott loved his Soldiers and he was loved back by all of us. Bill will be missed by us all. Rest in peace COL McDermott.


Ate Angeli, Ate Bingle, Kuya Al, Kuya Tony and Kuya Lito wrote:

Our sincere condolences, Nickie. We were saddened to hear of Arnie's unexpected passing. Please know that Arnie touched many lives. Our family was fortunate to have met your brother. Arnie had a way of making everyone feel special by greeting everyone by name. He cared for everyone and forged many friendships. We had fond memories of Arnie sharing his dreams, and how much the restaurant meant to your family. Arnie will always be in our hearts, and we thank God for sharing his life with us. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.



Peggi Sturm wrote:

Lori was the epitome of intelligence, kindness and elegance in the business world, and I had the good fortune to have worked with her and maintained a friendship for over 20 years. Chuck and I are so saddened by her sudden passing. The world lost someone very special.


Judith Meek wrote:

So very sorry to read of Jack's death. He was a wonderful person. He will be sorely missed


Daisy wrote:

I am just now learning of Merrette's passing. Merrette was my neighbor over on Belle Plaine. I only lived next door to her for 9 short months, but Merrette was so kind to me and dressed me up for a wedding I was going to attend. She lent me some jewelry, a scarf, and a cape. When my friend picked me up, he hardly recognized me. Merrette was always looking out for me. Merrette loved dressing up and working at I. Magnin (or was it Saks?). She always looked fabulous. I remember she always helped her son out. I am very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Merrette. A very kind woman.



Marilyn Charles and Family wrote:

Bob will truly be missed,what a great person and friend,we’ll always cherish his memory.


Eddy Noel-Straughn wrote:

My heart is broken! Dearest Lori, the world has lost a beautiful soul. I remember all of our talks and how much you of a role model you were for all women. Thank you for always being unapologetically you and breaking all the glass ceilings in Corporate America, showing us that we are NOT limited. I will always keep you close to my heart. R.I.P. Sincere condolences to Bob and the the rest of Lori's loved ones. I pray that you find solace and peace on this time.


Anita Superson wrote:

The world just lost a beautiful person -- so generous in every way, so genuinely caring of other people, the ultimate in class. It is hard to imagine -- indeed, it is shocking -- that someone so full of life, who was always working, volunteering her time, traveling, cooking, and entertaining, is no longer with us. Our hearts are broken. I will miss her smile, her hugs, her warm welcomes, and her knack for bringing together people from all walks of life. Much sympathy and love to you, Bob, and to all of Lori's family.



Virtudes Family wrote:

A beloved uncle and brother in law. Every time our families visited each other, it was always a fun time. We are glad we got to know Brad and he will forever be missed. May God Bless Bradley, and may he rest in eternal peace.


Anne Lunde and Reynolds Cliufford wrote:

The Malapit family has been a joy, individually an as a team since they joined Edison Park United Methodist Church. We will remember Steve for his support and his gentle smile and we know he will be missed. Our condolences to Ruby and Sidney -- he leaves a legacy to be proud of.


Anne Lunde and Reynolds Cliufford wrote:

The Malapit family has been a joy in our congregation at Edison Park United Methodist Church, individually and as a team.. Steve has been brave and supportive and we will miss his gentle smile. He leaves an example for others to follow.


Tracy W. Price wrote:

I knew her as Mrs. Bochek and she was my best friend’s wonderful mom. She carried herself with enormous grace and dignity. She was aways so kind to me. She leaves a great legacy in her children and grandchildren. Laurie and I are grateful that she rests with our Lord this day and we send our deepest sympathy to the wonderful family that love her.


Colleen muno wrote:

Dearest Burn’s Family Your mom was a staple on Coyle always around with a smile. Always took time out to listen to our problems. Then your mom was at the front desk I would bring in notes to get out early or skip gym .., she knew I was writing the notes and one day she said keep practicing with a wink. She was the best and always had the block kids on her radar. Priceless. Love to you all !! Colleen Kyle Muno


Louise Morgan (nee) Ferro wrote:

I am your moms cousin, D.D. has been keeping up to date and the three of you have been wonderful children, God Bless


lLouise Morgan nee Ferro wrote:

your mom was my cousin, D.D. and i keep in touch and she has updated me. your mom was blessed with the three of you.


lLouise Morgan nee Ferro wrote:

I was her cousin and knew her well when she lived in Omaha, still am close to her sister D.D. Bless her children that were always there for her. God has blessed all three of you. d


Catherine Riley wrote:

I worked with Millie for 24 years at SSA. I always enjoyed a laugh with her in 117.


Danny Kirchberg wrote:

It's hard to lose a loyal White Sox fan like Brad. There seem to be fewer of us. Baseball was always something that was very important to us. Uncle Jim made sure of that. We played every sport imaginable in the alley between our houses when we were growing up. Even when we were older at weddings and funerals and graduations baseball was discussed. Recently politics found its way into our talks. Luckily we were both on the same side. His illness seemed very unfair for a guy who was so healthy. Still he braved his way through it with quiet dignity and strength. Being quiet was his way unless he knew you well. Then look out. His opinions were many and forceful. Strength was also present. If you had to bang with him under the boards for a rebound you know what I mean. I'm going to miss him. I want to express my deepest condolences to his family from my family. So long buddy. Say hello to people for me. Danny.



Alison Xu wrote:

Please accept my deepest condolences. Braddly will be surrounded by perpetual light and rest in peace in Gods paradise...


Ted Karavidas wrote:

“Cookie, Billy, and Anne Margaret, I am so sorry about your husband and father. Rod was a generous man and caring friend. I miss his humor and good cheer. Our family has been enriched by the friendship and love of your family. Ted Karavidas”



Alison Xu wrote:

Please accept my deepest condolences. Bradley will be surrounded by perpetual light and rest in peace in Gods paradise...


Sue Berg wrote:

Pete was a special man, like a 2nd father to me. I worked at Cloverleaf for many years with his family. He never hesitated to yell at me if I did something wrong, no different than one of his own kids, but I would hear it in English. :) He truly touched many lives and I he will always be in my heart! RIP Pete with your lovely wife.


María Costa Alonso wrote:

Mr. Dardanes was the sweetest man. Always gave great advice and always made me feel like family. Although. I have not seen him in many years, he was a special person to me, and I am sure to all who knew him. May he be resting paradise with Mrs.Dardanes. Two beautiful souls, now in heaven. May his memory be eternal. My love and prayers for his family and loved ones.


Grace rana yap wrote:

My deepest condolence Let and children. He is now in a better place. Eternal rest grant unto Brad and let perpetual light shine upon him. Rest in peace in Gods paradise. 🙏🙏🙏


Karen Farnsworth wrote:

Charles was a kind, reverent and empathetic soul throughout his life. He had a gentle, calming way about him that could best be described as divine grace. An energy that radiated from within and projected out a soothing quality to those in his presence. He was my older cousin and sometimes would baby sit for my brother and I when we were growing up. I always felt comforted and secure around him. He was a scholarly man who had a passion for trains and antique clocks and extensive knowledge of their history. May you rest in peace, dearest cousin Charles. You are home now, in the Kingdom of our Lord.


Linda Molnar wrote:

I met this dedicated pediatrician while assisting my daughter at her children’s Dr visits. Although I only knew him briefly, I was so impressed with his concern for his patients and with his gentle beside manners. He made everyone feel welcome and was genuinely concerned with all of your questions, wants and needs. I don’t think he ever met a stranger. My sincere condolences to his family, coworkers and friends. He was a well respected kind man who has certainly earned his wings. May he rest in eternal peace !


Carole kuznitsky Jones and Ray Jones wrote:

Pete was my boss for many years. He was like a father to most of us and a devoted family man. He was full of life and energy. We pray for him to have peaceful rest. Our condolences to his family and friends. God bless his memory.


Linda Molnar wrote:

In memory of Dr Samuel


Bessie and Peter Alexopoulos , Harry and Patrice wrote:

Pete was my husbands boss first and a dear friend till the end. He was always a good man to our family. He will be in our memory eternal. Now he will be dancing the ζεϊμπέκικο with his beautiful bride ❤️🙏🏻😢😘


Michelle Deavers and family wrote:

Uncle Pete was my dads cousin. Great man. Will be missed by many! Sorry for the loss of this wonderful man



Bill Montbriand wrote:

My deepest sympathy.


Kimberly Daddono wrote:

Please accept my deepest condolences. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time . You are in our prayers, and may God comfort you and your family 🙏🏼



Vernon Guttman wrote:

God bless family and friends of Sharon


Roberta Kohler wrote:

Sorry for your loss, Rodney will be missed at the VL


Maria wrote:

Dearest Beth and family, and Larry, I am so very sorry for the loss of wonderful Sharon. I was so honored to have her in my life for almost 5 years . She was a woman of integrity, honesty, tenacity and perseverance I will miss her very much. . Peace to her memory. God bless you all, and rest in peace sweet Sharon.


Maria Moreno wrote:

To Beth and family, I am sending you my deepest sympathy. Sharon was a wonderful woman that I had the honor of knowing for almost 5 years I admired her tenacity, humor and her spirit of perseverance. She was honest and kind. I will miss her very much. Condolences to Larry as well.. Peace to your memory, dear Sharon, rest in peace.


Laura J Blye wrote:

Sweet Sharon! Thank you for giving all you could give throughout your journey on earth. Your strength and perseverance is an example to all of us. Rest well, dear one.


Gerald Czarnecki wrote:

I had the pleasure of working with Doctor T at Siemens in Hoffman Estates. Petra worked in our our group as a part-time employee while a student. It was a pleasure to and an honor to work with them. My condolences to the Titze family.


Kathleen Mceldowney wrote:

Dear Burns family: I was saddened to read about Aunt Millie’s death. She was always so kind to all of us and I remember the parties at your house many years ago. I loved the Annual Christmas card from her, always with a personal note. I last saw her at your Dad’s funeral and it was obvious she was struggling but still smiling. Love, Kathleen Burns McEldowney



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I am going to miss you very much Brother I love you.


Mary Smith wrote:

There could not be a better friend than Lou! She was my “Al-le-LOU-ia”!!!!


Kay Swanson wrote:

Dear Burnses, Just to let you know that I have been thinking of all of you and share the sadness you feel. Mill was always one of the “Big Kids” from my earliest memories, and it’s difficult to process the loss she represents - not only to me, but to a great many people. The memories will eventually lead to smiles rather than tears. Keeping all of you in my prayers. Love, Kay


Cyndi & John Nero wrote:

Loving thoughts and prayers for the Zurlo family. May you find comfort in knowing that your mom and dad are reunited.


Allison wrote:

I am sorry



Luke Paspalas wrote:

Sending my love, prayers, and condolences to the Boswell Family. May he Rest In Peace.



Marianthi Koritsaris wrote:

So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful husband and dad. May your sweet memories bring you comfort during this incredibly difficult time ✝️💔


Siobhan Banaszkiewicz wrote:

So very sorry for your loss


Angie Kindig wrote:

Mary Sue and family, So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.


Celeste Louise Marie Sullivan wrote:

Auntie (a/k/a Ma Tante or Tantalejo) was my only aunt and Godmother. Always full of energy and ready to celebrate! When I was young, Auntie and my Mom crafted handmade invitations to my yearly birthday parties. As my birthday is in October, she planned elaborate Halloween parties and also sewed beautiful costumes for myself, my four siblings and her five children. One of my favorites was the combo of Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy and the Flintstones which my parents wore. Auntie was my role model and was the reason I went to Mundelein College in 1963 to study drama. While a Mundle-Bundle, she created staging for many plays and remembered painting the scenery on the stage of the Mundelein Theatre. May you rest in peace, Auntie! Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His/Her hand! Happy Thanksgiving! Love, Celeste


Pete and Kathy Jessup wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So many memories of good times together. You were a good family man, Heinz. Rest in peace!


Donald Hobson wrote:

I am just happy to have known one of the best dads in the world..didn’t hurt that he gave me my first record”more love “ by smoky and is the father of one of my best and oldest friend


Julie Mennenga (Robert & Rose Mennenga) wrote:

My mom, dad and I send our condolences to all of the "Larabee" family. I was hoping to attend the service but couldn't due to the Covid restrictions. I am there with you in spirit and am thankful that you have a wonderful family to support each other. I will always treasure my time with the Larabee family. Frank was a very nice man and he will be missed by all who knew him.


Patrick Simpson wrote:

So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Frank. He was a warm, kind, and funny influence I will miss. I remember fondly him schooling me in chess and his good-natured and understanding spirit. Condolences to Aunt Janet and all the Larabee kids and grandkids. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Chris Cummings & family wrote:

My sincere condolences to the Titze family on the loss of a wonderful man. I will always remember how much fun we all had in St Pete Beach over the last 30+ years. Thanks to him, he organized & made sure everyone had a great game of volleyball at the end of the day on the beach! He will be greatly missed. Love & prayers to his wonderful family!


Judy, Curt, Phillip and Jamie Swanson wrote:

Our sincere condolences on the loss of Frank. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your entire family. Especially during these different times that even occasions like a family death has to be shared with family and friends by zoom instead shared in person. Keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts. Remember the so many loving times you all shared together as a family and as a special father daughter.


Doug Balut wrote:

To the entire Zurlo family- our deep condolences for you loss. Blessings come in many ways, and our hope is that you find peace in Mom's passing and view it in some way as a blessing, along with you all being blessed to have such an amazing Mother to raise such an amazing family. Keep her in your heart and smiles, until you all meet again. I smile every time I reflect on our younger years at your home, her amazing cooking and compassion and her own smile that lit up the room. God bless. Doug and Cissy Balut and family


Kpganeshappa mD wrote:

He will be loved for ever for his sportsmanship He lived his life that way I am one of his surviving classmates



Torquka Johnson Haggerty wrote:

My sincerest condolences to the Fields family. Mr. Fields was one of the kindest men I ever had the pleasure of meeting. Linda, may you find peace in the lasting memories of a long and wonderful partnership with him.



Cindy Pasowicz wrote:

Our family loved Dr. Sam! Not only was he an excellent pediatrician for seventeen years, but he was a positive role model and dear friend. All of us cried after hearing the news and we will miss him dearly. Our family enjoyed the Portage Park run with him one year and we loved it when he came to a piano recital one year to watch my students perform who were also his patients. Even after he retired we were grateful for his continued support and concern for our family. May he Rest In Peace with the Lord for all eternity! Hugs to you Kathy and our condolences!


Eddie Rollins wrote:

My family and I send our deepest sympathy to the Fields family, May his soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace.


Bea Morneau wrote:

Such a wonderful , cheerful person. May she rest in peace.


The Bersani Family wrote:

We love you Dr. Sam and are forever grateful for our children having you as their doctor. You treated each patient as you would your own child and spent the time to get to know your kids and their family's. I don't know many kids that look forward to going to the doctor, but our kids were ALWAYS happy to visit Dr. Sam. You will be greatly missed. TiAmo


Annette wrote:

I will always remember Dr. Samuel for his kindness, generosity and compassion for life and dedication to taking care of my son Alex ( his mother Annette). He was always there when we needed him day or night. You are a wonderful doctor and human being. We will miss you Dr. Sam May you rest in peace knowing you were loved by everyone. The Wilson Family


Eric D. Leaner wrote:

Linda, Deb and I and the family send our most sincere condolences to you and the family!


Alicia Rycraft wrote:

Dr Sam was the most wonderful and loving person/ doctor there was. I met him the day my first daughter was born 45 years ago. He took great care of all four of my children and also my three grandchildren. He became a friend to all of us. When my kids became to old to go to him as a doctor they would call and ask him question about medical problems. We loved him very much and he will be missed by so many. Prayers and love to the family.


Frank & Sheila wrote:

Our condolences to your whole family. Our hearts go out to you all. We were lucky to have known Frank many years as our neighbor and friend. Such a kind man with a big, loving family. You will be missed, Frank.


Robert & Roseann Swallow wrote:

We Love you Shanth, Bunny & Stef so very very much.


The Planell Family; Rick, Gina & Dillon wrote:

At times like this, it's hard to find the right words. My sincerest condolences to you all at the loss of your beloved, Dr. Sam. Praying for you all and hoping your memories fill your heart with love.


Autumn Babicz wrote:

Dr. Sam, we will forever miss you. You were the best thing to happen to my children and I. If it weren’t for you, Bella would not be here today. We are thankful for your care, kindness, compassion, intelligence, and grace. You were truly an amazing person, friend, and family. You were and are a hero and an angel sent from God to us all. We will miss you more than you will ever know. Thank you for caring for my family like they were your own. Sending our deepest condolences to Kathy, your children, you’re entire family, and nurse Karen. Thank you all for sharing such an amazing man with us. We love you Dr. Sam.


Caeli Collins wrote:

Dear Kathy - I’m sorry for your loss.


Patryn/Shamie family wrote:

My deepest condolences To Dr. Sams wife and family. My two children were his patients from birth to well into their 20s. My daughter was also fortunate enough to have Dr. Sam as her children’s doctor. He was truly a great doctor. I use to tell my husband “Dr. Sam says…” I trusted everything he said and he was right every time. I still tell my daughter something Dr. Sam use to tell me. “Its not the fever it’s what is causing the fever” To Kathy and his family our family will pray for you and Dr. Sam. He will be missed tremendously and thank you for everything you have done for families who knew you and for our family.


Scott Grafer wrote:

Cousin Kathy, please accept our condolences during your difficult time of loss. Scott and Diane


Jerome Crotty wrote:

Patty and I are so grateful to have been friends with Dr. Sam and, of course, both of you. Our firm was blessed with his concern for our health and his suggested alternative cures. I remember meeting with Dr. Sam, Stephanie and one of her law school classmates at the Italian Village for dinner and his advise on how to run our firm with Stephanie in charge. Thanks to his suggestion, she joined us and kept us on the straight path of progress. Dr. Sam always was a compassionate advocate of being more concerned about his patients and our clients and their families. Arlington Park meetings with him as the host of many friends will be missed but not forgotten. God blessed all of us with him and his girls🙏❤️


Jen Narbert wrote:

There are so many amazing memories to share. My first memory of Dr. Sam was when we interviewed him to be my first born’s pediatrician. We had had fertility issues and so the doctor we chose just had to be someone special. Well, in the middle of interviewing Dr. Sam, he stopped my husband and said, “let me tell you the most important thing. Once your wife has the baby, everyone is going to want to come over. Not to see her but to see the baby. They are going to walk right past her. They won’t see her. They will just rush to get that baby. He said, Listen to me closely. He looked straight in my husband’s eyes, “Your job is to see her, to notice her, and to take care of her. She will need you.” My husband and I in that moment started to cry. We were smiling but crying. He really moved us. We knew he would be an amazing doctor. And he certainly was. He was the doctor for my Matthew, now 7, and Isabella, now 5 until he retired. They still talk so fondly about Dr. Sam. In fact, I came upon them one day playing doctor. Matthew was “Dr. Sam” and Isi was “Nurse Karen” Honestly, we will never forget him. They will never forget him. Honestly, I could write many more stories about times he went above and beyond for us. He loved his patients. He truly did. And we loved him.


The Ruemelin Family: Mike, Jodi and Mikey wrote:

My friend recommended Dr Sam to me while I was pregnant with our one and only child. I knew as soon as I met him he was the one! He was exceptional. He made us all always feel welcome abs at ease through the good and bad. He was extraordinary and we were lucky to have him in our lives. Kathy and family, as well as Nurse Karen, we are thinking of all of you. ❤️


Dawn M Ybarra wrote:

Dr. Sam has made such an impact on the Ybarra famil. He has been my girls Dr. Until he retired. He never treated them like patients. They were like family. My deepest condolences to his family. He was a gift to our lives.


David Toni II wrote:

My Uncle Shanth was the most extraordinary person, loved and respected by everyone. His life was quite the journey- born in India, becoming a doctor, moving to the US, and living life to the fullest. He had such a general love for life and people, a million friends and people who looked up to him. A great husband and Dad. A terrific doctor loved by his patients and nurses. His legacy will continue through all the lives he touched and influenced. I had the pleasure of having his support all throughout childhood and early adulthood, being my uncle and my doctor. Will miss his jokes, going to the horse races, playing craps, talking sports, his famous green lamb, and all the great life advice. Deepest condolences to my Aunt Kathy and cousin Stephanie. Will miss Shanth so much.


The Quinn Family wrote:

Doctor Sam was assigned to us the day my daughter Mary was born as we did not have a pediatrician. Talk about winning the lottery! Doctor Sam was an amazing doctor who we also called our friend. At visits he did magic tricks, gave out recipes and gave our children advice that everyone should hear. He was never rushed or put out. He spoke of his wife Kathy and daughter Stephanie with such love and pride. Karen was his right hand and mind reader - such a team. Doctor Sam helped guide us to raise a strong family physically and emotionally. He is the only reason I ever ran a 5k. God bless Doctor Sam and his family and friends. Wishing you all peace and love.


Teresa M Giannini wrote:

The Giannini family sends their deepest condolences. Dr. Sam was the BEST human being and doctor. My son Marco and all of my family and extended family's children were all treated and seen by Dr. Sam well into their twenties. They didn't want to leave him and either did we. I have so many fond memories of him and so many stories of him treating Marco for a mysterious rash all over his body for years. Only Dr. Sam had the answers. He will never be replaced. RIP Dr. Sam. You will be greatly missed and thank you for taking care of our children!!


Lisa Altmeyer wrote:

Deepest condolences from the Altmeyer family . We were blessed to have Dr. Samuel as our kids pediatrician until his retirement. The care and dedication Dr.Samuel had for his patients was evident for our very first visit . We love you Dr. Samuel ❤️


Gary/Tiffany Sargeant wrote:

To the entire Larabee family, our deepest condolences to all of you. We will always remember the kindness Frank always showed us. Heaven has gained an angel this week. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Sargeant family


Lisa Altmeyer wrote:

Deepest condolences from the Altmeyer family . We were blessed to have Dr.Samuel as our pediatrician until his retirement. The care and dedication he had for his patients was evident from the first time we walked into his office. We love you Dr.Samuel ❤️


Gary/Tiffany Sargeant wrote:

Larabee Family,, our deepest condolences to all of you. Heaven has gained an angel. We will always cherish our memories of Frank. You are in our prayers during this very difficult time. Hugs to all of you. The Sargeant Family


Yesenia Rodriguez wrote:

Our sincerest sympathy to Dr. Sams wife Kathy, his children, nurse Karen and friends. The Rodriguez family myself, Pete and girls Laila and Nilda are deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Dr. Sam was our girls doctor since birth. As a new mother I would call him and he would always be there for me with kind words. I trusted his judgment and he was always spot on. The best doctor by far. My girls now 20 and 17 want to get into the medical field because of him. He was in a class of his own. Hugs.


Judith Amberg wrote:

Dear Mary, Chris, Matt, Grace, Elizabeth, and Family, As the Saint Viator Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus I offer you the sympathy of the Saint Viator High School community. I felt blessed to be able to “virtually” pray with all of you at the Mass for Chris this morning. I know that no matter how deep our faith, it is always hard to say good-bye to the physical presence of someone we dearly love, especially when there is no “last farewell.” Know that you are in our prayers as you share the stories...laugh and cry...and find ways to celebrate Chris’s life and the love he shared with you. We want you to know that Saint Viator will remember Chris, a “beloved son…adored brother…dear grandson, nephew, cousin, and beloved friend of many.” We will celebrate the fact that Chris continues to be a member of our community. Next fall we will send you information about our annual Alumni Memorial Mass, which will be celebrated around November 2, All Soul’s Day, in the Alumni Memorial Chapel at Saint Viator. At that time a small plaque with Chris’s name will be placed on our wall in the chapel along with the names of other deceased alumni from Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary. Also, Chris’s name will be listed in the "In Memoriam" section of the winter issue of our news magazine, A Lion for Life. May memories of Chris and the love you shared comfort you! May the knowledge that Chris lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope! May God bless you with those gifts you most need! Judith Judith Wampach Amberg - Saint Viator Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus


Riley Merkel wrote:

The Merkel family expresses their deepest condolences and sympathies on the passing of Dr. Sam. He was not only my sibling's and I's doctor from birth until his retirement, but he was a cherished part our family. From hyping us up for sweets on Fat Tuesday to paying me visits at my high school job to gossiping about the BEST cheesesteak when I moved to Philadelphia for college, Dr. Sam was there through it all. Dr. Sam's inherent ability to do good everywhere he went has inspired me to pursue a career a healthcare in order to make the same positive change Dr. Sam has made in my life, in the lives of others. He will not be forgotten in the slightest. With Love, The Merkels


Dr. Leo Morton wrote:

Condolences and sympathies on the passing of Dr. "Sam". Truly a wonderful pediatrician that I have had the pleasure of working with for 40+years. He will be missed but also fondly remembered......


Michelle Djonlich wrote:

Dr. Sam has always been a part of my life. He was my pediatrician and I was blessed to bring my children to him. Going to his office, I always felt like I was visiting family. I loved our visits and my children loved him too. My deepest condolences to Kathy and family, and to Karen. We will miss Dr. Sam! Joe, Michelle, Joey, Ryan and Emma Djonlich


Erica (her niece) wrote:

This morning is tough...we laid my youngest aunt to rest yesterday 💔 known as forever 21 my Titi will live in our memories eternally...always smiling and loving every minute with love and laughter. She was also an educator...bilingual kindergarten teacher in Chicago and she was a teacher of all teachers...never taking short cuts and she became a family member to many of her students’ families as well as her co-teachers. She will forever be celebrated by her two children, Jason and Christina who will forever carry her in them...pray for them as their better half has now transitioned...she was also a mom of all moms, she was their best friend. And her three sisters and brother will have to step up the light at every party because Titi brought ALL the party! And her 13 nephews and nieces and 17 great nephews and nieces will all keep shining her light by sharing all the amazing memories to the future generations and let me tell you there are endless memories! And her countless cousins who were truly brothers and sisters to her will also shine her light and keep her memories alive. Titi... Rest In Peace with mama...I know she rolled out the red carpet for her baby girl 💕pray for her peace and our families strength to continue loving life the way she did 💔🙏🏽 cheers Titi 🥂


Linda Norton wrote:

Kathy, Stephanie, Karen, My deepest sympathy on the passing of Dr. Sam. He was the best pediatrician!!!! My kids, Johnny, Krissy and Michael loved Dr. Sam and are so sad to hear he is no longer here with us. Dr. Sam helped raise my children. I couldn't of done it without his guidance. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful, loving man with us all. RIP Dr. Sam and THANK YOU!!! Mike, Linda, John, Krissy and Michael Norton


Laura Muriel wrote:

Meeting Dr. Samuel while working at LGH was the best thing that could ever happen to me! He guided me as a new mom and as I added to my family over the years he was always there for me! My children will always have a space in their hearts for Dr. Sam! May he Rest In Peace! A great big hug to you Kathy! With all our Love Laura, David, Lela, Elia, and Isa Muriel


Edith Dykas wrote:

I was lucky enough to work with Frank and got a chance to see what a great man he was. I will miss him dearly and wanted to extend my sympathies to you and the family


Joseph A Bradley wrote:

So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I worked with him for many years. Prayers are offered and may the healing hands of our lord and savoir wrap him in his loving arms and comfort those at this time of sorrow. Rest in peace Frank..


Kim M Laudadio wrote:

My dearest cousins Bunny & Stephanie, I am so very sorry to hear this. Dr. Sam was my midnight warrior and always my hero. How many times I took Tina to Northwest in the middle of the night for an illness, only to tell the attending physician that Dr Sam was our doctor and cousin. Within minutes he was given instructions on how to treat her. Several times he even came in to check on her in the wee small hours of the morning. He was always very good to us and will be sorely missed. I love you both and God Speed Dr Sam the doctor who all.


Kathy & Robert Halbherr wrote:

Linda our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Charlie was a great guy and will be truely missed.


Rick Tierney wrote:

May the Lord bless all of you and keep you in this time of sorrow, reminding you of treasured memories, and the gift of shared love.


Mary Chris Arnesen wrote:

Chris and Mary, you were the first of our High School / College friends to become parents. I can’t recall now if you knew ahead of time that you were having a boy, but I do remember the baby shower and all of the “stuff” that was needed to take care of one tiny person. Though time has gone by quickly, it seems like a long time ago that I got the phone call from Chris telling us “it’s a boy”. We were so excited when Christopher John Jr. “CJ” finally came into the world and we couldn’t wait to meet him in person, to hold him and share in your joy. I remember as he got older that he declared he no longer wanted to be called “CJ” and preferred Christopher declaring his independence and so grown up, but in our hearts and minds still always known as CJ. I remember the houses you lived in as your family continued to grow – Carpentersville, Palatine, Inverness and your family trips to Arizona and Disney. Celebrating the kids sacraments, the illnesses and of course navigating the loss of Grandparents: Bernice, Chester and Ellen. CJ’s time at St. Theresa, playing basketball; then on to St. Viator - seeing photos of school dances and moments on the football field, starting college at Mizzou, and his time in California, Colorado and Arizona; all rites of passage to adulthood that came in due time. And now today, just as twenty-five years ago we shared in the joy that surrounded the birth of CJ, we now also share with you both the sorrow and sadness of his untimely death. CJ has left us too soon, but I am confident that God was waiting with open arms to welcome him into his Kingdom to grant him eternal peace. Chris and Mary, as you navigate the difficult road ahead, please know that just as we were by your side sharing in the joy of his birth and his time here on earth; we too are here for you now in your time of sorrow. We love you guys and will help you to carry the burden of your loss, simply put we are only a phone call away. Trust your faith at your darkest times to help guide you back to light, and know that the harder it is, the more love you had. That is a gift that no one can ever take away.


Rick Tierney wrote:

May the Lord bless you all and keep you in this time of sorrow, reminding you of treasured memories, and the gift of shared love


Bansals wrote:

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the sad and untimely passing away of CJ. Our heart grieves with you and we sincerely hope that God grants you the strength to deal with this great loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we hope that memories of good times spent with him provide you solace and comfort.


Barbara Vitez wrote:

Fond memories at Northwest Hospital in OB and Nursery. We cherish the time with you caring for all the many babies. Marcia, Gloria, Phyllis, Barb, & Sandy.


Marcia, Gloria, Phyllis, Barb & Sandy wrote:

we Northwest Hospital OB nurses spent many hours with you and all the babies in the nursery. Many good memories that we cherish.


Dick and Lorraine Rasmussen wrote:

Dear Rita and family we sure will miss my little brother but have great memories of our lives together you are all in our thoughts and prayers love Dick and Lorraine



Stephanie wrote:

I love you, Dad 💛


Andre Poellinetz wrote:

Ms. Soberon We will all miss your great smile and energetic personality!! I will mis our conversations about what what will do when retire . RIP my friend



Nicole A Lopez wrote:

In memory of my beautiful Best Titi Cookie💝💗


Maria Walsh wrote:

Kathy and family... please accept our sincerest condolences on the death of Dr. Sam (Sam the man) we, as a family were so lucky to have crossed paths with all of you! Wonderful memories we will take with us always! You all have touched the lives of so many children and their parents! Dr. Sam certainly had a place waiting for him in heaven! Love to all of you Bill, Maria, Megan, Elizabeth & Billy (billybob) Walsh


Ricardo and Aydie Sanchez wrote:

We grieve alongside the whole family on the passing of Cookie and pray that you would feel the embrace of The Lord as He wraps his arms around you during this difficult time.


Lois Manders wrote:

Aurora and family My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Let your wonderful memories of her carry you through these days and beyond!


Alva & Tony Fuentes wrote:

Please accept The Fuentes family sincere condolences and prayers for the lost of Cookie, May she Rest In Peace.


Awilda Gonzalez-Montanez wrote:

Words will never express the sadness and heartbrokenness I feel in having to say a final goodbye to my best friend. It’s as if my colorful world had just lost it’s color and I’m starring at life through a black and white lens. The sadness is daunting. I will forever cherish the wonderful moments we shared. Our friendship was so easy and everlasting. It was truly rewarding, filled with positive and joyful conversations that went on for hours. She was an extraordinary human being always kind and compassionate to others and even more, Cookie adored her children with all her strength. I’m sure those were her very last thoughts before leaving us. I will miss you forever my dear friend. I pray the Lord give her children, Jason and Christina, and her loving family the strength they need to face the difficult days ahead. Blessings!


Jill Shamblin wrote:

Mary was such a nice lady and great teacher at Locke. Her students will carry her with them forever. I will miss talking to her just across the hall, her infectious smile, and chatting as we put up our bulletin boards. May she rest peacefully and stay in our hearts forever. My condolences to the entire family. The world is a little dimmer with the loss of Mary. May the light of her memory always bring you peace.


Julia Escamilla wrote:

Although I did not know her for very long, Mrs. Soberon always made me feel welcome in her classroom. Her presence will definitely be missed at Locke but I am sure that we will all do our best to honor her memory through our teaching. Sending lots of love to her family and friends during this difficult period.


Lori Trekas wrote:

Soberon Family, May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I would often run into Mary at the copy machine most mornings at Locke. She ALWAYS wore a smile and spoke a kind word. She touched an infinite number of lives and will be missed. God will wrap His arms around ALL of you and give you strength.


Julia Escamilla wrote:

Ms. Soberon, in the short amount of time I had the pleasure of knowing you, you always made me feel welcome in your classroom. You will be greatly missed by the Locke community but we will strive to honor your memory through our own teaching. Sending your family and friends lots of love.


Nicole A Lopez wrote:

Titi Cookie Where do I start. Since the moment I was born you were a 2nd mom to me. You taught me how to be kind, sweet, and loving without having to say a word. You would speak just through your smile. When I was a child I admire your sense of style , your swag, and all your silly behavior. I always told myself I wanted to be a mom like you and my mom. I grew up watching you live life to its fullest with a smile on your face and song playing. No matter what holiday or day you had your Marc Anthony and Eddie Palmedi playing. And always dancing and singing. I promise that I will continue to play Marc Anthony and Eddie Palmedi We might have lost you in body but not in spirit you live in each person you knew and love. Until we meet again! Always and forever in our hearts 💕 I love you Titi Cookie


Raymond Turner Jr. wrote:

Mary Soberon. You were a wonderful colleague and a caring friend. You always welcomed others into your classroom and allowed us to utilize your room after school for student enrichment activities when others refused. You treated all that you encountered with kindness and respect. You are now one of Gods' Angels.


Will wrote:

Mary, though I did not know you personally, your smile & warmth in the halls of Locke showed you were a kind & caring person. May A·do·nai grant you ever lasting peace in death & in life to your beloved family.


Carmella Shamoon wrote:

Dearest Mary thank you for smiles. May the Lord surround your family and loved ones with the wonderful memories you shared. From one "Cookie" to another...miss you and pray that you are sharing in the grace and promises our God has promised us.


ken and iola Ellquist wrote:

Our condolences to the family


Martha Saavedra wrote:

Our sincerest condolences to her family. I wish that knowing that she was a person who left a mark on each of the people who knew her and especially on her students, because she always treated them with affection and respect, brings a little joy to your afflicted hearts. Rest in peace Miss Soberon "The loving teacher" your "children" will miss you.


David Szczek wrote:

She was such a kind and sweet person. It was such a pleasure getting to know her at Locke. Rest in peace, Mary.


Iris Santiago wrote:

RIP Cookie,I will always remember you.Ever since you were little you had a vivacious personality a beautiful woman inside and out a wonderful mother,daughter,sister,aunt,sister-in-law,friend and wife.I will always cherish our great family times shared.You’re in God’s arms now,and may the Eternal Light be with you always.😢😢😢😢😢💔💔💔🙅🙅😘😘🙏🙏🙏.My heartfelt condolences to all the family 😢❤️🙏




Mi mas sincero pesame a la familia. Es una perdida muy triste para quien conocio a la maestra; mi hija fue su alumna y el poco tiempo que la conoci siempre se mantenia al pendiente de mi hija. Siempre fue sumamente amable y muy calida con los padres de familia. Estamos profundamente tristes por su partida, pero jamas se olvidara todo lo que hizo por sus alumnos y jamas olvidare el corto tiempo que tuve el gusto de conocerla. En paz descanse Miss Soberon. Con carińo y respeto 🌷



Ivonne wrote:

May she rest in peace. She was a great teacher and friend to my kids. As a parent she knew my struggle and she would always tell me im a strong mom ill get threw it. We sure were lucky to meet such a brite loving person. She would always smile. Sending lots of prayers to her family and friends.


Eva Bates wrote:

This trip was one of the many memories I have of my dear cousin. We shared so many. She will be truly missed by the many people she touched in this life.



Rebecca Hernandez wrote:

Ms. Soberon was my kindergarten teacher and I am currently a freshman in college. I will forever keep her in my thoughts and in my heart. I was planning on visiting her once I had accomplished my career in the medical field, but the future had other plans for her. She wasn't just my kindergarten teacher, she was someone I looked up to and wondered how she achieved to enlightened the room when she stepped in it. I remember her for her huge and bright smile and for her amazing personality. There wasn't a day where you wouldn't see her smile. She was an amazing, extraordinary, loving, caring, passionate, and hard working woman. I will always keep her in my memory and I am extremely devastated by this news. May you rest up in peace Ms. Soberon🕊. I send her family and friends my condolences.



Nicole pace wrote:

She was a very loving person she will truly be missed



Ruth Montoya wrote:

Nuestras condolencias a la familia. La maestra Soberon fue la primera maestra de mi hija Aleina y al mismo tiempo fue el ultimo grupo el cual impartio clases mrs. Soveron, por lo tanto nos conmueve mucho su partida, tube el gusto de conocerla, una mujer que trasmitia calidez, alegria y positivismo. Que Dios guíe en todo momento su duelo. Atte. Ruth Montoya mami de Aleina Arreguin ex alumna de mrs. Soberon. Con mucho amor y respeto.



Kiva shaw wrote:

My condolences to the family


Janette ocampo wrote:

My son had the honor to be in Ms.soberons class, and the amount of love she gave as a teacher was amazing. Ms.soberon will always have a special place in our hearts she always had a smile and was always laughing. May she rest in peace



Carmen Colon wrote:

Rest In Peace !!! Locke parent



Joel Duron wrote:




marie Ruiz wrote:

To my lovely friend...i will forever cherish all the moments we shared...los bailes, la salsa y las conferencias... i think about you all day long..and i won't say I'm going to miss you, because you will always be with 💘 you mija..Ruiz


Diane Greenlees wrote:

Jean was a valued member of the Village of Palatine "family" as well. Our Lunch Bunch of retirees will miss her big smile and sense of humor. She was a kind, beautiful person.


June Pautsch wrote:

Dear Rita, Gina, Donna and your families- May Our Lord give you His Peace, the Peace that only He can give. I knew Bob since I was 13 yo. Even though I already had 5 brothers, I felt Bob was my 6th. He was so kind, and I looked up to him as an extention to my family. Eventually Bob stood up for my wedding ceremony, and the rest is history. We all had lots of fun, laughter and love all those years. I will love you forever, Bobby Baby. Junie


Lawrence Lea Sr. wrote:

Rest In Peace my dear friend. Although I only knew you for a short time, you were always a warm and loving person. I shall never forget you 😢💝



Ronald and Nancy Mraz wrote:

Jean was a special person in all our lives. Our deepest sympathy to her family.



Sadie Winter wrote:

I will always have very fond memories of Chris. Chris was always so willing to talk to me when I called his cell phone looking for Jared. Chris and I had wonderful conversations when he was in Colorado with Jared. They both really enjoyed their time spent together. I am so thankful they were both able to enjoy a wonderful weekend in Las Vegas. My heart is broken. May his memory be a blessing.


tom masen wrote:

Dear sweet Jean - a beautiful soul both inside and out. Bob sure knew how to pick a gorgeous flower. We know you are happy together in Paradise.



Gregory Richardson wrote:

Rest in Peace my friend.


Dimitrios Sinnis and Family wrote:

Our deepest condolences to the Boufas family. May he Rest In Peace.


Joe & Mary Ann De Simone wrote:

Bob's passing has left a huge hole in my heart. We shared a special friendship that began in 1975. Over the last 30 years we shared coffee together every Saturday either in person or over the phone. Each call began with "Top of the Morning to you". I will forever miss hearing his voice. I was blessed to have a friend like Bob. Mary Ann and I send our love and prayers to Rita, Gina, Donna and their families. wrote:

Joe De Simone


Rochelle Stephens wrote:

Bob was a force to be dealt with, but always in fun,he was a life long friend of my husbandLou,and soon won me over like he did with everyone else,what a wonderful man he was,you WILL BE MISSED!!!


William Hougesen wrote:

I learned today, 11/10/20 of David Wham's passing. It was today that I came across a letter written by David to the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. The letter commended me for police related services I performed for David in 1983, and that is when we first met. The letter was appreciative, and from the heart. I kept a copy of the letter as an inspiration to be the best police officer I could be. It was a pleasure meeting such an accomplished man. My sincere condolences to his family. May God bless him and his family. William Hougesen


jeffrey and stephanie sanchez wrote:

I have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing, and working with, Bob for well over 20 years. A wonderful man who always kept his sense of humor no matter what. I and my wife will miss him.


Scott & kim Smith wrote:

Bob has been a staple at the Wonder Lake Marina for as long as Scott and I have had it. 20 years. We miss him terribly.


Karen & Mark Schmidt wrote:

Bob was loved by all of us. Memories of Bob and the life he shared with you are a beautiful garden which flowers with rememberances and his echos. Walk slowly through that garden. Share those flowers so memories of him continue. Please accept Karen and my sympathies. We know you are very sad at your loss as are we. Mark


Breeda McGrath wrote:

Pat Thorburn brought love and light into everything he did - what a beautiful person! He made us laugh and made us think, he showed us how to care and how to show up with the best versions of ourselves. His inspiration, memory, love, and optimism for life will live in our hearts forever.


Ellen Brice wrote:

I had the pleasure of knowing Bob since he was a junior in high school...Fun-loving guy — always had a smile on his face — always made you laugh— wonderful brother-in-law and will always cherish the memories I have of him !!


Judith Wampach Amberg wrote:

Dear Kenneth, Jean, Karen, and Jill, As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator/Sacred Heart of Mary community, as well as my own. Our hearts go out to all of you as you move through your journey of grief. You are in our prayers as you share the stories, laugh and cry, and find ways to celebrate Lynn’s life and the love she shared with you. We are certainly proud to "claim" Lynn, a “beloved, daughter…, adored sister…, dedicated aunt”…who faced “life challenges with strength and courage, always nurturing, compassionate and caring for others,” as an alumna. As I read the obituary the following adaptation of a reading from the Book of Sirach came to mind. 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. We want you to know that Saint Viator will remember Lynn and celebrate the fact that Lynn continues to be a member of our community. Next fall we will send you information about our annual Alumni Memorial Mass, which will be celebrated around November 2, All Soul’s Day, in the Alumni Memorial Chapel at Saint Viator. Also, at that time a small plaque with Lynn’s name will be placed on our wall in the chapel along with the names of other deceased alumni from Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary. Also, Lynn’s name will be listed in the "In Memoriam" section of the winter issue of our news magazine, A Lion for Life. May memories of Lynn and the love you shared comfort you! May the knowledge that Lynn lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope! Take care and God bless you with those gifts you most need! Judith Judith Wampach Amberg - Saint Viator Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus


Kwesi wrote:

So sorry for this great loss. My sincerest condolences to you and the family. Be comforted



Donna Hardy wrote:

Lynn was a compassionate and loving friend, smart and beautiful. My memories are abundant, especially of her generosity. I miss her dearly. Donna Hardy


Rev. Gerard Kelly, C.M., Associate Administrator of Catholic Charities, Chicago, IL wrote:

On behalf of Catholic Charities, I would like to express my sincere condolences on your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that Lynn is now at peace.



Leona Brown wrote:

R.I.P my beautiful friend



Leona Brown wrote:

He was a good friend of mine and he will be missed a lot and I will miss him so very much. R.I P Elbert I love you


Rhonda Rawn wrote:

Thank you rose for letting me get to know you she had a big heart i will miss seeing you and talikng to you .


Craig Gehosky wrote:

Thank you Aunt Rosie for being such an amazing part of my childhood and family. Whether visiting at your home, Johnstown, or in New Cumberland, you always brought the love of family, a wonderful sense of humor, and a deeply compassionate and genuine heart. Thank you for being such a wonderful big sister to my mom who loved you deeply. I will miss knowing you are not of this world, but gladdened by knowing the wonderful family you left in your place.🕊


Craig Gehosky wrote:

Thank you Aunt Rosie for being such an amazing part of my childhood and family. Whether visiting you at your home, Johnstown, or in New Cumberland you always brought the love of family, a wonderful sense of humor, and a deeply compassionate and genuine heart. Thank you for being such a wonderful big sister to my mom who loved you deeply. I will miss knowing you are not of this world, but gladden by the truly amazing family you left in your place.🕊


Michael Ward wrote:

Rest in God's love


Tom wrote:

Nanny, as soon as I became a member of the Vrabel family, an immediate welcome overwhelmed me, a very smooth transition, as If was born into your family. Since the very first day and the days to follow you were always there, you cooked up your fantastic meals, shared your home, became friend not just a mother in law. You were apart of the parties, the ski trips. Making many memories. You will be sincerely missed, and always remembered.the one and only Nanny ro



Sherry Richardson wrote:

Franklin had a kindness about him, a loving and gentle spirit. You will be missed my sweet little brother.


Lori Codiamat wrote:

I always looked forward to seeing Rose at the Vrabel parties. She was entertaining to talk to and the banter between her and her kids was unlike no other Mother/Child relationship that I have seen. She could dish it out and she could take it! All said with love of course. At parties there was a 50/50 chance that she would get my name right off the bat. She knew I was either Deana's friend Lori or Teresa. But once she got the name right, she knew which kids belonged to me. Incredible! Cheers to Rose!


Jojo Seguban wrote:

Arnie is an example a great person, I known him by Ruby's resto, I notice that the resto was closed for awhile with out knowing that Arnie passing, May god bless Him and go to Heaven Asap. He will be miss and by many customers. A Great Young Man ! With Heavy Hearts I will miss him at the Ruby's Restaurant ....



Phong Pham (NMH Pharmacy) wrote:

John, My deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your dad who was so close to you.



Catherine Margetis wrote:

You will always have a special place in my heart ❤️


Claire Michalec wrote:

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, John -Claire Michalec


Leona Brown wrote:

I met Franklin at church along time ago and he was a good friend of mine and I will miss him very much



Dan & Jennifer Schatz wrote:

Rest In Peace Diane - you will be missed by many! We’re blessed to have been a part of your family and the laughs! Watch over your family from Heaven and we will help watch over them from down here! We will pray for you and your family! God bless and all our love!



Tracy Penkava Matlock wrote:

My deepest sympathy to his family, loved ones & friends. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.My first memory of Franklin was back in elementary school, one day at recess he decided to eat a worm in front of a bunch of us.


Theresa Winandy wrote:

You always lit up a room when there was a gathering and always a gas to be around, I will miss you Rose! I am grateful to have known you for all these years... RIP my friend


DonnaGreco wrote:

You will be missed



Donna greco wrote:

Rose I will miss you


Scott Vrabel wrote:

When Kevin was born in 2004, Nanny (74 years old) came to visit him at Lake Forest Hospital around 7PM during a snowstorm. When she was leaving she drove down an access road and we ended up having to get her car towed. I don't think she was on time for anything, except for this Saturday



Mary Beth, and the entire family, I am so very saddened by your loss and will miss George dearly. New Year’s will never be the same without him.



Jordan Fiedler wrote:

I will always remember that when I was at your house we weren’t allowed to lock any door because you were so afraid something bad might happen to us (slip, fall, crack our head open, honestly I have no idea what exactly went through your head lol) and you would not be able to get to us if the door was locked. It’s kinda a weird cherished memory of mine. Showed how much you really cared and worried about us. I’ll miss you so much nanny!


Marv & Anna Behm wrote:

Our deepest sympathy to Jim’s family during this sorrowful time.


Joe Capone wrote:

he was a great childhood friend , someone who didn't judge you only lifted you up. very very special guy.



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Travis Hunerdosse wrote:

John - My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. It is truly hard to lose a parent. Find comfort in your memories. Warm Regards, Travis


Florence Tang wrote:

John— I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. - Flo


Lynn Serzen wrote:

My condolences to the family. I was sorry to hear of your loss. I worked for Frank and Paul at the Lombard store when he only had three stores. Great success story.


Jackie Smith wrote:

Jim was one of the nicest people I met at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and a good friend. He always talked highly of his beloved Mary and children and would go out of his way to help others. RIP now Jim.


Eugene and Michael Ruffolo wrote:

My son (Michael Ruffolo) and I, would like to extend our deepest condolences to a man of great stature. I looked up to him, and saw him as a father figure. I met him in 1969, and our relationship grew from then on. The sale of South Water Market would never have happened without his strength and determination. He was a real "people man". He is in our prayers.


Dorothy Kolak Ptacek wrote:

Jimmy was my cousin.....please accept my sympathy Joanne and & family. Uncle Henry Kruzel has kept me informed about Jimmy. Lots of memories flood my memory. Love, to all


Lajos Nagy wrote:

Csaba was a gentleman of solid core values, reflecting a treasured Hungarian cultural heritage. Our deepest sympathy to his surviving children, siblings and long-time partner Dina. – Anna & Lali


Raymond Gondek wrote:

My sympathy to the family. I was in the class of 1960 at Weber High School.


aamer wrote:

Dear John, Sorry to hear about your loss. Knowing that all of us has to cross this bridge does not make it any easier. Please accept my condolences.


Marisel and Julio Miranda wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Vega family. Rest In Peace, Francisco Vega. Marisel and Julio Elias -Miranda


Gilberto Mar Vite wrote:

Mis mas sentido pesame, para ti y tu familia. Te mando fuerte un abrazo


Rafael Campuzano wrote:

Por favor recibe mis mas sinceras condolencias, te mando un fuerre abrazo.



Olga G Portugués wrote:

Nuestras oraciones y mas sentido pésame para nuestra querida hermana/tia Miriam, hijos (Vegas/Bravos), nietos y familiares. Que Dios tenga nuestro querido cuñado/tio Frank en su gloria. Que descanse en paz. Con mucho cariño la familia Portugués.


Terry Foster wrote:

Mr. Czabafi was always kind to me from the first time he wondered who's this goofy teenager in my house through the years of my friendship with John. He would always ask about my parents and their well being which was important to me. I am truly sorry for your loss.



Leticia Vega wrote:

You will forever be in my heart, love you pa



Karen Hawkins wrote:

George, I am saddened by your loss. Such a wonderful man, and hard worker! Prayers to your loved ones and family. You will be missed.



Karen Policht wrote:

You will be forever loved Georgie !


The Family of Joan Kordzinski wrote:

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. We shall never forget the kindness and friendship she showed to our mother while living in Glendale Heights. May she rest in peace.


Kimberly Guy wrote:

George will be missed by his family in Wisconsin. Wish we spent more time together. Love you



Cherylene Mahoney wrote:

Prayers for you and your family


Gayle Townsend wrote:

Loving thoughts and hugs from a neighbor of many years ago. I have good memories of Spiro and your family. May he Rest In Peace.


Fred Jaeger wrote:

I have many fond memories of George. His passing is very sad. George was extremely devoted to his family. He loved children from his extended family as well. I recall many Sunday afternoons at the lake where there was esenntially no end to the kids asking for rides in his motorboat. So, off we go -- without ever a complaint. Holidays brought additional opportunities for sharing his time and energy -- always with a smile. As we all got older, visits became far less frequent, especially in light of the geography involved. But, I did manage to spend an enjoyable evening with George & Felicia in Los Angeles, prior to a cruise; also, in Denver a few years ago. And, his love of life and those around him was truly evident. I shall miss him.


Peggy Brown wrote:

My condolences to the family members and to the times that were. The forever journey



Debbie & Eric Soriano wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very Difficult time. Debbie & Eric Soriano


Roger Maye wrote:

A Great Man And A Great Man To Work For...I Will Cherish The Times I Met Him At The Austin Ave. Store


Alexia Koliatsis wrote:

George, I would like to express my most sincere condolences to you on the passing of your mom. She was a beautiful person with such a kind heart and soul who cared deeply about other people. My mom considered your mom to be her best friend...someone she loved, respected, and admired. My mom shared many memories with your mom over the years, all of which were wonderful. I remember them talking on the phone every day, and sometimes I would pick up the phone to talk with your mom which was always a joy! We are deeply saddened with her passing, and we know you are too--but we hope you find comfort in knowing she is at peace, with Jesus, and that you will be reunited with her someday. I truly believe that Jesus inherited an angel when your mom went to heaven to be with Him. I will miss your mom, and she will always hold a special place in my heart. My family and I will keep you in our prayers, and if there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. May your mom’s memory be Eternal. With love & sympathy, Alexia Koliatsis (Avra's daughter)


Tim & Monica Clark wrote:

Donna, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. This is Monica (Bruno). We all remember you and Steve from the Christmas and Summer parties at the Joncha's. I think we did these from the mid-'80s through the mid-'90s. We will see you at the service. When you have time, give us a call. 847-721-9494. We live in Hampshire, IL.


sheila Halleran wrote:

My Mom, Harriet Wereldsma Halleran, and Mary Lou went to Rosary College together. Their friendship lasted many years with "Rosary Group" get-togethers with the Hacketts and Cuttones. What a group! Fond memories!


Kevin and Laura Spratt wrote:

We have so many lovely and fond memories of Anita. While in college, Bob and Anita hosted Kevin multiple times while visiting Fred to see a ball game or Second City. When Kevin dragged Laura along, Anita was a welcoming hostess. Once while shopping together, Anita mentioned that she didn't hear well out of one ear, so to be sure to stand on her "good ear" side so we could converse! She attended our wedding in Iowa and several years later, while visiting Margaret in Colorado, she saw Kevin walking with Laura's best friend Joyce at the Denver Zoo. They were walking ahead of Laura who had stopped to change their youngest son's diaper. Anita ran up to Laura and exclaimed, "I'm so glad to see you! I saw Kevin with another woman and I couldn't even say hello to him!" We are so glad she was a part of our lives. She will be remembered with love in our hearts.


Susan Rozanski wrote:

Two bits of wisdom from Aunt Anita: "If you're going to do something, DO IT!" "Enjoy your life." She meant this as an active pursuit, not just a meaningless saying and it is actually quite profound and not as easy as it looks.


Steve Bona wrote:

RIP, Jeannie. May you win every chess match on Heaven’s back porch for all of eternity. Much love, Steve.


Pat Walsh DeMars wrote:

Pam I was so sorry to read of Val’s passing. The two of you were so close. What a wonderful relationship you had.


Laura (Borman) Doyle wrote:

Dear Ronny's family - I'm so sorry to hear of Ronny's passing. She and my mother (Betty Borman) were close friends since teacher's college and were the last 2 of the group. Ronny lived just s few blocks from us in Wilmette, so we were able to swap garden plants and visit occasionally. She came to Betty's luncheon last November and looked great & was sharp as ever. She was a kind, fun, interesting person, and often spoke lovingly of you all. My deepest sympathies to you all.



Jackie Faulhaber wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Don Franklin Compton wrote:

Nothing but the fondest memories of George Compton and his wife Feicia Compton


Don Franklin Compton wrote:

May my cousin George Compton find his memories preserved with family and friends.


Robert Jan wrote:

Rest in Peace Arnie. You will be missed by all. Your generosity and friendliness to my family and me will not be forgotten.


Kuya GM, Ate Nette and family wrote:

Our deepest sympathy Nickie. Arnie will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace.



Jean Strand-Homeyer wrote:

Oh lovely friend....we have known one another all our lives. I even Lived with you & your family during the depression....I am So Saddened to hear about your passing, But! We will meet again in Heaven. I am not far behind (3 years difference in our ages), until then my beautiful friend, I bid you bye for now....Love you, Ingrid. Jean Strand-Homeyer


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Joshua Marburger wrote:

Sending much love to Mrs. Varnes' family. Thank you all for sharing her with the many students' lives that she touched throughout her career. I was lucky enough to have Mrs. Varnes as my 4th grade teacher. I will forever remember her as a kind and caring teacher. She focused on my well-being as a student - both academically and social-emotionally. She put great effort into building strong relationships with students -- of which I had. She was one of my educators that had the lasting impact on me - which helped me decide to devote my life to education. Her memories will live on and her impact is lasting. Sending love and comfort.


Don Cassady wrote:

I remember your mom from many Zimmerman/Cassady family get-togethers. My parents loved all the Zimmerman girls (Frank's and John's). My dad (Bud Cassady) will have a Mass said for Carolyn as well as your dad.


michael shukin, KWRP retiree wrote:

Lord have mercy on Bob one of yours now having fallen asleep and by Thy Holy Will be done, grant him an heavenly never ending rest in peace. Memory Eternal.



Patricia Reinhold wrote:

An amazing person that touched every life she came in contact with



Charla M Butcher wrote:

Rest in Peace my friend. Sending prayers to the family during this difficult time.


Caesar, Rosanna & Christian Saulog wrote:

We are so sorry for your loss Nickie, our thoughts and prayers are with you always. We are so blessed that we met your family, Arnie’s thoughtfulness, compassion and kindness will surely be missed. I will miss him calling me ‘Ate Rosanna’ with his genuine smile & approach.His sudden passing away is really hard to understand but God only knows. Rest In Peace Arnie. We will miss you so dearly. Nickie may God bless you with strength as your brother Arnie will always guide you from heaven.


Dee Miller wrote:

Grateful to have met Val last summer up in Two Harbors MN. RIP cousin. 🙏🏻🙏🏻


Nancy wrote:

Anita dearly loved her family and taught us be example the importance of taking time to stay connected. She was loved by many, left the world a better place and will be truly missed.


Avra Lavidas wrote:

Dina, it’s been days since we attended your funeral, and we’re still in disbelief. I will miss your smile and your kindness. We met during our college entrance exams and became best of friends. We shared so many beautiful memories together throughout our lives, know that I will treasure every single one of them. We always said we’d be together in retirement, but God had different plans for you. Know you’ll be very missed by everyone, and all who you touched should consider themselves to be very fortunate. Good bye my friend, and know you were loved very much.


Mary Pat Molitor wrote:

I have cried for you and your family daily Your sister was a beckon of light in this dreary world. You were the most devoted sister. There are no words to ease your pain. People try, but your healing will be yours and in your time. Know she loved you and you are still here to carry her love and message on. I can't say anything to ease your pain. I only hope you know I care.


Jorja wrote:

Rest now, Uncle Mike. You will be missed but knowing you are without pain is a blessing.


Michelle (Schaaf) Suessmith wrote:

She was one of the finest teachers I ever had. I'm so sorry for your loss. 💚



Nancy C. Thompson wrote:

Prayers, love and hugs to the family. Uncle Mike love you!


Daniel M Colleran wrote:

Always with a smile, your strength in dealing with health issues was an inspiration. Val, you are missed. A class individual in every way. RIP


Jim O'Neil wrote:

I am very sorry to hear of this sad news. Matt was a good man and will be missed . Jim O’Neil


Patricia Menguito wrote:

Nicky, please know that my prayers are with you. I'm not sure what to say other than if there is anything I can do, please let me know. It was so great to get to know both of you over the years and I will miss him. He was kind and funny and great to chat with. May he rest in peace and may you find solace in all who reach out to you. You are not alone.


Jeanne Kawell-Looze wrote:

My Aunt was so happy she love the Holidays any thing that sings and dance. Many great memories of Christmas! Rest in Peace say Hi to Uncle too.😘


Joel del Rosario and Family wrote:

Nickie, we are thinking of you at this difficult time. May your brother Arnie rest in peace.


Mirosława Glinka wrote:

Żegnaj Mikołaj, Twoja byla żona.


Mirosława Glinka wrote:



Michelle wrote:

Nickie, We are sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Arnie's gentle demeanor and kind smile. We are thinking of you and your family. Arnie was truly a great guy. The Glass Family


Joe and Bea wrote:

Arnie, We will miss you! You and your family have ALWAYS Been KIND and GENEROUS. A credit to your parents, we fondly remember you as A Good Friend And A Great Man!


Gina Gonzalez and Lola Carmen and family wrote:

We are so sorry for your loss Nicky. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..


Gina Gonzalez and Lola Carmen and family wrote:

Nicky, My deepest sympathy goes to you.. We are so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please let me know. I am so sorry.


Bill (Joe) Dolan wrote:

Thank you Bud for your kind words. I know my Mom loved and kept in touch with her cousins and aunts and uncles. Sadly, we have lost touch with most in the last decade or so.


maria olczyk wrote:

The meaning of a true Friend. In 1964 ,both from different countries, our paths crossed. We automatically clicked, even tho both with not 1 word of English. We attended same grammar schools and partial high schools. You spread your wings and sheltered me under. You recommended my first job ,and second ,at the same time learning English. I've never experienced such loving person as a friend. We ran a shoe store as management ,at the age of 16. Our love for each other grew stronger by each second. At the age of 18 I found my self in love, my boyfriend went into the Army. You sheltered me again, listened to thousands of hours lamenting and crying of how much I missed him. I had no money to buy a wedding dress, because we wanted to get married, you offered to help. We both went and bought material and your aunt Irene made my wedding dress. Looking back my friends and family ,now are always reminded of love for me. You stood up to my wedding, I moved away to Germany. We reconnected ,you got married ,had a son, who became the most important part of your life. I have 3 children, we shared many days ,gatherings ,holidays as much as we could. When my husband was tragically killed in the military, you became my life support. You again were there 24/7 no matter the time 3 or 4 in the morning ,talking on the phone and telling me of Gods promises ,that pain will get lighter. As you traveled through your life's journey, I tried to be there for you as well. As we grew older w e became so much richer in our faith, our love for each other and our families. Your journey was much heavier than mine. We shared the most intimate feelings , that only a best friends can trust to the end. Many times we shared stories, feelings ,with each other that we couldn't with our children, for the sake of protecting them .When we were young, we never thought life would bring us to this point with so many ,trials happiness and tragedies.My very closest friend a priest who now passed away, once asked me, when I was going through my own tragedy,Mary,you have so many friends all around,but how many you have ,that is your best ,honest and only true friend. Without hesitation I replied 1,Dina.As I visited you later,we again talked about your family ,Michael, Chris your Mom and Dad,of how good they were to me.Not realizing that it might of been the last time I wanted you to know of how Blessed Im to have had you in my 57 years of my life.Now only pictures remain in its physical condition, but you will never leave my mind.Looking back on our lives,I so believe in Gods goodness, somehow somewhere from 2 different places of the map,God sended me this special Angel. You were you are you forever will be my guiding light.Though ,you may be invisible ,you will be with me through eternity.As we believe in God, I believe with all my heart,that God has prepared the most Beautiful Room in His Mansion for you arrival.Surely He has seen your goodness,you never had extra money in your pocket,because when you did ,you automatically shared with others.Ive never known such another human being.I solute you, for the person you are, I solute you for your strenght you had through your life, but mostly Im so Blessed for our friendship ,for knowing such an incredible human being.My family and I are so much more richer knowing you. May God Give You that Special Place In His Kingdom.Your son George ,was and is the most important part of your life, and you must be so proud of him ,through his busy life, he never stepped away from you.And Im so profoundly proud of him.Maria Olczyk Family.



Coleen wrote:

Bob was always a role model for his children & grandchildren. The father-daughter dance @ Kelly's wedding moved me to tears,


Mr.& Mrs Paul Cardenas wrote:




Helen G. wrote:

Dear Jacquie, Laura, and Family, My folks and I send our sincere condolences to all. Please know that you are in thought and prayer, even though we could not attend the visitation to express our sympathy in person. May God bless and comfort you, now and in the days ahead. Rest in peace, Jerry. You will be remembered for a life well lived.


Mary McEviily Hernandez wrote:

I have no words. Jacquie and Laura, I love you so much and my heart goes out to you both. I wish I were there to be with you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss. Jer, rest in peace my friend. xo


Jim Flint wrote:

My prayers go to you and Laura, Jackie, may Jerry RIP, he will be missed by alot of people but never forgotten.


Michael Ross wrote:

My condolences to the family and friends of Dorothy Collins,. She will always hold a very special place in my heart. I've known Dorothy for more than half my life since I was just a teenager, and she has helped me become the person I am today, as a friend, a boss, and a mentor. Dorothy was one of my supervisors when I started working at Truman College in 1977 in the Business Office. She was the life of the office, always smiling and joking with her staff. Dorothy took care of us in the office -- taking us to lunch, having birthday parties, giving us advice on life, etc. She was just a special person whom we all looked up to. She was so caring and understanding but strong and firm when it came to work and tasks that needed to be completed. I remember going to the Greek Islands Resturant and experiencing the burning of cheese for the first time and how my face just lit up like a little kid in a candy store from the experience. I also remember going to a golf country club and being the only person of color there in a place I assumed not too many blacks attended unless they were rich. She probably didn't think anything of it, but it meant the world to me. Through my days of working with our office family, I became the guy she turned to in order to get things done around the building, whether it was an event setup, hooking up the computers for registration with my friends, Paul Yamada and Mike Kritikos, or getting an office together for a new faculty member. The people I met, like David Rowlands, who was another inspiration in my life, as well as Gracie Gast, who continues to be an inspiration in my life, and the places I have visited in my life, like eating on the 75th floor of the John Hancock Building , will always be cherished memories of my girl Dorothy, the traveling queen of retirement. Love you forever, Dorothy Collins. Thanks for everything you have done for all of us at Truman College. You will always be remembered in our hearts. Mike Ross


Ron Baran wrote:

My deepest sympathies to the Toigo family


Cynthia Salcido wrote:

Our deepest condolences to you, Nickie, and family. Arnie was truly one of the kindest, lovely persons we have ever known. We will miss him dearly. - Ate Cynthia and Kuya Alex


Gale Dreas & Tom Brennan wrote:

Jacquie & Laura, We send our deepest condolences to you on Jerry's passing. He was a great husband and father who showed up wherever & whenever needed. A very caring & gentle man who we know will be greatly missed. We wish we could be with you in person to offer our support, but unfortunately, today's covid circumstances & restrictions make us too uncomfortable & will prevent our presence at the wake. We trust you understand. Do know, though, that we are holding you in our hearts and are sending our love and our prayers to you during this very sad time.


Judith Wampach Amberg wrote:

Dear Pat, Pam, Joan, Jean, and Family, As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator/Sacred Heart of Mary community, as well as my own, as you celebrate the life of your Mother and deal with the loss of her physical presence in your lives. As I read the obituary describing your Mother as a “beloved wife…, loving mother,…cherished grandmother,…and “dear sister,” an adaptation of a reading from the book of Sirach came to mind. “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.” 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 and the love you shared. May memories of your Mother comfort you. May the knowledge your Mother lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope! Take care and God bless you with the gifts you most need! Judy Judith Wampach Amberg - Saint Viator High School Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus


Ulysses and Family wrote:

Rest In Peace good friend , Arnie...


maria olczyk wrote:

maria olczyk


Joe and Janice Iverson wrote:

Wishing well of you and your family in this time of loss. xoxo


Maureen Connelly wrote:

Jackie i am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. He will be in my prayers


Robin Maciaszek wrote:

You always had time for everybody hands down. Rest In Peace Bob and may your memories be a blessing.


Tom and Debby Giese wrote:

Jacquie and Laura, our deepest condolences on Jerry passing away. He was a great guy and a good man.May your family,your Faith and friends and memories of him guide through these difficult times. You are all in our prayers. God Bless you all. Tom and Debby Giese



Joe Bruzzino wrote:

Thank you Jerry for always being willing to sub at Niles Central. You will be missed.


Chengnelia punzalan wrote:

Condolence. Nicki very sad to her about Arnie. May he rest in Peace. Memories are the picture in our heart forever. God will always be with you.





Laura Jacobson wrote:

My deepest sympathy. Jerry was a very kind and caring person. He subbed for me and others in the World Languages Department. I remember that Jerry called me to congratulate me on an election that I had won for a National position. He was always professional and easy to work with. He will truly be missed.


Maggie Stewart wrote:

Jerry often subbed in my classroom and was wonderful with the students and did whatever task was asked of him with a smile. We will miss him. Rest In Peace.


Kevin Murphy wrote:

I worked with Jerry for years both as a sub and as a teacher he subbed for or helped many times. He was a good man and was always very helpful, knowledgeable and kind. He truly will be missed.



Laureen Hall wrote:

I didn’t know Jerry, but I am grateful that he subbed in D219. That makes him part of the family. My condolences to his family. Rest In peace, sir.


Bonnie Hansen c/o The First Aid team at Ravinia Festival wrote:

Dear Toigo family, We are all saddened with the news and will certainly miss Jerry at his "Iris Gate" post. He took his job very seriously and professionally too. We always knew exactly where to park when he was on duty. Our Sympathy, The First Aid team at Ravinia Festival


Scott Cleator wrote:

I want to offer my heartfelt sympathy to you Nick and your family. This is such sad news and must be so difficult for you to bear. Your brother loved his Filipino Community here in Chicago and provided such a wonderful service for them to enjoy the flavors and cuisine of back home. He was welcoming to the Pinoy community and all others such as myself to enjoy the Legacy that your parents started. You were a wonderful and supportive brother to Arnie and I hope that knowledge will bring you peace in the days and years ahead.



Marylyn Ahlfeld wrote:

My family and I send you our deepest regret upon the passing of your dear husband, Jerry. Dearest Jaquie my son Tommy and I are praying for you and your children. So difficult to lose a dearest husband and father. We wish we could tell you this in person to comfort you all. Love, Marylyn and son Tommy


Spiros & Irene Farsalas. wrote:

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother. May her memory be eternal. Αιώνια της η μνήμη.


Megan Dolan wrote:

Jerry and I shared many summer hours at Ravinia's Iris gate where the performers come in to park for the show. This was one of his many jobs in a ceaselessly hard-working, Energizer bunny lifetime. He was a master at handling the puzzle of parking and the sieving out of who was allowed and who was just confused. I will miss his enthusiasm, diligence, and his stories dearly.


Nargis Vellani wrote:

Yia Yia may you Now Rest In Peace and surrounded by the love that vibrate in all of our hearts for you. It was a pleasure to have spent time with you and to have shared so many moments with lots of laughter. You will always me in my heart, thoughts and prayer. Sending my love and sincere condolences to all of your children that have taken care of you with so much love and care and respect. My condolences to Papou, Cathy, Maria, Louie and Nick and all of the family know that you are all in my prayers and heart. Love you all.


Dawn Field wrote:

Funny, loving, good hearted, always giving Aunt and Godmother...I will always remember the memories..


Anna Jean Ruggiero Flanagan wrote:

Harold, Jackie, Sue and Nancy, I want to say how sorry and sad I am with the passing of Arlene. She was like a second mother to me. She was so special and was so special to me. I have a lifetime of memories and love. You are all in my prayers. I love you all so much. God speed at this difficult time. AJ


brandon l medow wrote:

worked with Bill on the CPd A real classy Gent


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Linda Jan wrote:

My heartfelt,deepest condolence for your lost Nickie and your dad .Really unexpected,Arnie, will always be in our heart .So unexpected !! "Rest In Peace Arnie"



Valerie Wilk wrote:

My condolences to Jacquie, Laura and family. 🙏



Georgia Nick wrote:

I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!!❤❤😚😚My heart is shattered.💔



Julia Siciliano wrote:

My Birthday buddy, you will be missed.



Georgia Nick wrote:

To my beautiful strong full of life mother (Billo) I will miss you very much, you will always live in my heart you were always there for me for good and bad times. I will cherish all the beautiful memories we shared and lessons you taught me.I'm in shock just can't believe it. Καλο παράδεισο φιλακια στο μπαμπα.❤❤


Peter Geremia Toigo wrote:

Jacquie & Laura, I'm very grateful for the time I visited Jerome and you, I'm sorry I didn't spend more time with him, I wish I got out there more often. I learned about Chicago, where my father was born, from Jerome. My father & grandfather thought a lot of your side of the family, that's why I'm named for Jerome's grandfather. I remain proud of that, proud to be Jerome's cousin.


Linda (Theis) Grivas wrote:

Carolyn was my sweet cousin who I will always remember for her bright smile and endearing disposition. May her memory be eternal.


Don Harris wrote:

Connie was a fun-loving, bright, caring, wonderful person and true friend. We met as students at Wright Jr. College in the early 1950s. We kept in touch over the years, for some 67 years. Connie was a very special person. Her beautiful family will certainly miss her. And I, too miss you, Connie.



Mary G Kane wrote:

Dear Lisbeth, Dana, and John, There is no one in the whole world like your own mother and her love for you. I went to high school with Lisbeth and Dana, but first really met your mom while working at Northwest Community. She was always so pleasant to talk to, and also seemed to be very fun-loving and spunky. She was very proud of you her children. It was a pleasure meeting her in my adulthood. Keep her memory alive by telling the stories about the wonderful person that she was, and all the blessings that she brought to your lives.


John and Maria Nikas wrote:

Our deepest sympathy for the passing of your mom, the greatest, most humble lady we were honored to have met. May her memory be eternal and may God grant health to her entire family to cherish the life long memorable moments. Rest In Peace Thea Alexandra.


Edmund (Bud) Cassady wrote:

You are our deepest sympathy...from the Edmund (Bud) Cassady family in Ancona, Illinois. Carolyn was one of my wonderful first cousins.


Andrew Xamplas wrote:

So many great memories with Auntie Connie. She will be missed. My Heart goes out to Linda, Tracy, Jason and everyone in the family Healing Hugs.


Tom Schnurpfeil wrote:

Auntie Connie always had a smile in her voice along with a smile on her face. She was a pillar for the family and there are more memories of her and the family to recount. Our condolences to all the family and saying a prayer for her and her loved ones.


Nancy Klintworth wrote:

Carolyn was a pleasure to work with at the Palatine Township Senior Center. She made everyone feel welcome and cared for.


Roberta Lessner wrote:

Prayers and sympathy to the entire Kawell family, Carolyn was always fun to be around



Roberta Lessner wrote:

Many good memories of get togethers with your family. Prayers and sympathy to the entire Kawell Family


Tammy Merayias wrote:

So many memories pouring out of me aunt always made me laugh. May her light shine bright in our hearts. I am certain she is forever grateful to her children and all who helped her through her difficult journey this past decade. May you rest in peace thia 💖.



Tammy Merayias wrote:

Our family's shared so many memories. Her light will shine bright in our hearts ☀💖. Family Merayias



Nancy Lendecky wrote:

Carolyn was like a sister to me growing up in Lombard. She was my Maid of Honor at my wedding and Godmother to our oldest daughter. Carolyn visited us twice after we moved to Texas. ❤


Judith Amberg wrote:

Dear Lisbeth, Dana, John, and Family, As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator/Sacred Heart of community as you celebrate the life of your “loving” Mother, and deal with the loss of her physical presence in your lives. As I read about your Mother's devotion to her “family, her church, and her community,” an adaptation of a reading from the book of Sirach came to mind. “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.” 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 and the love you shared. May memories of your Mother comfort you. May the knowledge that your Mother 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



Rosalie Riegle wrote:

May she rest in peace and be happy forever. She brought happiness and grace to many, and although I didn't know her personally, I honor her community, of which I am an oblate.


Sean, Melissa and Jack Downs wrote:

Very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are for your family.


Sean, Melissa and Jack Downs wrote:

Very sorry for your loss. My prayers are for your family.


Fred & Therese Wittenmeier wrote:

Our sympathies to the entire O’Ryan family, especially my friend Kevin


Fred & Therese Wittenmeier wrote:

My sympathies to the entire O’Ryan family, especially my friend Kevin. Today she is with Jesus and the Holy Father in Heaven.


Penny Koclanis wrote:

Liz was absolutely one of my favorite people at NW Community Hospital. I can’t even begin to tell you how much she helped me as a brand new nurse in 1974. So kind and patient and caring. 🥰


Fr. Matthew Lamoureux wrote:

May Sister Mary Ann's soul rest in peace. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. In Jesus and Mary, Fr. Matt


Sr. Priscilla Burke, SSpS wrote:

Sorry for the loss of Sr. Mary Ann O'Ryan. May she rest in peace!


Diann Bolster wrote:

So sorry to hear about your dad Bill. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. My deepest sympathy.


Mary Anne (Stevens) McAdams wrote:

Kristen, my classmate, my heart grieves for you at this hour. My prayers are with you and yours.


John P. Collins (Kay) wrote:

Sincere condolences to you Donna and all the Leahy family. Bill was I think the nicest guy I ever new on the job or off the job. I will pray for him. May he now Rest In Peace. God Bless.


John P. Collins (Kay) wrote:

Sincere condolences to you Donna and all the Leahy family on the passing of Bill. Bill was maybe the nicest guy I ever knew on the job or off the job. May he now Rest In Peace.



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Brando Eusebio wrote:

i miss you mama


Diana Refka wrote:

Gone are the days of counting carbs, taking shots, and living with a terrible disease that could have taken you so many years ago, so you outsmarted it, didn't you? You lived a long and bright life enjoying the things you loved. Golf, Westerns, Bowling - 4 strikes in a row at 76!, exercising, loving nature, and loving your family. You were a fantastic Grandpa to all of our kids, making lasting memories to treasure forever. I am so saddened by your horrible journey through Alzheimer's, such an unforgiving disease. I pray that you are in a happy paradise doing the things you love without care or worry. I hope there are sugary treats everywhere for you to enjoy whenever you want. I hope that all of the memories of your lifetime are with you and that you remember them fondly. We miss you Gpa! Until we meet again, rest in peace.


Bonnie Manning wrote:

Dearest Mark, Jen, Ryan, and the entire Casey Giffin family- It's still very difficult to believe that Lou Ann is gone from this earth. She was such an extraordinary light and role model to all who knew her. She had a special kind of grace, wisdom, compassion, and humor that touched us all and my heart breaks for each one of you. I hope the faith that knowing that Lou Ann is with the Lord, free from all illness and heartache brings you some sense of peace. I'm praying that you are protected by God's comfort and the love and concern of our family and friends who loved her so deeply. With heartfelt condolences and all my love, Bonnie


Renee Lynch wrote:

I always thought Tom would out live us all. I guess he ran through his nine lives where so many times he beat the odds that were against him! I hope there is a steady playing of Westerns and golf shows where he is now. When he is tired of watching, I hope he can golf an amazing 18 holes, bowl a few 300 games and grab a bite to eat. That bite can be anything he wants because he is free of diabetes. He can eat and drink. He can remember. He is whole again with no pain, no suffering, no Alzheimer's. Only paradise. It is not the same here without you, Tom. May you rest in peace, doing all the things you love.


Dean Paloumpis wrote:

I was fortunate enough to meet Matt. It was initially a business relationship, but I remember the first time meeting him in person, I thought 'man this guy is cool' ..we talked hockey and just about life in general. I knew I made an instant friend both with him and Tracy. I met him several more times after and you can just tell the love he had for Tracy and his daughter. He was an all around good good man. I was looking forward to an upcoming dinner we were going to plan, but it never happened as he was taken too soon. His voice and his good nature will be etched in my memory forever. Tracy and family, may you find comfort knowing he is surrounded by God's love.


Nancy Sim Mayfield wrote:

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Lynch. Each time I saw him at a Highland Games he would greet me with a smile and a caring word. Our world is less joyful without him, but Heaven’s Highland Games are happily welcoming him with open arms.


Pam Arscott wrote:

Our prayers go to the family of John Lynch. He will be deeply missed. As his neighbor we loved listening to him practice on his bag pipes. Thank you John for being our neighbor Tom and Pam Arscott


Destiny Coffman wrote:

AyJay, Words cannot describe how I’m feeling right now. It’s been almost 4 years and I’m always going to be at a loss of words about your death. I’m so sorry I wasn’t there for you when you really needed someone. I ignored all the cries for help over stupidity. I live with so much regret. You’ll always be in my heart 💕 I’ll be missing you until we meet again. Love you so much beautiful! Please watch over us 🙏



Pawlowski Family, Your Mother & my Mother had so many laughs on our patios late night over cocktails & goodies. Many, many, fun nights and memories. My condolences to a wonderful Women and family.


Louis F Figueroa wrote:

I know we are very late, but we were neighbors of Isabelle for over 7 years and then we moved. I know it broke her heart just a little. She was such a sweet lady all the time, We will always remember her. You are finally together with you George! With love from Louis, Norma and Franky. RIP



Sue wrote:

You brought a lot of joy to many. We love you and will miss you.


Elaine Carroll wrote:

My favorite memory of Billy is at his mother, Mary Ellen’s, 60 th Bday Dinner. We all got dressed up for a fancy dinner. Ed was the last to arrive and was in jeans. I looked at Billy and said “Bill, what are we going to do with him?” Without missing a beat he responded “I don’t know, that’s my dad’s problem!” 😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️


Janeise Schultz wrote:

So sorry to hear , a mother is so hard to lose but she will always be at your side in spirit.


Franny wrote:

Thinking about all the Glynn family and those close to Billy. Sending much love from Franny Delaney and Chris Cantalupo, Portland, OR


Brian Delaney1 wrote:

To Eddie, Sinéad and the Glynn family, sorry to hear about your brother Billy. May he rest in peace.


Phil Peters wrote:

Dear Mike and family, I am sorry about your loss. Though I never got the chance to really get to know your mom, just in the short visits we did have, I could see what a loving and giving person she was. Unfortunately, they just don't make them like her anymore. And that's too bad. She'll be dearly missed by all that knew her.


Sean and Roisin Delaney wrote:

Sorry to hear of the death of William. May he rest in peace.



Albert & Mary Ann Mc GARRITY wrote:

Our Condolences to my sister Marie and her family. Jack was like my second brother. I will miss his wisdom and great humor. God Bless and may Jack Rest in Peace


Emily & Nigel Delaney wrote:

Dear Glynn Family, We are thinking of you during this period of loss. We are saddened we did not get to meet Billy, but we could tell he was a beloved family member. Lots of love from California. xoxo, Emily and Nigel Delaney


Emily & Nigel Delanney wrote:

Dear Glynn family, Thinking of you during this time of grief. We are so deeply saddened or your loss, and sending you lots of love from California. Although we did not get the chance to meet Billy, we could tell that he was a special and beloved person. Much love to your family. Emily & Nigel Delaney


Dena Conn wrote:

Wonder children and wife. So sorry for your loss! Peter and I are thinking and praying for you. We’re confident our Donation to The Holy Sisters of Nazareth will be uses in a positive way in recognition to your father, grandfather, friend and others. God Bless. Peter Vilips and Dena Vilips Conn


George Karonis wrote:

I met George about 22 years ago out here in Arizona and fell in love with him and Georgia. A wonderful person inside and outside. Would love our conversations because it would help me talk my spoken Greek. George had a cute sense humor.We would get together and just enjoy each others company. Met his beautiful family when they would come out and visit and as I always told George he was considered family to me.I will miss him ,but I will never forget him. My condolences to the Trakas family . George rest in peace. Love You.


Rachel Delaney wrote:

Deepest sympathies Eddie, Sinead, and to the Glynn family, May Billy RIP. Thinking of you all from London. X


Rhea Delaney wrote:

RIP billy. My condolences to the Glynn family x


Ellen Ahern wrote:

I am glad to have met Pam. She was indeed one in a million. Condolences to all.🙏🏾


Kevin and Áine Delaney, Galway, Ireland wrote:

To Eddie Sinéad and the Glynn family, sending you our condolences on the passing of your brother Billy. May he rest in peace.


Denise Delaney wrote:

Our sincere condolences to Eddie, Sinead and family on the very sad death of your brother Billy. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you at this time. Take good care. Denise Delaney and Bill Heaney, Galway, Ireland


Sara Jackson. Limerick, Ireland wrote:

So sorry for your loss Eddie and family. Xx


Larry Delaney wrote:

Sincere condolences to Eddie and Sinead and to all the members of Billy's immediate and extended family. RIP.


Janet and Kelly George wrote:

Our hearts and love are with you today and always. We are grateful the the times we spent with Lou and your family. She was such a gentle soul.


Charles wrote:

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Charles


Sandra Antablian wrote:

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. AT BACH


Mike and Maria Kepes wrote:

I remember him always being happy. Smiling and welcoming. He had a great heart! Maria and I learned of his passing and were/are heart broken. May God give you all strength to get through the tough days ahead. He is is with Ma and Pa Glynn now and at peace! We love you and are with you in spirit during this hard time.



Carlos Capetillo y Familia wrote:

Que la luz de Dios ilumine su camino.


Carlos Capetillo y Familia wrote:

Reciban nuestras mas sinceras condolencias por el fallecimiento de Lety. Que descanse en paz! Oramos para que Dios les de la fortaleza que necesitan.


Leona Chianello wrote:

Ryan, I never met your mom but I can imagine what a wonderful person she must have been because of the wonderful person you are. May she find rest and comfort in the arms of our Lord. Lifting you and your family up in prayer. Hope to see you soon.


Paul Swaney wrote:

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Paul Swaney wrote:

Made with our deepest sympathy. Paul and Julie Swaney


Paul Swaney wrote:

Growing up in Southern California in the 1970's was an amazing experience.Especially with dear friends like the Piaseckis. They became Uncle Vic and Aunt Joan. And of course: David, Mike, Marylou and Suzy. Victoria, you weren't around yet. Years later I had a dream to be a police officer and moved back to California from Pittsburgh. The Piaseckis took me in and gave me a place to live while I got settled in and began my process to become an officer. Now Victoria comes into the picture. She gave up her room so that I would have some privacy. Thanks so much Victoria. Aunt Joan put up with months of hockey goalie equipment drying on the back patio. Marylou took me everywhere and introduced me to her friends. We had some great tennis matches. And Suzy, who was at UCSD, I believe, had us down on the weekends for the football games and her and I went to a fantastic U2 concert at the Colosseum. Great times and wonderful memories. And then there was Uncle Vic. One of the finest, classiest, gentleman I have met to this day. An incredibly devout Catholic and a man who practiced what he preached. He generously gave me a real home for months until I had to return to Pittsburgh for family reasons. With their kindness, unwavering support and moral example, I finally became a police officer and enjoyed a successful career. But I will never forget the foundation laid through the Piasecki family, led by an incredible man, I will always respect and call Uncle Vic. With love and appreciation to the entire family. Thank you, you are loved, never forgotten and be well. Paul Swaney


Tina Bradbury wrote:

LouAnn, You made my last year so much fun at HR being in your classroom everyday for math. Thank you for trusting me with your students. You made me feel invaluable. You were a kind, fun, loving person. All the students loved walking to your house as you were so proud of the beautiful pond Ryan made for you. I loved having you come up to my lake cabin, taking art classes, shopping and having so much fun talking by the campfire. I'll never forget you and Shari sitting with insect nets on your head. You were an important part of the Women's Club of Inverness. You always wanted me to save you a seat beside me at our events. I loved that. Mark, Jen and Ryan, and grandkids, I am so sorry for your loss. Your wife/mom was taken way too early. Ryan, you will always make me smile, and I'll never forget your songs on the guitar at my house. My heart is broken for you all. LouAnn, I'll always save a seat beside me for you.



Dennis and Gail McCusker wrote:

Light her way to heaven dear Lord....


Dennis and Gail McCusker wrote:

May God take her home to a place filled with love and where all her family lives in peace and love together. Be with the Avila family Lord and comfort them at this time.



Trina Oatis wrote:

Dearest Fran and Vickie, words fail to express my feelings. While I'm sure you've heard many times over expressions of sympathy, I'd like for you to know that I'm praying for you and your family. I'm sure your Mom welcomed him with a huge smile and the both of them will be loving you all from on high.


Jason Klein wrote:

I miss this man a lot. Heart of pure gold and so very sweet.


Patty Clark wrote:

Lou Ann was just an outstanding teacher and colleague. She was a wonderful mentor to not just kids but teachers, too. So level-headed and willing to help out on any occasion! Lou always would stop by my room/ rooms at Paddock and tell me to go home and not stay too late! Such a great smile and a true real lady! She will be missed. God bless you, Mark and family. Patty and Terry Clark


Jack and Lorraine Gaza wrote:

To Mark, Ryan and Jen, we extend our deepest sympathy. Our memories of Lou Ann are inextricably tied to the deep bond of friendship shared by Jen and our daughter Christine. As a result, our families have been linked for many years. We consider Jen a member of our family as well and, in turn, we grieve with her at this sudden and shocking loss. Jen, I hope you can feel the warmth of our virtual hug from miles away.



Ginny Chivas wrote:

Privileged to have watched Lou Ann tenderly care for Calvin and Duncan at Jen and Chris' home when they were babies and toddlers. We are next door neighbors of Lou Ann's daughter Jen. So dear, so fun to be around as she had the boys out playing. Rest in Peace dear heart. Don and Ginny Chivas


Eileen Bushell wrote:

LouAnn was often my sounding board when I was frustrated at school. She always had a way of cheering me up. I loved our before or after school chats. I was anxious for a grandchild and she told me to be patient and my time would come. She was correct because two years ago I was blessed with granddaughter Molly. I only wish I would have been able to introduce her to Molly. Rest In Peace, LouAnn. You are so missed but you left your handprints on our hearts.


Linda Kiehl wrote:

I discovered Lou Ann was a great teacher when 3 of my kids were in her 5 th grade class at Paddock School. I discovered she was a great person when I later taught with her at Paddock. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends—she truly made a difference! RIP Lou Ann


Helen Johnston wrote:

Dearest Lou Ann, My heart is touched so many lives in our school community. It was such a joy getting to know you through our Hunting Ridge connections. I will never forget our walking field trips to Mrs. Casey’s aquatic gardens. 🌸Thank you for sharing your love, care and passion for teaching with us all. ❤️


Jeanne Marino wrote:

Dear, dear Lou Ann, Your laughter, your love of life, and learning. All the lives you have touched. We all so appreciated your friendship during our many toasts and tears during our Steppin Out book club. Thank you and you will be so missed.


Suzette Gerken wrote:

Our deepest sympathy to you and yours. You mom was always fun to be around and made everyone feel welcome ...


Cheryl Geimer wrote:

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked at Hunting Ridge with Lou Ann. She was an excellent teacher. We enjoyed exchanging “proud grandma” stories at lunch and book club.


Sharon, Chuck, Bill, Beth & Mark Weingarten wrote:

We send our heartfelt condolences to the entire O'Malley family, Marty, Michael, Paul and Jeannie. From your Wilmette next door neighbors, the Weingartens. Wonderful memories. Our hearts go out to all of you.


Tom Tedeschi wrote:

My deepest condolences to the entire family for your loss. We our praying for Lou Ann. May she rest in peace.


The John Nyman Family wrote:

Deepest condolences with our fond memories of the Calhoun family, especially Paul’s dear mother, and the time we shared on Lunt in Roger’s Park.



Penny Radke-Bailitz wrote:

Dr. Whisler was a wonderful doctor. He took care of my dear husband, Kermit Radke, Sr. many years ago. Kerm had a brain tumor with only three months to live. However, with Dr. Whisler at his side, Kerm lived over two plus years after two operations. Kerm was even able to go back to work and we lived a very normal life. Dr. Whisler always asked how our sons, Kermit Jr. and Kurtis were doing when we came for check ups. There was no hope for a long life, but we accepted that. On July 7 1985 Kerm passed away at the age of 42 years old. Dr. Whisler called that day to check on the boys and me to see if we needed anything. What a sweet gesture which I will never forget. Thank you Dr. Whistler, will never forget you. Our love and prayers to your family. You will always be in our heart, can’t thank you enough. Penny Radke-Bailitz from Twin Lakes, Wi., Dr. Kermit Radke, Lake Forest, Il. and Kurtis (Heather) Radke, Grayslake, Il.


Maria wrote:

So very sorry for your loss. She was an amazing neighbor. I have many great memories of her and our talks.


Sam Mikaelian wrote:

I have known Joan during my entire administrative career in Wilmette as an Assistnat Superintendent and Superintendent. Joan was a true champion for teachers and children earning the respect of parents and teachers. Her firm belief was that in our our classrooms, we leave "no child behind." She worked to that end. Personally admired Joan for her dedication to the Wilmette Community and to the children, for whom she felt responsible. I was very fortunate to have had Joan on my staff during my tenure as Superintendent. Sam Mikaelian, former Superintendent, District 39


Tom R. Campbell wrote:

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Joan. She was a teacher's teacher; fully dedicated to making every aspect of education the best it could be. She cared deeply for the children, fellow teachers, and administrators and the entire school community. She was always pleasant and cheerful, and she always showed a genuine interest in your personal well being. I recall a conversation I had with Joan prior to me going to Florida to spend precious time with my mother in her final days as she was battling cancer. She had a very calming influence on me during a most difficult time. Joan had a positive impact in every position she held in District 39. We are fortunate to have known her and worked with her for so many years. Joan was one of those special people who made a lasting difference in the lives of others and she will be missed. With deep respect, Tom R. Campbell


Just me wrote:

You are in my thoughts constantly, missing you everyday all day, I am so lost without you


Matt Barone wrote:

Our deepest condolences. We will remember Her in our prayers



Gordy Castillo wrote:

He was a Great Friend and Big Coŵboy Fan he will miss at Sluggers love you man❤️🙏🏽 Gordy CASTILLo


Linda Vlaeminck wrote:

It is three months ago tonight that my brother-in-law, Matthew passed away. I still cannot believe it. I look at the wedding picture of Tracy and Matt every day, and cannot fathom that you are gone. How can this be true? How can someone who is so alive, so vital, be gone already? Matt was just the greatest guy. All of us loved him. One of the things that made him so endearing, is that he seemed to be oblivious to all of his great qualities. He was so genuine. Salt of the earth type of guy. So honest, yet diplomatic. So funny, yet appropriately serious. So good. He was a good person. Matt knew how to treat everyone - exactly as he wanted to be treated. He saw the good in everyone, and just wanted everyone to be happy. Matt was not afraid of work, which was a good thing, because he had such a thriving business. Matt, I hope you know how much you were admired, respected, appreciated, and loved while you were here with us. We are left behind to pick up the pieces. To make sense of the senseless. I want to believe there's a bigger reason that you were called, but I'm not there yet. None of us are. We are just left with this gaping void. We miss you terribly, and our hearts still hurt, but we hope that you are safe and at peace. You were one of a kind. A throwback to the Greatest Generation. A true gentleman. You will always be remembered and loved. Fact.



Rosa Johnson wrote:

Mary, Devin, Hannah and Chavela, We extend our condolences on your loss. Rosemary (aka Rosa (Moreno) Johnson), Uncle Robert Moreno, Aunts Raquel (Moreno) Carr, Reina Moreno, Javier aka Harvey Vasquez in AZ and Aunt Lupe Ramos.


Kevin ODonnell wrote:

My condolences to Kathy, and the RMHS community. Pat was the epitome of a wonderful person. I had the privilege of first having him as a teacher, then mentor on my path to become a teacher, and then as someone I could call a good friend. Pat and I shared a special bond over our love of history, and how it could help create a better world. We also loved exchanging random facts, trivia, & comedy and would chat about what ever funny movie we recently saw or jokes we heard. What stood out most was Pat's ability to connect with everyone. It seemed he never shied away from being his goofy self. In that process, it allowed all of us to feel comfortable in our own skin. He genuinely cared, and put great effort in being a friend. I'm grateful for all the times he listened, made me laugh, and for the lessons he taught both in the classroom and in life. He had that rare combination of being smart, caring, and funny. I hope we carry on the values that Pat exhibited; being genuine, caring, kind, and finding the everyday fun and humor in life. Until we meet again, brother.


Cherie Liesse-Carlson wrote:

I spent fours year at RMS as a teaching assistant in the ELL classes and worked with Pat the entire time. We worked in English classes, social studies classes, and best of all, seminar. Pat was an incredibly sensitive and caring educator and readily showed his passion for his profession. He worked with students who weren't always excited to be in school and helped make them see the value of learning.His gift will be missed. My condolences to his family.. l


Ger Cafferkey wrote:

So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending condolences to the whole extended family. Thinking of you all at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Declan and Niamh Cafferkey wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. I'm sure you are all sharing fond memories of your time together and celebrating Anne's life. You can take solace from knowing she is with uncle Paddy and all those gone before her. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm. Declan, Niamh, Daire, Rian and Éabha Cafferkey. Mayo


Joe and Anne Cafferkey wrote:

Sincere sympathy to Patricia, Kevin, Annette and extended family on the death of Anne. She was very proud of you all and loved to talk about her grandchildren. Anne was a real lady and a wonderful sister-in-law. We have lots of fond memories from the late nights chatting in Fotish and all the long distance phone calls. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time but rest assured she is reunited with Paddy. God bless, Uncle Joe and Anne. Ireland.


Denise gilmartin wrote:

Patrica Annette and Kevin and families. So sorry to hear of auntie anns passing. Have lovely memories of times in rowlands house and when we visited ye in chicago. She was so kind and generous to us. Sending all our love. Denise Clive Cian Pj and Charlie. We will hold onto those memories and think of her often.


Linda bronstein mccabe wrote:

Ever since meeting Marty in 1970, I was enthralled with your large family. I admired Mary Lou for being the matriarch who raised 10 such good people. Prayers fir you all.


John La Berg wrote:

I had Jim Lyne for P.E. class and he showed me the importance of physical fitness which I still practice today.


Helen G wrote:

Dear Patty and Family, My deepest condolences to all on Mrs. Cafferkey's passing. She was a true Irish lass who fought some tough health challenges in her life, and she did it with faith, courage, and grace. Rest in peace, Mrs. Cafferkey, you fought the good fight and you finished the race--you have earned your Heavenly rewards. May God bless and comfort your loved ones with beautiful memories, until you all meet again.


Maureen & Ron Blake wrote:

Our sincere condolences, Ann and your family. Your in our thoughts and prayers.


Rick Batrich wrote:

A truly exceptional person who cared so much for his family as well as others.



Francis, Jessica, Franny, and Patrick Corrigan wrote:

A wonderful family starts with a wonderful Mother. We enjoyed seeing her at a number of Quinn gatherings in John's yard, and we always new that she was the heart and soul of the Quinn family. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.


Rick Batrich wrote:

Truly a genuine good person. Matt will be missed by all. His two passions in life were #1 his family and # 2 people in general. He is missed by all that knew him.


Lori LeBaron wrote:

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Quinn family. Your mom will be missed by all who knew and loved her. I am sorry for your loss. What a great lady.


Erin Farina wrote:

Mr. Thorburn was a shining light at Meadows. He will forever be one of my favorite teachers. His laugh was infectious and will be so incredibly missed.


Laura Thompson wrote:

My heart goes out to the Quinn Clan. Your mother was much beloved, as each of you are to me through Marty, Rita and Ann. Her spirit remains in our memories. ❤️


Robert Saey wrote:

She wanted a large family and ended up with a huge one. That was her plan from the beginning I suppose. She’s now resting and looking over each of you. My sincere condolences to every one of you who adored her.


Robert Sary wrote:

A mother to many, a grandmother, a great, and great great grandmother to several gave her a lot to be thankful for. She gave live to all of you as it will multiply many times over, and it was her plan from the beginning. She shall rest now and look over each of you.


Debbie Leavitt Castleberry wrote:

What a family, what a life! You all will carry Mommio and Daddio on in your hearts.


Carol Jackson Banks wrote:

Rita and Annie - I didn't know your mom, but she must have been a wonderful woman to raise you and Jimmy and the rest of your clan. Take care 🌿


Mary pat mages wrote:

My sympathy To the whole family for the loss of your mom ❤️


Glenn I Gross wrote:

So sorry for your loss.



Debbie Buonafede wrote:

God Bless you


Carol Jackson Banks wrote:

Rita and Annie - I'm so very sorry for you and the pain you're going through. I never met your Mom, but knowing some of the people she raised I know she was one of a kind. God bless and take care 🌿


Maria Ashby wrote:

Deepest sympathies for your loss dear Ann.


Maureen Farrell Whitmore wrote:

Our love to our second mother Mary Lou. We spent many fond times with the Quinn family.


Dan wrote:

Supposed to be 3 of us in this picture


Dan Copeland wrote:

This was supposed to say year 2020, not 2019.


Terry Sullivan wrote:

Dr.Whisler will forever be an honored name in our family's history. In 1969, Dr.Whisler attended to our daughter,Julie Sullivan. She was born with spina bifida birth defects ., He case was particularly complicated. In fact, it was the most sever case of spina bifida birth defect Dr.Whisler and his associates had encountered to date. Not only did he perform a series of extremely complicated and crucial surgeries to save Julie, he also stayed by our side to help us on what would be a long journey. My wife Marie and i were only 24 years old. Dr.Whisler was not that much older. But he exuded a compassion and a confidence that put us at ease in the most trying ordeal of our lives. Julie is now 51 years old. She is here with us because of him. Still today, we remember him and talk of him...particularly when we are taken by gratitude for our daughter's well-being. God bless him for saving her life. Our gratitude is genuine and will be unending. in his name. . Terry ,Marie and Julie Sullivan



Mary Joyce wrote:

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom


Patty Ballard wrote:

Our deepest sympathies to all of you from the Ballards in Edgebrook-


Mike Brost wrote:

Jim was a close friend of mine for many years. When I died I found out that Mary Lou was a wonderful person also. She will be missed.


Jerry & Diana Latin wrote:

Dear mike We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother may she rest in peace


Judith Pollin wrote:

Pat was "one in a million"! Admired, loved and respected by all. Students loved him and he couldn't walk down the hall without his students or colleagues stopping him for one reason or another. Students in his classes were excited to be there and wanted to glean every bit of knowledge from him. He loved his profession and it showed. He was the keeper of all trivia, no matter how insignificant. Loved traveling and talking about the places he'd been, often more mundane spots which may have been overlooked by less astute tourists! My favorite memory of Pat is when he would tell a joke; he would begin to chuckle before he ever got to the punch line and sometimes he was already laughing so hard (usually with his eyes tearing at the same time) he had a difficult time finishing the joke! Pat was a wonderful, kind, caring man and leaves behind an incredible legacy! My deepest condolences to his wife and family, but also to all those who had interactions with him on a daily basis. He will truly be missed, and I consider myself lucky to have known him.


Bill Leece wrote:

I ended my teaching career at Rolling Meadows High School about the time Patrick began his—much too short a time for this man, this teacher, this husband. But what a legacy he leaves. Condolences to KATHERINE, relatives, friends, and the students and staff of Rolling Meadows High School.


Greg Benes wrote:

My condolences to the entire Thorburn family. Pat began his teaching career at about the time I retired in 2003. I will always remember Pat for his sense of humor and his caring attitude towards his students. As a former member of the Social Studies department at RMHS, I know he will be very much missed.


Sheila Kolodzik wrote:

I have known Pat for 23 years. He was adored by all. I will truly miss him. RMHS has lost a remarkable teacher. My love and prayers go out to his wife and family.


Joy Woollen wrote:

Having Pat as my co-teacher in American Studies was an incredible experience. Along with our students, I looked forward to class, knowing that Pat’s energy and enthusiasm would make history come alive. I greatly admired his ability to find a way to reach every student, often using humor to nurture and support learning. Pat’s passion for teaching and empathetic nature extended beyond the classroom. In many ways, he became a faithful mentor and beloved friend to those who knew him. He will be greatly missed.


Jake Joyce wrote:

My heart is absoutely broken. Mr. Thorburn was the kindest, most thought teacher I have ever had. He was really the best, and it's not even close. My condolences to his family.



Diane Adam wrote:

Pat Thorburn was one of my favorite aides, then teacher that I worked with in the RMHS Library. He brought joy to the “shhh it’s the library”. Students always congregated around him, hanging on his every word. We celebrated when he finally got that social studies teaching job at Meadows. Tom and I were thrilled when we heard he married the awesome Kathy. You are gone too soon but will never be forgotten. Thank you for all your kindness and joy. A room became sunnier when you walked in Pat.


Collin Weymouth wrote:

Mr. Thorburn was an incredible impact on my high school years. My senior year I was going through some personal issues and was cutting some classes. I took Mr. Thorburn's AP Euro class because I loved him so much as a teacher and as a person, however with the way my schedule lined up this ended up being one of the classes I was cutting. Every single time I cut his class this man would hunt me down, pull me out of whatever class I was in and take the time to sit me down and talk to me about my personal life, always asking if there was anything he could do to help. I thoroughly enjoyed every conversation I had the blessing of sharing with you, and I will very much so miss coming to visit you at one of your favorite places, as well as the little bits of historical wisdom you managed to piece into every conversation. My thoughts and condolences go out to the family during your time of sorrow. May he rest in peace in company of the many people I know he is eager to get some hot takes from.


James Schager wrote:

I had the honor to teach alongside Mr. Thorburn over my 1st couple of years of teaching at RMHS; you were a true friend over those years. Thank you Patrick for all that you've done over the years to assure students and staff at RMHS had the best experience possible while in your presence. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. You will truly be missed.


Jeanne Williams wrote:

Patrick Thorburn taught adult ESL in our District 214 Community Education program for several sessions while I was the program coordinator. He was a respected member of our teaching staff and popular with our students. His friendly, outgoing personality along with his professional expertise touched us all. I am so saddened by the news of his sudden passing, and I extend my deepest condolences to his wife and family members. He will be missed by all who knew him.


Allison (Lock) Jacobsen wrote:

Mr. Thorburn was an educator that you always remember. He was the one who taught the class you loved with that perfect combination of entertainment and educational rigor. His personality made me look forward to his class first thing in the morning (even on exam days). He wrote me a recommendation for my top choice college and I was so proud to go find him when I got in. Coming back and presenting him with a pennant was one of my proudest moments and I could see the pride in his face, too. I feel so blessed to be one of those who got to have him in my life, albeit for a short period of time. To his family: Thank you for sharing him with us. He was a gem of a human.


Ryan Kulpins wrote:

Mr. Thorburn was a wonderful teacher, coach, and friend - one of the most impactful teachers I had at RMHS. His enthusiasm for teaching and history will be missed. He was the perfect Scholastic Bowl coach because of his love for trivia, historical figures, and oddball roadside attractions. I'll never forget our team field trip to the haunted Raven's Grin Inn in Mt. Carroll, IL! Thanks for spreading joy & knowledge.


Jack Elliott wrote:

I was saddened to hear about Pat. I remember him as a young teacher who cared about the kids and was involved in so many ways with improving the experiences for all of us at Rolling Meadows High School. I will keep his family in my prayers.


Pete Duffer wrote:

Pat improved the lives of teachers and students. As an active member of the D214 Education Association, Pat improved the evaluation process for teachers and administrators which in turn improved the teaching and learning of many people across the district. A great leader in our community, rest in peace. I'll miss seeing you Thursday mornings at Panera. My sincere condolences to his family and the RMHS community.


Susan Bobula wrote:

Pat Thorburn’s artful teaching captured his students’ interests and enthusiasm. Many students hoped to see his name on their schedules as a semester began. Pat enhanced my teaching skills as we shared many of the same students, collaborated on shared projects, and enjoyed the shared teaching of English and Literature and U.S. History. Pat created meaningful content for our students and our field trips, and I am lucky enough to have been able to work with him. My memories of my teaching career always come back to my good fortune in being his colleague.


Quinn Ryan wrote:

It was such a privilege to learn from Mr. Thorburn. I remember finding out I would have him as a teacher and was so excited, because everyone loved him. He was hilarious, and I still tell some of the jokes he told in class, like the "pineapple on vacation" joke, the bilingual dog joke, and of course his epic whale joke, almost all of which the students only laughed at because of his huge laugh that you could hear from down the hall. He was absolutely essential to the spirit of RMHS, and I just hope that he and his family know the impact that he had on so many. Thank you so much for the laughs, Mr. Thorburn. I promise to keep telling your jokes and reciting random US history facts for you. Rest in peace (and laughter)


Teddy Perez wrote:

The loss of Mr. Thorburn is truly heart wrenching and unexpected. Mr. Thorburn was easily the best teacher I’ve ever had. He was my seminar teacher for all 4 years, my history teacher during junior year, a mentor, and a friend. I have countless memories of him that I will forever cherish when I reflect back on my high school education. He was always willing to point any student in the right direction and would do anything to see his students smile. My sincerest condolences to Mrs. Thorburn, his family, friends, coworkers, and his former/current students. I will never forget the sound of you screeching “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston at the top of your lungs. We really did love you Thordog. Thanks for making our seminar special and for the moral values that you instilled in all of us Mr. T


Alan Galatte wrote:

Although I only taught with Pat for a short time, I loved his humor and passion for teaching. He was always for the students. He will be missed.


Laurine Ngouatou wrote:

Throughout my 3 years of scholastic bowl at RMHS, Mr. Thorburn always encouraged me to be part of the team and to participate. Having him as a sub-teacher for US history was always fun. Thank you for everything. RMHS class of 2015.


Allie Ontaneda wrote:

Mr. Thorburn was a teacher I will never forget. It was a privilege to learn from him. His jokes, history facts, kindness, joy, laugh, and love for learning will forever be in the hearts of those whose lives he touched. He has shown me the kind of teacher I want to be for my students; he has set the bar very high. My heart goes out to Mrs. Thorburn and family during this time. Praying for peace and strength. God bless. -The Ontaneda Family


Shaina Summerville wrote:

Mr. Thorburn was one of my favorite teachers at RMHS. He made history fun and I still remember much of what I learned from him. He always made projects fun and his class was one of the rare moments I enjoyed a group project. I will never forget when he would write spelling or grammar mistakes on the board, like one someone wrote “mechanical rapers” rather than “reapers.” My parents and I came across a book of similar misspellings or misinformation from AP exams that I ended up getting a second copy of because I just HAD to gift it to him. I always knew RMHS students were getting the best possible history education with him. Rest In Peace. And I’m sorry for your loss.


Mary Lou Zelazny, Kevin and Ava Carney wrote:

Sending our heartfelt sympathies to the Estrada family.


Angelica Michelis wrote:

So sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family. Stay strong, Kathy.


Jessica Escutia wrote:

You didn't have to have Mr. Thorburn as a teacher to know that he was loved by any student who had him as a teacher. I heard he was an amazing teacher, funny, and well respected and liked by staff and students. My prayers go out to his family and friends during this time.



Todd Schaap wrote:

Hey Pat, For all the bets on the temperature of the World's Tallest Thermometer and trip to the mustard museum. You bring wonderful memories to all the people you encounter.



Shawb barnes wrote:

He was the best teacher. I hated school. But I went because his love and passion made school fun and tolerable. He will be dearly missed. Stay positive life will push forward.


Laine and Alan Galatte wrote:

So shocked. What a loss. Condolences to Kathy.


Dalila Crespo wrote:

Working in the classroom with Pat was an amazing experience. He knew how to get the students’ attention. He made learning fun. The students always laughed at his whale joke, no matter how many times he would say it. His laugh was very contagious. It has been a privilege for me to have worked with such a master of his craft. He not only was a great teacher, but also a great friend. I will miss him.


Alex Kotowski wrote:

He will he missed. He was one of my favorite teachers at RMHS, and of a subject I didn’t really like to boot. He made class fun and had me looking forward to each one.


Dave Froehlich wrote:

Pat Thorburn was an innovative, creative, motivational, and caring educator. He was loved and respected by students, peers, and community members. Easily one of the top teachers of all time at RMHS- a passionate, empathetic, and dedicated professional. We should be thankful that he chose education as a profession. His legacy provides an inspiration for all who care truly and deeply about making a difference!


Melissa Beloiu wrote:

Mr. Thorburn was a wonderful history teacher who always made class enjoyable. He was always able to put a smile on everyone’s face and had such a positive impact on so many at RMHS. He will he dearly missed.


Dave Froehlich wrote:

Pat Thorburn- an extraordinary person and even better teacher- loved by all, caring, brilliant, innovative, creative, and a paragon of excellence for educators. So few are so well respected, admired, and loved by students and peers. His legacy is to care, motivate, !stimulate, and innovate, one of the best educators I’ve ever known.


Daniel L Mohler wrote:

Rich was a great guy. We studied Industrial Engineering together at NU. It was about 10 years ago that we last exchanged emails and got caught up after his job had been off-shored to Finland. Hope to see him again someday at that great class reunion in the sky!


Colin Das wrote:

Mr Thorburn let us goof off (like many other teachers), but unlike many other teachers, when he heard us say that we listened to an artist called Bombfunk MCs, he said "Why don't I have a name like that?", so we henceforth called him T-Funk.


Linda Broska wrote:

Kathy & family, there are no words to express my feelings . Huge loss to you all and a huge loss to RMHS . He was an excellent educator & a wonderful friend .


The Atkins Family wrote:

Our dearest condolences. RMHS halls will never be the same.


Liux and Inday Corales wrote:

Requiem aeternam dona Angelo Domine et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Prayerful condolences to dear Nita, Mark and Erik.


Regina Noble wrote:

I met Marilyn and Wes at Fourth Presbyterian Church in 1991, and we remained friends from that day forward, almost 30 years. My memories of our long friendship are many and dear. In one conversation, Marilyn shared her decision for her upcoming retirement, despite measurable pressure for her to remain, saying, "I cannot wait any longer. I want to spend more time with Wes." Their love and immense respect for each other was a true inspiration. In one visit, a decade ago, I spent a week with them in their New Mexico home, and enjoyed one of the most memorable trips of my life, including the annual Sante Fe Indian Market, learning about Hopi dolls, and savoring cold soups. I truly experienced Native American culture through their learned and experienced eyes, and generous hospitality. Other memories include sharing many opera and theater performances with them. Finally, on a less personal note, I was honored to know Wes, as a Foreign Service officer, who served his country. One of his most important and enduring contributions was his key role in the establishment of the US military base on Diego Garcia, one of two critical US bomber bases in the Asia Pacific region. Wes will be remembered with great love and profoundly missed.


Hannah Kannal(Sanidas) wrote:

John provided personal encouragement to me during a difficult time in my life. I will always remember and forever thank him for that. My heart is with Hannah, Mary and Devin. <3







Valerie Damlos wrote:

We will remember all the family dinners with John at the table and all the laughs and happy memories. He was a loving husband, father, brother in law and uncle to us and will be missed forever. Rest In Peace John. We love you Mary, Devin and Hannah.


Ann Briody wrote:

Such sad news, Mary. I will keep you and family in my prayers. May good memories of your life with John console you at this time.


Aylin and Raul Galindo wrote:

Our deepest condolences to the entire Estrada family. We continue to pray that God may bestow his heavenly peace and grace during this difficult time to all of us, his surviving family members. May Tio Jorge rest in peace with our Lord.


Scott Charmelo wrote:

Our Condolences to The Zurad Family in your time of sorrow..Mat she rest in Eternal peace. The Charmelo's


Brother Erik wrote:

Dear Orzechowski family, My deepest condolences to your family and friends during this very difficult time. Words are difficult to find that can ease the pain and anguish of losing someone so close. May you find peace and comfort in the scriptures which remind us that our loved ones that have entered rest are in God's memory, because those who pass are considered precious in His eyes. -Psalm116:15 The scriptures also give us a glimpse into Gods plan for our loved ones who have entered rest. For comfort from the Bible please visit


Dan Lazarich wrote:

Sue and I are so sorry to hear about Barbara. She will be missed. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to ask. Dan and Sue Lazarich


Charles Callea wrote:

Really gonna miss you Jim!


Margot mit Familie wrote:

Ihr lieben Schwestern, Angehörigen und Freunde von Walter, mit dem Tod verliert man so Vieles, nicht aber die Erinnerung und die gemeinsam gelebte Vergangenheit. Sie ist echt, sie ist da und bleibt. Und damit bleibt auch er ein Teil von Euch. Für immer. Wir denken ganz fest an Euch. Margot mit Familie


Terry Leighty wrote:

Jerry, Met you early on in your Palatine career. What a nice ride you have enjoyed. Will miss you Pal.


Judy Lobello wrote:

Ms Slanec was the best math teacher I ever had she was there for me if I ever needed someone to talk to. I admired her love and dedication to animals. Even when I graduated from steinmetz she and I would keep in touch. Sorry for your loss from the Lobello family.


Fred Hall wrote:

From our first lunch together in 1974, through collaborative Police/Park District initiatives, through family get-togethers, and through quiet post retirement cocktails, I have and will continue to cherish the times spent with Jerry. If he can't rest in piece he'll be difficult to be around.


Jessica Alex-Lampugnani wrote:

A lovely lady who was very kind and a great listener, Dora will be missed. I feel blessed to have spent time with her. Heaven received a wonderful angel.


John Joseph Flood wrote:

My deepest condolences to Jerry's Family Knew him from when he first became the Chief in Palatine Police Department - He was always a gentleman, intelligent to interrelate with and a credit to the police profession John J Flood Cook County Police Department ( RET )


Olga Krzeminska wrote:

My wonderful late Dad visiting Grand Canyon, NV with my beautiful Mom Alicja in 2010.


Straty Stoumbelis wrote:

Dear Joanne, Steve and Family, Our sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with you. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! With love in Christ, Maria and Straty Stoumbelis



Olga Krzeminska wrote:

For beloved Dad - daughter Olga. May you happily rest in Heavenly Peace Daddy. And dance with Angels. Forever. I love you.


Nancy and Rik Alex wrote:

We will miss Dora. Her upbeat attitude on life and love of her family/friends.


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

Jerry, Although it was referred to as the "Forgotten War" know that your volunteer service to our country at that time will always be remembered. You chose to continue your life in service to others by your long upstanding career in law enforcement in Illinois. Rest in Peace Chief, your work here is done. Semper Fi Marine.


Mary Rivera wrote:

You’ll always be remembered and missed. Thanks for being such a gracious host at the July BBQs. Like you, those parties were about family, friends, great memories and awesome food. (And drinks) I have a picture of you in my mind that is indelible; long hair, hip huggers, T-shirt and that devilish smile. Love you. Goodbye Cousin, you won’t be alone on the other side.


Sue Zelasco wrote:

Jackie was a kind, caring person who always did for others before herself. There as a friend, for support or a hug when you needed it or advice. I loved her and will miss her dearly. Heaven gained an angel.


Margaret Greenberg wrote:

Memories of Ricky (Richard) Ricky’s mother, Carmen, and I first met at work over 50 years ago. Soon after meeting her family, I had teaching moment with him: he was having difficulty with his math homework that included Venn Diagrams. Carmen could handle everything else, but that part of arithmetic is beyond many and was fairly new to elementary school students. A few years later, he and Bob’s youngest sister (same age) were at our wedding. After that he became a programmer (same career as I) for a few years. One day, the Pintos invited Bob and me over for Mexican Pork soup in the back yard. The entertainment was to watch Juan and Ricky sharing a habanero -- just to make the soup a little more spicy. Every now and then we could see them grab the pepper and take a bite. After dinner inspection revealed that the bites were mouse size nibbles and the pepper was mostly intact. Very hot stuff. As a kid Rick was involved in the service industry early on via assisting in the Pinto family summertime back yard parties and holiday celebrations. He’d deliver platters of food or pass around plates of food, drinks, and just keep the party moving. Very good front of the house experience. One day, Carmen called to ask if I could write a recommendation for his enrollment in a Phoenix area chef school. All I needed was to quote his previous hospitality experience. When he became a chef, he moved to the back of the house professionally, but still kept current in waiting and hosting at the Pinto parties. My favorite story of his chef life is how he convinced a rabbi that his little mistake that would otherwise have made the food Kosher unacceptable could be adjusted without tossing the entire batch into the garbage. Quite a salesman. Around the time of 9/11, restaurants started having issues and he’d decided that it would be better to get a more permanent job in sales at Comcast, where he stayed until the headquarters moved South. He convinced many of us to become customers. His presence at family events continued with his own summer back yard party and his sister’s Thanksgiving bash. They shared cooking responsibilities and worked together on the menus and service. Recipe questions and quick fixes? He started recruiting helpers: his BIL, Jerome, and cousin, Hector, were always assisting them. Chris put up with us all and contributed mightily to the success. Last time I saw him was Thanksgiving 2019 when we arranged for him to drive us to the airport in mid-December. That day, I called to check and he said he was too ill to go. No problem, it’s flu season. And, that’s when the troubles began. I will remember him as optimistic and less serious than most. Hector mentioned that Ricky laughed at him for walking Carmen to the train. His laugh would have implied, “sucker.” He had a way of laughing that implied unspoken sentences. A few weeks ago, he was feeling ill and quipped that “they must have left a scissors or something in” during his surgery. But he did take his tasks seriously and would become irritated when folks didn’t respect his tools or used sloppy methods. He was always willing to help guests who brought food whenever there was a malfunction. He sometimes had to take time to figure out his situation and, if not a good fit, moved on. Regardless he was never bitter and played the cards that life dealt him. He leaves behind family and friends who will miss him very much. And for whom, his passing was too soon. Good memories.


John Daguio wrote:

I'm beyond disbelief right now. Kasey. It was great knowing who you were. You were one of the most real people I've ever been around. You weren't afraid to talk about your struggles. I enjoyed the times at work just hanging around and taking video games. I just recently found out about you. I was in complete shock and started crying. Rest easy. I'll see you again on ther other side someday.


robin wrote:

Brandy and family I am so sorry for your loss.


Dorothy E Bacon wrote:

Jackie had asked her Greek friends how we get Easter Eggs dyed so red. I told her my family’s way and she immediately went to a Greek owned grocery store and bought the dye. Just a fond memory of Jackie. My deepest condolences to her family. My her memory be eternal.


Carol D Shadley wrote:

I will miss your humor and loving spirit. My heart goes out to all Jackie's family and friends. 🕊


Jann TWARDOWSKI wrote:

My heart is heavy knowing “Barb the Greek” as I will always remember her by lost her battle against pancreatic cancer. She was a fighter in everything she felt passionate about. She stood up to those who chose to single her out if she didn’t dress or act like them. (This goes back to the early 70’s when I worked with her at the bank) I admired her spunk, moxie and intelligence. I wished I had just a little of what made her up! She was a sincere friend and spoke the truth even if those around didn’t want to hear it. She fought hard, knowing her time was limited her biggest hope was to be able to cast her vote against Trump! I’m sorry Barbara that you won’t be able to do that but will be thinking of you when I cast my vote! I hope you’re at peace and pain free! You lived life to the fullest in your 69 years. I will truly miss you and hope to meet you again one day in heaven. My heart aches!


Nettie & Paul wrote:

Rick was always a presence wherever he was. He greeted you with a smile and a hug. His laughter filled the room with love. Stories of his adventures made us laugh and will always hold dear to our hearts. We will miss him. He was one of the good ones...gone too soon.


Nettie wrote:

Arlington Park 2012 Family and friends...good times!


John Perkovich wrote:

My sympathy to Victor's sister Roseanne.


Stephen Disley wrote:

Hi, I met Barbara and her family once with a friend John O'Sullivan we are both from London. John originally met Barbara in London because the friend she came to visit for lunch in London couldn't make it so John stood in and took Barbara to the local pub! From the lunch Barbara invited us to visit her in Chicago It was our the first time to the States,so we were so excited and didn't know what to expect. But Barbara took care of us treated us like brothers made us very welcome along with her family. She showed us the delights of Chicago and I still support the Cubs! Barbara couldn't do enough for us during our stay. My memory of Barbara was a kind thoughtful generous person who made our trip a magical experience. My deepest condolences to Mary and Nancy and her family. Regards Stephen Disley


Denise Taggart wrote:

We have know each other since grammar school and high school. We have shared many, many memories. Jackie was truly a very special lady. She had a heart of gold and would do anything and everything to help. Loving mother and wife, friend to so many, helper, caregiver, lover of her Lord. She will be greatly missed and remembered by many. Love you Jackie. Cheers till we meet again.


Gloria (Leal) Vernon wrote:

Thoughts & prayers to the Bratcher family. He was always kind & smiling when i saw him because he commented on my dimple, which made me smile. RIP Chief Bratcher



Gigi de Grano wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences ❤️


Hector Zepeda wrote:

Friends and family I do not mean to offend anyone by what I’m going to post but I think and feel that Ricky lived his life as he wanted to, always enjoyed life the way he wanted to and we should celebrate his life the way he Would want us to so I’d like to tell a story which is I believe a funny story from our youth when I was visiting Chicago many many many many moons ago I was a young adult Ricky And the family had been out to dinner. We then decided to go and have a drink after dinner so we met up with the boys and we were out until 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning. We decided we needed to stop at White Castle for early morning burgers we were somewhere on the southside I think and we had our burgers, we got home to lay down when Aunt Carmen Knocked on the door to say she was ready to be walked to the train for Work. I was so hungover and not sure if she knew that but I got up and walked her as I promised. Ricky just laughed at me after that


Hector Zepeda wrote:

I remember as a kid when he and Tom Paul lived with us in California thinking that he was a older COOL cousin and always always going to be the Nardy younger cousin. I also remember the whole pans of lasagna mom would make and that it would all but disappear when the guys came over for dinner.


Hector Zepeda wrote:

Yes Rick has gone to soon. He’s always been the life of the party when you were around him even though he may have not been invited to the party everyone still laughed and accepted and embraced him as if he were . And soon would appreciated his presents he will be missed by many friends and family.


Tom Pauhl wrote:

Finding the words to express the depth of this loss is unattainable. I can only speak to the significant impact that Rick has had on my life and even that won’t do it any justice. Rick and I were childhood playmates who grew into men together. We started out as wild, rebellious boys, with big hearts; not always making the best of decisions or doing the right things, but we tried our best. We ran though the city of Chicago like fearless partners in crime. But our hunger for adventure was much bigger. Thanks to the help and support of Carmen and Juan, Rick and I found our way to California, where we ran through Venice beach as if we owned the place and got a solid education in life from the Venice Beach University. The journey was never easy and we’ve had our struggles in this life but we also had a lot of laughs and many adventures, creating memories I will never forget. I would not be the man I am today if not for my lifelong friendship with Rick. Thanks to our adventures to the West Coast, I was blessed with my daughters and subsequent grandchildren. The things I value most in my life are the ripple effects of our boyhood friendship. If you had asked us back then where life would take us, we never would have dreamed it would have gone this way. But I know we are both grateful for the way it all turned out and the strength of the friendship we have maintained throughout all these years.


Marilys Galindo wrote:

My deepest sympathy to my Chicago family for the passing of Jorge Estrada, my tio-abuelo. I will forever cherish the memories I made during my visit in 2014. May he rest in peace. I pray he is enjoying Heaven, alongside his parents and siblings. I also pray that God gives you all peace to get through this difficult time. Blessings and love!


Terry Fritzmann Riley wrote:

Condolences to all the Lizak's. The loss of your Mother, the very person who gave you life, is deeply sorrowful. May memories of her well-lived life bring you comfort. With our sympathies, The Fritzmann Family


Carlos (Tatico) wrote:

I’m saddened to hear of his passing. As a child he was my second dad. I remember spending many days and hours at his house. He always had a smile on his face and was a soft spoken person. I have a found memory of him when I was already a 25 yr old man he came to visit us in Florida and we shared many happy times together. Such a gentle kind heart. He will be dearly missed. May he Rest In Peace. Condolences to the family and friends.


Thomas Gilmore wrote:

The family of Deontae Steele, significant other of Angelica, sends our condolences and prayers in this difficult time.


Kim Snively wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with the family!


Danette Dijoseph wrote:

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. 🙏 to you and your family.


Mark, Cindy, Anthony, Ellena (Monson Garcia Zepeda) Family wrote:

Hi good evening to the entire families of the Barajas Zepeda we are very very sorry for your loss 💔🙏 me & My adult kids send our condolences and sympathy prayers in this difficult times. I feel your pain I lost both of RIP My Parents within 21 years apart then I lost 2 of My Brother's 4 years apart but now I have 4 wonderful Guardian Angels to watch and protect us from harm's way. It was a true honor to have the opportunity to meet RIP Ricky twice within the 6 year's I been in relationship with your Baby Primo Mark we will Miss you and love you deeply now you can play Canasta with your RIP Tia Angie. From Cindy Amy Garcia- Zepeda Anthony aka Tony & Ellena aka Nena Monson Garcia


Mark and Cindy Zepeda wrote:

from the youngest cousin of the family sending love to the eldest, my big cousin Rick. God has taken you home only he knows why, you will be missed but not forgotten. You have left us all with many good memories as the official joker of the family, our hearts ❣️ are full of your robust laughter. peace be with you Amen. Love the California Zepeda's ✝️🙏 Cindy and Mark


Terry Grysztar wrote:

Please accept my condolences for your loss. Miss Pauly was my third grade teacher at Farnsworth over fifty years ago. I still remember her with great fondness.



Barbara Henriquez-Gonzalez wrote:

Jorge, I will always remember how you volunteered to take me sightseeing on my first trip back to Chicago, after moving to Miami. You took on the task with a bright smile and a positive disposition. You had this ability to do acts of kindness without making the recipient feel that they were a burden or the act a chore. Thank you for being my Father’s friend and for your kind spirit. Rest in the arms of your father!



Lidia and Jeronimo Henriquez wrote:

Jorge, amigo fiel y leal, tu bondad en tiempo difíciles siempre recordaremos, como tu sonrisa y amistad. Bendiciones y descansa en Paz amigo. Jorge, faithful and loyal friend, your kindness in difficult times will always be remembered, just like your smile and friendship. Blessings and Rest In Peace my friend.



Julie and Raul G. Galindo wrote:

We pray Uncle George, that You are rest in Heaven, with your parents and brothers, that in that peace the Lord and Blessed Mother are there with You!!! May one day we see You again, forgive all our trespasses with you. Amen!!!


Mary Cosgrove wrote:

Grandma Lorraine was a tour de force, a source of joy to her children and grandchildren. It was a pleasure to meet her at Carolyn and Amy's shower, and have enjoyed seeing her at holidays since then. Condolences to the family.


Gregory A Jankowski and family wrote:

My condolences go out to you and your family the loss of your mom and keep her in our prayers. Stay strong stay safe God bless you and your family always Greg


Harvey E. Hunker wrote:

Love the Bromigos.



I am so sad about the passing of Richard. I don't think there is anything in life that prepares us for moments like this. I will keep his family in my prayers. Remember try to stay strong.


Rose (Flores) Ciciora, Former teacher at St.Cornelius School- 1981-1991 wrote:

Dear Louise, Michael, and Family, We are very sorry for your loss.We shall keep your mom, Lorraine, and all your family in our prayers. God bless, Daniel and Rose (Flores) Ciciora (Former Teacher at St. Cornelius School,1981-1991)


Lynn Stone wrote:

I remember riding my bike over to Aunt Helens home...the girls (Carol and Nancy) would take me to the local corner store to buy wax lips and mustaches and candy! We always had fun. We will miss you, dear were always kind and sweet. Your cousin, Lynnie


Patrick Day wrote:

Dear Cousin.. always had a smile for all she met.. rest in peace


Gloria Wood wrote:

So sorry to hear about the death of Auntie Lorraine May she rest in God’s peace. Russ and Gloria Wood No Richland Hills, Texas


Ma. Guadalupe García Pinto wrote:

Queridos tíos y primos, se que en este momento no existen palabras que calmen su dolor, sin embargo, el recordar los momentos felices que vivieron con Ricardo, sus palabras,su risa,la forma en que demostraba su cariño hacia los demás,pero sobre todo el amor infinito que sentía por su familia, servirá de bálsamo para su corazón. Con todo nuestro cariño, les enviamos un fuerte abrazo.Los queremos. Juan, Lupita, Mariana y Sebastián.



Lupita Romelia Juan Mariana y Sebastián wrote:

Con todo nuestro cariño tíos Juan y Carmen, desde Querétaro los acompañamos y tendremos en nuestra memoria a Ricardo.


Nieva Mehta wrote:

Ramesh & Nieva N. Mehta


Jodi Fisher wrote:

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Ricky. He was such a big personality. Ricky made me feel comfortable & welcome from the first time I met him & Chris. It is very sad to lose a bright light when we could all use his laugh & his infectious ways. Laura, Jerome, Carmen, Juan & the rest of the family, you have my deepest thoughts & prayers. I will share the happy memories as bright spots in my life & so many others lives he touched.



Desiree Moore wrote:

Sincerest condolences!



Janet and Don Nilles wrote:

Prayers to you and your families. Your hearts are full of ❤️love🙏🏼😇


peter and laura tom wrote:

you left us too soon dear friend who could ever forget your infectious laugh, heartwarming smile, your wry sense of humor, your innate ability to make one feel at ease and comfortable, and your fierce loyalty to the cubs, bears, and hawks. our deepest condolences to your wife Chris, parents Carmen and Juan, sister Laura (Jerome ), countless uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and the multitude of friends enriched by your presence and friendship. adios bromigo you'll be sorely missed



Carmen L Mercado wrote:

you will be missed!


Hazel B. Andros wrote:

Aunt Ellen is truly a person who is one of a kind. I have been married to her nephew for almost as long as Aunt Ellen and Uncle Al was Married. Aunt Ellen was a “one of a kind of person” Aunt Ellen was indeed “One of a kind of a personal joy and delight to be around her!” She will always be influential because of the person who lived her life carrying for her parents, in laws, children, grandchildren, and her nieces, nephews, and actually everyone she cane into contact with and so many of us were influenced by her graciousness and sincere caring for her family and everyone’s life that she touched. Aunt Ellen is indeed a “One of a kind, I never heard Aunt Ellen EVER say anything negative about anyone! She lived a life that she could be proud of. I am so BLESSED. To have been good friend with her, ELLEN was truly “Ine of a Kind that is irreplaceable! Thank you Aunt Ellen for being such an exceptional relative. You will remain forever in my heart. I know you will be with our LORD and I pray we will meet again! You have been a real Blessing in my life. You will be forever loved by everyone who has known you. Love, Hazel Brissette Andros



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Mike Rae wrote:

Marylou I am so very very sorry to learn of the death of Harry. Thinking of you and wishing you strength as you go through this terrible time. Mike



Hope Theodoratos wrote:

God rest his soul


Bob Bossie, SCJ wrote:

My Dear and Loving Brother, Rich. I can't believe he has gone, my youngest sibling. He was born on my birthday 12 years after me. What a gift he has been from that moment until even now as I have already started to pray to him. As I said to him as he lay dying, "if you beat me to the other side, save a place for me so we can catch up." It has been an honor to know you, Claudia, his loving wife of 25 years. He thanked God every day for having met you and having become your partner. He often said that he felt like your meeting seemed like yesterday. You were God's greatest gift to him. May you find comfort in knowing he's now with our loving God.


Mark West wrote:

Harry, I know I speak for many when I say, “THANK YOU.” When I think of the Summer of 1988 and the years since, I cannot imagine what it would be like without the addition of the scrappy kid from Palatine and The Cobb Family, to the tightknit MSU/Okemos soccer family. So many memorable soccer games/road trips, fun times in Nantucket/Grand Haven and of course all the weddings. We have spoken of you often the past couple of weeks and your genuine interest in our lives always comes up. All of Jeff’s best buddies and teammates (dozens on top of dozens) would say the same. You just had a way of making others feel special. Jeff has that same special quality because of you. Jeff is a connector of people because of you. We are all better people because of you. To Mary Lou, Mary Chris, Jeff, Kelly, Summer, Jeff and your entire family, please know how sorry and heartbroken my family and I are for your loss. Rest in peace, Harry. Love, Mark West


Catherine Penniman wrote:

I will always remember the gleam in his eye, his humor, and our lengthy conversation about left-handed zippers. What a nice man. I'm so happy to have known him. I will continue to pray for all of you. Love you.


Ann & Dave Gutkowski wrote:

Mary Chris and family, I know that there are no words that can heal your pain, but your father will always be with your Heart and in your memories. With our Heartfelt sympathy, words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. So as I look at photos of my past trips, I raise a glass up high in your fathers name. May he rest in peace and I hope you know that you have people who care and feel your pain.


Louise Hodges wrote:

I never knew Harry but have the absolute honor of working with Mary Chris. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Thoughts and prayers from Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Mary Jo Talkington wrote:

Ronny was a lovely woman and I so enjoyed her humor and wit the few times I spend with her in the company of her relatives - the Jenning's. Thank you Jacky for letting me be a part of her life.


Tom Harrold wrote:

Ken was a co-worker and a friend. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.


Jeff Bakiares wrote:

Georgiana was a great a neighbor and I have many fond memories of her and Ken. May she rest in peace. Please accept our condolences.


Anne Schmieder wrote:

Mary Lou, words can not express my sorrow over the passing of Harry. I do have fond memories of him at St. Phillip. Harry was a fun and memorable guy. A head injury of his nature was very sad and I am glad he did not linger. It could have been devastating both to Harry and to his family, esp. to you, Mary Lou. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Anne


Rosette McLeod wrote:

Our deepest condolences. Sending our prayers. Love Rose, Romy, Rosette and Dave


Rosette McLeod wrote:

Our deepest condolences. Sending prayers Love Rose, Romy, Rosette and Dave


Cary & Paula Bastian wrote:

Georgiana, was a very nice lady, who will be missed by family and friends. She loved getting together with our loud family.. lol



Michele Mandala wrote:

One of the kindest, most supportive, happiest people I've ever known. I will treasure my memories of him. You're all in my prayers. Love, Michele


Rocco and Nina Messana wrote:

Mary Lou and family, so sorry for the loss of Harry. We met Harry though our friendship with Sharon and Joe LaMarra, parties and dinners at Shanty Creek MI and again in Bonita Springs FL. What a great time we all had for years. He will be missed, I am sure he is giving Jesus an hear full In heaven. We loved his easy spirit, fun nature and will miss him! Love and strength to you all in the coming difficult days. You are in our prayers. Love Rocco and Nina Messana


Carmeliza dela Paz wrote:

Your warm smile and caring hugs will always remain in our hearts. Our prayers and condolences to the Ricafort family. May God hold you tightly on this time of sorrow. Grant eternal rest unto the soul of Ronnie, O Lord, and May he Rest In Peace. The dela Paz Family


Alysha Mudaliar wrote:

We are sorry for your loss. Georgiana has left an amazing imprint on all of your hearts. May she Rest In Peace.


Rachel Greenblatt wrote:

Luis painted our house over the years, and each time spent we got to know him and more. He was the kindest, most positive person I can recall every meeting. Our young girls loved talking with him and asking him questions, always asking “is Luis coming to paint today?”. He always came into our home with such a calm and happy spirit, and we are forever grateful that we were lucky to know him. Our condolences go out to his family, who is spoke about with tremendous love and admiration, he will be missed by so many.


Thomas L Cobb wrote:

Mary Lou and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. Harry was a kind and considerate man. we loved his stories and conversation was great. The many years of hunting and Fly fishing at the cabin in Harrietta,Mi with his sons and my sons Brian, Gary,Steve and Jason will be memory's forever. Our visits to the Chicago apartment for evening dinners, Mass, downtown trips to concerts, bars, all great memory's. RIP Harry, you will always be with us. Our family prayers to you Mary Lou and Family. We love you all. Tom and Jan Cobb and family's.



Mark & Lisa Macabuag wrote:

A warm smile and kind soul... forever memories ingrained in our hearts. Ronnie Will be missed by many and is loved dearly by all In the family, May eternal light shine upon him as he rests in peace.


Jean Brandt wrote:

Harry, I was so very sorry to hear of your passing. Mary Lou and family, my heart goes out to you. When we moved to Palatine so many years ago, you were always there with a smile and a friendly voice and when 5 o’clock came around, it was always time for a cocktail. You were there for the kids birthdays and welcomed Bill into the neighborhood. Thank you for being such a great person. Love you Harry.


Del Sisson wrote:

Oh, Harry. It is with such joy and laughter that I think back over our long friendship. You and Marylou were brand new newlyweds in the late summer of 1965. You were just moving into your first apartment together at Woodward and Lincoln in Royal Oak with your wedding gifts and the mixed collection of aged and new furniture with which you would make your first home. And Bob and I, likewise brand new newlyweds, were identically doing the very same thing in the apartment downstairs across the hall. You were working and taking classes toward your degree at Oakland University and Bob was doing the same but at Wayne. Marylou and I were both elementary teachers. It seemed your whole body was charged with electricity. You were observant, opinionated and communicated with ease. Your head was filled with plans. Marylou chuckled at some of your conclusions and offered alternate views when she felt they should be considered. She, from the start, was establishing a foundation of quiet strength and trust upon which you could rely and the two of you could build a life together. I will always remember the day Mary Chris was born and you knocked on our door and flew into our apartment saying, “Oh my God, I need a drink. You have no idea what I’ve been through!” You regaled us with the horrendously stress-filled day you had spent with Marylou in labor. I remember waiting a bit impatiently to finally hear about Marylou and the baby. It was only some time later after I too had had the experience of waiting endlessly while someone I loved was going through an ordeal over which I had no control that I came to truly understand that day. I remember our times with you and your kids at Marylou’s family’s cabin down the road from the tin cabin and near Tippy Dam. Getting there required a feat of sustained courage and driving skill to navigate the slippy slidy sand road that was the only way in and out. I remember seeing for the first time salmon heaving themselves bodily upstream and over the dam to spawn. I remember Mary Chris’s little face – she was probably five or six - behind the long table we covered with the wild morel mushrooms that we had collected. Jeff was just a pipsqueak. I remember celebrating New Year’s Eve of 1972-3 at a wonderful party you and Marylou hosted at the apartment complex you managed, I think, on Opdyke Road. Our own firstborn, Heidi, was just three weeks old, and it was the first time we had ever hired a babysitter. Though the babysitter probably had more experience than I with babies, I had still carefully written out multiple pages of “what to do ifs.” It was your very good idea that we buy season’s tickets for the plays at Meadowbrook and go out to dinner first. Each month we enjoyed cocktails before a wonderful meal at a restaurant that was accompanied by lovely wines and perhaps an after dinner drink. But then when the lights went down in the theater, so did our eyelids. You were one of the regulars at deer camp that Bob hosted at our cabin at Forest Lake. Although some actual hunting was allegedly done, most of the time was spent eating, drinking and shooting the breeze. Bob would plan the meals in advance, and you coined his nickname “Bob-in-a-Box” because at the foundation of many of his meals was a box of prepared and pre-measured ingredients to which he only needed to add meat and perhaps onions and some tomato sauce. I remember the joy of being with you and Marylou at the weddings of our kids. I remember watching your eyes overflowing with tears as you prepared to walk Mary Chris down the aisle to Arne. I remember how the preliminary planning and concerns of Heidi’s wedding disappeared when I saw your smiling faces and knew that sharing this celebration with you was simply going to be fun. I remember what wonderful co-conspirators you and Marylou were in pulling off the surprise party for Bob’s 70th birthday at Folly Beach in South Carolina. I see you making yourself comfortably indispensable in the kitchen helping with the food, and you and Marylou walking contentedly together barefoot up the beach. And your wonderful duplex on Addison! I remember listening to your plans for renovating the garden level space and then hearing of the work you and Jeff had done to make it into the perfect little haven that it is with its baseball memorabilia, wonderful music, espresso machine and perfect spots for reading the paper. I remember Kelly in her Cubbies hat waving cars into your parking spots for the game at Wrigley Field. I loved your little grassy backyard and that we had leisurely afternoon cocktails there before dinner. I’ve loved the time you and Marylou have spent with us here at Forest Lake and very practically your ways of preparing oatmeal and chicken salad that I have now fully claimed as my own. And most recently we have treasured the easy conversation we shared over cocktails on Zoom during the pandemic quarantine with you in Palatine and us in Charleston. And I have been especially grateful for your initiative and patience in mentoring me in be able to hold my own Zoom meetings. You and Marylou have been the force that has kept reaching out and drawing us all back together again. And being back together has always immediately felt like home. I have watched you evolve from a young man with drive and a great deal of promise into a truly excellent and interesting man of substance and compassion: a connoisseur and a benefactor. It is with the wisdom, love, infinite strength and steadiness of Marylou at your side that you were empowered to emerge like a butterfly as your finest self. Farewell, and thank you, our irreplaceable friend. Del Sisson April 15, 2020


Pete Bastian and Vickie Sponaugle wrote:

Georgiana was a very sweet lady. She always loved to grab your cheeks and give you a kiss. We loved playing left right center with her when she started winning she would light up. It was always fun being around her and talking about her travels and her family. She will be dearly miss by all.


Mark Fuelling wrote:

Proverbs 3:5 (NASB) Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. My sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear Patrick.


Ron Borja wrote:

Paul, Pilar - condolence to your family. I was shocked to learn about this from my parents. We'll keep you all in our prayers. And know God is always there. God bless always. Ron, Rhea, Jacob, Ryne



Noemi Lopez and Family wrote:

May the Lord God “lighten your darkness”. Eternal rest grant unto Patrick, Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him.


Peg Duffy Cello wrote:

So very sorry for your loss. Worked with Dale in the 70's in M.E.G. our narcotics unit. He was easy to work with and so dependable. We stayed in touch occasionally over the years. Seems he was always traveling to a new adventure. He will be missed.



Rowen & Juliet Luna wrote:

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Tedeski family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult moment. May his soul Rest In Peace.🙏



Dora & Don Mecko wrote:

Dale, you truly lit up the world by all the tremendous good you did. May you now rest in peace. We now pray for Sandy and your family to heal and begin life without you.


Shannon Glazier (Former QAS 7th/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher) wrote:

Patrick was such a joy to have in class. I will never forget his kind smile and how he laughed with his friends. He truly lit up the room when he walked in it. I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss and please know that I am keeping your family and Patrick in my thoughts and prayers.


Kathi, Chris, Jake & Sam wrote:

Aunt Delores was one of the kindest souls you could know. She loved her family and made everyone feel welcome. I can’t ever remember a time when she wasn’t smiling. We are so thankful we were there to celebrate her 90th Birthday. Our hearts are broken, but we know she is reunited with Sam and is looking down and watching over her family and friends. She will be sorely missed..



Mary Peer wrote:

Pilar, Paul and Peter— Patrick has such a special place in our hearts. We pray for you that you feel the loving arms of Jesus wrap around your family and give you comfort and peace. With much love, Mary, Zach, Stuart, Maizy and Cooper



Cheryl L Peterson wrote:

You were always an angel Aunt Marilyn, but God called upon you and now you are with Uncle Joe and my mom and dad. You were a second mother to me after mom passed away (Carolyn) and I could always turn to you for advice and confide in. You will always be alive in my heart full of wonderful memories.


The McCarthy Family wrote:

Our deepest condolences on your unbearable loss. Patrick was one of the kindest boys at QAS and we appreciated his grace and goodness. May God Bless and watch over you all - you are in our prayers.


Ervin Sengla wrote:

I am truly saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family He always impressed me with his kind demeanor and sincere dedication to his work. And what a great sense of humor. Such a decent man. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and condolences to you and your family.


Ervin Sengla wrote:

Words will never express how sorry I am to hear about the passing of Dale. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. I had the chance to meet Dale in Albania and we had a very nice time thanks to his calmness and nobility as well. His positivity I hope will inspire you to get through this difficult time. He always impressed me with his kind demeanor and sincere dedication to his work. And what a great sense of humor. Such a decent man. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and condolences to you and your family. Vinny


M Diane Daum wrote:

I worked with Dale stateside in New Orleans after Katrina.. Something different for both of us being used to oconus assignments. We found mutual humor in every incident most people would be appalled about. We discussed politics, tactics, cases we had worked and places we had missions. He was easy to be around and to know we had each other's 6.


Rosie Pagalan wrote:

My heartfelt condolences to you Kay and the rest of the family.


Ivy Joyce Marie Cuestas- Mamadra wrote:

My heartfelt condolences to Kay and the family! Rest in peace po.


Mrs. Herr wrote:

My deepest sympathies go out to all of Patrick's family members. Patrick was one of my 7th grade students and was always respectful and caring to others. May you find peace to know that Patrick will be watching over you from God's eternal kingdom. Sincerely, Mrs. Herr (former 7th grade math teacher)





John , Maria, Shawqi Rayyan wrote:

our condolences to your family ,our son shawqi knew from class and the football team may he rest in peace god bless


Michael G. Kornacker wrote:

I am so sorry to read this. You were such a nice person to me. I will inform your friends what I found out here. Gerry, I'm so glad we have a God in heaven who has promised a future day of resurrection.


Maureen McDonald-Hoffman wrote:

My condolences Sandy and family. Many fond memories of Palatine days. So sorry for your loss.


Hannah Soriano MFC Handmaid wrote:

.bPaul and sPilar, Our deepest and heartfelt condolences. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.. May Patrick Rest in Peace.


Joe Baldwin wrote:

Farewell to a kind gentleman, American patriot, and dear friend who did so much for others. May God rest his soul and comfort his family during these trying days.


Christina Gurley wrote:

I love you Kasey and wish I could have met you in real life; however, I was lucky enough to spend so much time with you virtually! You have forever touched my life. You were always so sweet and genuine. Thank you for serving our country and the sacrifice you made to do so. You will forever be missed! I wish I could see your icon pop up on PSN, just one more time. Rest easy! Thank you for all the time and love you shared with me!


Brenda O'Connor wrote:

Sorry for your loss.


Beilke Family (Kenneth, Denise & Jennifer) wrote:

No amount of words can express the pain you are going through. Our hearts break for your family. We are sending you love, and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.


Mrs. Vicki Kurzydlo wrote:

Dear Dejan, I am heartbroken to hear of your father's passing. Please know that you, your mom, and family members are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and peace to you honey.


Maurice Thomas Family wrote:

We morn and grieve with you. Our hearts and prayers are with you. As a son, brother and friend, we know that Patrick’s kindness, goodheartedness and spirit touched so many lives. We believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, we believe that his faith will help your family get through this difficult time. Thomas Family



Lawrence Gaudet wrote:

Rich, I will miss you very much. Your friend ship was base on kindness, honesty, and forgiveness. Go with God, IGOR.



Gandjar Gunadi-Indonesia wrote:

I called him “Pak Dale”. He was the warmest man i’ve ever met, it’s not easy to forget him. Rest In Peace Pak Dale


Amy Francisco-Gomez wrote:

Dear Pilar, words are not enough to comfort you during this very difficult time. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. Rest In Peace Patrick.


Kristin (Czerwinski) Shuman wrote:

Paul and Pilar, Your Mom called me tonight and told me the news. My heart is broken for you. I cannot begin to imagine the pain you are going through. Please know that you are all in our prayers, and that we pray for God to wrap you in his arms and comfort you at this very difficult time.


Fr. Seraphim (Alex) Dedes wrote:

My condolences to Irene and the whole family. May Demetri live forever with our Savior Christ! I remember Irene and Demetri's wedding. There is a family photo with the newly-weds, which may be the last one of the whole Korellis clan, Yiayia, Papou, and all Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. I will cherish that memory forever.


Mary E Sears wrote:

We don’t know each other, but I feel so sad to hear of your loss.My deepest sympathy. I’m a parishioner at Queen’s also


Yati Said wrote:

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Wishing well in this time of loss. Stay safe. -from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-


John Putney wrote:

I had the pleasure of working with him overseas. A strong, decisive man with a great sense of humor.He will be missed by all who knew him.



Julie wrote:

Georgiana touched the lives of every nurse that was lucky enough to take care of her. We will miss her dearly! Condolences to her family.


Petrit wrote:

RIP. Dale's bad news.Gina my deepest condolences to you.Your father was a special man.I always will remember him a devoted person to his duty and his family...


Ronald E Dodd wrote:

My condolences to the family. Dale and I served on missions on several occasions. I am at a loss of words on this. RIP Warrior


Don Shaw wrote:

So sorry for your families loss. I worked with Dale in M.E.G. and he was one of our best agents. I was fortunate to have had lunch with Dale and Len Marak about a year ago. I really envied his service to the world seeing the facebook photo's he posted. Due to health problems I will not be able to attend his services but know you will be in my prayers.


Sam Xiong wrote:

I work together with Dale for the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia in 1996-7. We house together along with two other cops and Dale was just like a big brother to me. I’m going to miss you old friend.


Eliza Espiritu wrote:

Ate Ilang, Kuya Paul and Peter Our thoughts are with you. No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. From Espiritu Family


Shay Boyle wrote:

We are all very sorry for your loss. Patrick was a great young man and will be missed. Condolences and prayers from all of us at Notre Dame College Prep.


Robert Buckley wrote:

Remember Dale from the old MEG days in the 70's. He was a fine officer & one of those first rate guys. Please accept my deepest sympathy. RIP


Andrea Boecler wrote:

Dear Paul, Pilar, and Peter, my heart breaks for your unbearable loss. Your Patrick touched so many people's live and is very, very much loved. Please know that your extended family in Illinois and beyond holds you in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. My deepest condolences.



Pippin/Petrou Family wrote:

You are in our thoughts and wishing your family strength. Kamryn referred to Patrick as one of the nicest boys she had the pleasure of growing up with at QAS. Stay strong.


Claravil de Guzman wrote:

Our sincerest condolences, Pilar and family. May our good Lord comfort all of you during this trying time. Eternal rest grant unto the soul of Patrick and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace 🙏



Cabrera Family wrote:

Dear Ate Pilar, Paul, and Peter, you and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are broken and are sorry for this tremendous loss. Patrick, we enjoyed seeing you at the parties. You were always polite whenever we see you. May you rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord. You will always be remembered. Love, Tito Ric, Tita Schy, Alexyss, and Tyler


Jennifer and Holden Seuring wrote:

Our hearts are broken. Patrick was one of my son’s first friends at DePaul College Prep. They met playing football, were in homeroom together and he was the most polite and nicest kid around. He was cool with everyone. They spent hours and hours playing NBA 2K this summer during the wee hours of the nights and Patrick always dominated. Holden will miss him tremendously. To Pilar and the entire Tedeski family, you are in our prayers. We are here for you and always will be.



Kelly and Ava Lobaugh-Depaul Prep Family wrote:

You all have been in our thoughts and prayers.


Stefanie Mingari and Giovanni Hernandez wrote:

Patrick was an amazing kid and a wonderful friend to my son, Giovanni. They were together almost every single day this summer. Our hearts are broken and we pray that your family finds peace knowing that Heaven has gained a sweet Angel. We will miss you Patrick. Please protect your family and R.I.P



Peggy Shannon wrote:

Sandy, thinking of you and family. Albeit brief, I am glad I got to see Dale and you once again. I will always remember when you two fell in love. What a loving couple. Hugs to you and your family.


Bill S. wrote:

Rest In Peace George...


Colin DeJesus wrote:

Patrick was a great kid. Always respectful, responsible, polite, caring, I could go on and on. He always had a smile on his face. I remember the first time we talked, we bonded about both being filipino. I thought it was neat. Patrick, I don’t know if you can see this but if you can, thank you for being such an amazing person.


Bill Montbriand wrote:

He was a a great man.


Roger Wendt wrote:

Fifty years ago, Ken helped me out when he worked with Ed Fifielski in Jefferson Park. I remember him as a kind gentleman and a good lawyer. May his family be comforted at this time of loss.


Marizel Ortaleza-Macasieb wrote:

Condolences to bereaved family, Manong Ambong Rest In Peace


Leanne ( wood) Mcbride wrote:

So sorry Grace


Victor C. Tongson wrote:

Our deepest sympathy & condolences to the bereaved family. May the soul of manong Bong Rest In Peace 🙏 - from Tongson Family


Cora San Juan Brock wrote:

Bong and I were not only from the same family tree, we were also contemporaries and neighbors as kids in our hometown Bani. He was a consistent honor student, loved music, a little shy at times and a man who loved his family to the hilt. Will miss our talks on Facebook, Bong. Say hello to my father, mother and brother up there!! Stay rested in the bosom of our Lord!!! And till we meet again!



Joanne,Joe,Joey Wilimczyk Jessica, Andrew Kyler wrote:

Aunt Dolores You will be truly missed by all family members, you were always kind and very thoughtful, we Love you


AL Maslowski wrote:

I first meet “The Meemster” Deloris in early 2000’s when I started dating Julie. It was Mimi whom convinced Julie to give me a second date – Thank you Mimi !! I will never forget all the times I would come to pick up Julie in Lombard and smell papa’s cooking- it was amazing. My favorite memory was in 2011 I asked Mimi to lunch at the French restaurant in Palatine off of Dundee. I asked Mimi to wear her “Best Sunday Dress” which she laughed about. We had an amazing lunch that lasted for 2 hours as we drank Mimi’s favorite cocktail “Cosmopolitan Martini’s”. I was always amazed at how much love Mimi had for her family and how she showed it in “Everything” she did and said. I always wished I had a mom like Mimi whose love was unconditional, unconstrained and constant who would do anything for her children and family. She was an amazing women who shaped the lives of so many people inside and outside her family. Thank you for the wonderful memories and words of encouragement over the past 20 years- we had a lot of laughs together. You will be missed!!! But you will always have a place in my heart that I will cherish forever. Love you Meemster!!!



Anthony and Charlene Ostrowski wrote:

Aunt Delores. You were a very nice, sweet kind and caring person. Anyone as lucky as us to have you as our Aunt. You will be missed. You are now resting in Jesus’s arms. Love you. Anthony and Charlene


Joanne ,Joe,Joey,Jessica & Andy wrote:

Aunt Dolores You will be missed you were truly loved by all family members you were always kind and very thoughtful


Kathy Murphy wrote:

Your Memory


Kathy Murphy wrote:

A blessing of a thirty year friendship! Our talks and being together were highlights in my life. The love Lorraine shared was a gift, a beautiful lady forever in my heart. Rich, may your warmest memories fill your heart. My prayers are with you always.


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Donna Vogt wrote:

May the Angels and Saints sing and welcome you in heaven. Ima you will always be remembered in our heart.In behalf of Jimbo,Bojie,Jericho and Jeff with sympathy and prayers.


Peg Skinner wrote:

I am so Thankful for having spent two weeks this past February with my Aunt Dolores. We had a great time, we reminisced (especially about Grandma's house, my Dad, and when I lived in Westchester). We laughed and just re-connected. I told it it was such a Blessing to have her at my home for a little while. I told her what a Great Aunt she was and how much she had done for me. I was so happy I got to spoil her a little for a change! Thank you Aunt Dolores, I sure will MISS YOU!


Peg Skinner wrote:

My Wonderful Aunt



Dorothy Harrison wrote:

I remember Lucy asking me if I could babysit Nichole. It was that day Lucy and I became real friends. I remember Lucy calling me and would say Dorothy can you come downstairs I cooked something for you. Lucy has a kind heart and loving spirit. I will never forget you Lucy. I loved you then I love you now and I will love you forever. Rest now my dear friend /sister.


Medora Deason wrote:

Kasey did indeed put up a valiant battle and is now in the arms and paws of so many loved ones. We feel blessed to have known this very special and sweet girl and wish peace to those she has left behind. Her short life has certainly left an impact on the world and may it be a better place because of her.


Harley Shanklin wrote:

Looking back at 40 years on this earth it is easy to remember those who truly cared and impacted my life. Most are those who you would expect, my parents, close friends or relatives, and now my wife and children. It's the unexpected ones though that give me pause and thank God for honor a putting a few others along my path. I met Dolores & Sam as a young, arrogant, selfish kid who couldn't see past his own self at the age of 18. They saw something in me, that up to that point most people didn't, let alone myself. They gave me a home away from and added me to what was and still is a family I hold in the highest regard. A family that they built with the same love and care they showed to a wayward 18 year old kid passing through the Chicago suburbs. As I sit here nearly 22 years later I am both ashamed and grateful. Ashamed that I didn't have the ability to more clearly see at the time the blessings Sam and Dolores bestowed upon me, but grateful that they did. It opened my eyes to what kind of family I wanted and the family we all deserve. I love my family, but Sam and Dolores helped to open my eyes to something I had never seen and have held on to ever since. As I look at my family today, every Sunday sitting around a home-cooked meal, with brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews I am reminded of those Sunday's so many years ago. While they may not be as loud and lack some of the colorful banter, the love is the same. Thank Dolores and Sam. Thank you Adam for helping to make me apart of the family for a short time. Thank you Barry, Susan, and Brooke for doing the same. Thank you Bobby and Michael. Thank you Julie. Thank you Don, Kathy, Stephanie, Chris and the entire Rank family. There are too many of you to thank (lol), but know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Felice Bain wrote:

First off I want to give my condolences to Dolore's family. Thank you for the memories that you have given to me. Spending time with your mother was one of the highlights of my life. I enjoy talking to your mom enjoying out Starbucks our lunches our ventures out thank you for letting me be apart of your lives. I will deeply miss my time with Dolores our talks meant so much to me. I will miss her sweet voice her kind words of advice to me. I'm glad we got to spend time with each other. My heart is broken I know your with good company in heaven at wildfire grill. Dolores you will be missed.








Carl Maniscalco wrote:

My deepest condolences to the family. I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers.


Leonard Pizzuti wrote:

Good Friends, Great Weather, Perfect Day


Leonard Pizzuti wrote:

Rough Crowd


Leonard Pizzuti wrote:

Godfather and Capo


Leonard Pizzuti wrote:

Monkeying around!


Doris Cardone wrote:

R.I.P ken


Leonard and Carol Pizzuti wrote:

We were so saddened to hear of Kens passing and were very fortunate to know him and considered him a friend. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed greatly by all who knew him. We will always remember the laughter and wonderful times we shared. May God Bless his soul and our deepest condolences to his family. GO CUBS!


Al & Carol Pizzuti wrote:

It is with a sad heart that we send our most sincere condolences to Barbara and family. There are so many great memories that will stay with us forever. A true friend who always mad us smile and laugh. Our wonderful times spent together will always be cherished. The world, and all who knew him, will surely miss one very, very SPECIAL person. With everlasting love.... Al & Carol Pizzuti Sterling Hgts, Michigan



Cica Rakidzich wrote:

Pocivaj u miru Draga Mama. Nedostaju mi tvoji telef. pozivi, nedostajes svima tvoja deca Vladimir, Cica, Dragan, Mira i Gigi, 10 unucadi i 13 praunucadi. <3



Cica Rakidzich wrote:

Draga Mama ..Na danasnji dan 6 Avgust 2019 god. preselila si se u Raju . Nedostajes nam mnogo , sa Tobom je deo nas otisao. Ostavila si divne uspomene , tvoja deca : Vladimir , Cica, Dragan , Mira i Gigi , 10 ro. unucadi i 13 prunucadi rado te se secaju , svakoga dana spomenemo Te draga Mama. <3 Volimo Te Mama <3 <3 <3


Anonymous wrote:

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.



Christine Strewe wrote:

'Step forward now Sgt. Lazo, you've borne your burdens well. Go walk a beat on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in hell.' May you rest in God's peace and love and may He wrap your loved ones in His tender comfort. Thank you for your service, sir.


Patty (Maloney) Bedrosian wrote:

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Pat's passing. I pray for peace to fill everyone's hearts knowing she is not suffering any longer. She was a wonderful woman.


Joan Crank wrote:

I loved my sister very much. She was so good to me growing up and a wonderful big sister. I pray our Lord heal all of our hearts for our loss.


Shelby Grazulis wrote:

Grandma, thank you for all the memories, laughs, and stories that I will be telling my own grandchildren one day. You were the best Granny a girl could ask for. Gone but never forgotten. Love you forever! Shelby


~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain wrote:

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Joe 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]


Judi Nichols wrote:

Loved getting to know Pat and being with her. Enjoyed going to lunch ( Lettie Mae's ) and visiting. Will miss you!


Glenn Gentile wrote:

Mrs Benes- Thanks for being a fantastic neighbor and family throughout my child hood and putting up with all my shenanigans as I was growing up. You and your family will be in my prayers.


Ashlee White wrote:

We miss you, Grandma. But we know you will live on in all of us. Forever in our hearts ❤️ Love you! Ashlee


Angela Grazulis wrote:

The Best Mom and Grandma! We Love You! Angela. Shelby, and Samantha


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

Sgt. Joe Lazo, Thank you for your service and dedication. May God now receive you into His open and loving arms. Rest in Peace our brother, your work here is done.


Brian & Rachel Steele (UK) wrote:

John was a kind and thoughtful man and we have many happy memories of him during our frequent visits to Chicago over the last 15 years. John would always make time to ensure we were being looked after or entertained at weekends. Always free to have a lunch or dinner and share his knowledge or opinions with you – even if you did not necessarily need them! A true gent who will be greatly missed.


Kimberly Hawthorne wrote:

Matthew was a wonderful man who loved his family and I'm so glad he found true love with my dear friend Tracy. You could see the love flowing from both of them as they were made for each other. Their union was truly a Blessing. He was a wonderful provider to his family and he will be missed. My heart goes out to Tracy and Matt with prayers of peace at this very hard time. God Bless


Ron & Ruth Schlachter-Sanchez wrote:

Our friendship of 40 plus years met the test of time and with your return to the city, we actually became next door neighbors. Was it fate? Perhaps it was a combination of fate and the assistance of a realtor. Regardless, with the proximity we were able to see each other more frequently and share various activities. In our last conversations, you expressed regret that our friendship could not continue. We have the same regret but looking back, we only have fond memories of our time together. Te extranamos mucho, querido amigo.


Rusty Kutko wrote:

We were saddened to hear of Lucy's passing. She was a very loyal, dedicated and trusted member of Gaertner Scientific for over 30 years and was very well liked and respected by her fellow workers. Lucy was a very kind-hearted and generous person and was well loved by Nicole and her family. As her Gaertner family, we were grateful to have known her. Rusty and Sharlene Kutko


Dave Nick wrote:

Worked with Lucy for about 20 years and I have never met a nicer person. Sorry to hear of passing but I am certain that she is in Heaven and at peace.



Michael Ryan wrote:

I think about you and know you are in my life everyday ...


Linda Babes wrote:

The reviews are in, and the hilarity which Aunt Ruth provided was just shy from being on Johnny Carson. My personal fav trips with her, are on dusty trails from Wickenburg to Sedona, and ending up in Carefree for Happy Hour. Thats not to say, she didn't stop the giggles in Geneva or Chicago......oh, contrar ! At any party, if you were quick enough to grab a seat next to her, your side would soon be splitting, shortly after you landed 😉. ADIOS darlin'....🙋🏻 and Thanks for the Laughs.


Andrew McDowell wrote:

I will miss you dearly and hold your strength (what you can give to me) until the end of my days


Betty Cloud wrote:

We’ve just heard of John’s passing. We are in shock and my deepest sympathy goes out to Kathy and the kids. Loved John !! Betty and Bob Cloud


Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain wrote:

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Kasey 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]


Scott MCLAUGHLIN wrote:

I always loved this picture of her.



Vikki and Pete wrote:

We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of such a beautiful soul. Our deepest condolences.


Matt & Michele Cannon wrote:

With sincere condolences. Matt, Michele, Caitlin and Jack Cannon


Adam Stefanek wrote:

I still think and feel like you’re about to text me. Like you’ll call me and we’ll go on some crazy adventure making it home by the skin of our teeth. You always understood, Kasey. No matter what life had in store for you, you kept rolling on. I will keep your memory alive for as long as I am alive.. that is a promise. Every time I look at the beautiful boxes you helped me make for my foster dads I’m reminded of what a selfless, generous person you were. I love you Kdawg.


Scottie McLaughlin wrote:

The amount of love that people have expressed to me about you, the visits in my dreams, and the bad ass compassion that you coined prove to me you aren't truly gone. Your spirit has touched so many, and your legacy will last generations. Your brothers and sisters, chosen by blood and fate, will carry your spirit on to the next ones. I am forever grateful for our years as best friends. Rest now seester face, and know we will keep the flame you ignited in each and every one of us lucky enough to have called you friend. All of my love. "wet cement.....where?!?!" Sleep well Queen. See you on the other side



Edgar Ruiz wrote:

Kasey was a good friend! I love her so much. We would talk on the phone late at night she was such a wholesome person. I remembered the first time I met her was at the Stevie Nicks “In Your Dreams” signing. She got me and others drunk that morning it was such a fun night. I knew then she was a keeper. I love you friend, rest in power.


John Dobosz wrote:

Sorry for your loss. You have our condolences.


Lynnae Koroll wrote:

We are so sorry, that our little spark plug is gone. That is what I called her as her engery is what I remember most about her. She would always bring a smile to all of us at our Clipped Wings meetings. You may be gone Pat, but differently not forgotten. Dear boys and your families we share in your sorrow.


The Munsell Family wrote:

Our condolences on this Kasey’s 33rd birthday. Be at peace and sleep well sweet child.


Maria and Paul Smith wrote:

Dave, We are so sorry for your loss and we are keeping you and your family in our prayers and thoughts.


Mary Kay Cappitelli wrote:

Heaven has welcomed another angel. I will always remember Kasey as a sweet young girl, running, and laughing with her beautiful long hair bouncing. May she be carefree again. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy.



Graham Gunnell wrote:

You memory will never fade, your loved beyond measure by all who know you. You will remain in their hearts forever. Sleep sweetly in God's arms. X


Ma Cristina Cuadra Gicole wrote:

My aunt was a woman who had smiles to brighten up your day. We only met once during the burial of Lolo Esing here in the Philippines and I was stunned when I first saw her. I can however remember her beautiful young face, her pretty smile and the scent of her favorite perfume, Estee Lauder Pleasures. I can never forget that day, Tita Sonia. May you rest in peace. To my cousins Edward and David, im deeply sorry for your loss 💐



Wendy Lynch wrote:

I am beyond heartbroken to see this. We met in Cali and she is exactly as described. Not only a friend but fellow veteran. Rest In Peace (atlast) my friend. You will always be in my heart. Happy Birthday 🎊


Fr Thomas Nangle, CPD chaplain retired wrote:

If love alone were enough, she’d live with us forever. The only thing worse than losing her would be if we’d never know her. Be in God’s peace now, Kasey, until we hold you again.


Aunt Linda wrote:

I still can't believe you are gone. Way too young. You will be missed! Say hi to all up there from me. Be the guardian Angel to your girls and watch over them as we pray for you & them. XOXOXO



Robert & Renee Young wrote:

You have our deepest condolences and at this time. We are sending prayers to the family . Love the Youngs


Maurice Miles wrote:

Extending our sincerest condolences to the entire family. We are praying for you during this time of bereavement.


Joanne Machain wrote:

I’m so sad to hear of Kens passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



Tina Wagner wrote:

I remember babysitting you as a chubby little toddler. So cute, but a crazy little kid! Love the time we shared the last time I saw you Union Valley Reservoir. Spreading your grandma and grandpa's ashes, my uncle Clyde and Aunt Arlene. You and I had the same sense of humor, so we had each other cracking up the whole time! I love you buddy, you will be missed!!!



Kevin Housman wrote:

I have not known Craig very long but from the day I met him I could tell he had a very good and caring heart he would’ve gave the shirt off his back to anybody I am so glad I Got to know him he was not only one of my employees he became one of my best friends it was never a dull moment when he was around somehow he found a way to make you laugh or smile even if you were having a bad day he was a very hard worker and he talked and cared a lot about his family and will be missed By A lot of people and never will be forgotten. RIP Craig we all love you and miss you Watch down on use be our guardian angel and my condolences go out to his family and friends.



Lilllie and Steve Heitke wrote:

Prayers for the Tenns Family 🙏🏻


Sue parker wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping y’all in my thoughts and prayers! Much love and hugs.


Bob Patinella wrote:

I have nothing but great memories of Louie, ones that I'll have for the rest of my life. May he find peace in Heaven and may his family find strength to deal with such a terrible loss. I'm a better person for having known him!


Misti Shepherd wrote:

Craig was one of a kind person. He loved with his whole heart & had so many strengths. He could turn my whole day around and make me laugh even when I really didn’t want to. He’s the type of person that will never be forgotten. His memory lives on in each one of us that loved him. That can never be taken. Sending prayers for love and comfort to all of his family and friends. Special prayers to his Mom, Dad, brother & his 3 girls ... May u let Gods healing arms wrap around u and guide u through this difficult grieving process. Love you all



Misti Shepherd wrote:

Heaven gained another angel 💔


Linda wrote:

Oh, Dad-it’s been five months since you left us. I miss you so much! Life is so different without you! I love you so much!


Charles F Wrenn wrote:

Our deepest condolences, Louie was a great guy, he will be sorely missed, prayers for the family.



Maureen wrote:

John, you were one of the best salesman ever, great to work with you fir 23 years at Rim, RIP my friend


Kim Smuda wrote:

Louie and Elliot dancing at our company party.



Bob and Daisy Norlander wrote:

Kathy, we are deeply saddened by the passing of John. My sympathies to you and your family. John was an indelible part of my life as a young man. His large presence and laugh will always be with us. God Bless.


Sue pink wrote:

I Remember few years ago Louie stayed over the weekend to paint our house. What an artistic eye! Kind, warm, talented person. R.I.P. Louie. God bless your family!


Don Harris wrote:

The few times that we got together it was clear to me that Matt was a gentleman and a classy guy who adored his family. I regret that I didn't have the opportunity to get to know him better. One of my fondest memories is a great dinner my wife Joanne and I had with Matt, Tracy and Vivienne at a neat Scottsdale Arizona restaurant a couple of years ago. That's the last time I saw Matt, but I never really thought it would really be the last time I would ever see him. I have no words to describe the feelings Tracy and Vivienne and the rest of the family have gone through. We all lost a really great guy far too soon.



Norma Vasquez wrote:

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Elsie Harrison wrote:

John was a very generous and fun loving co-worker. I remember how he would always come in my office and tell me his "joke of the day". They were so silly you just had to laugh!! I also remember how very generous he was when he would buy the entire office ice cream on very hot days. He will always be in my heart and I will miss him dearly!! Thank you for always making me laugh!! God bless you always!!


Family Gutierrez Cotonieto wrote:

We met and spent Christmas with Luis and his family last year. It was our first time meeting him and even though the night was short it was clear that Luis was a great and welcoming person. May god be with his family during this tough time, and may Louis Rest In Peace knowing that he is deeply loved by friends and family.


Luz Barcenas wrote:

My deepest condolences to his family! I had the pleasure to meet Louie, back in 2009. My husband, Eddie (Scooby), said he wanted his uncle to help him choose the color of his daughter's nursery. When I met him, I knew he was genuinely kind and caring. I could tell he liked to make people happy. I had mentioned the color yellow for the nursery, and the next day he brings a variety of yellow samples to the apartment. He took the time to make sure we were pleased and gave us advice about being first-time parents. He said that family is everything! The family will always be there for you. ALWAYS LOVED, NEVER FORGOTTEN, FOREVER MISSED!



Laura Tan wrote:

Rest In Peace my friend.


Kim Smuda wrote:

Louie had a knack of making everyone feel special. He was such a loving and caring person. He will be greatly missed.


J Kevin Chapman wrote:

John and I went to Mary, Seat of Wisdom and Loyola. A great guy and I am so sad for his family. we lost a good man.


Chaz Abbate wrote:

Dear Joanne and family. I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your loving mother. I wish everyone the best through this difficult time. May her memory be eternal. ❤️🙏


Mark Kelly wrote:

Knowing John at Loyola Academy, playing on the football team with him and meeting many years later to celebrate those memories was a treasure that I will always remember. He was a generous, kind, fun and caring person throughout the years. My deepest sympathy to all the Jackson family,


Jean kochis wrote:

My memories of your dear mother were of happy times when I was young and we would all get together at uncle Pete and aunt Stella's house for special occasions. She was a dear sweet, kind lady to everyone always. May Our Lord God comfort you and give you and the your entire family strength at this most difficult time of the loss of your dearest mother. May Elsie's memory be eternal. God's blessings, Jean


Anna Zajler wrote:

Louis had an amazing sense of humor- one of his many amazing talents. He had an extreme knack of being calm and cool when getting his point across. There’s one time that still stays with me and makes me bust every time I think of this occasion. It was a while back where family would be gathering for Thanksgiving at another dear family friend,Norman Smith’s, residence. I remember sitting at the table , my mom , Pauline, also at the table . Arrives Louis and family - he comes to the table and greets us - looks at Pauline and comments on her hair. He mentions how nice it was looking and said , Your hair looks nice- you have Justin Bieber hair going on . Again he’s calm , smiley and ooooh- did I loose it. Every time I am stressed/ irritated - I think of that . It makes me smile - laugh hard - and I’m happy again. Truly a great moment in time . Another great asset of Louis is that he always looked you in the eye when speaking - he was always giving you his Full attention . I loved that about him . He will be deeply missed .



Bobby wrote:

Miss all those beautiful BBQ’s we used to make! Miss your smile, miss your courage, miss your voice, MISS you my brother! Till we meet again. Love you!


Gary & Meradean Gifford wrote:

To the Wiberg daughters - So sorry to see in today's TR that your dad had passed. We enjoyed playing bridge with your parents & had a nice visit with your dad when they were selling home here. Jody also sends her sympathies.


James and Wendy Duff wrote:

Our condolences Billy, we are thinking and praying for your family


Mark Walsh wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you celebrate Helen’s life and the legacy she leaves behind. The Walsh Family


John and Jo wrote:

John was a good man with a kind heart. He always made you feel comfortable and always made you laugh. When visiting his home, John was a great host always making sure you started the party with your favorite drink in hand. Christmas time will never be the same without your humor (and without the lottery tickets you bought each of us!) The parties in heaven will be so much more boisterous with you there. We will miss you dear brother-in-law.


Charles Abbate Family wrote:

May her memory be eternal. Our condolences to all the family.


Norman wrote:

Vicki, Taylor and Spencer. I was saddened to hear that your beloved Louie was called home. He fought a good fight and now he is finally at peace. May his light shine eternal.


Steve Baer wrote:

See you soon, Uncle Rich! We ❤️ you!


terry w george wrote:

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Kim. You have been in our prayers and will continue to be as you begin your journey through grief.


Catherine Costello wrote:

A fabulous and dynamic woman. I am grateful to have known such a beautiful woman. She was full of kindness and loving grace.


Marijo Hoecker wrote:

Altought we are not blood in our family, but the Johnson family are part of our family. Our mother, Lorraine Hoecker and Eraine were best friends since birth. My best memories of her that we get together after Christmas as she and Gail came over our place for the dinner until she moved to South Carolina. We were grateful to have her while she lived in the earth for 90 years. May she Rest In Peace!


Deborah Post wrote:

We are very sorry for your loss



My condolences


Louise Kuziw wrote:

Although not a blood relative, she has been our Aunt Eraine all our lives. Our Mother and Aunt Eraine were the best of friends from birth, initially because their mothers were best of friends. Then because they chose to remain close. There wasn't a family function or event that she was not invited to. My greatest memories were the after Christmas get togethers with Mom, Aunt Eraine, her daughter Gail, and I. We did it every year till she moved away. She is part of our family, and remains lovingly in our hearts. Aunt Eraine, God bless, and enjoy your reunions with all those you love and who have gone before you. Love, the Hoecker families.


Jerry Vasilatos wrote:

It was with great shock and sadness this evening that I discovered Tom's passing in February. I myself was out of the social loop while in the hospital that month and wish I could have paid proper condolences. Tom was a wonderfully generous and positive soul who was supportive and helpful to so many people I am so very upset he is no longer with us. R.I.P. Tom.


John Contreras wrote:

I was assigned to T-13 out of the Fire Academy June of 1987 and this is where I met Andy. I was the new guy in the house and fresh meat to Andy...Andy was very good to me in the house and at fires...Always showed my what was expected of me at the house and most of all the little things that I missed at a fire. He took the time to show things I never learned in the Fire Academy, stuff you learn on the job...A tough worker at the fires and one who knew how to have a good time...God Bless you Andy...Later in the day I shall have a toast or two in your remembrance...My prayers are with your family for comfort and strength. John RET CFD T-13


Mercedes Mora-Nowinski wrote:

So very sorry for your loss. May you find peace Jodi.


Raymond Hoffelt wrote:

My condolences to Ken's wife Jodi, his entire family, and his may friends. Ken has help me many time and been a friend. He will surely be missed by many. Peace be with you Ken.


Kieran Sheridan wrote:

Kenny was one of life's true gentlemen. If Kenny was in the room there was always a voice of reason. He brought with him a smile and positivity and in every interaction he was forever helpful. Just the man you needed when there was a crisis. He will be sorely missed but leaves behind a lasting legacy in those he mentored and nurtured. My sincerest condolences to his loving family.


Scott Sheehan wrote:

Growing up with my Uncle Andy was like a wild adventure. A fun adrenaline ride for some and scary for others. Wherever you went no ever asked is Andy here, because you knew he was there the second you walked into the room. That’s why it was funny when I worked with him that his motto was, “Make it look like we weren’t there, “ to make sure our work was complete and the place was left spotless. Unlike his work motto he left his mark that he was here. He will be missed.


Dan Gracer and Family wrote:

Jimmy, my deepest condolences to you and you mom on your loss. Stay strong and please accept our thoughts and prayers



Stefanie sheehan wrote:

Andrew Sopko


Stefanie sheehan wrote:

My Dear godfather i will always miss you your Cali flake (goddaughter.).. you’ll appreciate this my first attempt at this was deleted . Forever missing you and in my heart


Dennis O’Keeffe wrote:

Jodi and Jimmy, Kathy and I want you both to know how devastated we were when we heard about Ken. He was a great friend and boss. I am truly blessed to have known him. He always put family first. Will miss talking to him and always saying we were going to get together for that brunch. God bless you both.



Christopher Sheehan wrote:

Always admired, always loved


Yvonne Bruce wrote:

So sorry for your loss Coach Jimmy and Mrs Warrick , Love Niamh Bruce and whole Bruce family.


Karen Sopko Sheehan wrote:

I’m forever Grateful for my Brother Andy who was my ROCK!! Whenever I called he would be there. To fix plumbing issues, electrical issues Matters of the Heart. Your memory will live forever in our Hearts! You were always there through thick and thin! Lovingly KO


Lisa LoVallo and Family wrote:

I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Andrew. May he rest in peace.


Greg Stopka wrote:

Ken was a great friend back in high school. He was liked by all. Always so pleasant. I will miss him. RIP my friend.


Michael G. Kelly wrote:

My heartfelt condolences to Ken's family and friends. We've lost an O'Hare icon. He took great pride in everything he did. He'll be sorely missed by all who knew him.


Kevin Brusek wrote:

Very sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I worked with Ken at O'Hare for many years, he was a great guy and always seemed dedicated to his job and making O'Hare a safer place. Our whole team out here will miss working alongside him.


Lisa Wax, Former Illinois Masonic EMS wrote:

Dear Jodi and Jimmy, Ken was a phenomenal, professional gentleman who would always help others with ANYTHING that anyone needed. It was an honor and pleasure to work with him for many years! Ken made O’Hare disaster drills tolerable & fun!!! I am very sorry for your loss. Ken was so proud of his family-he was always sharing stories and “news”. I know he will continue to watch over you ( and his O’Hare family). I will keep you in my prayers.


Dina wrote:

How sad to hear. I worked for Kay many many years ago at the cab company. It seems like she lived a wonderful life.


Heidi Ann Benaman wrote:

Ken I was so saddened to hear you left this physical earth. My thoughts and prayers to your loved ones. I wish you peace...



Claire, Maggie, Patrick and Katie Maguire wrote:

All our love and prayers, to Jimmy and family - Claire, Maggie, Patrick and Katie Maguire


Rich Evans wrote:

I've worked with Ken for 25 years. He "showed me the ropes" when I was "the new guy," and was always there for me, as an example, mentor and sounding board. Ken was probably the most dedicated and conscientious professional I've worked with at the airport, but he was also the kindest and most considerate. He made every place, and every effort he entered a better one. I miss him deeply already, and offer my very deepest sympathy to Jodi and Jimmy.


Dr Sandy Block wrote:

Dear Jodi and James, Kenny was one of the best people I’ve known. I worked with him for many years. Ken was always welcoming, helpful, sincere, funny, and dedicated. He was very proud of his family and he spoke highly of his wonderful son and Jodi. I feel very lucky to have known him, and will always keep memories of him close to me. Dr Sanford Block


Donna Zommer wrote:

We always felt Ken was part of the family. We all had such good times together. He will be surly miss. Our love to you . Donna, Don, Denise Laura


Lourdes A Rodriguez wrote:

My condolences to Jodi and Jimmy on your loss. Kenny was a great boss and friend and I will miss him. May God bless and comfort your family during this sad time. Que Dios los bendiga!



Louis Lencki III wrote:

Peace to You , And.Your Family


Lourdes A Rodriguez wrote:

Kenny I am sadden by your sudden passing. May God bless you on this next journey. You were always a great boss and friend and I will miss you dearly! My deepest condolences to your family Jodi and Jimmy. QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA!


Peggy Murphy wrote:

So so sorry for your loss Jodi and family . Xxxooo


Yashira Robles wrote:

My deepest condolences to the Warrick family. I had the honor to have met Kenny when I joined the CDA family and he welcomed me with open arms. No ask was too big or small for him. He's willingness help was admirable. He treated like a work-daughter, with kindness, love and respect. May the Lord welcome him in heaven and grant his immediate and extended family peace and comfort during this time of grief.


scott loeff wrote:

Ken was a great co worker. He was one of the best managers I have ever worked with as he cared about his employees but also willing to make the tough calls. He went above and beyond. My condolences to his family.


Catherine Costello wrote:

Ken will always be remembered as a wonderful and kind father and coach. Christopher has beautiful memories of his time spent with him and the family. I know his memory will be eternal.


Steve Glickman wrote:

Jodi and Jimmy, please accept my deepest condolences. Ken was a fixture in the hockey community and for our Flyers association when Jimmy played here. Always had a smile, an electric personality and a given boost of energy around the rinks. The biggest fan of Jimmy and his hockey pursuits. We will all sorely miss Ken.


Carmen Valdez wrote:

Ken was a loving husband, father and a hard working man. I had the pleasure of with Ken for 20 years. There was NOTHING that he wouldn't say NO to. He would help everyone and do anything. He is a huge loss to the CDA family. He was fun to work with and I will miss my friend. Until we meet again. Jodi and Jimmy my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on your loss.


Deborah D Rigoni wrote:

Sending love, concern and sympathy to Judy Fegan, her children and all members of the Austin Family upon the death of Mrs.Sheila Austin. Mrs. Austin was a remarkable woman who raised a close, caring family. She lived a long and colorful life. May she rest in peace now that she has been lifted from her tired, earthen vessel and been reunited with the many loved ones who preceded her in death. What a glorious reunion that will be! I know Nanny will be remembered in the tales told by family members and that she will live on in the minds and hearts of those who knew her well. God bless you and keep you Sheila Austin!


Carolyn Marshall wrote:

Ken you will be greatly missed, CDA family, my deepest sympathy to the family, God bless you all.


Carl Ostrowski Ret.CFD Cyd Gajewski U of C. EMS wrote:

Ken, rest in peace and may God bless you. We thoroughly enjoyed all our interactions throughout the years during our time on the Chicago fire department and various other activities. Thank you for your 30 years of service in the OEMC at O'Hare field. We know you will always have the best interest of the members first and foremost. Going to miss all of those hockey conversations when our paths would cross also. To Jodi and Jim, and the rest of the family Our thoughts and prayers and our heartfelt condolences are with you.


Patrick Harney wrote:

Kenny was a good friend, a good worker and a great man. I could always count on Ken anytime and anywhere. He will be sorely missed. I am proud to call him a good friend. I miss him already. Prayers to you, Jodi and Jimmy.


Thomas McCarthy wrote:

Prayers and condolences Don and family


Neil wrote:

Joyce, my condolences to you and your family. I was very sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. He was a lot of fun to work with. Thanks for the opportunities brother. Rest In Peace, Greek


Jim Joyce wrote:

Kenny was a thoughtful considerate co-worker who would always step up to help find a way to help you solve a problem. He always went the extra mile and helped me out in more ways than I could count. He left much too soon, Prayers and condolences to his family.


Ben Ojeda wrote:

My condolences to the Warrick family. Ken was a great guy to work for, and will truly be missed. Worked with him for 15 years. He was the type of guy that if you're straight with him, he will always have your back. Truth be told, he's the only person I had in my business contacts that when his email or call came in, I answered and responded right away. At CDA, he was go to guy for everything. You'll be missed Ken!!!!



Yashira Robles wrote:

My most heartfelt condolences to the Warrick's family. Ken was truly one of a kind,... warm, funny, never a dull moment and oh so caring. From day 1 he welcomed me into his work family with open arms. God had gained a huge angel. You'll missed dearly Kenny!


Tom Trybus wrote:

I worked with Ken for about 18 years at O’Hare. I loved working with him - he was one of the good guys... I will miss him dearly.


Steve furman wrote:

I served with Jim in the Marine Corps when we were both with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines on Okinawa in 1961. We were good friends and he was a fine Marine, well respected by his fellow officers and admired by the troops. His family and fellow Marines have my deepest sympathy at this sad time. Jim, we had a lot of fun when were together and you are missed from our ranks...R.I.P. Jimmy Lyne and Semper Fi, Marine...Steve Furman, Major, USMC


Myrna Palmisano wrote:

May God be with the Doles family during this sad time - and always. May God hold you close as he is holding Aunt Betty today. So sorry for your loss. Love to all.


Carl & Judy Wisniewski wrote:

Comfort and blessings to the family and their loss. Mary, may the angels lead you into paradise!


Craig & Linda Munch wrote:

Jim was a great lifelong friend and dear fraternity brother. So many wonderful memories which we will always have and cherish. Our prayers go out to all of Jim's family and loved ones.


Laurie Boyce-Steinhauser wrote:

Keeping your family in our prayers and thoughts. So sorry for the loss of your wonderful mom.


Don Duffey wrote:

I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Jim. He was a great colleague at Zurich; I learned so much from him over the years. Jim was always on top of his work. He was passionate and did a great job of bringing together colleagues to deliver, and not afraid to speak-up when things didn't seem right. My sincere condolences to the family.


Lisa A Dimberg wrote:

Dear Ralph, I am so very sorry to hear that Mary passed away this past March. She was such a sweet and wonderful person! My sincere condolences for your loss..



Judy Perillo wrote:

So very sorry for your loss. God rest her soul.


Coleen Hickey wrote:

Judy was my friend for 50 years will miss her dearly. Till we meet again my friend. RIP


Jesse wrote:

I know we had our ups and downs in the past, but my heart truly aches. I am so, so sorry Inga.



Mira Mraovic wrote:

With my deepest sympathies .



Christina Poon wrote:

So sorry for your loss. In memory of Kevin O'Donnell


Kathleen Quinn Snelten wrote:

Judge Jack Hechinger was a loyal friend to my father, James Quinn. A kind and influential friend to our family. A wonderful judge, husband, and father. He will be missed.


Meg wrote:

Aunt Mary is at peace in the arms of Uncle Ed again. Thank you for all your love. I enjoyed so many moments, while sharing your salsa. So much fun was had in the welcoming home that you made. Godspeed and love! Deepest condolences to all of your family!!


helen wrote:

Jeannie was a delight. Although the world was not always kind to her, she retained a joyful outlook on life. This world has certainly lost a shining angel and heaven has gained a new one. i am thankful I knew Jeannie, she was always fun and interesting to interact with


Cathy Sullivan Hofmann wrote:

Before Kevin was my brother in law he was my dear high school friend. When I dated his best friend, he would go with us and keep the laughter going in the back seat of the car. Meanwhile he was falling in love with my sister! My Dad would say Kev and I “went to different colleges together “ when we were both in Philadelphia for school, great friends. Kev, always in love with Beth! What a great man he became over the years!! What a great family he and Beth raised! I’m so sad he’s left us- yet we will see him again! He’s with our Savior Jesus Who is no doubt laughing His head off with His precious friend and brother Kevin O’Donnell.


Sister Carmen,Sam,y Familia wrote:

Maria,I'sure God was waiting for you with open arms.On the side con todo respeto was my PINCHE CUNADO ED,con abrazos y besos.TOGETHER AT LAST.



Kevin was an excellent lawyer and an amazing human being. Street smart, yet compassionate. Confident but humble. He took a special interest in his clients and he loved to work hard. I know he loved his family and was a man of faith. He will be missed.


Holly (Fulford) O’Connell wrote:

Deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the O’Donnell family. I will always remember Kevin as being so helpful, always with a smile and a funny story. I can’t imagine how you will miss him, but I know his happiness came from a family who dearly loved him . He will be so missed by so many.



Charice Puckett wrote:

I would like to say I had the pleasure of being with Mary Ryan talking ,walking ,and watching old movies I enjoyed being able to spend time with her. May you rest in Heavenly Peace!


Jeanne Sullivan Goss wrote:

Kevin... I miss you already. You are one of the best human beings in my life. It was a privilege to have you as a brother-in-law for almost 50 years. Thank you for your love and wisdom. And humor!!! I will always love you and remember all the good times laughing. You're in good hands!


Alex Karros wrote:

With deepest sympathies 🙏


Mary Ann White wrote:

So sorry for your loss. I knew Jeannie from her participation in the REACH program at St. Theresa. She always contributed her gift of music during Christmas celebrations. plays and REACh masses. Heaven just added another member to their angel choir. Thoughts and prayers.


Pam Stoltz wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with Beth and the family. I had the honor to work with Kevin when he was President of the Palatine Park District Gymnastics Club. He was always available, thoughtful, and fun. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten Love and Hugs, Pam Stoltz



Brendan Healy wrote:

We will never forget how welcoming she made her home for all of us growing up. May God put her in a special place.


Lou Sbarboro wrote:

Kevin, I remember those Circuit days back in Hoffman Estates. We had some fun. I will remember you for your love of family, dedication to the law, and the silly laugh of yours that is making me smile now! May you now take your rest and walk with the Angels my friend.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻


Sam Betar wrote:

A true gentleman and a great guy and lawyer. I'm sorry for your loss.



The Strelzyk Family wrote:

Dear Ryan Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a special woman. May she rest in peace.


Elizabeth Ahlenius wrote:

Jeannie was an integral part of our family, growing up in the neighborhood and seeing her at church or around Palatine. Her genuine approach to everything in life was done with great heart, enthusiasm and determination. I was always amazed at how simplistic she lived her life, noting every detail with such precision. And, I always knew when she was at mass, for her voice carried making it sound like Bea was in the house. I am heartbroken to hear that Jeannie has left this earth, but find comfort in knowing she was welcomed by Bea and Bob. What I would give to live - if only for a moment - and be able to see life through Jeannie’s eyes, with the faith of a child. My love, sympathies and prayers are with you all.



Colleen Delaney wrote:

My deepest condolences to Andy and Sarah O'Donnell on the loss of their father/ father in law. My thoughts and prayers are with you both, Riley, and your family during this time. Rest in peace, Mr. O'Donnell. You will be missed!


Myrna Heffernan wrote:

My heartfelt condolences to Beth and family. Kevin was the kindest and funniest guy you would have the privilege of knowing. He was one in a million. He will be missed.


Peggy Bayles wrote:

Kevin was a generous man. I know this through a very good friend and of course his wife ,Beth, a good friend.I am saddened by his death but I know he is in good hands now. My love to his family.


Rob Connell wrote:

Happy Birthday Mom, I miss you! It's just still so hard to believe you're not with us anymore, but you will always be in our hearts forever. I love you!


Andrea DeMay wrote:

I'm so sorry for your loss. Tom will be very missed by all. He was a great dad and a wonderful husband. Terry couldn't have been a better wife. Remember all the good times. He loved his family very much.


Melissa wrote:

Xu Meng was a friendly neighbor. He was always respectful and humble. He always greeted with a smile. The times I saw him, he was always with his Family. Xu Meng and his family are in our prayers. Rest In Peace, Xu Meng. :-(


Gordy and ELAINE Pellegrinetti wrote:

So many memories of our dear friend. He was one of the people we will always hold in our heart. Beth and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We were so fortunate to see Kevin last year when we sold the Deer Park house. Kathy helped us with most of it. He still had his great wit that we knew from our younger days. Kevin will be missed and never forgotten by all who knew him.


David Sandlund Retired CPD 020 wrote:

Rest in peace my brother in blue, thank you for serving.


Lynda Moncrief wrote:

What a beautiful tribute from a Son to his Father! Beautiful memories! Kirby & I went to EHS with Tommy & Kirby was roommates with him at Mercer University. Unfortunately, as life gets in the way, we lost touch, but the tribute showed what we remember & what we knew he would become - a tall, good looking, caring, kind & great person. He will certainly be missed. Our thoughts, hearts, prayers & love are with all the Family, Kirby & Lynda Moncrief



Cynthia Shimenetto wrote:

Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sorrow. I was guided by Kevin at my darkest time.


Melanie Flores wrote:

I met Kevin being a young kid entering the mentoring program at the bridge. He would always make everyone laugh and just make everyone feel comfortable. He was such a loving , caring person. He will be missed by many. Condolences to his family.


Beth Schenck wrote:

Uncle Kevin was irreverently funny, generous with his time and talent. He always made arduous legal tasks (house closings, wills) humorous and not intimidating. He was a bundle of energy and could always be counted on to say “yes” to any request for help. He made the world a better place. - your niece Beth



Ellie Goss wrote:

Uncle Kevin was one of the kindest and funniest men you’d ever have the privilege of meeting. He was a man of integrity, humility, kindness, compassion, wisdom, love, and most important a man of God. He loved his family with everything he had and loved God even more. He taught me so much including how to laugh at anything and everything. He will always remind me, in everything keep your eyes on God. We love you always and miss you dearly Uncle Kevin. I hope some day I can be half as strong, wise, and funny as you! Love always, Your niece Ellie <3


Jerome R. Allen wrote:

My condolences


Henry Lai wrote:

On behalf of the AALEA Executive Board and Chairs, I am deeply saddened by the passing of one of our AALEA Brothers: Xu Meng, CPD, 24th District. He left behind his wife and his 5 years old son. Xu Meng was an honest, humbled, friendly and hardworking officer and I had the great honor to work with him. I recall when I was his FTO, I have found him to be a bright, diligent and enthusiastic person. He was affable to those who came in contact with him, and just about everyone seemed to like him. I can rest assured that AALEA will be there for his family during this tragedy. Brother Xu Meng, you will never be forgotten. May you RIP. Fraternally yours, H. Lai President, AALEA



Therese Lehman wrote:

I will always remember Brenda as a very kind soul.. R.I.P.


Mike Schulewitz wrote:

Kevin was an amazing father who supported his kids in everything they did, as someone who coached a couple of them I can say first hand there are few better, and a sense of humor and wit unmatched, truly a model for all parents of athletes, I’m so sorry for your loss.


Maria (Esposito) Rohloff wrote:

A bright and shining light has gone out on earth, but a blaze is starting in heaven.


Anna Bush wrote:

Kevin was a dear colleague and friend for many many years. I will miss him terribly. My best to all of his family.


Michelle wrote:

I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the family from all the Court Reporters at the 3rd Dist He will be missed


Kirby & Lynda Moncrief wrote:

What a beautiful tribute from a son to his Father! Kirby & I both knew Tommy from High School & looking at his tribute he was the same happy, kind, good looking, caring person that we knew at EHS & Mercer! Tommy & Kirby were roommates at Mercer University in 1962. We shared many wonderful memories. Our thoughts, hearts, prayers & love are with all the Family, Kirby & Lynda Moncrief


Paul LaFalce wrote:

I was so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was such a good friend of my family. He and I were early morning workout buddies at Buehler Y for many years. Kevin was a dedicated runner and an inspiration to me. It was always great talking with him at all the kids’ sporting events as well. What a great guy! I will miss Kevin. My deepest condolences to Beth and her family. Our prayers are with you all.



Susan smyth wrote:

Pat, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your beloved brother. It is so hard to imagine losing a sibling. My heart is with you and your family.


Aaron & Michele Reesh wrote:

We’ll certainly miss your dad cheering on the boys at our baseball and football games! We’re so sorry for your loss and we are keeping the entire O’Donnell family in our thoughts and prayers!


Darren Parochelli wrote:

The world is sad with the loss of Diane she was a great person who mark and myself got to see and we’re lucky to have known our hearts are heavy but was glad to know her and work with we will miss her dearly


Marguerite Gutierrez wrote:

Kevin was possibly the most loving, funny, and irreverent person you’d ever meet. His whole extended family loved him and remembered lots of Kevin stories because they were so dang funny. Personally, he always had something nice to say to make you feel good about yourself when you talked with him. But most importantly you can tell what kind of man he was by his legacy-his family, and how great they all are. We will so miss him. Margie Sullivan Gutierrez


Pam Overton wrote:

So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. He and Terry were responsible for introducing me to Tom Spencer Senior who was a wonderful mentor to me when I began my work life as an adjuster. Tom Junior picked up the mentor role by helping me get a job at Allstate. Such a wonderful man and wonderful mentor to me. Danny and I so enjoyed getting together for dinner during the annual vacations in Clearwater. That wonderful smile I will miss forever. Terry, Stephanie and Michael my love is sent to you all.


Linda Weber wrote:

Dear Todd, i was so sad to hear of Kathi's passing. I only met her a few times when she came to Fidelitone but she was always funny to talk with. It has been a few years since we worked together at Fidelitone. I remember we had the same spouse rivelry as you and Kathi, me a Packer fan and my husband a Bear fan....I wish you well and happinessin times to come. My sincere condolence with Kathi' s passing. Regards, Linda


Marilyn Abbey wrote:

I was so saddened to learn of Diane's death. She was my favorite hairdresser of all time, and we always found a million things to talk about. We were talking on the phone throughout her illness, I thought, but sadly, June slipped away from me. I know she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. A lovely, lively lady, always.


Donna Poirier wrote:

Richard and I will miss Tom more than words can say. So many fun times; impossible to count. From weekly golf games with Richard back in the day to casino outings in recent years. So many fun times in FL and Chicago. Loved our lunches at Cooper's Hawk! Who could forget the fantastic trip to Yellowstone in 2014! What I will miss the most is the informal get-togethers playing cards. Don't think I've ever laughed so hard! Rest in peace, our dear friend. Love, Donna and Richard


Jeff Sorrells wrote:

Tom and Christina Your father Pete was a very good man who touched many lives. I had the opportunity and pleasure to work for him at Pentair Electronic Packaging in Houston, TX from 1998-2001. He taught me so much regarding the Human Resource profession and I still tell stories to my co-workers about him and his wisdom. I am so sorry for your loss. Every time I spoke to him over the past 20 years he mentioned so many good things about you both - he was always very proud of both of you. I want you to know he was a very caring man and he made a tremendous impact on me and my family. I know he will be missed, but I know he is happy to be with Jan, your mother, again. God bless you and your families. Jeff Sorrells


Bill & Barbara Wostbrock wrote:

Terry, Steph, & Michael...our condolences for your loss. Tom was a great guy! Michael your video was so nice and a wonderful tribute to your Dad! God bless you all!


Patty, Brian, Mary & Tracy Hefferan wrote:

Fran, Mike, Bryan and Kevin, We were so devastated to hear of Steven’s passing. You are in our thoughts and with broken hearts we extend our deepest sympathies and love to your entire family.


Effie & Peter Kamberis & family wrote:

Dear Fran, Mike & family, We just heard about The passing of Steven. There are no words to express how shocked & saddened we are. We send you all our love & very deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.


Peter Lamelas wrote:

Everytime I saw Tom's smiling face I felt better. He had a magical quailty that was unique. Steve and I will miss him greatly.


Peter Lamelas wrote:

Tom was a great person. Everyone loved him because he was always kind and warm hearted. If the world was filled with people like Tom we would have a perfect world. He was blessed with the magic touch. I will miss Tom and so will Steve, my son. We are better for having known him. Terry - we love you too. Take care!


Joan Middendorf Thoms wrote:

My beautiful, joyful, compassionate, lifelong friend, I am broken hearted and will hold dearly so many happy memories with Chrissie forever. She Is gone too soon, but she blessed my life with her true, loyal, loving friendship.


Martha wrote:

I am very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a very kind person to me and my family. My Two sons and grandchildren are also very sad. He was a very big lost. Rest In Peace.


Billy Sullivan wrote:

Tommy was a great athlete is a good sense of humor


Rosemary Staskus wrote:

My Heart is full of 50+ Years of wonderful memories. Love to Terry and all the family.


Ana Bayliss wrote:

Dear Terry, Stephanie, and Michael, I’m so sadden to hear about your loss. Tom was a special person with really genuine qualities that few are lucky to posses. He had the ability to connect with people instantly which is what allowed him to have such a successful career and demonstrated that he truly cared about the person. At the end of the day and most importantly was how much Tom loved his family. Love and prayers for you all.



Estela Minor wrote:

I am very sorry and sad about Tom s passing. We will miss him for ever. I miss texting with every day and his emails about rabbit every month. He was a great person and a lot of people during his life. He was great family person and a friend. RIP


Cindi (Barnas) Adams wrote:

I worked for Dino and Jim for several years. Dino was always fun to be around, especially when he was cooking. He was a very kind and gentle man. My condolences to the Alexis Family.


Lorna Vogt/Vic Setina wrote:

Wonderful memories of pre-bowling banquet parties. Pat was a wonderful hostess who was very welcoming to her guests. You have our sympathy


Joe Galo wrote:

We went to Carson's regularly when I was a kid and continued going when I was older. Got to know him and ran into him a few times after he retired. Dino was a true gentleman and a good man. RIP Dino.


Allison wrote:

Sorry for dino



Donna Winandy wrote:

So sorry to hear about Dino's passing. I have so many memories of Carson's. My mother ( Shirley) worked at Carson's for more than 30 years. Also two aunt's a cousin, cousins wife and sister. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Alexis family.


Timothy Harrison wrote:

My Father was in Carsons every morning for 45 years.


Billy Golden wrote:

Dino, You made me laugh almost every time I saw you. That was almost everyday for 25 years! Rest in glorious peace.


Billy Golden wrote:

Dino, you were the best! As long as I’m alive, I won’t forget the hundreds of ways you made me laugh!



Cindy Gleisner wrote:

So sorry to hear of Dino’s passing. Had so many good memories of him at Carson’s where my mom worked. Once in awhile I would run into him and we would talk about how everyone’s was doing. He was a good man. My condolences to the family. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.


Nancy Harrison wrote:

Loved working for him.He was a wonderful man ,prayers for the family



Anne Marie Delaplain wrote:

May God light your way Home


Anne Marie Delaplain wrote:

Eno, Tico and family, So. very sorry to hear the sad news! We wish we could be there with you all. Prayers to all of you during this difficult time. AnneMarie Rodriguez-Delaplain and family news!



Stephanie Spencer Turner wrote:

I miss you Pops ( Popi) more than words can say ! You are the best ! I will miss your texts and calls everyday ! My heart will be forever broken ! 💔💔


Peggy Kelley wrote:

We are so sorry about Tom. He was such a great guy, husband, father, grandfather and friend. My heart is broken for you Terry, Stephanie, Michael and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With love from Bill and Peggy


Peggy Molina wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady. I remember her from 5:00 Mass when your dad was the usher. Your dad was such a treasure at the food pantry too. You were blessed to have such wonderful parents.


John Christianson wrote:

Mike, Fran, Bryant & Kevin, So sad to hear this. I'm glad you have each other and your friends during this difficult time. I said a prayer for Steven and for all of you.


Linda and Vito Ricciardi wrote:

Pat peeking out the door will be greatly missed. Such a wonderful neighbor!


Judith Amberg wrote:

Dear Jeff and Family, As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus, I offer you and your family the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator High School community, as well as my own, as you mourn the death of your Mother. The words describing your Mom on her tribute wall: kind, understanding, generous, loving...someone who left "footprints on peoples' hearts," remind me 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. Our hearts go out to you as you move through your journey of grief unable to be comforted by the physical gathering of family and friends during these difficult times. We pray for you as you continue to share the stories, laugh and cry, and find ways to celebrate your Mom and the love you shared. May memories of your Mom and the love you shared comfort you! May the knowledge your Mom lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope! Take care and God bless all of you with the gifts you most need! Judith Judith Wampach Amberg - Saint Viator Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus


Sergio Del Real & Family wrote:

Frank, Dennis, Richie, & Richard: Our deepest condolences to the Comia family for the loss of your loving Father. Mr. Comia always made you feel welcomed and part of their family. He will be dearly missed. We pray that your heart and soul find peace and comfort during this difficult time.


Karen Purser wrote:

I'm so sorry to hear this news.. Jim and I both worked with Tom at Allstate.. he was a gentleman and hard worker.. i imagine Jim handed him a cold beer and a fishing pole and said "let's go".. my sincere sympathies to Terry, all his family and friends.. I feel your great loss.


Marjie O'Neall Eubank wrote:

I haven't seen Tommy in 60 years but I remember him so well. He was this cute, tall, fun basketball player and I had a huge crush on him. Glad to see he had a wonderful wife and two children, and I can imagine how proud he was of them. I bet he's playing basketball with Butch Hearn in heaven right now! My sincere condolences to his family.


David Romaine wrote:

Tico - prayers and sympathy to you and your family.



Mary Ayaleanos wrote:

Our Prayers are with you. Our deepest condolences. Eternal be Sweet Nayia’s memory.


Shirley Shrock wrote:

Tom, thank you for giving me many career opportunities and lots of great memories. I always felt you cared what happened to your employees and brought out the best in us. You made my life better having worked for you and I've considered you a friend throughout many years. You will be missed and may you rest in peace. My condolences to all the family.



I'm so thankful to have been able to grow up nextdoor to this great man. I will forever remember all the evenings we spent playing horse out front in the driveway, but my all time favorite will be the memories of him walking out his front door and flexing up his arm asking me "which way is the beach?" Rest in peace Mr. Spencer until we meet again.


Bobbi jo Pignone wrote:

Dearest Terry, Stephanie and Michael, It would take a book to share all the wonderful memories and times I had with Tommy. Having known him since Jr. High I felt blessed Knowing him. He had a wonderful sense of human, a loving and kind heart and treated everyone with respect. A great sportsman, especially Basketball, came easy for Tommy but he never forgot the camaraderie with his teammates or friends. My life was better off for having known him. My condolences & love to his wife Terry, daughter Stephanie and son Michael. God Bless🌹


Marje Doane wrote:

Tommy was such aspecial person! So many great memories. I will miss him very much❤️💔💐


Rich and Audrey John wrote:

Stephanie, Audrey and I want thank you for the opportunity to have met your Dad, the main character in many of your funny childhood memories and stories. A big guy with a great smile, firm handshake and a kind word. Our deepest condolences for the Spencer Family, you, your Mom, your Brother. He will be missed! God speed Thomas J Spencer


Lida Rose Cavada and kids wrote:

Kindhearted, friendly individual whose welcoming nature left a lasting impression .


Ed hanna wrote:

A good friend and great teammate on our edgewater high school team. We had good times and a pretty good team too. Condolences to the family.


Mark Edinger wrote:

Richie, I’m sorry to hear about your father. Your family is in our prayers.


Ned Lofton wrote:

One of my very best friends and basketball team mates in high school. Tom was a great guy and will be sadly missed. My sincere condolences to his family.



Jorge Galarza wrote:

Rest In Eternal Paradise Pops.


Julius Hermosa wrote:

My deepest Condolences to the bereaved family specially to Ate Richie and Victoria. May you feel the comfort from God in these trying times. Your PI family is at your back. Rest in Paradise to Kuya Dickie.


John Stanley wrote:

Bill I'm sorry for your loss 🙏. Living down the block I knew your mom. She was a sweet wonderful woman. And a great tipper when I delivered the Daily News paper.


Diane Fite wrote:

I was saddened to learn of David's death today in virtual church. We were fellow members of St. Luke's Church Evanston for years and enjoyed man