Year: 2016

Estelle S. Lipira

Estelle S. Lipira Visitation : Thursday, January 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  at Gibbons Funeral Home Funeral Service : Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home Entombment : Following Service, Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery,

Kevin Davitt

Kevin Davitt, age 71, Native of Killasser, Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland; beloved husband of Margaret, nee Cunningham; proudest father of Kevin (Jacqui) and Mary (Sean) Duffy; proud and cherished grandfather of Margaret, Declan, Conor and Finn; dear brother of Ann

Anna F. Kulinski

Anna F. Kulinski Visitation : Thursday, 9:45 a.m.until 10:45 a.m. at Nazarethville Mass of Christian Burial : Thursday, 10:45 a.m. at Nazarethville Interment : Resurrection Cemetery, Justice

Geraldine T. Suk

Geraldine T. Suk, nee Taraba, age 91, beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Suk; loving mother of Judy ( Harry) Coffey, Thomas (Letitia), Jaye Trice, Jean (Joe) Jaffe, Daniel (Ileana), John, Anthony, Tim (Leslie) Altier and Jerianne (Gary) Martz;

Alan J. Montella

Alan J. Montella, age 68, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior; resident of Elmhurst, formerly of Shelburn, IN and Lynwood, IL; Native of Chicago Heights, IL; 4th degree Knight of Columbus, member of The Brute Society, Evansville,

Scott R. Klein

Scott R. Klein, age 65, of Elmhurst, beloved husband of Caryn, nee Braniff; loving father of Sara (Scott Farrah) Klein, Megan Klein, Jim (Lily) Weglarz, Phil (Kate) Weglarz and Jenna (David) Weglarz-Ward; proud grandfather of Madeline, Adison, Cooper, Greysen, Sophia,

Bobby Joe Patterson

Bobby Joe Patterson, age 78, resident of Rock Falls, formerly of Villa Park, beloved husband of the late Barbara, nee Lutzow; loving father of Bobby Joe, Jr., Jody, Steven and Richard Patterson, Angela (Bill) Mykytiuk and the late Sharyl Patterson;

Suzanne G. Nolan

Suzanne G. Nolan, nee Geren, age 88, beloved wife of the late Eugene; loving mtoher of Jeanne Nolan Warp and Donald J. (Nancy) Nolan; proud grandmother of Christopher (Melissa) Warp, Becky (Jan) Van Der Woerd, Katelyn, Daniel, Ryan and Meghan

Donna Geraghty

Donna Geraghty, nee Kenealy, age 84. Beloved wife and best friend of 60 years to the late John Geraghty; loving mother of Colleen (Mike) Lowery, Jack (Peggy) Geraghty, Dan (Diane) Geraghty, Mary Geraghty, Patrick (Kathleen) Geraghty, Eileen (Pat) Brassil, Kitty

Bernard E. Smolenski

Bernard E. Smolenski, age 63, resident of Elmhurst; beloved husband of Susan Chymka-Smolenski, nee Wozny; loving father of Jennifer (Adam Vogltanz) Chymka, Brad Smolenski, Tina Chymka, Heather Chymka, Justin (Megan) Smolenski, Michelle Smolenski and Erin Smolenski; proud grandfather of 7.

Maria Papagiannopoulos

Maria Papagiannopoulos, nee Javaras, age 95, Native of Simiades Greece, longtime resident of Elmhurst; beloved wife of the late Peter; loving mother of Soteria, Steven, MD (Aspasia) and George Papagiannopoulos; proud grandmother of Peter, MD, Dimitri, MD, Tasso, MD (Angelica)

Ronda Dunlavy

Ronda Dunlavy, age 51, longtime employee of Watt Publishing, loving mother of Kelly Dunlavy, Kris (Michelle) Hilger and Shannon Dunlavy; proud grandmother of Aiyanna and Anastaja Dunlavy; dear sister of Ron (Toni) Hilger; cherished daughter of Ron and the late

Mario R. Stefani, Jr.

Mario R. Stefani, Jr.; Avid sports fan; Dedicated employee of AAA Jewelry and Diamond Exchange, Inc. For 20 years; beloved son of Mario (Lidia) Stefani, Sr. and Laurette (Trig) Espeland; cherished brother of Laurette (Rob) Anderson, Jacqueline Stefani and Michelle

Nelson Shimon, Jr.

Nelson Shimon, Jr., age 84, beloved husband of Ruth, nee Larsen; loving father of Cindy Milks, Wendy Goldby, Jamie Shimon, Lindy Derrico and Nellie (Fran) Shimon; proud grandfather of Nikkie, Kelly, Billy, Krissy, Jason, Marc, Deana, Michael, Nelson and Joey

Ronald Miller

Ronald Miller Visitation : Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral 10:00 a.m.  at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (1/2 mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Funeral

Evelyn Gunther

Evelyn Gunther Visitation : Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (1/2 mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Interment : Immediately following Visitation, Bronswood Cemetery, Oak Brook

Frank Tichy

Frank Tichy Memorial service: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 10:00 a.m at Faith Lutheran Church 1124 Westchester Boulevard Westchester, Il 60154 708-343-1030

Pauline C. Angelini

Pauline C. Angelini, age 86, longtime resident of Elmhurst, Illinois; daughter of the late Michael and Nell Fusello, adoring wife and best friend of the late Donald J. Angelini; loving mother to Philip (Paula), Donald (Kelly) and Susan; Proud grandmother of Diana,

George Robert Garvin, Jr.

George Robert Garvin Jr, 80, of Franklin, Tennessee went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. George is the devoted husband of Martha, nee Reed; loving father of Lorri (Joel) Smith, Bradley Garvin Brian (Maria) Garvin, Barton (Lisa)

Patrick J. Kenny

Patrick J. Kenny, of Chicago, beloved husband of Grace, nee Vega; loving father of Jorie (Rick) Maciejewski and Colleen Kenny; proud grandfather of Sean and Joely Maciejewski; dear brother of Thomas (Judy), Mary Lou (the late Cliff) Kemper, Noreen (the

Arthur Reyburn Perry, Jr.

Arthur Reyburn Perry Jr., 86, formerly of Oak Park, died on Nov. 4, 2016. Born on Oct. 31, 1930 to Arthur Reyburn Perry Sr. and Mary Lucille Kahman Perry, he grew up in Davenport, Iowa along with his three younger

Margaret J. DiGiorgio

Margaret J. DiGiorgio, age 88, formerly of River Grove, loving wife of the late Angelo; loving mother of Peg Oresanin, Laura (John) Mazzone and the late Donald; proud grandmother of Angela and Amanda Maxwell and Vincent and Angelo DiGiorgio; cherished

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Emily Kasch

Emily Kasch, age 101, beloved daughter of the late Frederick Moritz Kasch and the late Helen Louise Kasch, nee De Wald and granddaughter of John De Wald, 16 year old Union drummer boy during the Civil War. She is survived

Virginia Lee “Ginger” Flanagan

Virginia Lee “Ginger” Flanagan, age 84, resident of Elmhurst, formerly of Chicago; Native of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and member of Resurrection Parish, Chicago, St. Alexander, Villa Park and Immaculate Conception, Elmhurst; lifelong educator dedicated to students of all ages with

Herman Gottschalk

Herman Gottschalk, age 76, of Burr Ridge, formerly of Addison; beloved husband of Sharon, nee Teske, loving father of Steven (Sheila) and Michael (Katrina) Gottschalk; proud grandfather of Shane, Savanna and Klaudia Gottschalk; dear brother of Russell Gottschalk and Alice

Annamae Fitzpatrick

Annamae Fitzpatrick nee McGuire, resident of Lombard, beloved wife of the late James R.; cherished mother of Maryann (Kenneth) Brown, James (Therese), Kathryn (Larry) Elmore, Anthony (Michele), Kevin (Laura), Therese (Frank Mott), Jean (Michael) Waldron and Annemarie (Larry) Fitzpatrick; cherished

Paul Thomas Knott

Paul Thomas Knott, age 64, currently of Wheaton and formerly of Elmhurst, cherished son of the late Helen, nee Edelen, and the late George Knott; loving brother of George (Joann), Kathleen (Curt) Van Hooven, Lawrence (Adrienne), James, Nancy (William) Blakely,

Laura Ann Baker

Laura Ann Baker (nee Becker) age 45, of Elmhurst died in her home surrounded by her family after a battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme since September of 2015; Laura is the beloved wife of Brett Baker, loving mother of Alex, Emily,

Richard W. Breitenstein

Richard W. Breitenstein, age 73, after a long illness; beloved husband, friend, partner and love of a lifetime to Laura Breitenstein; dear father of John (Darlene) Breitenstein, Shawn Stroman and Glenn Stroman; superb grandfather of Shawna and Richard Breitenstein and

Cynthia D. Moore

Cynthia D. Moore, nee Henry, age 62, of Oak Brook, formerly of Elmhurst; longtime Secretary at Jefferson Grade School; beloved wife of Thomas; loving mother of Tommy Moore, Shannon (Jeff) Battaglia and Sean (Morgan) Moore; proud grandmother of Tess and

John F. Gorman

John F. Gorman, 85, a fifty-one year resident of Elmhurst, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Catherine Gorman, nee Sugrue, and his devoted aunts Lucy and Victoria Costello.

Wanda T. Pechous

Wanda T. Pechous, nee Sztuczko, age 95, of Elmhurst, member of Visitation Parish, CCW member, rectory office volunteer, former employee of Boy Scouts of America, East Central Region; former student at St. Tarcissus Grade School, Holy Family Academy and Bryant

Rose Wilkozek

Rose Wilkozek, nee Kowalsky, age 89, of Sugar Grove, beloved sister of Ann (the late Charles) Gillispie, Nick (the late Anne) Kowalsky, Mary Bensfield, the late Tina (the late Gus) Pavlicek, John and Carl Kowalsky; loving aunt and great-aunt of

Marie C. Rude

Marie C. Rude, nee Moreschini, age 93, resident of Lombard, formerly of Elmhurst, avid Bridge player, volunteer and supporter of the Leukemia Research Foundation, member Immaculate Conception Parish, beloved wife of the late David; loving mother of Gregory (Carole), Kenneth

Dawn M. Cada

Dawn M. Cada, age 68, resident of Elmhurst, longtime nurse at Elmhurst Clinic’s Allergy Clinic; beloved wife of Larry, loving mother of Mary Jo (Aaron) Voegele and Michael, MD (Emily) Cada; proud grandmother of Mark and Rachel Voegele and Zachary,

Peter A. Smith

Peter A. Smith, age 80, resident of Villa Park, USAF Veteran, resident of Villa Park, native of Door County, WI, longtime employee of Johnson Controls Oak Brook Center; beloved husband of Wanda M., nee Ronske; loving father of Marlene Jehnke,

Denise Dugan Gallina

Denise Dugan Gallina, faithful follower of Christ, dedicated supporter of Feed My Starving Children; beloved wife of Jim; loving mother of Dugan, Haley, Randy and the late Alexandra; cherished daughter of Jack and Pat, nee Wixted, Dugan; treasured friend to

Donald F. “Ricky” Bertaut

Donald F. Bertaut known to almost everyone as “Ricky”, age 54, a resident of Lombard, Illinois since 1992, formerly of Chicago; Ricky grew up in Bensenville, Illinois and was a graduate of Fenton High School class of 1980. He was

Ronald J. Bukowski

Ronald J. Bukowski, age 82, resident of Elmhurst, member of American Legion Post #187; beloved husband of Mary Lou, nee Seem; loving father of Jeanne (Richard) Nixon, David (Patty), Karen (John), Douglas (Jina), Christine, the late William and the late