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Obituaries for August 1

JOSEPH R. BLANCO

Joseph R. Blanco, age 66, passed away June 30 at his home in Brighton

Park.

Joseph was the son of the late Mary L. Frias (nŽe Lemon) and Genaro

Blanco; father of Amelia Blanco and Joseph Blanco; brother of Armanda Nation

(Gene), the late Jesse Nava, and Robert Nava; grandfather of Roscio, Yesenia,

David, and Santino; uncle, cousin, former brother-in-law, and friend to many.

Internment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

ROBERT “MATTHEW” CARR

Robert “Matthew” Carr, age 77, passed away July 21.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of the

American Legion-Central Park Post 1028.

Loving brother of Jack (Florence) Carr, the late Phyllis Kunarz, Patricia

Carr, the late George Carr and Nancy Dobson. Loving uncle of many nieces,

nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation was held July 25 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home &

Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 25 from the

funeral home to Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills for Mass.

Cremation rites to be accorded.

ADAM W. IWANIEC

Adam W. Iwaniec, age 60, of Justice, formerly of Chicago, passed away July

16.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Loving father of Monica, Natalia and Sebastian Iwaniec; devoted son of the

late Maria (nee Skupien) and late Stefan Iwaniec; dear brother of Miroslaw

Iwaniec, Ewa Wujkowski and Barbara Tomiczak; fond uncle of Robert, Darek, Danny

and Jarek; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held July 23 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, 8999 S. Archer Ave.,

Willow Springs. Funeral was held July 24 from the funeral home to the Church of

Our Lady, Mother of the Church for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

DELORES M. KOWALCZYK

Delores M. Kowalczyk (nee Kroll), age 86, of Brookfield, passed away July

22.

Beloved wife of Casimer Kowalczyk; fond mother of Clarice (Steve) Waitkus,

Ken (Barb) Kowalczyk, Darlene (David) Fischer, Diane (Kevin) Henry, Kevin

(Heidi) Kowalczyk, Brian (Erika) Kowalczyk, and the late Joyce Kowalczyk; dear

grandmother of Scott Moody, Elizabeth (Andrew) Gardner, Susan Moody, Natalie

Kowalczyk, Tamara (Jonathan) Collum, Sarah Moody, Laura Kowalczyk, Amanda

Kowalczyk, Tesla Kowalczyk and Gavin Kowalczyk; great grandmother of 8; dear

sister of Robert (Judy) Kroll, Sr.; sister in law of many; aunt of many nieces

and nephews.

Visitation was held July 25 and July 26 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 W.

31st St., Brookfield. Funeral was held July 26 at St. Barbara Church, 4008

Prairie Ave., Brookfield, for Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery,

Hillside.

ISHMAEL “BUD” J. LEWIS

Ishmael “Bud” J. Lewis, age 81, passed away July 23.

He was a member of the Bridgeview Senior Commission, Lay Minister of

Communion and Usher for Saint Fabian Church, Knights of Columbus, Former Auxiliary

Police Officer for the Village of Bridgeview, Retired Teamster of Local 710

Meat Cutters Union.

Beloved husband of Beverly (nee Sheppard); loving father of Cindy Anne

(Robert) Braun, Maureen (John) Berquist, Michael (Sheri) Lewis, Timothy Lewis

and Peter (Wendy) Lewis; dear grandpa of Michael John, Amber, David, Megan and

Jessica; dearest great-grandpa of Annabelle, Lealand and Jaxxon; fond brother

of Charles Lewis, the late Betty Jo Rainbolt, the late Patricia Schultz,

Dorothy Shearer, Kay Villareal and Dena O’Reilly.

Visitation was held July 26 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home

& Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 27 from

the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd St., Bridgeview, for

Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. In lieu of flowers, donations

to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

JANIS ELLEN McNULTY

Janis Ellen McNulty (nee Kendall), age 67 of North Riverside, passed away

July 26.

Beloved wife of Michael E. McNulty; loving mother of Michael (Allison)

McNulty and the late Matthew (Kimberly) McNulty; dear grandmother of Justin M.

McNulty, Kailey S. McNulty, Madyson B. McNulty, Caitlin C. McNulty and Maise A.

McNulty, sister of Merrilee (Francisco) Jaimes, Dennis (Barbara) Kendall, Nancy

(Edward) Schwarz, Joyce (Richard) Parker, David Kendall and Daniel Kendall;

aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Memorial gathering Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hitzeman

Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield. Interment Private Woodlawn

Cemetery.

ANNA NOWAK

Anna Nowak (nee Koziol), age 87, passed away July 23.

Loving mother of Stanley (Michelle) Nowak, Edward (Sara) Nowak and the

late Richard Nowak; dear grandmother of Avery and Morgan. Also survived by

nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 28 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home &

Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 29 from the

funeral home to Saint Blase Church, 6101 S. 75th Avenue, Summit, for Mass.

Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

BRIDGET ANN ROLLINS

Bridget Ann Rollins, age 65, passed away July 23.

Loving mother of Joseph Rollins; dear grandmother of Nikka and Jonathan;

dearest great-grandmother of Sebastian; cherished daughter of the late Theresa

(nee Bartosz) and the late David Rollins; fond sister of David (Esther) Rollins,

the late Karen (Kenneth Sr.) Mocnik, Judith (Amal) Centers, Debra (Mark) Klecka

and William Stypula. Also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces,

great-nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 26 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home &

Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 26 at the

funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded.

JAMES J. SUCHY

James J. Suchy, age 100, long time resident of Garfield Ridge community,

passed away July 26.

He was a decorated World War II Army veteran. James served

with General George Patton. He fought in the European, African, Middle Eastern

Theatres. He received seven medals while in the Army including the Bronze Star,

four overseas service bars, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal.

Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Sowa); loving father of Patricia

(Frank) Lasick, Marilyn (Ronald) Rys and James (Marcia) Suchy; proud

grandfather of Ronald Rys, Lisa Rys, Amy Rys and Charles (Peg) Galey; great

grandfather of Ella and Charlie Galey; dear brother-in-law of Louie Sowa. James

will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held July 27 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in

Summit. Funeral was held July 28 from the funeral home to St. Symphorosa Church

for a Mass of Chrisitan Burial. Interment with Military Honors at Resurrection

Cemetery in Justice. Condolences may be sent to James’ family on his personal

tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS L. VASQUEZ

Thomas L. Vasquez, age 75, of Chicago’s West Elsdon community, passed away

July 25 at Loyola Hospital.

Beloved husband of the late Irma R. Vasquez (nee Reyna); loving father of

Daniel Vasquez, Robert Vasquez, late Thomas Vasquez Jr. and the late David

Vasquez; fond grandfather of Erica M. Vasquez, Thomas T. Vasquez, Jacqueline

Correa, Estellamarie Castillo, Vanessa Arce, Daniel Vasquez Jr., Maranda

Vasquez, Xavier R. Vasquez, and the late Elias D. Vasquez; great grandfather of

many and great great grandfather of Alijah N. Dean; dear son of the late Jose

Trinidad Vazquez Villafranco and the late Maria De Socorro Luna Guzman. Dear

brother of many brothers and sisters. Uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Funeral will be held at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, from the Wolniak

Funeral Home, 5700 S. Pulaski Road, to St. Agnes Church for Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation Friday, August 2, from 3 to 9 p.m.

CONSTANTINA VITOGIANNIS

Constantina Vitogiannis (nee Simbonis), age 83, passed away July 22.

Beloved wife of the late Efstratios Vitogiannis; loving mother of Robert

Vitogiannis, Christina Kritikos, the late Panagiota (Gus) Falakos and Fotini

(George) Kyriakoulis; dear YiaYia of 10 and dearest Big YiaYia of 4. Also

survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 24 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 7560 S.

Archer Road, Justice, with a Service afterward. Interment at Bethania Cemetery,

Justice.

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