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Obituaries for May 9

NICK G. BACUROS

Nick Bacuros, age 89, lifelong resident of Chicago’s

Garfield Ridge community, passed away April 29.

He was a Navy veteran.

Throughout his life, Mr. Bacuros worked in the

transportation industry and was the owner of Centennial Limousine Co., where he

provided transportation services to celebrities visiting and working in

Chicago.

Beloved husband of Sophie (nee Kountis) for 69 years; loving

son of the late Gus Bacuros (Clara, nee Cataldo) and the late Frances (nee

Kalanges); dear father of Jean (Mark) Sedory, Clarise Bacuros, Patricia (Paul

Nicolai) Bacuros, Dean Bacuros and Michele Bacuros; proud grandfather of

Gregory and Michael Swan, Jean (Andrew) Pompei, Alphonso (Dominique) Linus,

Nicki , Alexis and Michael Cacciato and Sophia Bacuros; great grandfather of

Leonie and Dante Pompei and Hayley and Heavenly Linus; dear brother of the late

Angela (John) Barkay, the late Helen Bacuros and the late Dorothy (John)

Julius; fond brother-in-law of the late Chris Kountis, late Gus Kountis , late

William (Delores) Kountis.

Visitation was held May 3-4 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer

Ave. in Summit. Interment Elmwood Cemetery.

DENNIS T. BERG

Dennis T. Berg, age 71, passed away April 27.

He was a Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran and retired

Chicago Police officer.

Beloved husband of Kathy (nee Keefner); loving dad of Steven

(Deidra) Berg, Barbara (Scott) Mies, Tony (Ashley) Berg and Tommy (Corie) Berg;

dear grandpa of 7; cherished son of the late Barbara (nee Menges) and the late

Matthias Berg; fond brother of 7. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews,

relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life is being held privately with interment

at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Arrangements entrusted to care of

Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice.

CZESLAW BIALON

Czeslaw Bialon, age 81, passed away April 30.

Beloved husband of the late Rozalia (nee Pudzisz); loving

father of Teresa (Grzegorz) Sterczek; dearest grandfather of Sebastian, David

and Joanna; cherished son of the late Anna (nee Luberda) and the late

Franciszek Bialon; dear brother of Bronislaw Bialon and Helena Truty. Also

survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home

& Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 4,

prayers from the funeral home to Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission,

116 Hilton St., Willow Springs, for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery,

Justice.

FRANCES B. BIELAWSKI

Frances B. Bielawski (nee Boguslawski), age 95, of Willow

Springs and formerly of Brighton Park and Archer Heights, passed away April 26.

Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Bielawski; loving mother

of David (Mary Gail) Bennett and Barbara (Michael) Heath; dear grandmother of

Emily and Matthew Bennett and Lauren Heath; fond sister of Florence (late Albin

Sikora and late Anton Yager) Yager and the late Edward (late Angie), late John

(late Victoria), late Raymond (late Suzanne) and the late Bernard (late

Patricia) Bennett; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held May 2 at St. John of the Cross Church,

Western Springs, with the mass of Christian Burial following. Entombment

Resurrection Garden Mausoleum. Memorial donations to St. John of the Cross

Parish, 5005 S. Wolf Road, Western Springs are appreciated.

ANNA LUCIA ETAYEM

Anna Lucia Etayem, age 82, passed away April 21.

Memories were shared at a visitation on April 24 at Hann

Funeral Home, 8230 S. Harlem Ave. Bridgeview. Funeral Services were held April

25 to St. Bede Catholic Church for Funeral Mass, Interment private.

MARIA FEDRO

Maria Fedro (nee Gasienica), age 70, passed away April 26.

Beloved wife of Stanislaw Fedro; loving mother of Andrzej

(Beata) Fedro, Stanislaw (Anna) Fedro, Anna (Andrzej) Fedro-Zeglin, Teresa

Fedro, Katarzyna (Wojciech) Walkosz-Strzelec, the late Adam Fedro and the late

Marcin Fedro; dearest grandmother of Krystian, Kuba, Oliwia, Kacper, Szymon,

Nicola, Jas, Wiktoria and Weronika; cherished daughter of the late Wiktoria

(nee Jedrol) and the late Wawrzyniec Gasienica; dear Aniela Kunz and Antonia

Gasienica. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home

& Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, followed by a Service and Time

of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment Parish Cemetery,

Zakopane-Olcza, Poland.

OSCAR ‘BUDDY’ L. FORD

JR.

Oscar “Buddy” L. Ford Jr., age 89, passed away April 26.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Harper); loving father of

Darrell Ford, Jocelyn (Don) Cahill, Pearlesa Ford, Kalee Joy (Kenneth)

Krankvich, Darren Scott (Amy) Ford; cherished grandfather of 11; great

grandfather of 18; dear brother of Peggy Ford, Betty (the late John) Conkley and

Bill Ford. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held April 30 with a Funeral Service held

that night at Hann Funeral Home 8230 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. Interment

Private.

ELZBIETA HAWRON

Elzbieta Hawron (nee Zbylut), age 69, passed away May 1.

Beloved wife of Walter Hawron; cherished daughter of

Bronislawa (nee Janik) and the late Sylwester Zbylut; dear sister of Stanislaw

(Krystyna) Zbylut and Marek (Jolanta) Zbylut. Also survived by nieces, nephews,

cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 5 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home

& Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 6,

prayers from the funeral home to Saint Blase Church, 7450 W. 61st Place, Summit

for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

DONNA LYNNE

MARTZ-SKUBY

Donna Lynne Martz-Skuby, age 64, of Chicago, passed away

April 22.

Daughter of Elois Reynolds and Van Dyne Martz; sister of

Tanya. Donna leaves as her legacy her children: George and Melissa Skuby; 2

godchildren: Kordell and Andrew Woodley; six grandchildren: Aesia Troxler,

George Skuby, Leeana Skuby, Aaron Troxler, Ranard Johnson Jr., and Savannah

Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Carter Troxler.

A Memorial Visitation was held April 27 at Hann Funeral Home

8230 South Harlem Ave, Bridgeview. A reception followed at the home of her son

George.

RITA PATRICIA OSIOL

Rita Patricia Osiol (nee Zielinski), age 73, passed away

suddenly on April 30.

Beloved wife of Ronald; loving mom of Melissa (Donald) Gatz;

loving Nana of Jacob and Joseph; dear aunt, cousin, and friend of many; loving

“fur mom” to Max.

Funeral services were held by Szykowny Funeral Home on May 5

at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, Niles. On May 6, a Mass of Catholic Burial was

held at St. Paul of the Cross, Park Ridge. Interment Private. Memorial

contributions to the ASPCA are appreciated.

GREGORY J. SWAN

Gregory J. Swan, age 71, passed away April 29.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.

Beloved husband of Sharon; loving father of Gregory (Gina),

Michael, Jeannie (Andrew) Pompei, Lauren (Sven) Carlson, Benjamin (Roz),

Carrie, Shari and Alison (Michael); proud grandfather of 10 and

great-grandfather of 3; fond brother of Maureen, retired C.P.D. (Bill, retired

C.P.D.) Wagner; dear uncle of Matthew, C.P.D. Wagner and Michael, C.P.D.

(Gabby) Wagner. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 5 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home

& Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites to be

accorded.

MARY WASILEWSKI

Mary Wasilewski (nee Starr), age 85, passed away April 25.

Mrs. Wasilewski was proud to call herself a

“professional hot dog maker” for the Chicago White Sox for 25 years.

Beloved wife of the late Raymond Wasilewski; dear mother of

Joan (William) Kulpa, Robert Wasilewski and the late Thomas Wasilewski; loving

grandmother of Daniel (Fern) Kulpa, Timothy Wasilewski and Zachary Wasilewski

and grandma-great of Grace Kulpa; loving sister of Ann Murphy, Janice (Mike)

Grganto and the late Margaret, William and Albert (Bud) Starr. Aunt to many

nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held April 29 at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901

S. Archer Ave. in Chicago, with chapel service held April 30. Interment was at

Resurrection Cemetery.

JACEK ‘JACK’ WOJCIK

Jacek “Jack” Wojcik, age 53, passed away April 25.

Husband of Urszula (nee Szkoda); dear dad of Cynthia,

Veronique and Violeta Wojcik; cherished son of Daniela (nee Bigus) and

Stanislaw Wojcik; fond brother of the late Waldemar Wojcik. Also survived by

nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home

& Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 2,

prayers from the funeral home to Five Holy Martyrs Church, 4301 S. Richmond St.,

Chicago for Mass. Cremation rites to be accorded.

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