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Obituaries for July 22

CichockiJOHN E. CICHOCKI

John E. Cichocki, age 72, long-time resident of Justice, passed away in the early morning hours of June 28, due to complications from Cancer. US Army Veteran.

Survived by his beloved wife, Estela Cichocki, dearest brother, David Cichocki and dear stepson, Stephen Ayala. Treasured friend and neighbor to many.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to “Wounded Warrior Project.” PO BOX 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

Visitation was held July 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a service and time of remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

CzarnikJOHN D. CZARNIK

John D. Czarnik, age 59, of Palos Hills., passed away July 12.

Beloved husband of Diane (nee Piejko); cherished father of Jason and Steven Czarnik; devoted son of the late Frances Czarnik; loving brother of Victoria (Randy), Laura (late Jeff) Holder and the late James Czarnik; dearest brother-in-law of Jennie (late Charles) Groll, Barbara Whalen and the late Henry and late Theresa; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held July 16 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 South Archer Avenue, Willow Springs. Funeral Services were held July 17 at the funeral home. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

DiazANNMARIE DIAZ

Annmarie Diaz, age 59, of Chicago, passed away June 30.

Beloved wife of Miguel Diaz; loving mother of Carrie Bechtol, Ronald Bechtol, Amanda Bell, Lisa (James) Barajar, Gloria Diaz, Miguel Diaz and Kevin Diaz; dear grandmother of 12; great-grandmother of 7; cherished daughter of Sally and the late Ronald Bechtol; dear sister of Ronda (the late Robert) Anderson and Josephine (Dwayne) Navarro. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 7 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with service and time of remembrance held at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

GonzalezPHILIP V. GONZALEZ

Philip V. Gonzalez, age 85, of Chicago, Pilsen community, passed away peacefully at home with his lifelong partner, Virginia Cruz at his side.

He was the loving father of Monica “Mona” (Alberto) Jimenez and the late Philip Samuel Gonzalez C.P.D.; dear brother of Esther Gonzalez and the late Augustine (Lupe), late Salvator “Crow”, the late Herman Gonzalez, and the late Raul “Minnie” Gonzalez. Philip will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation was held July 18 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Avenue (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held at the funeral home July 19 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Procopius Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Philip’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MarszalekTED “TADEUSZ” MARSZALEK

Ted “Tadeusz” Marszalek, age 53, passed away June 27.

Loving father of Celestina Marszalek and Daniel Marszalek; former spouse and companion of Laura Marszalek; adored by his four-legged best friend, Oscar; cherished son of Zofia (nee Lyszczarczyk) and Stanislaw Marszalek; dearest brother of Mary (Janusz) Gasienica and Bozena (Bogdan) Augustyn. Fond uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 2, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Faustina Kowalska Church, 5255 S. McVicker Avenue, Chicago for Mass. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SEAN EDWARD MARTELL

Sean Edward Martell, age 61, of Bensenville.

Beloved brother of Michael (Debra) Martell, Janette (Ken) Korzec, Brian (Virgina) Martell and the late Kathleen Long; uncle of Carla Martell, Colleen (Phil) VanWyngarden, Joseph (Casie) Martell, Emily Martell, Nathan (Louisia Raymond) Martell and Zachary Martell; great-uncle of Mia and Quinn DeSilva.

Visitation was held July 19 at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please visit our website and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o the Sean Edward Martell Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

OrdakowskiWALTER S. ORDAKOWSKI

Walter S. Ordakowski, age 79, of Westchester, passed away July 8.

Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Broderick); loving son of the late Walter and Mary (nee Kobylarczyk) Ordakowski; dear brother of Marcia (Jack) Cooper, Sandra (late Joseph) Scara, Marlene (late Bernard) Miskowicz, Mary (Tom) Niemotka, Frank (Susan) Ordakowski, and Fred (Grace) Ordakowski. Uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held July 12 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held July 13 at the funeral home until time of celebration of service. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Walter’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

PanagiotarosDEMETRE PANAGIOTAROS

Demetre Panagiotaros, age 74, passed away July 9.

Beloved husband of Angela (nee Sellis) Panagiotaros; loving father of Gregory (Jeanette) Panagiotaros and Anna (Zarko) Farkic; dearest grandfather of Ivana Farkic, Angela Farkic, Demetre Panagiotaros, Tijana Farkic and Aleksandar Farkic; cherished son of the late Angela (nee Koulouyers) and the late Gregory Panagiotaros; dear brother of Yiannis (Maria) Panagiotaros, Dino (Popi) Panagiotaros and the late George (Agela) Panagiotaros. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 13 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 14, family and friends gathered at Saint John the Forerunner Hellenic Orthodox Church, 8500 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs for Service. Interment, Bethania Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

PavelNANCY C. PAVEL

Nancy C. Pavel (nee Zwierz), age 73, passed away June 29.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Pavel; loving mom of James (Sherry) Pavel; dear grandma of Jillian Pavel; cherished daughter of the late Charlotte (nee Kozlowski) and the late Stanley Zwierzykowski; fond sister of Kenneth (Linda) Zwierz and the late Arlene (the late Bill) Corso. Also survived by nieces, nephew, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 2 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 3, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SkrezynaPATRICIA SKREZYNA

Patricia Skrezyna (nee Murray), age 87, of Palos Park, passed away July 8.

Beloved wife of the late Steve; loving mother of Steven (Lorry) Skrezyna, Pamela Freer, Richard Skrezyna, Patti (Robert) Cummings and Joseph (Gwendolyn) Skrezyna; dear grandmother of 10; great grandmother of 7, step great grandmother of 3. Fond cousin and friend to many.

Memorial visitation was held July 19 until time of Mass at Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church. Procession from the church to Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Pat’s memory to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Pat’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

StraczekSTANISLAW STRACZEK

Stanislaw Straczek, age 85, passed away June 30.

Loving father of Jan Straczek, Elzbieta (Eugeniusz) Topor and Anna (Jozef) Obrochta; dear grandfather of Bartek, Lukasz, Slawomir and Dawid; beloved companion of Urszula Zarzeczna. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 10 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7681 S. 88th Avenue, Justice with a service and time of remembrance held at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded and burial to take place in Zakopane, Poland. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SzymczakJANUSZ SZYMCZAK

Janusz Szymczak, age 48, passed away July 8.

Beloved husband of Anna (nee Jurek) Szymczak; loving dad of Ola Szymczak and Sylvia Szymczak; cherished son of Helena (nee Galas) and the late Stanislaw Szymczak; dear brother of Barbara (Wieslaw) Karczmarczyk, Zbigniew (Stanislawa) Szymczak, Wieslaw (Beata) Szymczak and the late Adam (Beata) Szymczak. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 16 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 17, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

ROBERT M. UHER

Robert “Bob” M. Uher, 81, passed away July 18.

Bob was an Air National Guard veteran.

He was the beloved husband of Maureen, nee Erdman; Loving father of David (Faith) Uher and Jill Uher; Cherished grandfather of Lawsyn Uher, Maddi Liapis, Jimmy Liapis, Mystery Uher, Padon Uher, Aveah Uher, Josiah Uher and Gilana Uher; Dear brother of the late Dorothy (the late Fred) Schaeflein; Fond uncle of many; Best friend of Jack.

Bob was a member of St. Patricia Church.

Visitation is Thursday, July 22, from 3-8 p.m. at Lack & Sons Funeral Home, 9236 S. Roberts Road in Hickory Hills. Funeral Service is Friday, July 23, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home to St. Patricia Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment private.

WrobelSTANISLAW WROBEL

Stanislaw Wrobel, age 91, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away July 10.

Beloved husband of the late Jadwiga (nee Grochowska); loving father of Arkadiusz (Barbara) Wrobel and Emanuela (Kazimierz) Statek; dear grandfather of Lukasz Wrobel, Egon (Sylvia) Wrobel, Przemyslaw (Beata) Statek, Damian (Agnieszka) Statek, Mateusz (Paulina) Wrobel, Jadwgia Wrobel, Zaneta Statek and Stanislawa Wrobel; dearest great grandfather of nine; fond uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held July 14 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Avenue, (corner of Keeler), Chicago. Funeral was held July 15 from the funeral home to the Church of Five Holy Martyrs for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

AGUSTIN ZAVALA

Agustin Zavala, age 77, passed away July 9, surrounded by his loving children.

For over 40 years he was the devoted husband of Martha Reyes; cherished father of Alejandra (Roberto) Weber, Edward Zavala, Sergio (Katie) Zavala and Jacqueline (Luis) Juarez; proud and loving grandfather of Jonathan Weber, Adrian Zavala, Sergio Jr., Liam and Allison Zavala and Liliane Juarez.

Visitation was held July 16 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). A service in celebration of Agustin’s life was held. Cremation will be private.

 

 

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