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AlbertNANCY B. ALBERT

Nancy B. Albert (nee Poore), age 86, of Berwyn, passed away July 27.

Beloved wife of Raymond Albert; loving mother of David Albert and Sharon Pugh (fiancé James Bailey); sister of the late Jeanette (the late Tony) Novotny; fond sister-in-law to Phil (Jean) Albert; adored aunt to Kim (Don) Chase, Tim (Elaine) Novotny, Peter Albert, and Tim (Wendy) Albert.

Visitation was held July 29 and July 30 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513 followed by funeral service. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oak Brook Terrace. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com.

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 Nancy Albert Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

BartolMARIA BARTOL

Maria Bartol (nee Szeliga), age 83, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away July 24.

Beloved wife of the late Jozef Bartol; loving mother of Zofia Zdanowska, Maria Lassak, Andrzej (Krystyna) Bartol, Michalina (Józef) Dziubasik, Malgorzata Dzielski and Wladyslawa Bartol; cherished daughter of the late Maria (nee Ratulowska) and the late Jan Szeliga; dear grandmother of 15; dearest great-grandmother of nine; great great grandmother of one; fond sister of the late Janina (late Mieczyslaw) Molek and the late Wladyslawa (late Wladyslaw) Zubek; also survived by many nieces and nephews and family in Poland.

Visitation was held July 28 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler. Funeral was held July 29 from the funeral home to the Church of St Daniel the Prophet for mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 orwww.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

BeyerBETTY S. BEYER

Betty S. Beyer (nee Barnes), age 90, passed away July 11.

Beloved wife of the late William Beyer; loving mother of Charles Langer, Sarah (the late John) Manson and Joanne Echlin; dear grandmother of Paul (Connie) Watson, George Watson, Michelle Manson, Jennifer (Ben) Jungman, Samantha Holt and Charlie Langer; dearest great-grandmother of Veronica, Richy, Bri-anna, P.J., Kegan, Chelsea, Hannah, Tommy Jr. and Emily; cherished daughter of the late Sarah Birge and the late Jesse Barnes; fond sister of Donald Barnes and William Barnes. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 15 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a service and time of remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Bethania Cemetery Mausoleum, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

DewitzCHRISTOPHER J. DEWITZ

Christopher J. Dewitz, age 62, passed away July 16.

Loving father of Mara Dewitz and Jim (Jessica) Fitzgerald; dear grandfather of June, Lucy, Kyran, Kyree and the late Kalaya; cherished son of the late Marilyn (nee Parkinson) and the late Louis Dewitz; fond brother of Susan (Tom) Jenks, Randall Dewitz and the late Louis Dewitz. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, his dearest loving longtime girlfriend, Leana, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 31, service and time of remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

DomalikPIOTR DOMALIK

Piotr Domalik, age 46, passed away July 21.

Beloved husband of Ewa (nee Ciezobka) Domalik; loving dad of Andrzej Domalik, Wojciech Domalik and Michal Domalik; cherished son of Maria (nee Rzepka) and the late Bronislaw Domalik; dear brother of Zbigniew (the late Renata) Domalik and Pawel (Zofia) Domalik. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 25 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 26, 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.

HammerschmittPHILLIP HAMMERSCHMITT

Phillip Hammerschmitt, age 84, of Brookfield, passed away July 22.

Beloved husband of Carolyn Hammerschmitt (nee Crothers); dear father of Beth (Tom) Kraus, Timothy (Rizalina) Hammerschmitt, Douglas (Emmanuelle) Hammerschmitt, and Amy (John) Stinson; “Papa” of Ian (fiancé Erin), Sean, Haley, Morgan, Sydney, Andrew, Noah, Nathan, and Brianna; great-grandpa of Degan and Delaney; brother of Bruce (Linda), the late Patricia and Marilyn; uncle of many nieces and nephews. “Master Hugger” of many.

Visitation was held July 25 and July 26 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral was held July 26 to St. Louise de Marillac Church, corner of 30th and Raymond Ave., La Grange Park for mass. Interment Queen of Heaven, Hillside. Memorials appreciated to your favorite Charity. 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 Phillip Hammerschmitt Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

LonaLUCILLE FRANCES LONA

Lucille Frances Lona, age 82, passed away July 27.

Beloved wife of Tony; loving mother of Anthony, Debra, Gilbert and Richard (Bridget); cherished grandmother of Jolene, Nicole (Raul), Amanda, Toni (Tim), Bernie, Holly, Raymond (Hugo), Alison (Jordan), Aaron, Stephanie, Bridgette, Andy, Steve, and Tyler; fond great grandmother of Kristopher, Jacob, Evelyn, Sandra, Parker, and Eva Lily.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home located at 4901 South Archer Avenue in Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral mass was led at Our Lady of the Snows Parish. Cremation Private. To leave a tribute please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIl.com.

MARGUERITE MITCHELL

Marguerite Mitchell, age 100, passed away July 9.

Beloved wife of the late John Reid Mitchell; loving mother of Donald Reid, Karen, Gerry William, ChunOak, Douglas Grant, Margaret and William John; dear grandmother of Suzanne Valerie and Jennifer Lynn Mitchell. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends.

Marguerite will be cremated in lieu a funeral service as per her wishes. A private service will be held by the immediate family. If you wish, donations to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, www.shpbeds.org , in Marguerite’s name, would be so appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SitkoHALINA SITKO

Halina Sitko (nee Hodurek), age 66, of Homer Glen formerly of Chicago, Archer Heights community, passed away July 20.

Beloved wife of Jozef Sitko; loving mother of David Sitko and Kasia (Janusz) Bzdyk; devoted daughter of the late Janina (nee Chmiel) and late Stanislaw Hodurek; dear sister of Andrzej (Marzena) Hodurek, Lidia (Andrzej) Rydlewski, Kazimiera (Wojciech) Szankowski and Wieslaw (Anna) Hodurek; also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held July 22 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler. Funeral was held July 23 from the funeral home to the Church of SS. Cyril and Methodius, Lemont for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

StepienSYLWESTRA STEPIEN

Sylwestra Stepien (nee Rogowska), age 84, passed away July 25.

Beloved wife of the late Waclaw Stepien; loving mother of Lester (Sharlene) Stepien and the late Donna (Andrzej) Chlebek; dear babcia of Grace, Mark (Renee), Michelle and Ashley; dearest great-grandma of Nathaniel and Reese. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 29 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 30, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Albert the Great Church, 8029 S. Central Avenue, Burbank, for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

TomlinsonMARIANNE TOMLINSON

Marianne Tomlinson (nee Sudd), age 64, passed away July 22.

Beloved mom of Eric (Kasia) Tomlinson and Justina Ponce; dearest grandma of Liam Tomlinson and Sophie Tomlinson; cherished daughter of Dora and the late George Sudd; loving sister of Roxanne (Mark) Waclawski. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 29 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice followed by service and time of remembrance at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

WabickBEVERLY Y. WABICK

Beverly Y. Wabick (nee Bolchert), age 79, passed away July 21.

Beloved wife of the late Daniel Wabick; loving mother of Keith Wabick and Judith (Jeff) Jorgensen; dear grandma of Nicole (Adam) Sanchez, Charlie Wabick and Kailey Wabick; dearest great-grandma of Logan, Emily, Evelyn, Eleanor and Walter; cherished daughter of the late Edna (nee Husser) and the late John Bolchert; fond sister of the late John Bolchert and Marilyn (the late Edward) Hartig. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 25 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.

 

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