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Obituaries for August 12

ROSALINDA CARDENAS

Rosalinda Cardenas, 72, 54-year resident of Summit, passed away July 29.

She is survived by her beloved siblings Thomas (Marlene) Cardenas, Frank (Joyce) Cardenas, Raymond (Dora) Cardenas, Dora (Sid) Silvas, Olivia (Jose) Amador, Amado (Jill) Cardenas, Lydia (Miguel) Gallaga and Marie (Walter) Cybulski; loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

She was employed at Borg Warner as an inspector in Bellwood for 45 years.

She will be dearly missed but never forgotten forever in our hearts.

Cremation rites to be accorded. Interment to be held at Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, Michigan. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice.

ChavezJAVIER CHAVEZ

Javier Chavez, 58, of Chicago’s West Lawn community, passed away July 21.

Beloved husband of Maricruz Chavez (nee Vargas); loving father of Julio Chavez, Javier (Alejandra) Chavez, and Jessica (Elliot) Perez; cherished grandfather of Lilyana, Joselyna, Giselle, Jesselli, Jaiden, Julian and Jailani; fond brother of Remedios (Miguel) Zambrano, Santiago (Martha), Martin (Josefina), Jesus (Lucila), Ramon (Margarita), Luis (Irene), Edwardo (Samantha), and the late Heriberto Chavez; dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held July 26 until time of celebration of life service at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit. Cremation Private. Condolences may be sent to Javier’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

SARAH DARLENE CHIRILLO

Sarah Darlene Chirillo, nee O’Reilly, of Evergreen Park, affectionally known by all as “Cookie,” passed away in the loving arms of her children on August 4 after a courageous two-year battle. She died just a few months after her 70th birthday.

Survivors include her loving husband Thomas Chirillo, son Thomas (Gina) Chirillo, daughter Traci (David) LeBlanc, and three grandchildren: Lily, Autumn, and Seth.

Born in Chicago to Rose and Thomas O’Reilly, she was raised in Evergreen Park along with her siblings Kathleen (Gary) Martel, Patricia (Peter) Glikis, James (Linda) O’Reilly, and the late Ronald (Kathy) Reidy. She attended St. Brennan’s Catholic grade school and Evergreen Park High School followed by Don Roberts Beauty School. After styling hair for many years, she went on to work and retire from the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office.

Sarah lived her life for her children, accommodating hers to provide the best for them. When the kids were young, she would often be found volunteering at their school, attending her son’s baseball games, or hosting her many nieces and nephews for sleepovers. When she became a grandmother, she didn’t miss a beat, dedicating her life to them as well. Spoiling and spending time with her grandbabies was her most favorite thing to do.

Sarah was loved by all, and her laugh and spirit were contagious to everyone who knew her. Undeniably a wonderful wife, mother, sister, cousin, aunt, and most importantly grandmother. A strong woman of faith, her family takes comfort in knowing she will rest in eternal peace.

Services to celebrate her life took place at St. Bernadette Church, 9343 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park, on August 10. Interment Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Kosary Funeral Home.

CosentinoLAWRENCE COSENTINO JR.

Lawrence “Larry” Cosentino Jr., 68, of Bedford Park, passed away unexpectedly July 27.

Larry was a kind and loving husband to Patricia (nee Krygowski); son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Shirley (nee Arvio) Cosentino; amazing father to Michael (Nicole) Cosentino and Christine (Phil) Calderon; one-of-a-kind “Pa” and best buddy to Michael Jr., Gianna, Ava, Vincent, Emma, Olivia and Giovanni; devoted brother to Diane (Anthony) Frieri and brother-in-law to Alan (Toni) Krygowski and the late Linda (Wayne) Szklankonwski. An amazing uncle, nephew, cousin and treasured friend to many.

Visitation was held July 30 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave., Summit. Visitation was held July 31 until time of celebration of life service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Larry’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

RONALD P. DYBAS

Ronald P. Dybas, CPD, 51, passed away August 2.

Loving son of Ronald J. Dybas and the late April (nee Stech); dear brother of Laura A. Dybas; fond nephew of George (Marge) Stech; cousin of Jim (Marybeth) Stech, Beth (Larry) Martin and Jean (Scott) Barlev; loving pet parent of Apollo.

Visitation was held August 6 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Prayer Service followed.

HernandezGUADALUPE HERNANDEZ

Guadalupe Hernandez, 70, of Chicago’s West Lawn community, passed away July 26.

He was the beloved son of Juana Hernandez and the late Julio H. Hernandez; dear father of Paul Hernandez, Rudy (Stephanie Fuentes), Vita (Jason Totty), Carla (Tommy Summers), Gracie (Andrew Clements) and Guadalupe Hernandez and the late Rocco Anthony Hernandez; proud grandfather of 16 and great grandfather of 2; loving brother of Jose V., Porfirio (Josephine), Maria (Francisco Melgoza), Julio Jr. (Mary), Juana (Herb Sommer), Clotilde (Arturo Gonzalez), Pedro (Luz), Irene (Johnnie Miranda), Alfredo (Cristobal), Anna (Toribio Fonseca), Nancy (Rosario Ursetta), Daniel (Norma) and the late Graciela Hernandez.

Visitation was held July 29 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit. Visitation was held July 30 until time of prayers at the funeral home. Procession from the funeral home to St. Rene Goupil Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Guadalupe will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Guadalupe’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

KowalskiHARRY E KOWALSKI

Harry E Kowalski, 80, passed away July 26.

Will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Visitation and chapel service were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave. Chicago. Final resting place Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. To leave any tributes please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

KrolWILLIAM J. “BILL” KROL

William J. “Bill” Krol, 61, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away July 28.

Loving husband of Dori (nee Majda); cherished son of the late Thaddeus Sr. and the late Mary Krol; fond brother of Irene (Clarence) Cerven, Ann (Don) Guzik, Diane (Joseph) Overbeek, Stephen (Michele) Krol, Paula (Ron) Flisnik, the late Thaddeus Jr. (Bobbi) Krol, and the late Patricia Krol. Godfather and uncle of many. Dear son-in-law of Florence and the late Henry Majda.

Bill was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Local 21.

Visitation was held August 4 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit. Visitation was held August 5 until time of celebration of life service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Bill’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

FIORE MATERAZZO

Fiore Materazzo, 67, of North Riverside, passed away July 28.

Beloved husband of the late Harriet Materazzo (nee Holtrop); loving father of Charles Crafton, Tony (Virginia) Crafton, Marietta (Chris) Gorniak, Anthony (JoAnn) Materazzo, Michelle (Zach) Frankenbach; proud grandfather of Joseph (Katie) Crafton, Michael (fiancée Chitra) Crafton, Melissa (fiancé Jose) Martinez, Brianna Crafton, Angelina Crafton, Christopher Gorniak, Luca Materazzo, Marco Materazzo, Olivia Frankenbach and Liam Frankenbach; great grandfather of nine; brother of Rosella (Karl) Kingsley; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 1 and August 2 at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield. Funeral was held August 2 to Mater Christi Church, North Riverside for mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

BERNADETTE NOVAK

Bernadette Novak, 76, passed away July 25.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Cremation private. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

ROBERT J. PRIMER

Robert J. Primer, 69, passed peacefully surrounded by family, July 21.

Loving husband of Mary Grace Primer (nee Janik); adored father of Lauren Li and the late Jordan; dear brother of Sandy (Dennis) Dikowicz and Karen Primer; cherished brother-in-law of James (Linda) Janik; fond uncle of Jennifer, Dennis Jr., Micheal, Joshua, Stephen, Nina, Allison, Amy, Brandon, and Andrew; beloved son of the late Ray and Alba Primer.

Visitation was held August 5 and August 6 at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield. Funeral followed to St. Francis Xavier Church, LaGrange for Mass. Interment Private.

RodriguezANGEL M. RODRIGUEZ

Angel M. Rodriguez, 69, of Chicago’s Brighton Park community, passed away July 20.

He was the beloved husband of Miriam; cherished father of Roberta (Albert) Sam, Angel M. Jr. (Imelda) Rodriguez and Estrella (Aedo) Molina; loving grandfather of Brandon (Shaunteria), Kennedy, Julian, Albert III, Megan, Michael and Matthew; proud great grandfather of Zion, Braylon and Auston. Being the oldest of 12, Angel will be dearly missed by his siblings, Miriam (Carl F. Davis) Rodriguez-Davis, Osvaldo (Linda) Rodriguez, Gilbert Rodriguez, Leticia Rodriguez, Carmen (Miguel) Rijos, Judith (Bacillo) Armendariz, Hilda (Orsin) Ramos, Hector (Arlene) Rodriguez, Louis (Glenda) Rodriguez, and he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Rodriguez and the Delma (Edward)Martinez. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews and much loved godfather to Philip Flores, Antonio Jose Rodriguez and Elliot Rodriguez.

A memorial visitation in celebration of Angel’s life was held until time of service at The Brook Church, 3105 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago on July 29. Family and friends met at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit, on July 30 and proceeded to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where Angel’s cremains were laid to rest with Military Honors. Condolences may be sent to Angel’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

PEGGY SCOLAN

Peggy Scolan, nee Hofer, 63, of Evergreen Park, passed away peacefully at home on August 4.

She was the devoted wife of Timothy Scolan; loving stepmother of Michelle (Patrick) Walsh and Paul Scolan; proud step-grandmother of Jennifer, Nicole, Laura, Matt, and Sara; cherished sister-in-law of Susan (Ken) Shinkus, and Thomas (Terry) Scolan; dear aunt of Jordan Hofer and Amy (Jason) Johnson; great aunt of Sofia, Lily, Sam and Logan; other survivors include her brother Nicholas (Lee) Hofer.

She was a dedicated teacher (also known as Mrs. Lewis) for 35 years at the Morgan Park Academy in Chicago.

Peggy’s greatest joys were teaching her students at the Morgan Park Academy and being an active member at Queen of Martyrs Church in Evergreen Park.

Donations to cancer research in Peggy’s memory would be deeply appreciated.

Per Peggy’s request, the services were private. Private Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Arrangements by Kosary Funeral Home.

SISTER PAOLA CHIARA TAIBON

Sr. Blandina Taibon (Paola Chiara), 93, member of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver for over 60 years, passed away peacefully July 24.

She had lived in the convent at St. Jospeh Parish in Summit since 1996. Visitation for sister Blandina was held July 28 until time of Mass at St. Daniel the Prophet Church. Sister will be buried at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota, Minn. Condolences may be sent to Sister Taibon’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

VirziHELEN VIRZI

Helen Virzi, 95, of Chicago’s Clearing community, peacefully passed away July 29.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and late Mary Virzi; dear and cherished friend of Carmella Discianno. A longtime resident of the Clearing community, Helen was so grateful to her caring and thoughtful neighbors, Refugio and Martha Rodriguez and Valentine and Carmen Rodriguez.

Visitation was held August 3 until time of Mass at Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Helen was laid to rest alongside her parents and sister. Condolences may be sent to Helen’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

WasielewskiIRENE M. WASIELEWSKI

Irene M. Wasielewski (nee Zibricky), 91, of Orland Park, formerly of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away July 29.

Beloved wife of the late Casimir T. Wasielewski; loving mother of Michael (Donna) Wasielewski, Deborah Vaughan, Kathleen Clendenning and the late Robert (Penny) Wasielewski; cherished grandmother of Sean (Sarah) Clendenning, Dana (Mark) Chlebek, Brian (Jaylee) Clendenning, Adam (Kimberly) Clendenning, Deanne (Joseph) Bovio, David Vaughan, James (Jessica) Clendenning and Kate Vaughan; great grandmother of 11; dear sister of Nancy (late Edmund) Zoltowski, Robert (Rozanne) Zibricky and the late Judith (late Ernest) Iversen. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 2 until time of celebration of life service at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Irene’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

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