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Obituaries for August 26, 2021

BonkRAYMOND P. BONK

Raymond P. Bonk, age 91, passed away July 27.

Beloved husband of the late Eleanore (nee Rybinski) Bonk; loving father of Diane (Allen) Nilsen, Jacqueline (the late David) LaRosa, Scott (the late Nancy) Bonk and Raymond (Angela) Bonk; dear grandfather of Kevin (Morgan) Bonk; cherished son of the late Agnes (nee Kuromenski) and the late Anthony Bonk; fond brother of the late Daniel F. Bonk, the late Mary Bonk and Allen (the late Suzanne) Bonk. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 7 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with prayer and time of remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MARTHA L. BURNETT

Martha L. Burnett, age 62, of Clearing, passed away July 25.

Loving mother of Marta, Juanita and Miguel Burnett; dearest grandmother of Edward, Jacob, Sergio, Damien, Samuel, Amayah, Kelsey, Sabrina and Malea; dear sister of Jolene Zepeda, Carolyn Guiterrez, Patsy Hickman and Melvin Ray Burnett; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 1 Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Private cremation to follow.

CordozaJAIME CARDOZA MORALES

Jaime Cardoza Morales, age 45, of Chicago, New City community, passed away August 14.

Loving father of Manuel and Carlos Cardoza; devoted son of Socorro Morales and the late Juan Cardoza; dearest brother of Silvia Villanueva Cardoza, Nicolasa Cardoza, Jose Loreto Cardoza, Juan Francisco Cardoza, Hermila Cardoza, Socorro Cardoza, Apolinar Cardoza, Rosa Cardoza, Manuel Cardoza and the late Ceferino Cardoza and late Jesus Alberto Cardoza; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 22 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler. Family and friends met August 23 at Holy Cross Church for a funeral mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

CarranoLINDA L. CARRANO

Linda L. Carrano (nee Panfil), age 66, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away August 2.

Loving daughter of the late Adeline and late Richard Panfil Sr.; cherished sister of Richard Jr. (Jeannette), James (Rose Lee), and the late Carl Panfil; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation in celebration of Linda’s life was held August 13 until time of celebration of life service at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Linda’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MARY G. CLARK

Mary G. Clark, 90, late of Orland Park, passed away on August 18.

She was the wife of the late of the late Joseph L. Clark; mother of Mary Therese Clark (late Wayne Crowley), Patti (late Mark) Chiaramonte, Colleen (Tony) Panega, Joanne (Erec Ruiz) Clark and Peggy (Greg Devens) Clark; grandmother of Chris (Becky Roos), Matt (Kaycie) and Danielle Chiaramonte and Tony (Gretchen), Tim and Neil Panega; sister of Ken (Ree), the late Eugene and Richard Flaherty; aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Mary was retired from Cook County, was the former Orland Township Democratic committeewoman, a volunteer at Silver Cross Hospital, and a member of the Gaelic Park choir.

Visitation was on August 23 at Thornridge Funeral Home in Orland Park. A Funeral Mass was held on August 24 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Thornridge Funeral Home (Janusz Family Funeral Service).

MARIE DOUCET

Marie Doucet, nee Schleichert, 89, passed away peacefully at her Palos Heights residence on August 17.

She was the beloved wife of the late Irving W. Loving mother of Marise Pannaralla, Irving Jr. (Zun Hui), Patrice (Mark) Miller, and Douglas. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Brian) Clark, Kenneth (Agnes) Pannaralla, Matthew (Sarah) Doucet, Phillip Doucet, Nicole (Anival) Zapeda, Colin Miller, Elise Miller, and Hope Doucet. Fond great-grandmother of eight. Dear sister of the late Dorothy Wagner.

Visitation was August 20 at Becvar & Son Funeral Home. Funeral services were August 21 at Incarnation Catholic Church, 5757 W. 127th St., Crestwood. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.

In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity would be appreciated.

GironMARIA A. GIRON

Maria A. Giron (nee Galicia), age 73, of Brookfield, passed away August 9.

Beloved wife of the late Faustino Giron; fond mother of Cesar Giron, Michael Giron, Oscar Giron, Kenia (Miguel) Izquierdo, Faustino (Erin) Giron, Jr. and Calvin Giron; mother in law of Katie and Laurie; dear mama of Alex Giron, Austin Giron, Christian Izquierdo, Kayla Izquierdo, Tyler Giron, Mariana Giron, Maya Giron, Salma Giron, Lucia Giron and Faustino Giron III; sister of Estela, Marcos, Rolando, Luis, Sofia, Antonia, Ruty, Norberto, Deyanira, Lesvia, Miguel Angel; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Services private. Interment private Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 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 Maria Giron Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

GomezVICTOR GOMEZ

Victor Gomez, of the Garfield Ridge community, peacefully passed away August 10.

He was the loving and devoted son of Maria Mendez; dear brother of Ramon Gomez. He will be deeply missed and loved by his family and friends.

A visitation was held at St. Symphorosa Church August 16 until time of Mass. Procession from the church to Resurrection Cemetery where Victor was laid to rest.

GruzlewskiLAURISE L. GRUZLEWSKI

Laurise L. Gruzlewski (nee Cygan), age 77, of Chicago, Archer Heights community, passed away August 9.

Beloved wife of David Gruzlewski; devoted daughter of the late Anna (nee Krzyzowski) and the late Louis Cygan; loving sister of the late Sherill (late Raymond) Wenslow; dear sister-in-law of Mary Ann (Michael) Kulikauskas, Gary Gruzlewski and late Annette Gruzlewski; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 12 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd.,5088 S. Archer Ave., (corner of Keeler). Funeral was held August 13 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Bruno for Mass. Entombment Resurrection Garden Mausoleum. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

GrzigorzakADELA GRZEGORZAK

Adela Grzegorzak (nee Smaron), age 83, longtime resident of the Brighton Park community and past parishioner of St. Pancratius Church passed away August 13.

She was the beloved wife of the late Jozef Grzegorzak; loving mother of Renata (Ryszard) Kogut and Wieslaw (fiancée Mary Gaynor) Grzegorzak; dearest grandmother of Robert, Alexander and Jacob Kogut; dear sister of Krystyna (Boleslaw) Grzegorzak, late Janina (late Henryk) Dudziak, late Ks. Henryk Smaron and late Jan Smaron; fond aunt of many.

Visitation was held August 20 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., (corner of Keeler). Funeral was held August 21 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Richard for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

HigginsLUKE A. HIGGINS

Luke A. Higgins, age 91, former resident of Garfield Ridge community, late of Laguna Hills, CA., passed away August 1.

Beloved husband of the late Rosemary (nee Brannigan); cherished father of Jack (Peggy) Higgins, Mark (Ruth) Higgins, Meri Frances Kellems and the late Kevin (late Barbara) Higgins; dear grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 19. Always a loving and supportive brother, Luke was preceded in death by his 10 brothers and sisters. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 20 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held August 21until time of prayer service and rosary. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. To share a memory or offer condolences please visit Luke’s personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

DANUTA KOBYLANSKI

Danuta Kobylanski (nee Barnacki), of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away August 15.

Beloved wife of the late Wladyslaw; loving mother of Barbara (James) Gabriel, Elizabeth (Douglas) Hill, and Diana (Robert) Anderegg; proud grandmother of John, David, Robert, Natalie, Jason, and Michael; great-grandmother of Alessandra, Reese, Nathaniel, Madeline, Evan and Jameson.

Visitation was held August 19 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held August 20 until time of celebration of life service at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Danuta’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

KokoszkaLORRAINE D. KOKOSZKA

Lorraine D. Kokoszka (nee Wisniewski), age 94, of La Grange Park, passed away August 10.

Beloved wife of the late Bruno Kokoszka; dear sister of the late Edward Wisniewski and Emilie (the late Casimer) Lesniak; aunt of Diane Borek, Patricia (John) Trakselis, Patty Kokoszka, Carol Trotter, Christine (Charlie) Dahlenberg; great aunt of Karen (Nicholas) Hoffman, Katharine (Robert) Avery and Christina (Timothy) Albores.

Visitation, celebration of life, was held August 13 at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. A private funeral mass will be held at a future date at St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Interment Private Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Memorials appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas, Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 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 Lorraine Kokoszka Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

ARLENE MATAYKA

Arlene T. Matayka, 84, of Palos Heights, passed away August 12 leaving behind a legacy of love for her friends and family to cherish.

Preceded in death by her parents, Walter Chorobik and Josephine Chorobik nee Gorniak, and her sisters Lottie H. (Joseph) Mihalski, Josephine (Ernest) Bauer and Helena A (the Late Walter Ozmina, and remarried to Chester Barc) Ozmina-Barc, and niece Denise Skowranski and nephew Richard Mihalski. Beloved by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She will be missed.

Visitation was August 20 at Hann Funeral Home, 8230 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. Funeral services were August 21 at St. Patricia Church, 9000 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills. Interment private.

RochonMICHELLE ANNE ROCHON

Michelle Anne Rochon, age 62, of Streator, passed away August 10.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Paul and Barbara Rochon; dear sister of Theresa and her husband, Greg Krikava, and the late Jerry Rochon and the late Kevin Rochon; loving partner of Jay Wilkinson; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.

All services for Michelle will be private. Condolences may be sent to Michelle’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

SkweresCRAIG D. SKWERES

Craig D. Skweres, age 68, of Brookfield.

Beloved father of Brian (Denise) Skweres, Kevin Skweres; brother of Frank (Paula) Skweres, Jim (Linda) Skweres and Lorrie (John) Hymel; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Founding member of Thursday Night Bridge Club.

Memorial gathering was held August 12 at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Memorials to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – 1E S. Wacker Dr. Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60601. 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 Craig Skweres Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

VanoskeyRICHARD C. VANOSKEY

Richard C. Vanoskey, age 84, passed away August 6.

His sweetheart of over 45 years, Shirley Liszeo, preceded him in death. Beloved father of Laura (Al) Defazio, Margaret (Craig) Bolda, and Susan (Michael) Farquhar; beloved step-father of Scott (Brenda) Liszeo, Mark (Barbara) Liszeo, and William Liszeo; dear grandfather of Jenna and Richard Defazio, April and Ashley Bolda, and Madeline and Macrae Farquhar; dear step-grandfather of Cynthia, Christina, Kyle, and the late Michael Liszeo; dear brother of the late Jacob (Mary Ann) Vanoskey, the late Joseph (Emily) Vanoskey and Theresa (Ronald) Altenburg. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 9 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with service and time of remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Bethania Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

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