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Obituaries for Oct. 14

JOSEPH C. BYRNE

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Joseph C. Byrne, age 86, of Brookfield, formerly of Omaha, NE, passed away October 1.

Beloved husband of Eleanor Byrne (nee Engle); loving father of Carey (Ernest Newmann) Byrne and the late Eric Byrne; grandfather of Andrew Newmann and Sarah Newmann; brother of the late Jack Byrne; uncle of Daniel, Timothy and Kivi; cousin to many.

A visitation was held October 6 to time of service at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Services in Omaha, NE are pending. Interment pending, Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Memorials appreciated to Omaha Central High School Foundation in Memory of Joseph C. Byrne; 1111 N. 13th Street, Suite 318, Omaha, NE 68102. 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 Joseph Byrne Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

ZOFIA GASIENICA

Zofia Gasienica (nee Kapusciarz), age 91, passed away October 4.

Beloved wife of the late Władysław Gąsienica; loving mother of Maria (Jan) Jakubczak, Zofia (George J.) Duszak, the late Tadeusz Gąsienica and the late Jan (Józefa) Gąsienica; dear grandmother of Alicja (Stanisław) Komorowski, Anna (Marek) Wnęk, Agata (Tomasz) Jaronczyk, Dorota (Wojtek) Jakubczak Hyrczyk, Sylwia (Paweł) Gąsienica Sroka, Magdalena (Marcin) Adamczyk, George Duszak and Paul (fiancée Xiomara) Duszak; dearest great grandmother of Weronika, Adrian, Marcin, Klaudia, Sebastian, Szymon, Marysia, Zosia, Alicja, Bartosz, Martyna and Milena; fond sister of Aleksandra (Jan) Stasiak, Janina (Jan) Toporkiewicz and the late Franciszek (Zofia) Kapusciarz; aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews

Visitation was held October 6 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Avenue, corner of Keeler. Funeral was held October 7 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Turibius for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 773-767-2166 or ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

KIMBERLY A. HAYES

Kimberly A. Hayes, age 58 of Key West, FL., formerly of Brookfield.

Beloved mother of Erick (Angelica) Hayes and Jack Hayes; grandmother of Harleigh Hayes; dear sister of Kathleen (Theodore) Schwitzner; aunt of Renee Schwitzner, preceded in death by her parents the late John Hayes and Charlotte Hayes (nee Erickson).

Visitation was held October 7 at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Visitation also held October 8 to time of Service at Cornerstone Community Church, 9008 Fairview Ave., Brookfield. Interment Bronswood Cemetery, Oakbrook. Memorials appreciated to the Kimberly Hayes RBHS Class of 2022 Scholarship Fund. Checks can be written to RBHS with a note in the memo to read: Hayes Scholarship. Checks can be mailed or dropped off at RBHS, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside, IL 60546. 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 Kimberly Hayes Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

ReyesEDUARDO D. REYES

Eduardo D. Reyes, age 74, of Homer Glen, passed away October 2.

He was the beloved husband for 49 1/2 years to the love of his life, Rosalinda Arrieta; loving and cherished father of Glenn (Stephanie Cardwell) Reyes, Patricia Abigail (James) Ketelaar, Sophia (Eric) David and Mark Reyes; adored grandfather of Gavin, Ava, Jaden, Ellie, Abby, Olivia, Alaina, Elijah and Isabella; he was the dear brother of Gerry Reyes, Veronica Reyes, Cecille Reyes, Belinda Reyes, Bernadette (Fernando) Lajato and Ricardo (Esmie) Reyes. Ed will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held October 9 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 15050 Wolf Road, Orland Park, until time of Mass in Celebration of Eduardo’s life. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to: Poor Clare Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, 12210 South Will Cook Road, Palos Park, Illinois 60464, in Ed’s name would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Eduardo’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

SafranekKATHLEEN SAFRANEK

Kathleen Safranek (nee Lisy), age 69, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away October 2, two weeks before her 70th birthday.

She was the beloved wife of Gerald Safranek for 43 years; loving and devoted mother of Nicholas (Meghan) and Jason (Haley) Safranek; proud grandmother of Ava, Aiden, Alex and Noah.

Visitation was held October 5 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home October 6 until time of Celebration of Life Service. Procession from the funeral home to Bohemian National Cemetery where Kathleen was laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to Kathleen’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

SheehyKATHLEEN R. SHEEHY

Kathleen R. Sheehy, age 79, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away October 1.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Sheehy; loving mother of Maureen (late Jim) Lindeman, Kathleen (James) Crowley and Hugh Sheehy; dear grandmother of 9; fond sister of Patricia Petrey and the late Thomas Gilhooly.

Kathleen will be buried next to her husband at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. All funeral services are private. Condolences may be sent to Kathleen’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

StanekROY CHARLES STANEK

Roy C. Stanek, age 92, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away October 5. U.S. Army Combat Veteran, Bronze Star Recipient, Aerial Photographer of Korean War.

Beloved husband of Wanda Szarley; loving father of Alan Stanek, Lynn (Tim) Andersen, Lori Vacchiano, Gary (Kimbra) Stanek and Luci (Ron) Palumbo; loving grandfather of Kristy, Kelly, Kyle, Melissa, Ashley, Brittany, Spencer, Erik, Giana and Dominic; loving great grandfather of 6; dear brother of Lawrence (late Ann) Stanek and the late Rich (Terry) and late twin brother Ray (late LaVerne) Stanek. Roy will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held October 11 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held at the funeral home October 12 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish St. Symphorosa Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. After mass friends and family met at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where Roy was laid to rest with Military Honors. Condolences may be sent to Roy’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

TolonePATRICIA MARY “PATTI” TOLONE

Patricia Mary “Patti” Tolone, age 72, formerly of Chicago and Orland Park, and in recent years, a resident at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Bloomington, passed away September 30 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Patti was the daughter of William and Catherine Tolone, who preceded her in death.
Patti is survived by her brothers, Tom and Bill, her sister-in-law Tracy, nieces Tiffany and Trinity Tolone , Sharon Gillispie and Laura Tolone, and nephews Bill Tolone and Bob Tolone. Also surviving are numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. 4901 S Archer Ave. Chicago, IL 60632. Funeral Mass was held at St Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church, Chicago. Final resting place is Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

 

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