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Obituaries for Oct. 28

BarnatMARY THERESA BARNAT

Mary Theresa Barnat (nee Szczepaniak), age 93, of Lemont, formerly Summit, passed away peacefully October 15.

She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Barnat and the loving mother of Joan (Dean) DiMitri, James (Janet) Barnat, Maria Cozzo and the late Martin (Laura) Barnat; dear grandmother of Justin (Kelly), Jennifer (Jake), Melissa (Brian), Jonathan (Mahalie), Martina, Michelle, Dillon (Rebecca), Larissa and the late Joshua; great grandmother of many. Theresa was a life long member of St. Joseph Ladies of the Rosary and sang in the Choir for St. Joseph Church for many years. Being a devoted member of St. Joseph Church, her family request that in lieu of flowers, any generosity in Theresa’s memory be given to St. Joseph/St. Blasé Parish.

Visitation was held October 22 at St. Joseph Church until time of mass. Procession from the church to Resurrection Cemetery where Theresa was laid to rest with her husband Stan. Condolences may be sent to Theresa’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

HermilaHERMILA CORRAL

Hermila Corral, age 86 , of Chicago, Little Village community, as she wished, she passed away peacefully at home on October 15, surrounded by her loving family.

Hermila will be deeply missed by her seven children: Rosa Guerrero, Isaias Diaz, Victor Diaz, Felipa Guerrero, Maria de Los Angeles Gamboa, Martha Elena Gamboa, y Roberto Diaz. Cherished grandmother of nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Visitation was held October 17 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held October 18 until time of prayers at the funeral home. Procession from the funeral home to St. Agnes of Bohemia Church for Mass. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Hermila’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

DragANDRZEJ DRAG

ANDRZEJ DRAG, age 73, of Hickory Hills, formerly of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away October 19.

Beloved husband of Maria (nee Hajnos); loving father of Andrzej Drag (Diane Ryciuk-Drag), Rafal Drag, Alicja (Leszek) Jankowski; dearest grandfather of Maximilian and Gabriel Jankowski; dear brother of Zofia (late Tadeusz) Plewa, Helena (Czeslaw) Talaga, Krystyna (Czeslaw) Deja; cherished uncle of many.

Visitation was held October 24 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held October 25 from the funeral home to Our Lady, Mother of the Church, Polish Mission for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

MICHAEL J. GRESKA

Michael J. Greska, age 80, passed away October 4.

Beloved husband of Florence H. Matl (nee Konkol); loving father of Debbie (Ken) Solava and Michael J. (Joyce) Greska; dear step-dad of Bill (Jamie) Matl, Michell (Dan) Minick and Joseph (Jennifer) Matl; dear grandfather of 11.

Visitation was held October 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home and Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice.

GREGORY JAROSZEWICZ

Gregory Jaroszewicz, age 62, of Palos Park, formerly of Archer Heights, passed away October 9.

Beloved husband of Lucyna Rusin (nee Drop); dear step father of Conrad Rusin; devoted son of the late Aniela (nee Kietlinska) and late Stefan Jaroszewicz; fond brother of Zbigniew Jaroszewicz and family and Krystyna Podstawka and family.

Funeral Mass was held October 25 at Our Lady, Mother of the Church, Polish Mission, Willow Springs. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

MartinMICHAEL A. MARTIN

Michael A. Martin, “Mickey”, age 72, of Palos Park, passed away October 15.

He was the beloved husband of Linda (nee Lewis); loving father of Christine (Michael) Kellogg and Michelle (Bill) Thomas; dearest grandfather of Alyssa, Zak, Austin (Hannah) and Mandi; proud great grandfather of Meadow; dear brother of Jack (Diane) Martin and the late Christine (Terry) Wallace and Randy (Don Humphrey) Ulrich, David (Kim) Ulrich, Wayde (Cindy) Ulrich and the late Brian Ulrich and late Jimmy Ulrich. Michael will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held October 22 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Michael’s final resting place will be in Mariposa Garden in Mesa, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any generosity in Michael’s memory please be directed to the Robert R. McCormick Foundation at donate.mccormickfoundation.org/cubs-charities-community-fund. Please share your memories and condolences to Michael’s family on his personal tribute website at: www.foranfuneralhome.com.

SONIA P. MUCIEK

Sonia P. Muciek (nee Montalvo), age 56, passed away September 28.

Beloved wife of Scott Muciek; cherished daughter of the late Rosa Maria Guadalupe (nee Alba) and the late Victor Montalvo; dear sister of Victor (Veronica) Montalvo, Nydia Montalvo and the late Xavier Montalvo. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 4, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Patricia Church, 9040 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills, for Mass. Cremation rites to be accorded.

MARIE ROZMUS

Marie Rozmus (nee Macewen), age 78, passed away October 1.

Former spouse of Lawrence Rozmus; loving mom of Norman (Dequin) Rozmus, Thomas (Gina) Rozmus, Tina Rozmus, Maria (Gary) Haynes and Michelle (Rick) Gonzales; dear grandma of Nicole, Amanda, Jeremy, Justin, Michael, Joseph, Christian, Victoria, Nathan, Alexandrea, Serenity, Jessica and Olivia; dearest great-grandma of Richard; cherished daughter of the late Naomi (nee Stadler) and the late Donald Hugh Macewen; fond sister of the late Paul (Judy) Macewen, Mabel (Donald) Pindell, Thomas (Beverly) Stadler, the late Martin Stadler and Zelma (William) Lisowski. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites to be accorded.

ANTHONY H. SCHULTZ

Anthony H. Schultz, age 70, passed away September 19.

Devoted son of the late Sophie (nee Stanczyk) and late Harold F. Schultz; brother of the late Donald (Betty) Schultz: uncle of Jeffrey Schultz and Jennifer Smetana; best friend of Al Sienkowski “Junior” and the Davis Family.

Visitation was held October 22, at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler. Funeral prayers followed. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

VINCENT M. SEKLECKI (GARCIA)

Vincent M. Seklecki (Garcia), age 62, of El Paso, IL formerly of Chicago Archer Heights community, passed away October 11.

Devoted son of the late Nancy (nee Lazarowicz) and late Felix Seklecki; cherished brother of Therese Pack and Karen (Dave) Rauch; dearest uncle of Jonathon and Daniel; dear great uncle of Lily and Ryan; fond nephew of Christine Kocanda and Arlene (Matthew) Varsolona; cousin of Minyon, Brandy, Matt Jr., Brigette, Tasha, Brandon and Jacob.

Visitation was held October 23 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Avenue, corner of Keeler. Funeral was held October 23 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Richard for Mass. Inurnment Woodlawn Cemetery. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

StephensRICHARD H. STEPHENS

Richard H. Stephens, age 87, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away October 14.

Beloved husband of the late Lorraine Kelly; cherished father of Lori (Tom) Baro, Phyllis (late Ray) August, Dawn (Rudy) Krastin, Sandra (Mark) Radzus and Rick Stephens; adored grandfather of Stephanie (Jerry) Glikis, Jen (Jack) Jones, Thomas Baro, Ricky Stephens and Lea Stephens; loving great grandfather of Keera Jones, Nicholas Jones, Eva Glikis and Peter Glikis.

Visitation was held October 23 until time of prayers at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Rene Goupil Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Richard will be laid to rest next to his wife at St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please remember Richard with a smile in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Richard’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

AGNIESZKA SZCZECHULA

Agnieszka Szczechula (nee Dlugopolska), age 85, passed away September 29.

Beloved wife of the late Andrzej Szczechula; loving mother of Jozefa (Wladyslaw) Marusarz, Maria (Andy) Obyrtacz, Helena Bielanski, Jane (Edward) Tylka, Andrew Szczechula and Anna (Tom) Waligora; dearest grandmother of great-grandmother of many; cherished daughter of the late Maria (nee Bobak) and the late Jozef Dlugopolski. Also, survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Proud member of ZPPA Kolo Nr. 30 Ciche.

Visitation was held October 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 4, prayers and procession to begin from the funeral home to Saint Faustina Kowalska Church, 5255 S. McVicker Avenue, Chicago, for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

TaborNANCY A. TABOR

Nancy A. Tabor, age 59, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away unexpectedly October 21.

She was the beloved wife of Stanley Tabor; loving and devoted mother of Shaun and the late Jason Edward Tabor; dear sister of John (Gloria) Wilson, Madeline (Jeff) Foley and Elan Wilson. Nancy will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and friends.

A memorial visitation in celebration of Nancy’s life will be held on Saturday, October 30 from 1pm to 4 pm at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Condolences may be sent to Nancy’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

VasquezBETTY JEAN VASQUEZ

Betty Jean Vasquez (nee Vail), age 78, of Chicago, Brighton Park community, passed away October 19.

Beloved wife and best friend of 50 years to Carlos J. Vasquez; loving and devoted mother of Carla Vasquez, Carmen Horacek and the late Miquel Vasquez; cherished grandmother of Michelle, Santino, Carlos, Adam, Kayla, Abby, McKenna and Taylor; dear great grandmother of Nevaeh, Liam and Vanessa; fond sister of Twila Vail Czech,James Allen Vail Jr, Susan Wepsiec, Tancy Joan McDonald and the late Robert Vail; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held October 21 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Avenue, corner of Keeler. Funeral was held October 22 from the funeral home to the Church of Our Lady of Fatima for Mass. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Member of VFW Ladies Aux. Post#8821. 773-767-2166 or www.zarzyckimanorchapels.com.

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