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Obituaries for Nov. 4

AbregoDAVID ABREGO

David Abrego, 33, passed away October 24.

Loving son of Pedro Abrego and the late Gloria Abrego (nee Nava); dear brother of Evelyn Abrego (Jose Franco); uncle to Erick, Joselyn and Anthony Franco; he leaves behind many cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Funeral Mass was held at St Paul’s Catholic Church, Chicago. Final resting place is Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.

To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

AguilarARMANDO AGUILAR

Armando “Mando” Aguilar, 65, of Plainfield, passed away peacefully October 23 after a courageous battle.

He was the beloved husband of Barbara, the love of his life for over 30 years; much loved and devoted father of Robert Aguilar, Amanda Aguilar, Caroline Aguilar, Molly Aguilar and the late Nathan Aguilar; adored grandfather of Angelica, Ariana, Olivia, Sophia, Hayla, Ava, Leo and Vivian and three great granddaughters; dear brother of Martin, Antonio (Sue), Maria Aguilar and the late Dora (Ray) Cardenas and the late Yolanda (late Danny) Williams. He will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held October 27 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation was held October 28 until celebration of life service. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery Garden Mausoleum.

Condolences may be sent to Armando’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

Bryan J. Baker

Bryan J. Baker, 61, of Orland Park, passed away on October 22.

Survivors include his sons Brian (Nicole) Baker and Eric Baker; grandchildren Lily, Ava, Ben, and Luke.

He was an Army veteran.

A Memorial Visitation was held November 2 at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th St., Crestwood. He was buried with military honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road in Elwood.

De PaolaDONNA RAY DE PAOLA

Donna Ray De Paola (nee Norris) , 81, passed away October 22, at her home in Effingham.

Donna is survived by her daughters, Kelly (Kyle) Kane and Gina De Paola; adopted daughters, Jeanne Sutton and Christina Herboth; siblings, Jim (Elaine) Norris, Charlotte Norris, Mary (Dan) Hoffman, Debbie (Kevin) Grigg, Connie (Rick) Brockett, Ray Norris and Larry Norris; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Beulah (nee Dycus) Norris; husband Thomas H. “Spike” De Paola; step-mother, Doris Norris and brother, Mike Norris.

A memorial service was held October 27 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with burial in Arborcrest Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be given to the Effingham Animal Rescue Sanctuary.

Donna’s family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Kowalski and his nurses, Nicole and Theresa and Dr. James Wade III of Effingham Oncology for their compassionate care.

To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Donna Ray De Paola, please visit our Sympathy Store at https://www.sympathyfloralstore.com.

FarleyPATRICK JOHN FARLEY

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyPatrick John Farley, 67, passed away September 25.

He was an Army veteran.

Loving father of Jennifer Farley, Patricia (Dominic) Velasquez, Tony Farley, Michael Farley and step-father of Christina (Brad) Harber and the late Steven Renkus; dearest grandfather of Angelina, the late Angelo, Carmelo and Alonzo; cherished son of the late Helen (nee Ronczkowski) and the late John Farley; dear brother of the late Roberta Farley, Linda Farley and Sandi (Brian) Bowie. Fond uncle of Sean Bowie and Shannon Bowie. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held September 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 1, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Blase Church, 6101 S. 75th Avenue, Summit for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

RANDY J. HERMANSEN

Randy J. Hermansen, 61, passed away September 22.

Visitation was held September 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites have been accorded.

InclanDOLORES INCLAN

Dolores Inclan nee Garcia iReyes, 83, of Minooka, passed away October 22.

Loving wife of the late Raul; loving mother of Hector (Margarita) Inclan, Raul (Ana Maria) Inclan and Maria Luisa (Daniel) Ocampo; cherished grandmother of Julian, David, Paola, Myriam, Nelly, Lucy, Daniel and Dante; dear great-grandmother of many and fond sister of many brothers and sisters in Mexico.

Visitation was held October 26 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation on October 27 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Blase Church for Mass. Cremation will be private.

Condolences may be sent to Dolores’ family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

KarahaliosCAROL ANN KARAHALIOS

Carol Ann Karahalios (nee Urbanski), 58, of Chicago’s Clearing Community, passed away October 24.

She was the loving mother of Ziad Abuzir, Yanni(Fay) Karahalios and Dina Karahalios; cherished daughter of Rosemary Cummins and the late Frank Urbanski; dear sister of Frank (Gina) Urbanski, the late David Urbanski, Michael (Nancy) Fitzpatrick and John Brandt and James Urbanski, Deanna Martinez, Loretta (Henry) Cardenas, Steven (Penni) Urbanski and Lisa Bargas. Loving Aunt and friend to many.

Visitation was held October 29 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. A service followed. Interment was Chapel Hill Garden South Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to Carol Ann’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

DANUTA KOLODZIEJCZYK

Danuta Kolodziejczyk (nee Aneszko), 66, passed away September 15.

Beloved wife of Adam Kolodziejczyk; loving mother of Marta Makarewicz, Robert (Marzena) Makarewicz and Magdalena (Christopher) Darnell; dearest grandmother of Tony, Nicole, Marcel and Ania; cherished daughter of the late Zofia (nee Kownacka) and the late Jakub Aneszko. Also survived by sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held September 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held September 30, service and time of remembrance were held at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded.

KuczekMARCIN KUCZEK

Marcin “Martin” Kuczek, 45, passed away September 28.

Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Kwapniewska) Kuczek; loving dad of Victoria Kuczek, David Kuczek and Philip Kuczek; cherished son of Maria (nee Dynarowicz) and Stanislaw Kuczek; dearest brother of Dagmara (the late Dariusz) Lebica. Adored uncle. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 2, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton St., Willow Springs, for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

LopezISABEL LOPEZ

Isabel Lopez, 91, of Bridgeview, passed away peacefully October 24 with her loving family at her side.

She was the beloved wife of the late Juan Lopez; loving mother of Irma Palmer, John (Christina) Lopez, Joe (Maryjo) Lopez, Irene (Tony) Camacho, Lucy Vegea and Stella (Gary) Camp; dear grandmother and great grandmother of many; dear sister of Thomas Cantu, and she was preceded in death by her siblings, Raymond Cantu, Paulina Morales and Amelia Garcia. She will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held October 28 until time of celebration of life service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Isabel was laid to rest next to her husband Juan.

Condolences may be sent to Isabel’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

LozanoJUAN LOZANO

Juan Lozano, 52, of Chicago’s West Eldson community, passed away October 21.

Beloved husband of Eulogia Perez; loving father of Esther, Vanessa and Ivone; devoted son of Maria (nee Lopez) and Jose Lozano; dear brother of Consuelo, Guadalupe, Luz, Jesus, Javier, Maribel, Manuel and Laura; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held October 27 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave. in Chicago. Funeral was held October 28 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Turibius for Mass. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery.

Geraldine “Geri” Payette

Geraldine “Geri” Payette, nee Mraz, 83, peacefully passed away at her Palos Heights residence on Monday, November 1.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis “Frank.” Loving mother of Kristen (Bill) Snyder. Dear step-mother of Joseph (Alicia), Mary, Denise, Sharon, Michelle (Tony), Rebecca, Matthew, and Luke (Tracy). Cherished grandmother of Charlie, Teague, Francesca, Daniel (Jessica), Aaron, Connor, Christopher (Kristin), Mariah, Steven (Yana), Michael, Jessica, Justin, Laura, Anneke, Katrina, Madelin, and Luke. Great-grandmother of Jensen, Teagan, Harlee, and Juliana. Fond brother of the late Jack (Barbara) Mraz.

Visitation was Thursday, November 4, and the funeral was Friday from the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th St., Crestwood, to St. Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights, for a 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

As Geri was a fan of children’s reading books, the family would appreciate if you could bring a children’s book of your choice to be placed in a basket and will be donated to local school libraries.

Also, in lieu of flowers, donations to Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, 1750 W. Harrison St., Suite 1000, Chicago IL 60612) or St. Jude Children’s Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/) would be appreciated.

SikoraANNA SIKORA

Anna Sikora (nee Nowobilska), 89, passed away September 28.

Beloved wife of the late Jozef Sikora; loving mother of Maria Furczon, Krystyna Cekus and the late Janina Trzop; dear grandmother of Stanislaw, Mariusz, Anna, Marzena, Marcela, Slawomir, Wioletta and Jan; dearest great-grandmother of 13. Cherished daughter of the late Maria (nee Gut) and the late Walenty Nowobilski. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 2 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 2, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Albert the Great Church, 8029 S. Central Avenue, Burbank for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

ADOLF TRU

Adolf Tru, 81, passed away October 12.

Will be forever missed by family and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago. Funeral Mass was held at St Bruno Church, Chicago. Final resting place is Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

To leave any tributes, visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

JOHN VRBA

John Vrba, 86, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away October 25.

Beloved husband of Viola “Vi”; loving father of Deborah Gurke, Tamra (Charles) Lee and Jacqueline (Larry) Larsen; doting grandfather of Adam (Garbrila) Salas, Katharine (Jacob Fisher) Gurke, Savannah Lee and Victoria Lee; great grandfather of Emile; dear uncle of Maryann and Bob Given.

John was a proud member of Berwyn Eagles and Retired Eagles Activities Club.

Visitation was held was held October 28 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation was held October 29 at the funeral home until time of celebration of life service. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood and/or donate in John’s memory to the American Red Cross, 2200 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60612.

Please offer your thoughts and condolences to John’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

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