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Obituaries for Nov. 11

J JESES CRUZ CORTES

J Jeses Cruz Cortes, age 60, passed away October 29.

Will be forever missed by beloved family and friends.

Visitation and arrangements were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Cremation Private. To leave any tributes please visit Funeral Home Website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com

JOZEFA GLADKOWSKI

Jozefa Gladkowski, age 89, passed away October 17.

Will be greatly missed.

Arrangements were made by Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave. Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director Cremation Private

STANLEY R GOLDYS

Stanley R Goldys, age 84, passed away October 22. Dearest brother of Walter Goldys, will be forever missed by family and friends. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Avenue, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Director/Owner. Funeral Mass was held at Five Holy Martyrs Church, Chicago. Final resting place is Resurrection Cemetery. To leave any Tributes, please visit Funeral Home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

KislukMARIA KISLUK

Maria Kisluk (nee Arendarczyk), passed away September 18.

Beloved wife of the late Mieczyslaw Bryniarski and the Czeslaw Kisluk; loving mom of Boguslaw Bryniarski and Lucyna Bryniarski; dear grandma of Thomas Lisak, Lucas Lisak, and Nicole Lisak.

Visitation was held September 26 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home, 7861 S. 88th Ave., Justice. Funeral was held September 27, prayers and procession from the funeral home to St. Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

DOLORES M. KOVANIC

Dolores M. Kovanic (nee Henzel) passed away October 20.

Beloved wife of the late Milan M. Kovanic, survived by her loving children Thomas Kovanic, Diane (Jeff) Long and Robert (Cathy) Kovanic; cherished grandmother of Leigh, Elizabeth (Kyle) Peterson, Victoria (Mike) Janachione, Kathleen (Quinn) McVey, Joseph (Annie) Long, Gwendolyn (Paul) Noonan, Patrick (Lauren) Long, Carolyn, Laura and Thomas Kovanic; proud great grandmother of Theodore and Alice Peterson, Daniel and Abigail Janochione and Erin McVey. Dolores also leaves behind cousins Leon and Dennis (Linda) Gawron and first cousins-once removed Eric (Kelly) and Lisa Gawron, Stacy (Mark) Sloan. Preceded in death by cousin Nancy (nee Bartkowiak) Sanders and Bobby Sanders. Dolores was an active member of Five Holy Martyrs Church, more recently Blessed Sacrament Church, North Aurora, and a member of Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary, including IL Past President.

Arrangements were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Final Resting place is Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com

MELVYN S. LISIECKI

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyMelvyn S. Lisiecki, long time resident of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully October 30. Army Veteran Korean War.

Loving son of the late Sylvester and late Frances (nee Czosnyka) Lisiecki; beloved brother of Dennis (Virginia) Lisiecki, Sylvester (Mary) Lisiecki, and the late Daniel Lisiecki; dear uncle of Diane (Peter) Pratt, Richard (Sharon) Ulrich, Kathleen Bayer, Dennis Lisiecki Jr., Cheryl (Bob) Mandalke, and the late Patricia Wright and great uncle of nine.

Family and frineds met at St. Daniel the Prophet Church on November 4 for Mass. Cremation private. Condolences may be sent to Melvyn’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

FRANK P. LULIAS
Frank P. Lulias, 58, of Oak Lawn, passed away on November 2.
He was the beloved son of the late Peter and Helen, nee Zerlentes. Loving brother of Terry (George) Fear and Joanne (the late Andrew) Bafaloukos. Dear uncle of Laurie (Mike) Patterson, George (Sheila) Fear, and Dean Bafaloukos. Great-uncle of Stella, William, George, Emilia, Charlotte, and Samuel. Devoted nephew, cousin, and friend of many.
Visitation was November 7 at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th St., Crestwood. Funeral services were held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 Kolmar Ave., Oak Lawn. Interment Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

EZEKIEL FERNANDO MATIAS

Ezekiel Fernando Matias passed away September 21.

Cherished son of Gabriela Soto and Fernando Matias.

Visitation was held September 29 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. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

OConnorNANCY ANN O’CONNOR

Nancy Ann O’Connor (nee Morris), age 65, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away October 28 in Hinsdale.

Beloved wife of Michael Sr; loving mother of Michael Jr. (Jennifer), Kevin (Brittany) and Daniel (Meghan); dear grandma of her 5 precious granddaughters, Annabelle, Riley, Molly, Evelyn and Clara. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Loving friend to many and a cherished member of the Bunco Babes for 25 years.

Visitation was held November 2 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation also held on November 3 at the funeral home until time of prayers. Mass at St. Faustina Kowalska Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Nancy’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfufneralhome.com

ReaganKATHRYN REAGAN

Kathryn Reagan, age 70, passed away peacefully in La Grange, on October 30. Kathryn was a committed nurse.

Devoted mother to Megan Lawless; proud grandmother to Liam and Coralea Lawless, and loving sister of Patrick Reagan and Elizabeth Reagan. Kathryn is preceded in death by her brothers Michael and Timothy.

Visitation was held November 22 to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 of 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 Kathryn Reagan Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

RyantHARRIETTE NANCY RYANT

Harriette Nancy Ryant (nee Pfeiffer), age 91, of Brookfield, passed away October 26.

Loving wife of the late Jerome A. Ryant; devoted mother of Dale Ryant.

Visitation was held October 30 to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Entombment Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park. In lieu of flowers memorials to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60635 appreciated. 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 Harriette Ryant Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

SalataZYGMUNT SALATA

Zygmunt Salata, age 62, passed away September 25.

Beloved husband of Maria (nee Garcia) Salata; loving dad of Antoni Salata, Thomas Salata, Anthony (Abigail) Wence and Andrew Wence; dear grandpa of Damian; cherished son of the late Apolonia (nee Baltaziuk) and the late Antoni Salata; dear brother of Henry (Teresa) Salata, Harry (Estelle) Salata, Christine Stanimirovic, the late Czeslaw Salata, the late Janina and the late Stanislaw Salata. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held September 29 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held September 30, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Cremation Rites to be accorded.

STANISLAW SLIMAK

Stanislaw Slimak, age 57, passed away September 26.

Beloved husband of Urszula (nee Pajak) Slimak; loving father of Dorothy (David) Pantoja, Michael Slimak (Yasmean Galvez) and Kathie Slimak; dearest grandfather of Brandon Pantoja; cherished son of the late Maria (nee Stoch) and the late Wladyslaw Slimak; dear brother of Halina Palczynski. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held September 29 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held September 29, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

WindHEROLD L. WIND

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyHerold L. Wind, age 86, of Broadview, passed away October 26. Navy Veteran.

Beloved husband of Louise Wind (nee Schultz); fond father of Karen (Nick) Nardello, Kristin (David) Arce, and Kristopher (Elia) Wind, friend to many. Herold was a BNSF alumni, a member of the Illinois Rail Museum and WF&P RR in Wildwood, MO and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Brookfield.

Services and Interment Private. Interment Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.
Memorials appreciated to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9035 Grant Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513. 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 Herold Wind Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

ZadowWALTER W. ZADOW

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyWalter W. Zadow, United State Army Veteran of the Vietnam War

Beloved husband of the late Urszula (nee Owczarek); loving step-father of Grazyna (late Czeslaw) Kubiak; dear step grandfather of Michal (Danuta) and Dominik (Kamila) Kubiak; great step grandfather of Victoria and Adrian; fond brother-in-law of the late Helen (late Michal) Kozlik, late Irena (late Stanislawa) Ostrowska and late Janina (late Waclaw) Kaczmarek; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held November 1 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Avenue, corner of Keeler. Funeral was held November 2 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Helen for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

ZielinskaHALINA ZIELINSKA

Halina Zielinska (nee Stankowska) beloved wife of Pawel; loving mother of Dorota (Arthur) Barzycka, Thomas (Krystyna) Zielinski; devoted daughter of Genowefa (nee Grebowicz) and the late Czeslaw Stankowski; dearest grandmother of Daniel, Patrycja, Kamila, Jakub and Karolina; great grandmother of Anastasia and Leon; dear sister of Wieslaw Stankowski and the late Zenon Stankowski; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held November 2 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler. Interment Cmentarz Komunalny Grębałów, Krakow, Poland. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com

ZitnyVLASTA “VAL” ZITNY

Vlasta “Val” Zitny (nee Linhart), age 90, of Downers Grove, formerly of Brookfield, passed away October 31.

Beloved wife of the late Roy Stanley Zitny; fond mother of Christopher (Deborah) Zitny and Russell (Kathryn) Zitny; dear grandmother of Brooke (Patrick) McCarthy, Brett (Elizabeth) Zitny, Eric (Amy) Zitny and Kelly (Brian) Redding; great grandmother of Lily, Ethan, Marissa, Andi, Tatum, Charlotte and Max.

Visitation was held November 5 and November 6 to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. A live stream of the Service is available to be viewed at www.memorialslive.com/vzitny Interment Private Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien. 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 Vlasta Zitny Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

 

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