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Obituaries for Nov. 18

BednarzWANDA BEDNARZ

Wanda Bednarz (nee Kwietniewski), age 99, formerly of the Garfield Ridge community, passed away November 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Bednarz; loving mother of Denise Feret and Alan (Linda Oostema) Bednarz; dear grandmother of Keith, Kara (Dustin) and the late Kevin (Kim); great grandmother of Kyle. Loved all her dogs, Blaze, Zander, Jax and the late Butkus.

Visitation was held November 9 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem) until time of Celebration of Life Service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Wanda was laid to rest next to her husband. If you would like to donate to the Anti Cruelty Society, please do so in Wanda’s honor.

BibancoAGUSTIN BIBANCO CORONADO

Agustin Bibanco Coronado, age 68, passed away November 5.

Loving dad of Julio (Marilyn) Mosqueda, Marlen Bivanco, Luisana Bivanco (Abraham Jacob), Martin (Dalila) Bivanco, Ivan Bivanco, Selene Bivanco, Angel (Daisey) Bivanco and Agustin Bivanco, Jr.; dear grandpa of 10; fond brother of Justina Bibanco, Luz (Rigoberto) Chagolla and David (Martha) Bibanco. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held November 12 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held November 13, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Agnes of Bohemia Church, 2651 S. Central Park Avenue, Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MARIA RUFUGIO HERNANDEZ

Maria Rufugio Hernandez (nee Montoya).

Beloved wife of the late Leonardo Hernandez; loving mother of Benigno (Lillian) Hernandez, Jose (Sheridan) Hernandez, Gloria (Jose) Torres, Anna Marie (Richard Domina) Lee, Ignacio C.P.D.(Gila) Hernandez, Antonio C.P.D. (Mildred) Hernandez, Rosalba Hernandez, and the late Rosario D’Souza; cherished grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 3.

Visitation was held November 15 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home November 16 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Gall Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

KoltasANNA KOLTAS

Anna Koltas (nee Klejka), age 74, passed away November 9.

Beloved wife of the late Ludwik Koltas; loving mother of Bernice (Jan) Zielinski, Andrew (Sonia) Koltas and John (Joanna) Koltas; dearest grandmother of Darrick Koltas, Matthew Zielinski, Jessica Koltas, Natalia Zielinski, Roxanne Koltas, Cassandra Koltas, Carl Koltas and Arianna Koltas; cherished daughter of the late Maria (nee Tylka) and the late Jakub Klejka; dear sister of the late Jan (Zofia) Klejka, Stanislaw (the late Maria) Klejka, Andrzej (Zofia) Klejka, Jozef (Aleksandra) Klejka, the late Andrzej (Zofia) Gewont, Jan (Maria) Skupien, Jan (Agnieszka) Szwab, Stanislaw (Bronislawa) Krupa and Wojciech (Helena) Klejka. Fond aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held November 12 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held November 13, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

LachEILEEN A. LACH

Eileen A. Lach (nee O’Brien), age 59, passed away November 7.

Beloved wife of John Cummane; loving mother of John Cummane, Mary Cummane, Brendan Cummane, Eilish Cummane and Liam Cummane; cherished daughter of the late Ellen (nee O’Flaherty) and the late Michael O’Brien; dear sister of Michael (Kathy) O’Brien, Margaret (Dan) Zukowski, John (Jinny) O’Brien and Maureen (Tim) Kabbe. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held November 13 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

LyskanowskiSTANLEY LYSKANOWSKI

Stanley Lyskanowski, age 96, former Back of the Yards Resident, died at Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale.

Beloved husband of the late Casimira Randick (nee Wrobel) and the late Loretta Ann Lyskanowski (nee Waikus); loving father of Anthony (Patricia) Lyskanowski and Michael Lyskanowski; gond grandfather of Donald Lyskanowski; dear brother of 4 in Poland. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Cousin and friend of many. Member of the Senior Polka Association.

Funeral was held November 8 from the Wolniak Funeral Home, 5700 S. Pulaski Rd., to St. Albert the Great Church for Mass. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. 773-767-4500 or www.wolniakfuneralhome.com.

MurrayKEVIN MURRAY

Kevin Murray, age 70, passed away November 1.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, his children, Brianne and Matthew, and brothers Patrick (Mary Carol) and Michael (Virginia), as well as his niece, nephews and great nephews. Kevin was a retired Operating Engineer with Local 150, working for the Chicago Water Department for over 30 years.

Visitation was held November 4 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held November 5, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Daniel the Prophet Church, 5358 S. Nashville Avenue, Chicago for Mass. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

NarolewskiNICHOLAS NAROLEWSKI

Nicholas “Nick” Narolewski, age 22, of Chicago Ridge, was tragically and unexpectedly taken away from his family November 7.

He was the devoted and loving father of Annaleia and Octavius Narolweski; cherished son of Ann Massey (Khalid Masoud) and Joseph Narolewski; much loved brother of William (fiancée Amber) Massey, Jospeh (Miranda) Narolewski, Michael (Cynthia) Massey, Jessica Chacon and Amira Masoud, Aidan Narolewski, Brandon Narolewski and Leeza Newport; beloved grandson of the late Mary Ann Clifford and great grandson of Doris Rutledge. Nick will be missed by his many, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation was held November 12 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held November 13 at the funeral home until time of Service in Celebration of Nick’s life. Procession from the funeral home to Mt. Hope Cemetery where Nick was laid to rest.

JAMES R. O’CONNELL
James R. O’Connell, 88, passed away November 5.
He was the beloved husband of the late Marilou nee Cooney. Father to Thomas O’Connell, the late Patrick (Debbie) O’Connell, Eileen (Richard) Knight, Kathy (James) McKeone, and Michael O’Connell. Cherished grandfather of Jason O’Connell, Christopher (Gina) O’Connell, Lisa O’Connell, Kristin Knight, Lindsay (Christopher) Johnson, Amber (Marcus) McKeone/Drowns, Shawn McKeone, Caitlin (Kevon) McKeone, and Ashley McKeone Great grandfather of Madilyn, Cassidy, Teagan, Jaxon, Marcus, Cecilia, Olivia, Sofia, Shawn, and Endy. Fond brother of the late Joseph (Ann) O’Connell, the late Daniel O’Connell, the late John O’Connell, Barbra (the late Jack) Shannon, Mary O’Connell, and the late William O’Connell also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was at Kosary Funeral Home, 9837 Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park. Internment was at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood.

PardoDANIEL PARDO

Daniel P. Pardo, of Palos Heights, passed away November 5, two weeks before his 75th birthday.

He was the beloved husband of Jaye (nee Rehm); loving father of Christopher J. Pardo and Jonathan (Jill) Pardo; dear brother of Sonia Pardo. Daniel will be missed by his many cousins and friends.

Visitation was held November 11 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held November 12 at the funeral home until time of Celebration of Life Service. Procession from the funeral home to Mt. Carmel Cemetery where Daniel was laid to rest.

PlutaJOZEF PLUTA

Jozef Pluta, age 70, passed away November 5.

Beloved husband of Wladyslawa (nee Lenart) Pluta; loving father of Malgorzata (Marek) Kowalczyk and Zbigniew Pluta; dear grandfather of Sebastian Kowalczyk, Natalia Kowalczyk, Patryk Pluta and Mateusz Pluta; cherished son of the late Anna (nee Truty) and the late Ludwik Pluta; fond brother of Maria, Zofia, Tadeusz, Stanislaw, Kazimierz, the late Bronislaw, the late Hanna and the late Franciszek. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held November 7 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held November 8, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

PodrazikEVELYN “LYNN” PODRAZIK

Evelyn “Lynn” Podrazik, age 74, of Chicago, Archer Heights Comminity, passed away November 2 at Christ Hospital.

Dear daughter of the late Edward A. Podrazik and the late Evelyn Ann Podrazik (nee Mihalek); dear sister of Edward “Bud” (Margaret) Podrazik and Mark (Karla) Podrazik; fond aunt of Erica (Alex Ratliff) Podrazik and Dave (Melissa) Podrazik; great aunt of Natalie Podrazik-Ratliff and Marek Podrazik-Ratliff.

Chapel Service was held November 6 at the Wolniak Funeral Home, 5700 S. Pulaski Rd., Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation was held November 6 until time of Service. 773-767-4500 or www.wolniakfuneralhome.com.

ShawMARILYN SHAW

Marilyn Shaw, 86, of Palos Heights, passed away on October 23.
She was the beloved wife of the late William Francis Shaw. Loving mother of Steven (Jeanne) Shaw, Laura (William) Wilkin, Timothy (Christine) Shaw and the late Dennis Shaw. Cherished grandmother of Ryan (Jessica) Shaw, Brian (Katie) Wilkin, Christopher Shaw, Brittany (Brian) Wallat, Bridget (Dominic) Bates, David Shaw, Brett (fiancée Ashley) Wilkin, Michael Shaw, Brady (Amanda) Wilkin, Matthew and Adam Shaw. Adored great-grandmother of Jordyn, Harrison, Lucy, June, Cameran, Holly and Molly. Devoted daughter of the late Francis and Hannah Gorey (nee Cantillion). Kind sister of the late Francis Gorey.
Great friend to many.
She was advertising manager at the Regional newspaper for 40 years. She was past president of Palos/Orland Professional Women’s Club. She was on the board of directors of the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, and the Palos Hospital Auxiliary Group. She was a past president of Palos Heights Chamber of Commerce.
Visitation was at Robert J. Sheehy and Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st St., Orland Park. Services were held at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Interment was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Crisis Center for South Suburbia at https://www.crisisctr.org would be appreciated.

SweeneyPAUL F. SWEENEY

Paul F. Sweeney, age 62, passed away November 6.

Beloved husband of Lori Charles; loving father of Thomas (Amanda) Gross, Colleen (Peter) Connelly and Mitchell Sweeney; adored grandfather of MacKenzie, Carter, Brooklyn and the late Catherine; cherished son of the late Doris (nee Mattas) and the late Paul Sweeney; dear brother of Patti (Doug) Knopf; caring uncle of Sarah and Frank Knopf; treasured cousin of Irene (Steve) Stevenson; admired nephew of Trudy Jonaitis; devoted son-in-law of Barbara Charles; fond brother-in-law of John (Holly) Charles, Jeff (Leah) Charles and Chad (Diana) Charles. Also survived by relatives and friends. Proud basketball and baseball coach.

Visitation was held November 10 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

VillanuevaMARIA LINA VILLANUEVA

Maria Lina Villanueva, age 54, passed away October 29.

Will be forever missed by beloved family and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was held at St Pius V Parish, Chicago. Final resting place is Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

XeniotisCHRISTOS XENIOTIS

Christos Xeniotis, age 84, passed away November 6.

Beloved husband of 52 years to Vasiliki (nee Tsigolis) Xeniotis; loving father of Frosini (Wayne D.) Pere, George Xeniotis and Angela (Jason E.) Treamer; dear grandfather of Christos Xeniotis II and Jason Robert Treamer; fond brother of Kosta Xeniotis and Elizabeth Xeniotis. Also survived by relatives and friends

Visitation was held November 11 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held November 12, prayer and procession from the funeral home to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 7560 S. Archer Road, Justice for Service. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

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