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Obituaries for Dec. 16, 2021

BabiczANIELA BABICZ

Aniela Babicz (nee Kocanda), 82, of Chicago’s Archer Heights community, passed away December 3.

Beloved wife of the late Jan Babicz; loving mother of Maria (Wladyslaw) Dusza, Stanley (Krystyna) and Joseph Babicz; dear grandmother of Barbara (Marcin) Nowak, Cathy (Raddy) Velkov, Anna (Tomasz) Liszka, Michael, Christopher and Kevin Babicz; fond sister of the late Jan Kocanda; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held December 6 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Funeral was held December 7 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Richard for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

BalichMICHAEL G. BALICH

Michael G. Balich, 72, lifelong resident, born and raised in Summit, passed away December 3.

Michael attended Argo Community High School and was a proud union plumber for many years.

He was the beloved husband of the late Cathy McCain; loving dad of Candace Balich and Cindy Balich; proud grandfather of Tristan, Gianna, Averie, Brynn and Elijah; dear brother of Patricia (John) Laycock, Anthony (Sue) Balich and the late Kathryn Balich. Michael will be dearly missed by his many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was December 15 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Funeral services were held December 16 at 10:30 a.m. Michael will be cremated, and his cremains will be buried with his wife Cathy at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Michael with a donation in his memory, to your favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to Michael’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

DannoFRANCES R. DANNO

Frances R. Danno (nee Briguglio), 94, longtime resident of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away December 6.

Beloved wife of the late Dominick Danno; loving mother of Mary (Tom) Romanski, Madeline (Michael) Norvilas, Florine (late Russell) Sonneveld, Donna (Aristide) Suera, the late Joseph Danno and the late Santo (Shari) Danno. Cherished grandmother of Victoria (Sean) Marion,Tammy Romanski, Tom (Laura) Romanski, Nathaniel Sonneveld, Michelle Danno, Dominick Danno, Joseph Danno, Gianna Danno and Gina Danno; great grandmother, aunt and great aunt of many.

Visitation is Friday, December 17, at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation on Saturday, December 18, from 9 a.m. until time of Celebration of Life Service at 10 a.m. We will go in procession from the funeral home to Mt. Carmel Cemetery where Frances will be laid to rest next to her husband, Dominick. Condolences may be sent to Frances’ family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

FilipowiczTERESA FILIPOWICZ

Teresa Filipowicz (nee Zwierzynska), 91, passed away November 21.

Beloved wife of the late Ryszard Filipowicz; loving mother of Ursula (Stefan) Slotwinski and Margaret (the late Adam) Kolodziejczyk; dear grandmother of Amy (Andy) Oziemblo, Jennifer (Steven) Slotwinski, Eric (Heidi) Kolodziejczyk, Annette (Bryan) Windsor and Michael (Stacey) Slotwinski; dearest great-grandmother of Natalie, Jonathan, Annabelle, Angelica, Evelyn, Benjamin, Olivia, Ryan and Michael. Cherished daughter of the late Stefania (nee Pawlowska) and the late Jozef Zwierzynski; fond sister of Krystyna Nowicka. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral was held December 6 at Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission in Wiillow Springs. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice.

GadawskiMATEUSZ GADAWSKI

Mateusz Gadawski, 33, passed away November 25.

Cherished son of Beata (nee Pabis) and Tomasz Gadawski; dearest brother of Patryk Gadawski; loving grandson of Elzbieta and the late Jozef Pabis and Janina and the late Jozef Gadawski. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held December 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held December 2, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church in Bridgeview, for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

CYNTHIA A. HARLAN

Cynthia A. Harlan (nee Zolnerski), 76, of Palos Heights, passed away December 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Daniel (Gerry McCann) and Deborah (Len) Gallagher; dear grandmother of Jaclyn Harlan, Matthew, Brendan and Mackenzie Gallagher. She was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Marie (late Carl) Major. Cynthia will be missed by her special cousin Jacqueline (late Phil) DeMonte and many nieces and nephews.

Services were private. Condolences may be sent to Cynthia’s family on her personal tribute website at: www.foranfuneralhome.com.

LORETTA A. HANSON

Loretta A. Hanson, nee Graczyk, 82, passed away December 6.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald G. Hanson. Cherished mother of Eric (Billie Jean) Hanson, Mark (Renee) Hanson, Mari (John) Varney, Tina (Tom) Krueger, and the late Gary Michael Hanson. Loving grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of six. Dear sister of Lee (Judy “Destiny”) Graczyk, and the late Rita (the late John) Kowalski.

Visitation was December 13 and funeral services were Tuesday, December 14, from the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th St., Crestwood, to St. Alexander Catholic Church, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights. Interment St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

KurucJAN KURUC

Jan Kuruc, 74, passed away November 17.

Beloved husband of Anna Maria (nee Gal) Kuruc; loving father of the late Pawel (Barbara) Kuruc, Beata Pytel and Marcin Kuruc; dear grandfather of Daniel, Natalia, Patryk and Kuba; cherished son of the late Stefania (nee Glod) and the late Jozef Kuruc; fond brother of Tadeusz (Helena) Kuruc. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held November 19 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held November 20, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission in Willow Springs. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

KusperJOZEF KUSPER

Jozef Kusper, 82, passed away December 2.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Funeral Mass was held at St Albert the Great Church in Burbank. Final resting place is Resurrection Cemetery. To leave any tributes, please visit Funeral Home Website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

OsabaLUCILLE T. OSOBA

Lucille T. Osoba, 100, passed away November 22.

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, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

PasciakJAN PASCIAK

Jan Pasciak, 81, passed away November 25.

Beloved companion of Jozefa Ponisz; loving father of Grzegorz (Monika) Pasciak; dear grandfather of Kinga, Magdalena and Zygmunt; cherished son of the late Joanna (nee Swidron) and the late Jozef Pasciak. Also survived by his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and several friends. Member of the Klub Chyzne.

Visitation was held December 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held December 4, 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.

KRZYSZTOF PISARSKI

Krzysztof Pisarski, 40, passed away November 26.

Loving dad of Antoni Pisarski, Klaudia Pisarska and Paulina Stefaniak. Former spouse of Alicja Boblak. Cherished son of Lucja and the late Mieczyslaw Pisarski. Dear grandson of Maria Pisarska. Also survived by siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held December 2 at Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs. Cremation rites accorded. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 s. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois.

MICHAEL J. RUSH

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyMichael J. Rush, 82, of Palos Park, passed away on November 26.

He was the husband of the late Kathleen nee Dilley; father of Michelle (Christopher) Toppi, Kirstie (Jeff) Stuckey, and Mary (Joe) Duffy; grandfather of Gavin, Brenden, Ryan, Owen, Griffin, Charlie, and Ireland; brother of Theresa Rush; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Mike spent 35 years working at Commonwealth Edison and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Memorial visitation will be on Saturday, December 18, at St. Francis of Assisi Church followed by a Memorial Mass.

Inurnment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Thornridge Funeral Home (Janusz Family Funeral Service).

SerratoHERLINDA SERRATO

Herlinda Serrato, 96, of Chicago’s East Side community, passed away peacefully December 3 with her devoted family at her side.

She was the much-loved mother of Yolanda (late Ramon) Moreno, Rosalba (Manuel) Montiel and Marisela (Javier) Romero; she was preceded in death by her seven children, Adriana, Maria, Guillermo, Maria Elena, America, Jorge and Javier Serrato. Cherished grandmother of Ramon Jr. (Anke) Moreno, Rene (Edith) Moreno, Guillermo (Claudia) Moreno, Suzzette I. Montiel, Rachel Montiel, Yenytzel (Daniel) Maldonado, Javier F. Romero and Dana Camila; dear great grandmother of Perla Sofia, Paulo, Marco, Arianna, Andrea and Alyssa. Herlinda will be fondly remembered by her extended family and many friends.

Visitation was held December 6 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit, until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Herlinda was buried next to her daughter, Adriana at St. Mary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Herlinda’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

ROSA A. SORIANO

Rosa A. Soriano, 83, of Oak Lawn, passed away on December 6.

She was the beloved mother of Anna Ortiz, Silvia Salinas, Raul (Martha) Soriano, Suzanne Mitchell, and Maricela (Roland) Soriano Hernandez. Cherished grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother of many. Siempre estarás en nuestros corazones.

Visitation and funeral services were December 9 at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th St., Crestwood. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery, 4401 W. 111th St., Chicago.

StrozykCHRIS STROZYK

Chris Strozyk, 45, passed away November 25.

Cherished son of Urszula (nee Wypych) and Leszek Strozyk; loving dad of Alexia Strozyk and Natalia Strozyk; dear brother of Marcin Strozyk; fond nephew of Barbara and Jacek Kozminski; admired cousin of Magdalena Kowalczyk, Piotr Kowalczyk and Patryk Lichmira. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held December 2 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held December 3, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, Justice.

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