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Obituaries Feb. 3, 2022

AdintRONALD ADINT

Ronald Adint, age 78, passed away December 17, 2021.

Beloved husband of Cynthia, (nee Zalba) Adint; loving Father of Devin (Cynthia) Adint; dear grandfather of Rayna Adint, Nolan R. Adint, Micah D. Adint, and Kendra N. Adint; dearest brother of Nadia Adint, the late Victor Adint, and the late Leonard Adint. Cherished cousin and uncle to many.

Visitation was held December 22, 2021, to the time of the funeral service at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Interment, Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com

BednaraZOFIA BEDNARA

Zofia Bednara (nee Paduch); beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Bednara; loving mother of Adam and Carl Bednara; dearest grandmother of Andrzej Bednara, Ewunia Bednara, Rysiu (Sara) Bednara and Monika Bednara (Michael Ahrens), Karolinka Bednara; dear great grandmother of Rosie, Sabrina, Halie and Ayla; fond sister of Anna Zak.

Visitation and Funeral were held January 24 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, LTD, 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

ChicolaELIZABETH ANN CHICOLA

Elizabeth Ann Chicola (nee Bitunjac), age 73, passed away January 8.

Beloved wife of Joseph Paul Chicola; dearest mother of April (Tom) Zolecki and Joey Chicola; cherished daughter of the late Bernice (nee Jaszczak) and the late Jacob Bitunjac; loving sister of Robert (Janet) Bitunjac, the late Barbara (the late Leonard) Plachta and Leona (the late Phil) Knafl. Affectionately known as Aunt Liz and Auntie Bee to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Also survived by in-laws, relatives and many friends. Member of the Justice Seniors Club.

Visitation was held January 13 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held January 14, service and time of remembrance were held at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude’s. Thank you.

LakatosJOSEPH T. LAKATOS

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyJoseph “Tom” Thomas Lakatos, age 96, of Justice, passed away January 21. WWII Navy/Coast Guard Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Frances G. Lakatos, his brother, David Lakatos, his sister, Anna Vohar, his parents, Mary Margaret and Michael Lakatos, his parents in law, Matthew and Marianna Dziatkowicz, two nephews, Andrew Kasper and Michael Diaziatokwicz, and many brothers and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his daughter, Tina, grandchildren, Tom and Andrea, sister-in-law, Jackie Lakatos, his nieces and nephews, Lisa Lakatos (Colin) Moffat, Lisa’s dtr: Mikhaila Lakatos, Nick Lakatos, Jeffrey Lakatos and his children, Alex, Zachary and Mason Lakatos. Leslie Lakatos Rupas (Zac). Robert Hurtuk and his children, Jennifer, Megan, Sara, Amy, Emily and their children. Jan Gergitz, Gregory and Christine Hurtuk and their children, Michael and Steven Hurtuk. Stanley Kasper, and (deceased: Andrew’s wife) Lorelei Kasper and their dtrs, Jessica, Kelly Ann and Amberly Kasper. The following nieces, nephews of Tom’s brother in law: Michael (Nikki), Richard, George (Sherree), Mark (Cathy), William (Prudence) Dziatkowicz; her three daughters, Peggy Thomaselli (Bob), Maureen Kerr (Doug), and Celeste Dziatkowicz; thirteen grandnieces and nephews , Josh (Kathryn) Thomaselli, Heather (John) Baker, Michael Dziatkowicz, Melorie Butto, Brent and Doug Kerr, Samantha (Bill) Hamilton, Dylanna (Joe) Sadler, Victoria and Aidan Dziatkowicz, Alexis (Joey) Littleton, Makenna (fiancé Cameron Rauch) Dziatkowicz, and William Dziatkowicz; five great-grandnieces and nephews, Ryder Thomaselli, Hannah and Hadley Baker, Jacob and Nevaeh Butto. The Bzdyk, family Janin, Beata, Deniel, Claudia, Diana, Derek, Joey, Ela and Oliver,. The Kois family, Josie, John, Anna, Margaret, Rick and their children. Ted and Mary Kois. Stella and Walter Kielbasa and their children and grandchildren. Tom also was treated very kindly by an extended family member of the Bzdyk family, Sandy. There are so many people who are so special and for anyone not named, sincere apologies, but know that each and every one of you, family and friends were highly valued and loved, and will continue to be cherished by our family.

NegoskiROBERT J. NEGOSKI

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRobert J. “Fireman Bob” Negoski, age 78, of Oak Park formerly, of Chicago. Vietnam Army Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Betty Negoski (nee Hawks); fond father of Jeanette Negoski; step father of Peggy (Vince DiCola) Hugelier, Michael (Jackie) Hugelier, Tracy (Alex) Garcia and John (Tina) Hohmann; step grandfather of Krystal (Kyle) Piotrowski, Gina Hugelier, Anthony Hugelier, Gabi (Chris Diaz) Hohmann, Alyssa (Gunner) Carlson, Rachele Garcia, Jessie Garcia, Michael Hugelier Jr. and Cody Garcia; step great grandfather of Lyle Carlson, Brantley Carlson, Aubrey and Gianna Piotrowski; brother of Judith (Ben) Shafer, Rich (Debra) Negoski, Diane (the late John) Murphy; uncle to many nieces and nephews; friend to all.

Visitation was held January 23 and January 24 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral to St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Retired Chicago Firefighter with 50 years of services; Truck 30 & Engine 28. Member of Chicago Firefighter’s Union Local 2. Co., Chairman of CFFU Burn Foundation along with being rewarded the John A Moncrief Award for Individual continuing service in the burn community. Member of the Union Local 2 Retirement Committee and the Chicago Gaelic Fire Brigade, along with helping many since the days of the ‘Brotherhood of the Barrel’.

In Lieu of flowers Memorial appreciated to: American Cancer Society 1 E. Wacker Drive Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60601. 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 Robert Negoski Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

PardoJAYE L. PARDO

Jaye L. Pardo, age 73, of Palos Heights, passed away January 21.

Beloved wife of the late Daniel Pardo; loving mother of Christopher Pardo and Jonathan (Jill) Pardo; cherished grandmother of David Pardo and Mia Rose Pardo. Jaye will be missed by her cousins, Kristin Paoletti and Lorraine Arena-Simmons and their families.

Visitation was held January 28 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation on January 29 at the funeral home until celebration of life service. Procession from the funeral home to Mt. Carmel Cemetery where Jaye was buried next to her husband. Condolences may be sent to Jaye’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

RejlichVALENTINE REJLICH

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyValentine Rejlich, age 89, passed away December 16, 2021. U.S. Army Veteran.

Beloved husband of Christine (nee Szponer) Rejlich; cherished son of the late Emilia and the late Jozef Rejlich; dear brother of the late Mieczyslaw (the late Maria) Rejlich. Also survived by relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Siostry Benedyktynki Misjonarki Dom Dziecka p.w. św. Antoniego in Kenya, Africa, are much appreciated. Visitation was held December 21, 2021, at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held December 22, 2021, 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.

SzlembarskiJAN SZLEMBARSKI

Jan Szlembarski, age 92, passed away December 20, 2021.

Beloved husband of Maria (nee Budz) Szlembarska; loving father of Andrzej (Bozenka) Szlembarski, Eugeniusz (Zuzanna) Szlembarski, Stefan Szlembarski, Stanislaw (Elzbieta) Szlembarski, Kazimierz (Monika) Szlembarski, Jan (Lucyna) Szlembarski, Marek (Ewa) Szlembarski and Adam (Katarzyna) Szlembarski; dear grandfather Magda (Tibo), Timoteusz (Nicole), Stefan (Rachael), Kasia, Asia, Ania, Sarah, Marysia, Alicja, Michael, Oscar, Liliana and Zosia; dearest great-grandfather of Alice; cherished son of the late Rozalia (nee Chmielak) and the late Andrzej Szlembarski; fond brother of Leona, the late Wladyslaw, the late Stanislaw, the late Ludwika, the late Ludwik, the late Franciszek and the late Maria. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held December 22, 2021, at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held December 23, 2021, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th Street, Palos Hills, for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

TimmonsDOUGLAS J. TIMMONS

Douglas J. Timmons beloved son of Jill (nee Polich) and Jonathan Ingolia; loving brother of Taylor (John) Knott, Madilyn Ingolia, Lily Ingolia and Henry Ingolia; dearest uncle of Sawyer, Scarlett and Simon; dear grandson of John and Mary Polich and Beverly (late Charles) Ingolia; dearly loved by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation was held January 24 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs with closing prayers to follow. Funeral Mass at St. Patricia. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

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