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Obituaries Feb. 10, 2022

DR. SALVATORE BASSO

Dr. Salvatore Basso, 81 of Worth, passed away on February 5.

He was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen C. Basso (nee Corbett); devoted father of Mary (John) Plescher, Elizabeth (Derek) Ashmore and the late Theresa Boldt. Loving grandfather of Kandace (Sean) Kennedy, Nicole and John (Kayla) Boldt, Jonathan Plescher and Zachary and Morgan Ashmore. Proud great-grandfather of Salvatore and Ellowyn; dearest brother of Michael (Cheryl) Basso; dear uncle of Thomas Basso and Jenny (Jason) LaHa.

He was a licensed naprapath in Worth for over 47 years. He was a longtime volunteer with PADS.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 17, from 3-8 p.m. at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills. Funeral services will be Friday, February 18, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home to Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research would be appreciated.

IRENE BIGOTT

Irene Bigott, nee Jaje, 89, of Palos Heights, passed away on February 4.

She was the beloved wife of Richard Bigott; loving mother of Gregory (Irene) and Jeffry Bigott and Andrea (Kenneth Jr.) Quindel; cherished grandmother of Gwen (Patrick) Orlowski, Ian, Andrew and Carolyn Bigott, Brittany (Derrick) Lottich and Brian Quindel; dearest Sister of Stanley (Alice) Jaje.

Irene was a member of the Blue Army at St. Alexander Church.

Visitation will be Friday, February 11, from 4-8 p.m. at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills. Funeral services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Alexander Church at 10 a.m. Interment Mary Hill Cemetery, Niles.

BraunDOLORES R. BRAUN

Dolores R. Braun, age 93, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away peacefully January 30, nine days before her 94th birthday.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Braun Jr.; loving mother of William (Kathleen) Braun III, Patricia Braun and James Braun; dear grandmother of Erik (Kayla) Braun and Ian Braun; proud great grandmother of Maddie.

Friends and family are invited to meet on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for a Memorial Mass in Celebration of Dolores’ life. Dolores’ cremains will be entombed at a later date at St. John -St. Joseph Diocesan Catholic Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana. In lieu of flowers donations, in Dolores’ name to Two Holy Martyr’s Parish St. Symphorosa Church would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Dolores’ family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

CYNTHIA J. FERRIN

Cynthia J. Ferrin (née Sommer), 62, of Palos Park, passed away on January 25.

She was the beloved wife for 38 years of David Ferrin. Devoted mother of Nate (Christina) and Valerie (Jordan). Loving grandmother of Jack and Miles. Treasured sister of Linda (Bob) and Robert (Haley). Cherished daughter of the late John and Marie Sommer. Wonderful aunt and cousin. Dear friend to many.

Cindy dedicated her life to her loving family and shared countless memories with lifelong friends. She will be sadly missed along life’s way, but quietly remembered every day.

Private cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date with family and friends to be notified.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in memory of Cindy Ferrin http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Cindy Ferrin

Arrangements entrusted to Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home.

FordAGNES B. FORD

Agnes B. Ford (nee Trapp), age 93, of Naperville, formerly of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away January 30.

Beloved wife of the late Henry; cherished mother of Mary (Charles) Kerbs, Michael (Carol) Ford, Larry (Mary) Ford, John Ford and Eileen (Michael) Belmonte; loving grandmother of Lauren Kerbs, Leanna Kerbs, Derek Kerbs, Connor (Jennifer) Ford, Kevin Ford, Annie (Nate) Moore, Michelle Ford, Michael Ford, Shannon (Sam) Cozzens, Ashley (Joe) Ramia, Ryan Ford, Kacey Ford, Kaitlyn Ford, Michael Belmonte and Marie Belmonte; dear great grandmother of many; fond sister of Charles (Eileen) Trapp and the late Michael Trapp and the late Frank Trapp. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held February 7 until time of Mass at St. Daniel the Prophet Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Agnes’ name to Catholic Charities of Chicago would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Agnes’ family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

JaniJENNIFER LYNN JANI

Jennifer Lynn Jani (nee Youngmark), age 42, of Brookfield, formerly of Aurora passed away unexpectedly January 15.

Beloved wife of John Jani; loving mother of Amelia; dear daughter of John (Tiffany) Youngmark and Karen Fatout; sister of Mary Youngmark, Heather Youngmark and Chelsea (Ryan) Hammer; aunt of Connor Hammer; daughter in law of John (Ruth) Jani and Elizabeth (Peter) Jaffe; sister-in-law of Jeff Jani; granddaughter of Barb Fatout; preceded in death by grandparents Samuel Fatout and Don and Winifred Youngmark.

Visitation was held January 21 and January 22 to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. A live stream of the Funeral Service is available to be viewed at www.memorialslive.com/jani. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the Brookfield Little League, PO Box 94, Brookfield, IL 60513; Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago, 20 South Clark Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60603; or the Brookfield Women’s Club check donations to First National Bank of Brookfield, Zelle [email protected], Venmo @brookfieldwomensclub.

KalatzisGEORGIOS KALATZIS

Georgios “George” Kalatzis, age 76, of Burbank, passed away January 27.

Loving and cherished father of Yannis G. Kalatzis; devoted son of the late Tory (nee Ariadni) and the late Dimetrius Kalatzis; fond brother of Soteros (Fani) Kalatzis and Irini; uncle of Dimitri and Anthony (Maria) with their families; also loved by his friend Nickolas (Valentina) Argyropoulos and many other friends.

Visitation and funeral service were held January 31 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. Interment Bethania Cemetery, Arrangements by Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd.

McDanielDOLORES McDANIEL

Dolores McDaniel (nee Stejskal), age 92, Brookfield resident since 1955, passed away January 15.

Beloved wife of the late James McDaniel; devoted mother of Amy (Gregor) Mitrenga; loving grandmother of Paige Mitrenga, Gavin Mitrenga, and Tess Mitrenga.

Visitation was held January 22 to time of service at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oak Brook Terrace. Memorials appreciated to: 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever (www.4Paws4U4Ever.com). Payments accepted include: PayPal to 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever, Zelle to 630-258-9219 (Shari Casey) or check to the animal shelter: 29W150 Roosevelt Rd. West Chicago, IL. 60185 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 Dolores McDaniel Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

SanVicenteRESITACION C. SAN VICENTE

Resitacion C. San Vicente (nee Cruz), age 90, of Chicago, Sleep Hollow community, passed away January 23

Beloved wife of Salvador San Vicente; loving mother of Dennis (Donna) San Vicente, Henry San Vicente, Nancy (Marc) Barrett and Karen (Thomas) Duddleston; dearest grandmother of Bryan (Melanie) Barrett, Kelly (Jake) Cibula, Katherine Barrett, William Barrett, Anthony San Vicente, Alex San Vicente, Angelina San Vicente and Thomas John Duddleston; dear sister of the late Segundina Gapultos; fond aunt of many.

Visitation was held January 28 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler. Prayer service followed. Funeral was held January 29 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Richard for mass. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Member of UPNAAM, St. Richard CCW and Golden Agers. 773-767-2166.

MICHELINA SAVAIANO

Michelina Savaiano (nee Civito), age 90, longtime resident of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away January 31.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony Savaiano; cherished mother of Anthony (Jan) Savaiano, Karen (Robert) VanLente and Susan (Ralph) Abbinante; much loved grandmother of Daniella (Frank) DeVivo, Michelle Savaiano, Anthony (Heather) Savaiano, Marissa Abbinante, Joseph (Erika) Abbinante, Jason (Jamie) VanLente and Tom (Shannon) VanLente; great grandmother of Ana, Natalia, Camilla, Benny and Everly. Dear Aunt of many nieces and nephews.

All services are private. Michelina will be buried next to her husband at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Michelina’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

WalkeWOLFGANG WALKE

Wolfgang Walke, age 81, of Lisle, passed away January 31.

Beloved husband of the late Roseann; loving son of the late Alfred and Wilmy Walke; cherished father of Wilhelm Walke, Erika (Gerald) Delaney and Heidi (Justin) Leerkamp; loving grandfather of Michaela, Karina and Nora Delaney and Eleanor and Johanna Leerkamp; fond brother of the late Bruno (Mary Anne) Walke and the late Manfred Walke. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem) on February 5 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for Mass. Wolfgang will be buried at a later date at St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Catholic Relief Services, 228 W. Lexington St. Baltimore Md. 21201 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Wolfgang’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

WandererPHILIP WANDERER

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyPhilip Wanderer, age 69, of Brookfield, passed away January 29. Air Force Veteran.

Beloved husband of Debra Wanderer (nee Schumacher); fond father of Katie (Jon) Poulopoulos, Amanda (Carlos) Lazaro, Sara (Ian) Fitzgerald, and Jakob Wanderer; dear grandfather of Alex, Devan, Grace, Jack, Ava, Ella, Owen, and Mia; brother of Walter Wanderer, Jr., Rev. Douglas (Laurie) Wanderer, and the late Arthur (Ruthann) Wanderer.

Visitation was held February 3 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Visitation February 4, to time of Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of Park and Grant Ave, Brookfield. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace. Memorials appreciated to Luther Academy, 6600 North Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Brookfield or the Charity of your choice. 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 Philip Wanderer Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

WilliamsPEGGY F. WILLIAMS

Peggy F. Williams, age 87, longtime resident of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away January 26.

She was the beloved wife of the late Harold E. Williams; loving Mother of Donald Williams and the late Terry Williams, late Brenda Williams, late Danny Williams, late Ronald Williams; dear grandmother of Danielle (Daniel) Portalatin, Daniette (Andy Kudlacik) Williams and Danny (Jose) Garcia; great grandmother of Savannah Cerda, Nadia Cerda, Michael Cerda, Julian Garcia, Hannah Garcia, Daniel (Brittney) Portalatin Jr., Haley, Lucas and Hunter; great great grandmother of August.

Visitation was held February 5 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). A celebration of life service for Peggy followed at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to Peggy’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

WozniakJOSEPH P. WOZNIAK

Joseph P. “Woz” Wozniak, age 58, of Chicago, Mt. Greenwood community, passed away peacefully at home February 1.

He was the beloved partner of Cindy Refner; cherished son of Beatrice and the late Richard Wozniak; loving brother of Christopher (Brenda) Wozniak and Susan (Tony Pecoraro) Wozniak; much loved uncle of Matthew (Frida) Wozniak, Brittany (Nicholas) Michalski and Nicholas Wozniak PhD. Joe will be dearly remembered by Chad (Hayden), Cliff (Kim), Curtis (Tatiana), Carter, Hank, Daphne and Betty.

Visitation was held February 4 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home February 5 until time of celebration of life service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Joe was laid to rest next to his father. Condolences may be sent to Joseph’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

ZavalaDAVID MATEO ZAVALA

David Mateo Zavala “Taters”, age 18, of Chicago, Gage Park community, passed away January 29.

He was the cherished son of David (Kelsey) Zavala Jr. and Tracee Ann Miller; much loved brother of Vianca, Jimmy and August; adored grandson of Lourdes Nuñez and David Zavala and James Miller and Beverly England. Dear nephew of many aunts, uncles and dear cousin and friend of many.

Visitation was held February 6 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Condolences may be sent to David’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

 

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