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Obituaries March 3, 2022

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AdamsDOROTHY M. ADAMS

Dorothy M. Adams, age 82, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully with her family at her side February 12.

She was the cherished mother of Lonnie Adams and Eddie Adams; much loved grandmother of Taliyah Adams and Tom Rymus; beloved daughter of the late Frank and the late Catherine Gorak; dear sister of the late Donald (Patricia) Gorak and fond aunt to Donna Wolfer and great aunt to Michael Wolfer and Matthew Wolfer.

Visitation was held February 18 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th Street just west of Harlem). Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Dorothy was laid to rest next to her parents and brother. Condolences may be sent to Dorothy’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

BragielKATHERINE L. BRAGIEL

Katherine L. “Kathy” Bragiel (nee Lowery), age 58, of Chicago, Clearning community passed away February 15. United States Army Veteran.

Beloved wife of Dwayne; loving mother of Joseph, Matthew and Sara; sister of Jeff (Tina) Pack, April (Patrick) Henry, Robert (Tammy) Pack and Angela (David) Devereaux; devoted daughter of the late Frank and Sandra Lowery; fond daughter-in-law of the late Connie (nee Stephens) and the late Philip Bragiel, Sr.; dearest sister-in-law of Glenn (Laura) and Philip, Jr. (Amy) Bragiel; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held February 21 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs. Funeral services were held February 22 at the funeral home. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

CorralFELIX CORRAL

Felix Corral, age 74, of Bolingbrook, passed away February 14. He was a longtime resident of Chicago and late of Romeoville.

Visitation was held February 20 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held at the funeral home on February 21 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Blasé Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Stickney. Condolences may be sent to Felix’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

ErmanANTHONY J. ERMAN

Anthony J. Erman, age 74, of Lemont, passed away February 15.

Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Konvicka); loving father of Amanda and Andrea Erman; dear brother of the late Marijan Erman; fond uncle of Robert (Liz) Erman with his mother Stana Erman; also loved dearly by his many friends, as well as his former students at Hauser Jr. High in Riverside where he taught math for 37 years.

Visitation was held February 19 with a funeral service following at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

EspositoJOHN R. ESPOSITO

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyJohn R. Esposito, age 73, lifelong resident of Summit, passed away February 12. Vietnam Veteran. A member of the Summit Fire Department for 47 years and currently was a Captain for Summit F.D. For 27 years John was an officer for the Summit Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff.

He was the beloved husband of Wendy (nee Register); loving father of Catherine and stepfather of Tammy and Toni; devoted grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 7. John will be missed by his many cousins, friends, neighbors and fellow officers.

Visitation was held February 17 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held February 18 at the funeral home. Procession from the funeral home to St. Joseph Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to John/s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

GonioMARGARET GONIO

Margaret Gonio (nee Hayes), age 81, of Burr Ridge, passed away February 18.

Beloved wife and best friend of 60 years to William M. Gonio; loving mother of Colleen M. Casey, William R. Gonio, Michael P. (Lida) Gonio and Maggie M. Gonio; dearest grandmother of Heather (Joe) Hernandez, Erina Gonio, Caileen Casey, Oakley Gonio; Michael Sol and Maggie Luna Gonio; adoring great grandmother of Joseph Liam and Dahlia Margaret Hernandez; dear sister of the late Michael Hayes; late Thomas (Rita) Hayes; fond sisters-in-law of Georgia (Joseph) Fatigato and late Roberta (Will) Salvador; life-long friend to many.

Visitation and Funeral were held February 23 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Private Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. 708-839-8999.

KozickiNORBERT KOZICKI

Norbert Kozicki, age 93, longtime resident of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away February 15.

He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes (nee DeNardo); loving father of Robert Kozicki; devoted grandfather of Ariel and Lauren; dear brother of the late Leonard Kozicki; fond uncle of many.

Visitation was held February 21 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation February 22 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Norbert’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

Potempa WomanJEAN ROSE POTEMPA

Jean Rose Potempa, age 96, passed away January 27.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was held at St Turibius Church, Chicago. Final resting place Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Justice. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

RicoEVA RICO

Eva Rico, passed away January 21.

Will be forever missed by her 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 Procopius Church, Chicago. Final resting place Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIl.com.

KAZIMIERA MARIA SANOCKA

Kazimiera Maria Sanocka, age 93, passed away January 26.

Will be missed forever by her 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 Five Holy Martyrs Church, Chicago. Final resting place is St Adalbert Cemetery, in Niles. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

VdvareTHOMAS UDVARE

Thomas Udvare, age 78, of Cicero, passed away peacefully February 15.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rita Sivek; loving son of the late Robert and Frances Shelton; dear brother of Patricia (Barry) Lerner, Elizabeth (late Rusty) Barys, Ronald (late Carol) Wolski, Donna (late Ted) Tibbet, Carol (Jesus) Melero and Janet (late Alejandro) Martinez. He was preceded in death by his other siblings, Raymond, James, Mary Ann and Robert; dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth Sivek. Fond uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held February 21 until time of Service at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Thomas was laid to rest next to his wife. Condolences may be sent to Thomas’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

JORDON H. VILLALOBOS

An error appeared in last week’s obituary for Jordon H. Villalobos, he was 32 when he passed away not 65. We regret the error.

VogtWILLIAM EDWARD VOGT III

William Edward Vogt III “Bill”, age 61, of Brookfield, passed away February 12.

He was the loving partner of Linda Reiter; brother of Helen (Phil) Ferris; dear uncle of Nancy, James Jr. and Michael; loving great uncle of 8. Bill will be remembered dearly by his extended family, Judy, Ron and Mike, and many friends whose lives he has touched.

All arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130 in honor of Bill would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration Service in honor of Bill will be scheduled in the Spring. Condolences may be sent to Bill’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

WhittemoreEPIFANIO WHITTEMORE

Epifanio “Pete” Whittemore, age 93, passed away January 21.

Will be forever missed by his beloved family and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Director/Owner. Funeral mass was held at St. Procopius Church, Chicago. Final resting place is Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Forest Park. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

WiedenskiBERNICE WIEDENSKI

Bernice Wiedenski (nee Kwak), age 84, of Oak Lawn and formerly of Chicago, Archer Heights community, passed away February 15. Bernice was a long-time employee of World’s Finest Chocolate.

Beloved wife of the late John Wiedenski; cherished mother of Theresa, Mary Szczap, Mark (Jelena) and the late John A. Wiedenski; loving grandmother of Michelle (fiancé Evan Power), Joe and John Szczap; Stefan and Mark Wiedenski; devoted daughter of the late Angela (nee Zubek) and late John Kwak; dear sister of John (late Sophie) Kwak, Mary (late Stanley) Bartoszek, Angela Laciak, late Joseph (Magdalena) Kwak, late Casey Kwak; dear sister-in-law of Joseph (Marie) Wiedenski, Rosalie (Walter) Staron, late Janina (late Walter) Hornich, late Sophie (late Alfred) Tokarski, late Stefan (late Janina) Wiedenski, late Stanley (Stella) Wiedenski and late Anthony Wiedenski; also dearly loved by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held February 20 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held February 21 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Bruno for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999.

 

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