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Obituaries June 2, 2022

AcostaBARBARA ACOSTA

Barbara Acosta (nee Marsic), age 74, passed away May 1.

Beloved wife of the late George Acosta; loving mother of Lisa Acosta and Laura (Carl) Gray; dear grandmother of Julian Montejano, Jeremy Montejano, Colten Gray and Olivia Gray; dearest great-grandmother of Mia, Antonio, Stella and Luciano; cherished daughter of the late Emily (nee Vancata) and the late John Marsic; fond sister of the late Robert Marsic, John Marsic and Elaine Marsic. Also survived by relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Barb Acosta to the Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN 46507 are much appreciated. Visitation was held May 14 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites have been accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

BrownCARLOS E. BROWN, SR.,

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyCarlos E. Brown, Sr., age 76, passed away April 24. Vietnam Army Sgt. Veteran. His many accolades included Purple Heart Recipient, Soldier’s Medal, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Vietnam Services Medal 1968, Man of the Year 2016, Coach of the Year 2017.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Maria Lugo, grandson Hector Flores Jr. and grand-nephew Michael Jasblonski. He is survived by his children Carlos “Charlie” Brown, MaryEsther Brown, Dr. Carlos Enrique Brown Jr. MD, Vanessa (Brown) Carrano, Airman 1st Class Isabelvilla Maria (Brown) Shelton, “Little Carlos” Carlos E. Brown Jr, “Nana” Juanna Brown, Tomas Aguilera Brown, Iraq and Afghanistan Combat Army Veteran SSg. Fortunato Pepe William Brown. Siblings: Fernando Brown, Teresa Cofield, Rosa Lugo and Eloy Lugo.

Visitation was held May 5 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

DziechciowskiSTANISLAW DZIECHCIOWSKI

Stanislaw Dziechciowski, age 72, passed away April 20.

Beloved husband of Helena (nee Subiszak) Dziechciowska; loving father of Krystyna (Marcin) Konieczny, Dorota (Artur) Kaczmarczyk and Grzegorz (Marta) Dziechciowski; dearest grandfather of Kacper, Karolina, Weronika, Klaudia, Dawid and Erik; cherished son of the late Anna (nee Gacek) and the late Jozef Dziechciowski; dear brother of Maria (Czeslaw) Zieba. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held April 24 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held April 25, 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.

LAUREN RENEE FIELDS

Lauren Renee Fields, 32, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on May 27.

She was survived by her parents Deanna (Scott) VanDell and Larry Fields. Her loving fiancé William Gates Jr. Her grandparents Sam & Linda Lupo and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was graduate of Oak Lawn High School in 2008 and loved working in the library field. Lauren was an avid writer and artist and loved to travel. Lauren was an inspiration to so many people. She fought her entire battle with courage, dignity and grace.

Thank you to everyone who supported #Laurenstrong. It gave her strength to fight right to the end.

In memory of Lauren, donations to the Morton Arboretum, are much appreciated.

Visitation and funeral services were May 29 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation Rites to be accorded.

JADWIGA “HARRIET” GIBULA

Jadwiga “Harriet” Gibula (nee Lisowiec), age 91, passed away May 18.

Beloved wife of the late Casmir T. Gibula; loving mother of Jeanette (Bill) Daniels, Richard (Cindy) Gibula and Mary (Don) Kaczorowski; dearest grandmother of Jeannie, Debbie, Andrew, Christopher, Matthew and Ashley; dear great-grandmother of Samantha, Matthew, and Jason.

Visitation was held May 24 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler. Funeral was held May 25 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Bruno for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Member of the former St. Bruno Choir. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

GlennEILEEN “MUMSY” T. GLENN

Eileen “Mumsy” T. Glenn (nee Denison), age 84, passed away April 26.

Loving mother of Tom (Heidi) Guzier, Tera (Joe) Wagner Sr., Pamela Guzier, Linda (the late Ronald) Stragand and Steven (Sharon) Guzier; favorite Mumsy (grandma) to Megan Wagner, TJ Guzier, Joey (Jessica) Wagner Jr., Trevor Stragand, Dakota Guzier, Reba Stragand, Dalton (Savannah) Guzier, Triston Guzier, Leah (Mike) Kozlowski; beloved great-Mumsy to Dominic, Jason, Gavin, Emily, Mikey, Zack, the late Farrah Rose, and soon to be Gracelynn Belle. Survived by her brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Her family would like to thank the staff at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County for their compassionate care.

Cremation rites to be accorded. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Homem & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

ARLENE KOTIL

Arlene A. Kotil, 88, of Palos Heights, passed away on May 27.

She was the beloved daughter of the late William and Anna Kotil, nee Zawetski. Dear cousin and second cousin of many. Loving friend of Marilyn Yunker.

Arlene had many wonderful friends, neighbors, caregivers, and pets.

Arlene was a player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association. She was a former teacher at Richards and Eisenhower high schools. She loved golf, bowling, baseball and traveling.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 2, from 3-8 p.m. Funeral will be Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood, to Saint Alexander Church for a 10 a.m. Mass. Entombment Saint Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to any Animal Rescue Organization of your choice or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her name would be appreciated.

KENNETH C. KOVAL

Kenneth C. Koval, 80, of Oak Lawn, passed away on May 25.

He was the beloved husband of Bonnie, nee Nelson. Loving father of Robert (Mary) Koval, William (Laurie) Koval, Bonnie Lynn Gilchrist, Michelle Sailor, and Robert (Sandra) Gardner. Cherished grandfather and great-grandfather of many. Dear brother of the late Jeannine (Ed) Ferrazzi. Dear uncle of Ray (Michelle) Scheulin, Brian (Sue) Scheulin, and Edward Ferrazzi.

Dedicated longtime Chicago Tribune employee, retired in 2004.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 1, from 9 a.m. until time of service at noon at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.

KucCZESLAWA KUC

Czeslawa Kuc (nee Stachura), age 64, passed away May 5.

Beloved wife of Jan Kuc; loving mother of Piotr Kuc and Agnieszka Darlak; dearest grandmother of Sara Darlak and Kacper Sawicki; cherished daughter of the late Aniela (nee Lukaszczyk) and the late Jozef Stachura; dear sister of Zofia (Tadeusz) Sarna, Maria (the late Ireneusz) Sarna and the late Jadwiga Stachura. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 10 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 11, 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.

MackEDWARD R. MACK

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyEdward R. Mack, age 92, of Naples, FL, former longtime resident of Palos Park, passed away peacefully March 6. Served in the US Army, decorated Korean War veteran and Purple Heart recipient. Proud member of IBEW Local 134.

Beloved husband of M. Patricia “Pat” (nee Joy); loving father of Bruce (Jenny) and Paula; dearest grandfather of Brian and Lauren; known as Papa Ed to Keyna, Tom, Joy, Alex, Tess, Harley, Ron, Brian; devoted brother to Bill, Allan, Donald, and Lorraine Gawlik. Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents William and Agnes (nee Nelson), wife Christine “Grace” (nee Pishos).

In lieu of flowers, donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children appreciated. Memorial services were held at Zion Lutheran Church, 204 S. Grant St., Hinsdale, May 7 service followed. For more information, contact Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MARTHA B. MARCIN

Martha B. Marcin, 77, of Palos Hills, passed away May 27.

She was the beloved wife of Eugene F. Marcin; loving mother of Cynthia (Amiel) Pappas, Ken (Fiancée Lisa) Marcin; cherished grandmother of Kenny and Meaghan Marcin, Mark ,Andrew, Nicholas and Anthony Pappas, Alexander and Dylan Lorek; dearest sister of Mark Wilk.

Family and friends will gather for visitation on Thursday, June 2, from 3-8 p.m. Funeral is Friday 9:15 a.m. from the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy. in Palos Hills, to Sacred Heart Church, for Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum.

For information or to express your condolences, please visit www.palosgaidasfh.com or call 708-974-4410.

PaladinoANGELA D PALADINO

Angela D Paladino, age 52, passed away May 18.

Will be missed forever by her loving family and friends.

Visitation and Chapel service were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Cremation Private. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

RalstonKAREN A. RALSTON

Karen A. Ralston (nee Grant), age 72, passed away April 19.

Beloved wife of the late Harvey E. Ralston; loving mother of Craig Ralston and Kimberly (Shaun) Murphy; dearest grandma of Colleen Murphy (Chris Katsafaros), Kiya Murphy, Natalie Ralston, Allerie Ralston, Kirstie Ralston, Cody Ralston. Great Grandma of Ethan, Evelyn, Noah, Mateo, Emiliano. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Visitation was held April 23 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Private interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

ROY F. SELBY

Roy F. Selby, age 97, passed away April 23, peacefully in his home in Clearwater, FL.

Loving husband of the late Evelyne (nee Moffett), loving father of Hope (Edward) Dwyer, Roy (Debbie), Curtis and Scott (Kim); grandfather of Christopher, Courtney, Walter, Colton and the late Christine and great-grandfather of Landin, Whitley, Sloane and Allyson. Preceded in death by parents Roy and Julia (nee Jurus) and loving sister Betty aka Bootsie.

Visitation was held May 5 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Bethania Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SinghalDR. SUSHILA SINGHAL

Dr. Sushila Singhal, formerly of New Delhi, India, passed away May 7 in Chicago, surrounded by her family.

Sushila is survived by her 3 daughters Namita (Vivek) Sahgal, Renu (Rajesh) Shukla, Mridu Garg as well as 7 grandchildren: Neha and Viraj Sahgal, Mira, Shivani, and Nikhil Shukla, and Dilan and Devin Garg. She is also survived by her 2 sisters, Kusum and Manju, and 2 brothers, Chandra Prakash and Anil Kumar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gauri Shanker, her parents, and her brothers Satya Prakash and Gyan Prakash, sister Suman and son-in-law Ravi Garg. She also leaves behind 2 furry grandchildren who will miss her: Xena and Hazel.

Funeral was held May 8, Puja Service was held 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.

WardROBERT M. WARD

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRobert M. Ward, age 90, resident of the Garfield Ridge Community for over 60 years, passed away May 20. Korean War Army Veteran.

He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy; loving father of Robert (Kara) Ward, Ronald (Laura) Ward and Michael (Peggy) Ward; cherished grandfather of Conor Ward, Kirsten Ward, Lauren (Sean) Sebastian, Ronald Ward Jr., Jonathon Ward, Paige Ward and Maddie Ward; proud great grandfather of Liam. Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Ann O’Donnell and brother, Thomas Ward. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. For many years, Robert was the Scout Master for Troop 475 of St. Daniel the Prophet Church. He was also a devoted staff member of Owasippe Camp.

Visitation was held May 25 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church until time of Mass. Procession from the church to Resurrection Cemetery where Robert was laid to rest with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s honor to Owasippe Scout Association would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Robert’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

 

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