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Obituaries June 9, 2022

CohaTHOMAS NICHOLAS COHA

Thomas Nicholas Coha, age 88, passed away May 30.

Devoted son to Nikola and Amalia (nee Gaspert) Coha; beloved brother of Stefania Coha, Helen (late Tony) Kovacevic and Sr. Thomas Eileen Coha, step-dad John Klancir and step-brothers Laurence and John Klancir. Tom and the love of his life, Gerri Coha were blessed with three children, Linda (Art), Thomas II (Paula) and Timothy, grandchildren Sarah, Michelle, Ryan and Aaron and 4 great grandchildren. Tom will be missed by his dear sister-in-law Mary Lou Knepple (late George), nieces Kathy Drenth and Lori Tate.

Tom was a lifetime member of the Lyons Mustangs Athletic Club. His remains will be cremated and interned with his beloved wife Gerri at Mountain View Cemetery, Mesa Arizona.

HernandezMIREYA RAMIREZ HERNANDEZ

Mireya Ramirez Hernandez, age 62, passed away May 24.

Will be forever missed by 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 Queen of the Universe Church, Chicago. Final resting place is St Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

LAWRENCE T. KETCHMARK

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyLawrence T. Ketchmark, age 93, of Brookfield. Korean War Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Doris B. Ketchmark (nee Vizek); loving father of Robin (Patricia) Ketchmark, Dana (Susan) Ketchmark, Kit (Kathy) Ketchmark and Susan (Steve) Huska and late Timothy (Cindy) Ketchmark; dear grandfather of Tony (Melanie) Ketchmark, Spencer Ketchmark, Tiffany Ketchmark, Jason Ketchmark, Jenny (Aaron) Tag, Katie (Anthony) Gaudio, Cameron Ketchmark, Trent Ketchmark, Justin Huska, Jessica (Tony) Broches and Michael Huska; dear great grandfather of Evan Tag, Asher Tag, Weston Gaudio, Ryker Gaudio, Loukas Broches, Ella Broches, Aedan Ketchmark, Sabrina Ketchmark, Elliot Ketchmark, Amelia Ketchmark and Emerson Ketchmark; brother of George (Shirley) Ketchmark, Justine (the late Edward) Handing, Jim (Annette) Ketchmark and the late Ruth Milner.

Visitation was held June 3 to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please visit our website and leave the family a message. 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 Lawrence Ketchmark Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

KuzioraBARBARA J. KUZIORA

Barbara J. Kuziora, age 47, passed away May 17.

Beloved wife of Stanislaw Brzezniak; loving mom of Sebastian Brzezniak; cherished daughter of Maria (nee Kroplewska) and Jan Kuziora; dear sister of Agnieszka (Robert) Sobilo. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 22 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 23, 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.

LasFRANCISZEK “FRANK” LAS

Franciszek “Frank” Las, age 75, passed away May 22.

Beloved husband of Helena (nee Kwak) Las; loving father of Chris Las, Mark (Jennifer) Las, Rene Las (Tom Paraskevas) and Margaret Las (John Marusarz); treasured grandpa of Stephanie, Alexander, Joseph, Julianna, Violet, Sonia, Margaret, John and Victoria; cherished son of the late Stefania (nee Swiatek) and the late Jan Las; dear brother of Jozef “Joseph” (Jane) Las, the late Jan “John” Las and the late Marian (Boguslawa) Las. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 26 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 27, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, 608 Sobieski Street, Lemont for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

TERENCE “TERRY” MANNS

Terence “Terry” Manns, age 72, passed away May 18.

Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Russell) Manns; loving father of Michael (Julie) Manns, Diana Manns, David Manns and Daniel Manns; dear papa of David, Brian and Daniel; fond brother of Nancy (Tino) Chico and Jack (the late Maria) Manns. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 21 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MoranPATRICK J. MORAN

Patrick J. Moran, age 81, passed away May 16.

Beloved husband of Genevieve Joan (nee Laschober) Moran; loving dad of Scott (Tammy) Moran, Ron (Melissa) Moran, Larry (Sheila) Moran and Lisa Moran; dear grandpa of Kate, Kevin, Brittany, Morgan, Erin, Mallory, Addy, Maggie, Lucy, Iley and Charley; cherished son of the late Rosemary (nee Burke) and the late Edward Moran; dear brother of Thomas Moran, Edward (Carol) Moran, Sheila (Patrick) Crotty and Michael (Helen) Moran. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Member of IBEW Local 134, Electrical Inspector for Village of Bridgeview and Member of International Assn. of Electrical Inspectors.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the IBEW Local 134 Helping Hands Fund, are much appreciated. Visitation was held May 19 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 20, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

PauliusAGNES PAULIUS

Agnes Paulius, age 89, passed away April 21 at home peacefully surrounded by her loved ones.

Daughter of the late Johann and Elisabeth Petry. She is preceded in death by her husband Gediminas, their first-born son who was stillborn, her sisters Maria, Elisabeth, Gertrude, Hildegard, Annie and her brothers Rudolf and Alois. She is survived by her youngest sister, Sr. Mikhaila; her four children, Diana (Olivier), Dana (Scott), John (Daniela) and Lisa (Clem) and her seven grandchildren Galen (Elyse), Anna (Ross), Nicolas, Christopher, Alexander, Dani, and Julia. And the many beloved relatives in Germany, Lithuania and US.

Visitation was held May 20 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 21, family and friends gathered at Saint James at Sag Bridge Church, 10600 Archer Avenue, Lemont, for Mass. Interment, Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

PawlakSCOTT G. PAWLAK

Scott G. Pawlak, age 61, passed away May 13.

Loving dad of Sarah Rae Pawlak and Amber Lea Bruce; cherished son of the late Loretta (nee Lopinski) and the late Stanley Pawlak; dear brother of David Pawlak, Richard Pawlak, Laurel Pawlak, Carleen Wargowsky, Jacqueline Pawlak and the late Kenneth Pawlak; outstanding uncle to Emily Contreras, Kenneth Pawlak Jr. and many more. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 25 at Damar-Kmainski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites have been accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

RodriguezFEDERICO J. RODRIGUEZ

Federico J. Rodriguez, age 74, passed away May 13.

Beloved husband of Esther (nee Murillo) Rodriguez; loving dad of Gabriela (Oscar) Delgado, Mireya (Anthony) Panozzo, Federico A. (Lionora) Rodriguez and Joshua (Eve) Rodriguez; dearest “Grandpa Kiko” of Oscar A. Delgado, Andrea Delgado, Alex Rodriguez and Jacob Rodriguez; cherished son of Socorro (nee Martinez) and the late Antonio Rodriguez; dear brother of 13. Fond uncle of numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Also survived by many relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 18 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 19, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Patricia Church, 9040 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

StephansenROBERT P. STEPHANSEN

Robert P. Stephansen, age 92, of Brookfield, formerly of Lyons. Past co-owner of Frank’s Hardware.

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Stephansen (nee Szczytko); loving father of Robert (Marcia) Stephansen, Patricia (William) Fiori, Ronald (Deborah) Stephansen, Barbara (Glen) Pledge, and Richard (Victoria) Stephansen; grandfather of Amy (Brandon) Kruis, Lori (John) Weidenaar, Carolyn Fiori, Cathy Fiori, Joe Fiori, Raymond (Brittany) Stephansen, Timothy Stephansen, Sarah (Corey) Holtz, Michael (Regan) Stephansen, Elizabeth Pledge, Jessica Pledge and Brian Stephansen; great-grandfather of John, Grace, Micah, Levi, Bryant, Blakely, Geneva and Lily; brother of the late Virginia Knickelbein, Jeannette Luthringshausen, Henry Stephansen and LeRoy Stephansen; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held May 25 and May 26 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral to Holy Guardian Angels Parish, St. Louise de Marillac Church, corner of 30th and Raymond, La Grange Park for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Memorials appreciated to Cantata Life Services, 8700 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. 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 Stephansen Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

 

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