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Obituaries June 23, 2022

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ChodorowskiWIESŁAW TADEUSZ ‘Ted’ CHODOROWSKI

Wiesław Tadeusz ‘Ted’ Chodorowski, age 93. Mr. Chodorowski served in the Polish Home Army during WWII. Mr. Chodorowski joined the Polish Home Army Veterans Association in the United States, eventually becoming President.

Beloved husband of Anna (nee Sobecka); loving father of Beata (Keith) Niebrugge, Izabella (Johann) Stefnis, Joanna Chodorowska and Jolanta (Derek) Oliver; dearest grandfather and dziadek of Alexandra (Matthew) Behan, Paulina Niebrugge, Natalia Niebrugge, Jacob Niebrugge, Sofia Oliver and Justin Oliver; dear brother of the late Lucyna Chodorowska-Siostra Sebastiana.

Visitation was held June 17 at St. Hyacinth Basilica, 3636 W. Wolfram, Chicago, Mass followed. Inurnment Mary Hill Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

CittaALLAN J. CITTA

Allan J. Citta, age 73, of Manhattan, formerly of Tinley Park, passed away June 12.

Beloved husband of Annie (nee Majkrzak); loving father of Casey (Jennifer) Komosa and Alexa (Casey) Tietz; cherished grandfather of Logan, Trevor and Meredith; devoted son of the late Wanda (nee Makarek) and late James Citta; dear brother of Sandy (Steve) Hoeft; dear son-in-law of the late Rozalia (nee Kenick) and late Stanislaw Majkrzak; fond brother-in-law of Casimir, Tad (Anne) Majkrzak, Stanley Jr. (Agnes) Majkrzak, Lottie (Leonard) Rakus, John (Cindy) Majkrzak and the late Mary (late Bobby) Potoniec; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held June 16 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held June 17 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Patricia for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

Coha 1THOMAS NICHOLAS COHA II

Thomas Nicholas Coha II, age 61, of Colorado, previously of Lyons, passed away June 6.

Devoted son to Thomas and Geraldine (nee Knepple) Coha; beloved brother of Linda (Art) Warner and Timothy Coha. Tom married Colette Rael and had two daughters, Sarah (Tony) Cruz and Michelle (Tony) Mackey; Tom moved to Beulah CO where he enjoyed many years of mountain living with his widow, Paula Todisco. Tom will be missed by his 4 amazing grandchildren, Izabella, Tyce, Niko, and Jazmyn Cruz and nephews, Ryan and Aaron Coha.

His remains will be cremated and returned to the Colorado mountains.

LOUISE R. DUNNE

Louise R. Dunne, nee Fox, of Chicago Ridge, passed away on Friday, June 17, at the age of 75 years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Richard D. Dunne. Cherished daughter of the late Josephine, nee Zalusky, and Frank Fox. Dear sister of Frank (Elizabeth) Fox, Carol (Jack) Perveiler, James (Barbara) Fox, and Joanne (Kevin) Ryan. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 22, from 3-8 p.m. Funeral will be Thursday, June 23, at 8:45 a.m. from the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood, to Our Lady of the Ridge Church, 10811 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago Ridge, for a 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

THOMAS E. FARRELL

Thomas E. Farrell, 74, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 12, in Palos Heights.

Tommy or “Rusty” (as he was lovingly known) is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 54 years, Mary, his two adoring sons, Tim (Amy) and Paul (Suzanne), his loving grandchildren Brendan, Nicholas and Katie and a very special dog, Riley. Fond uncle, cherished cousin, dear friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; mother, Marie; and brother, Bobby.

Tommy was born in Chicago in 1948. He met Mary, the love of his life, at a chance outing on Rainbow Beach.

After serving his country in the Army, he married Mary in 1968. He then joined the Chicago Police Department from which he retired as a detective, after more than 30 years.

Raising a beautiful family, Tommy often worked multiple jobs. He also found time to attend night school and graduated from Loyola University.

He loved animals, and at an early age had even wanted to be a veterinarian. In addition to raising his sons, he and Mary managed to raise seven dogs.

Tommy had time for everyone and enjoyed talking, especially over a meal. He never started his day without a good breakfast!

He provided sage advice, and his counsel was often sought. An excellent communicator, he found his voice and the perfect words when his loved ones needed help navigating grief or tough decisions. He was so sentimental, and gave beautiful gifts of symbolism to his family that he knew we might not even fully understand until he was no longer with us. He was profoundly philosophical about life and death. He spoke about “driving the bus” while in our earthly form, but that the fun would really start in our heavenly form. To know him, even for just a few minutes, was to love him. We will miss him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, and to honor Tommy’s love of animals, a gift to The Humane Society would be wonderful and so appreciated at www.humanesociety.org

Funeral services were held June 16 at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.

JOEL RODRIGUEZ GOMEZ

Joel Rodriguez Gomez, age 47, passed away June 1.

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, Owner/Director. Cremation private. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeILcom.

MariakJERZY MARIAK

Jerzy Mariak, age 57, passed away May 28.

Loving father of Monika Mariak, Magdalena (Pawel) Zdanewicz, Tomasz Mariak and Paulina (Tomasz) Komperda; former husband of Jolanta Mariak; dear grandfather of Jacob, Simon and Theo; cherished son of the late Czeslawa (nee Lemanska) and the late Waclaw Mariak; fond brother of the late Wieslaw Mariak, Kazimierz (Hanna) Mariak and Zdzislaw (Jadwiga) Mariak. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 2 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 3, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

OgrodnyVICTORIA ROSE OGRODNY

Victoria Rose Ogrodny, age 3, of Oak Lawn, passed away June 13.

She is the cherished daughter of Jennifer Ogrodny; dearest sister of Lucas Natour; loving granddaughter of Janet Ogrodny and Slawomir Ogrodny; fond great granddaughter of John (late Mary) Doran and Zofia (Jozef) Ogrodny; dearest niece of Jonathan and also survived by many great aunts and great uncles.

Visitation was held June 17 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs. Funeral was held June 18 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Gerald for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

OstrowskiRAYMOND J. OSTROWSKI

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRaymond J. Ostrowski, age 86, formerly of Chicago’s Archer Heights community, passed away June 10. United States Army Korean War Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Mary T. Ostrowski (nee Ciesla); loving father of Theresa (Robert) Tucker, Andrew Joseph (Christine) Ostrowski, Barbara (Kevin) Richardson, Dolores Ostrowski, Robert (Cyndi) Ostrowski, Carol (Rob) Lena; dearest grandfather and great grandfather of many; devoted son of the late Bernice (nee Ryzar) and late Thelesphore R. Ostrowski; dear brother of Anthony (Tony) Ostrowski, Andrew Ostrowski, Anne Marie Ostrowski and late Mitchell Thelesphore Ostrowski; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held June 17 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler. Funeral was held June 18 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Bruno for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

RasilewiczHELENA RASILEWICZ

Helena Rasilewicz (nee) Kurczewska, age 96, passed away June 8.

Wife of the late Alfons Rasilewicz; mother of Mary (Jerzy) Jablonski, Theresa (Late Ted) Diakonow, and Late Richard Rasilewicz; grandmother of Eric (Liz) Diakonow, Ivona (Edward) Gal, Christopher (Letizia) Jablonski; great grandmother to Daniela, Lily and Jackson, and aunt to many.

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

LUCIANO RENTERIA

Luciano Renteria, age 79, passed away May 25.

Beloved husband of the late Humbertha (nee Villegas) Renteria; loving father of Maria Renteria (Pasquel Celis), Amador Renteria, Teresa Renteria, Janie (Miguel) Cisneros, Luciano Renteria Jr., Maximo Renteria, Ana B. Renteria and Cynthia Renteria; dear grandfather of Jacky, Erick, Jenny, Justine, Jasmine, Omar, Orlando, Jessica, Jocey, Vanessa, Edgar, Ashley, Samuel, Luciano, Marie, Briannie, Anissa, Maximo Jr., Raul Jr., Amador, Isaiah, Imani and Ian; dearest great-grandfather of 19; cherished son of the late Aurelia (nee Soto) and the late Luis Renteria; fond brother of the late Maximo Renteria, Fransica Renteria and the late Juana Renteria. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 2, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Pancratius Church, 4025 S. Sacramento Ave., Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SUSAN SMITH

Susan Smith (nee Jercha), age 71, passed away June 2.

Loving mother of the late Victoria Loden, William (Stacey) Smith and Rickey (Nina) Smith; dear grandmother of Anthony Smith, the late Christina Axley, the late Sarah Shepard, the late Jordan Golliher, Michael Shepard, Bianca Pindell, Ellyse Smith, Payton Smith, Ashley Smith and Alexis Smith; dearest great-grandmother of Mason Smith, Lucas Smith, Quinn Axley, Avery Golliher, Jada Shepard, Jacob Shepard, Jamison Shepard, Kaitlyn Pindell, and Harlyn Pindell; cherished daughter of the late Mildred (nee Masek) and the late Stanley Jercha; dear sister of Kathleen (Richard) Banks, Stanley (Donna) Jercha and Mark (Kathleen) Jercha. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 South 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SustaitaDECIDERIA SUSTAITA

Decideria Sustaita, age 89 of Chicago, Pilsen community, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side June 11.

She was the loving wife of the late Reynaldo; beloved mother of Esthela (Heriberto) Davila; cherished grandmother of Leticia Sustaita and Oscar Davila (Janet Chavez); adored great grandmother of Daniel, Sofia and Julianna; dear sister of Casilda Pineda Espinoza, Agustina Pineda Espinoza, Hipolito (Carmela) Pineda Espinoza, and Maria Pineda Espinoza (Roberto). Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Special aunt to Martha Pineda Puente and adoptive grandmother to Monica Velazquez who took such wonderful care of Decideria. She was everyone’s much loved “Mami Lito”.

Visitation was held June 16 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held June 17 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Providence of God Church for Mass. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Decideria’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

VergilRAUL VERGIL

Raul Vergil, age 77, of Chicago, West Elsdon community, passed away June 7.

Raul is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Maria del Carmen and his children, Rocio, Myrna, Violeta Flemenbaum (Arieh), and Raul; grandchildren, Karina, Gabriel, Sofia, Natalie, Violet, Daniela, Isabella, Mateo, Maya, Logan, his siblings, Yolanda (Rogelio), Maria Elena, Rafael (Beatriz), Esperanza (Marcelino), Margarita (Octavio) as well as many loved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rafael and Maria de Jesus, and his brothers, Ramon and Ruben.

Visitation was held June 15 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave. (55th Street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held June 16 until time of Prayers at the funeral home. Procession from the funeral home to St. Richard Church for Mass. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Raul’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

 

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