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Obituaries June 30, 2022

BlackVINCE BLACK

Vince Black, age 52, passed away May 22.

Survived by his daughter, Mary “Gabby”, her mother AnneMarie and step-daughters Samantha, Stephanie and Alyssa; dear godfather of Jackson Wertz; fond brother of the late Lance Corporal Larry (the late Joyce) Thompson. Beloved friend of Karen and devoted friend to many. Member of the Carpenters Local 1889.

Visitation was held June 4 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice with Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

DuarteRUBEN E DUARTE

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRuben E Duarte, age 94, passed away June 14.

Beloved spouse of Amparo Duarte. Will be forever missed by his beloved family and friends.

Honorably Served on Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps.

Visitation and Chapel Service was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave., Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Director, Owner/Director. To leave any tributes, please visit Funeral Home Website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

GunkaTADEUSZ GUNKA

Tadeusz Gunka, age 49, passed away May 31.

Cherished son of Helena (nee Ciszek) and Jozef Gunka; loving brother of Danuta Gunka, Andrzej (Malgorzata) Gunka and Mariusz (Marlene) Gunka; dearest uncle of 7 nieces and nephews. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 4, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Daniel the Prophet Church, 5358 S. Nashville Avenue, Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

JanikMARIA JANIK

Maria Janik (nee Jedrol), age 72 passed away June 3.

Beloved wife of Jan Janik; loving mother of Anna (Andrew) Lukaszczyk and Pawel (Katarzyna) Janik; proud grandmother of the late Matthew, Patricia, Filip, and Lenna; cherished daughter of the late Helena (nee Gut) and the late Jan Jedrol; fond sister of Stanislawa (the late Wojciech) Pilch and Jan (Danuta) Jedrol. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 6 at Damar Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 7, 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.

LivigniMARGARET “PEGGY” LIVIGNI

Margaret I. “Peggy” Livigni, age 58, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away June 15.

Loving mother of Charles Desmond and Alyson Desmond Pech; cherished grandmother of Anthony, Natalie, Alyssa, Ana and Aubrey; fond sister of John (Maria) Livigni, Marty (Gail) Livigni and the late Alice (Frank) Pfister. Peggy will be fondly missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Visitation was held June 22 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held on June 23 at the funeral home until time of Celebration of Life Service. Interment private. Condolences may be sent to Peggy’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

LoyeSHARON A. LOYE

Sharon A. Loye (nee Kelly), age 62, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away unexpectedly June 14.

She was the beloved wife of Michael Loye and loving mother of Joseph Loye; cherished daughter of the late James and late Mary Kelly; fond sister of Timothy Kelly, Mary (Peter) Buccellato and the late Terrence Kelly; dear sister-in-law of John (Monica) Loye and Mary (Mark) Potter. Sharon will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews and best friend Mary Galazkiewicz.

Visitation was held June 20 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave. (55th Street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held June 21 until time of Prayers at the funeral home. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish – St. Symphorosa Church for Mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Sharon’s favorite charity would be greatly appreciated. Please share your thoughts and condolences with Sharon’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

Oleniacz StypaMALGORZATA OLENIACZ-STYPA

Malgorzata Oleniacz-Stypa, age 57, passed away June 16.

Beloved wife of the late Andrzej Stypa; devoted mother of Jacob Stypa; loving daughter of the late Bronislawa (nee Tokarz) and the late Wladyslaw Oleniacz; dear sister of Krystyna Miller; also nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held June 23 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held June 24 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Richard for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

RadziwonBARBARA RADZIWON

Barbara Radziwon, age 80, of Chicago, Brighton Park community, passed away June 7.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Sophie and Thaddeus Radziwon. She is survived by brothers, Richard (Joan) and Francis (Denise), nephew, Ryan, nieces Brittany and Alexa, great- nephews Braden, Dylan, Zander and great-niece Ryann, her life-long companion Ron, and many other family and friends.

Visitation was held June 25 at St. Joseph Church, Summit until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s honor to Alzheimer’s Association would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Foran Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to Barbara’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

Rodriguez 1INES GRACIELA RODRIGUEZ

Ines Graciela Rodriguez (nee Narea), age 82, passed away May 26.

Beloved wife of the late Roberto Rodriguez; cherished mother and grandmother. Also survived by siblings, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 31 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 1, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish-Saint Symphorosa Church, 6135 S. Austin Avenue, Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

RuizGISELA RUIZ

Gisela Ruiz, age 58, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away suddenly June 15.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ramiro Ruiz; loving and devoted mother of Ramiro Abraham, Rogelio Aaron, Roman Ariel and Rosita Alexandra Ruiz; cherished daughter of Herminia and the late Jose Puente; dear sister of Teresa (Enrique) Gaitan, Ana (Rafael) Diaz, Martha Puente, Luis (Carmen) Puente, Silvia Puente, Jose Puente, Irma (Roy) Villarreal and Patricia Puente. Gisela will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and her beloved best friend, Nifa Charles.

Visitation was held June 19 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held June 20 at the funeral home until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Faustina Kowalska Parish for Mass. According to her wishes, Gisela will be cremated. Condolences may be sent to Gisela’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

SzczepaniakLUKASZ SZCZEPANIAK

Lukasz Szczepaniak, age 30, passed away June 2.

Treasured son of Maria (nee Mikolajczyk) and Wojciech Szczepaniak; loving brother of Anna (Mateusz) Krupa; cherished grandson of Helena and the late Franciszek Szczepaniak and Zofia and Andrzej Mikolajczyk. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 5 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 6, 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.

ANDRES TREVINO

Andres Trevino, age 68, of Westchester, passed away June 18.

Beloved husband of Maria Trevino (nee Vazquez); loving father of Claudia (Anthony) Trevino, Francisco (Katie) Trevino and Marco Trevino; grandfather of Julia, Leona, Anthony, Jesse and Andrew Trevino; brother of Maria (Bob) Marques, Sonia (Francisco Caceres) Trevino, Laura (Homero) Ortiz and Christina (Michael) Garcia; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on June 21 and June 22 to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral was held June 22. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Stickney. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, visit our website and you can 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 Andres Trevino Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

VenegasALISIA VENEGAS

Alisia Venegas (nee Rivera), age 59, passed away June 3.

Loving mother of Daniel Rivera, Jose Martinez, Yadira Martinez, Jacqueline Martinez-Hall, Justin Hall, Adan Martinez, Oscar Venegas, Anthon Venegas, Soledad Venegas and Louie Hernandez; dear grandmother of Benjamin Hall, Noel Martinez and Madeline Martinez; cherished daughter of the late Isabel (nee Ruiz) and the late Salvador Rivera. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 8 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, 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.

EMILIA A. WOLICKI

Emilia A. Wolicki (nee Kopec), age 74, passed away June 21.

Beloved wife of Theodore Wolicki; loving mother of Michael Wolicki and Jennifer (Willliam) Cardaras; cherished grandmother of Andrew; devoted daughter of the late Emilia (nee Sojka) and late Stanislaw Kopec; dearest sister of Stanislawa (late Bronislaw) Sojka: fond sister-in-law of Helen (Stanley) Dybas and Grace (late Michael) Reger; also nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held June 24 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs. Funeral was held June 25 from the funeral home to the Church of The Two Holy Martyrs (St. Symphorosa location) for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

 

 

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