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Obituaries August 4, 2022

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BrennanSHANNON BRENNAN

Shannon Brennan, age 49, passed away July 20.

Beloved daughter of Bonnie Brennan; dear sister of Colleen (Carl) Brennan-Powell and Sean (April) Brennan; loving aunt of Kinzie, Kole, Sean Jr. and Nicole.

Funeral was held July 28 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church. Visitation was held July 27 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). For more information call 773-767-1840.

VICTOR T. CAPIZZI

Victor T. Capizzi, 104, of Evergreen Park, passed away July 26.

He was the beloved husband of the late Helen; loving father of Linda (Edward Scott) Dentz, Dolores, Wayne (Marilyn), Keith “Jake” (Linda), Steve (Andrea), and Craig Capizzi; cherished grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of five; fond brother of the late Joseph (late Bea) Cappy, the late Grace (late Michael) Filicaro, and the late Albert (late Olivia) Cappy; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Visitation was August 2 at Kosary Funeral Home, 9837 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park. Funeral services were August 3 at Most Holy Redeemer Church for Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

CasimiroMARIA E CASIMIRO

Maria E Casimiro, age 83, passed away July 21.

Will be forever missed by her loving family and friends.

Arrangements and visitation were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral mass was held at St Gall Catholic Church. Final resting place is St Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. To leave any tributes, please visit Funeral Home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

CZESLAWA LATA

Czeslawa Lata (nee Kowal) passed away July 11.

Loving mother of Pawel Lata and Grzegorz Lata; cherished daughter of the late Wanda (nee Olarczyk) and the late Jan Kowal. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Funeral was held July 22, family and friends gathered at Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

KaminskiIMELDA M. KAMINSKI

Imelda M. Kaminski, age 84, of Bedford Park, passed away peacefully at home July 21.

She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Kaminski; loving mother of Christopher (Pamela) Kaminski, Matthew (Elizabeth) Kaminski, Jennifer (Michael) Ruehrdanz and the late Stephen and late Teresa Kaminski; cherished grandmother of Heather Kaminski, Georgia Kaminski, Nicholas Kaminski, Curtis Bye, Garbrielle Bye and Nathan Bye; dear sister of Arlene Daugherty (Zittman). Preceded in death by her parents Stephen Zittman and Jeanette Gorlach Zittman.

Visitation was held July 27 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave. (55th St. just west of Harlem). Visitation was held July 28 the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Fabian Church for Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Imelda’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

KesmanDOLORES L. KESMAN

Dolores L. Kesman (nee Bezvoda), age 96, of Brookfield, passed peacefully July 19.

Beloved wife of the late George J. Kesman; loving mother of Elizabeth A. (the late Roy) Bodo, the late Karen Lynn (the late Charles M.) Wysoglad; dear grandmother of Christopher S. (Teresa) Wysoglad, Joleen (John) Padgett, Craig (Kelly) Bodo; fond great grandmother of Laken Padgett, and Jack G. Wysoglad;

Visitation was held July 24 and July 25at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral to St. Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield for Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to a charity of your choice in Dolores’s name. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please visit the funeral home 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 Dolores Kesman Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

MakaANNA MAKA

Anna Maka (nee Wrobel), age 97, of Hinsdale, passed away July 24.

Beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Maka; loving mother of Wiktoria (Wladyslaw) Para, Wladyslaw (Bogumila) Maka, Aleksander (Janina) Maka, Marian (Janina) Maka and Helen (Stanley) Boduch; dear grandmother of Diane (John) Walus, Richard (Barbara) Para, Leslaw (Zofia) Maka, Krzysztof (Monika) Maka, Malgorzata (Jan) Lapka, Anna (Jan) Dziedzic, Katarzyna (Edward) Stoops, David, Ashley and Melissa Boduch; dearest great grandmother of Michael (Veronica) Walus, Samantha (fiancé Daniel), Caroline, Alexandra, Isabella, Matthew, Mateusz, Jaroslaw, Martyna, Szymon, Magdalena, Milena, Krzysztof, Wojciech, Elzbieta, Weronika, Wanda, Jakub and Gabriella; predeceased by her siblings Andrzej Wrobel, Emilia Styrczula, Aleksander Wrobel, Ludwina Czubiak, Helena Budz and Stefania Tomala; fond aunt, great aunt and great great aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held July 28 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Visitation was held July 29 at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church followed by Mass. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

OConnor 080522KAY P. O’CONNOR

Kay P. O’Connor (nee Shisler), age 87, a former longtime Gage Park resident, passed away July 27.

Born Nov. 12, 1934, in Chicago, Mrs. O’Connor grew up in Gage Park—near 52nd and Christiana–attending Tonti Elementary School and then Gage Park High School. In the early 1950s she worked briefly as a classified ad-taker for the Southwest News-Herald, then headquartered at 5845 S. Kedzie.

She married John J. O’Connor, a policeman, and together they raised six children in the community.

Initially a full-time homemaker, she later worked for more than 20 years in a University of Illinois at Circle Campus bookstore, in the West Side’s medical district. She retired in 1998.

For most of her life, she was a member of Elsdon United Methodist Church, 5258 S. Christiana.

From 1966-2002, she owned a home near 56th and St. Louis, across the street from Senka Park. She moved to Orland Park, and most recently lived in Monticello, Ind.

In addition to being the wife of the late John J. O’Connor, Mrs O’Connor was the wife of the late Eugene Tyrakowski. She was the mother of Kurt, Tarin (Joseph) Sullivan, Kelleen (James) Kenny, Brad, and the late Ryan and the late Mark. She was the grandmother of 15 and the great-grandmother of 16.

Services were Aug. 1 from Becvar & Son Funeral Home & Cremation, Crestwood. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park.

OrahamPATRICIA A. ORAHAM

Patricia A. Oraham (nee Archambault), age 64, passed away July 18.

Beloved wife of Ted for 44 years; loving mother of Ted III (Jessica), Anthony (Christina) and Tina Oraham; devoted grandmother of Penelope, Zechariah and Zion; dear sister of Rex (Kimberly) Archambault, Karen (Raymond) Brullo and Debra (Martin) Keating; fond aunt of Martin III, Zachary, Nicole, Vincent and Brianna.

Visitation was held July 30 with a Funeral Chapel Service following at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel), Chicago. In lieu of flowers, donations to NAMI at www.NAMI.org in Patricia’s name would be appreciated. For more information, call 773-767-1840.

SendraMATTHEW SENDRA

Matthew Sendra, age 95.

Beloved son of the late Martin and late Mary Sendra; loving brother of the late Helen (late Steve) Przewoznik, late Joseph (Cecilia), late Walter (late (LaVonne), late Stanley (late Dorothy) and the late Chester. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Matthew is a retiree of National Can Company and was an avid fisherman.

Visitation Friday, August 5, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Chapel Service at 11:30 a.m. at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. For funeral information call 773-767-1840.

WilliamsCAROL A. WILLIAMS

Carol A. Williams (nee Tralweski), age 81, of Streamwood, formerly of Chicago, passed away July 21.

Beloved mother to John Kurnyta, Kathy Hudspeth (Keith) (nee Kurnyta), Karolyn Sudler (John) (nee, Kurnyta), the late M. Barry Goldstein (June); stepmother to Roshanda Humphrey; aunt to Michael Perez (Yvonne). Preceded in death by her parents Martin and Josephine Tomich and sister, Joan Perez. Grandmother of 10, great grandmother of 5; great aunt of 3; loving partner to Grady A. Humphrey. Visitation was held July 28 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held July 29 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for Mass. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Carol’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

 

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